Young at Heart: Magnesium & Its Effects On The Cardiovascular System

The cardiovascular system (the essential components are the heart, blood and blood vessels) is a very important component of our body. Without it, the heart cannot pump blood around the body providing oxygen and nutrients for us to function properly. Because of this, it is vital to keep this system running at optimal.

Magnesium, the 12th element on the periodic table was first isolated by English chemist Sir Humphry Davy in 1808 and was named after a district in Greece called Magnesia. Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation in the human body, and it plays a key role in a wide range of metabolic and biological processes especially within the cardiovascular system. Magnesium helps blood vessels maintain their elasticity, so they remain healthy, allowing them to  provide oxygen and nutrients to all areas in the body. Studies have also shown that it acts as a gatekeeper allowing only a certain amount of calcium ions into the muscle. This ensures we get contraction of the muscles at the right time and when we need it. Magnesium can also help preserve brain function, support the immune system, help regulate blood glucose and lots more.

The recommended dietary dose  of magnesium is usually not achieved by most people in the world. This could be bad for our body because without magnesium, the blood vessels cannot work at their best and as a consequence can cause us not to perform at our best either. This could have adverse effects on other systems in the human body as well.


This is why magnesium is one of the spotlight ingredients in MitoQ® Heart. Magnesium (in the form of Magnesium aspartate) is one of the ingredients chosen to help support normal cardiac and circulatory function. When used alongside a healthy diet and a regular exercise plan, MitoQ® Heart can help your cardiovascular system run at optimal, helping you get the daily dose of recommended magnesium to allow you to hit that shot at the buzzer or just simply that hill you dread having to walk up to make it back home.

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Topics: MitoQ Heart, Heart Health, Magnesium