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Magnesium Stroke protection comes in tablets

“I have seldom come across anybody dying of a heart problem before their mid-90s unless they are short of Q10.” Rolf Gordon

Pharma Nord’s Co-enzyme Q10, available here from Dulwich Health

If you want to lower your stroke risk you should increase your intake of magnesium – either by improving your diet or by taking supplements.

Swedish researchers have published study results showing that the mineral magnesium helps to prevent stroke, a condition where the brain’s oxygen supply is obstructed, either as a result of vessel clogging or cerebral bleeding. Stroke can lead to potentially detrimental brain damage. The Swedish study – a so-called meta-analysis (analysis of several studies) involving over 241,000 men and women – concludes that with every 100 mg increase in magnesium intake, the stroke risk is lowered by eight percent.

Reduces blood pressure
According to the scientists, magnesium protects particularly well against so-called ischemic stroke, effectively lowering the risk by nine percent with every 100 mg increase in magnesium intake. The researchers point to. several possible mechanisms that may contribute to the protective effect of magnesium, including the mineral’s blood pressure-lowering properties and its ability protect against type-2 diabetes.

Supplements may be necessary
Magnesium is found in nuts and leafy greens, among other things. It appears that the majority of the population fails to reach the recommended intake levels of magnesium by means of diet alone, and in such situations, a supplement like Pharma Nord Bio-Magnesium may be a handy solution.

Pharma Nord’s Bio-Magnesium, available here from Dulwich Health

The preparation, which contains three highly assimilable magnesium sources for optimal bio-availability, dissolves in the stomach within minutes. Each tablet provides 200 mg of magnesium. The RDA (Recommended Daily Intake) level for magnesium is 300-400 mg*.

*Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 201295: 362-366;

What is stroke?
A stroke occurs when blood flaw is interrupted to part of the brain. It is caused either by a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. With out blood to supply oxygen and nutrients, brain cells may die off, sometimes causing permanent damage within minutes of the occurrence.
Stroke is the most common reason far adult onset disability. More than 30 percent of stroke victims are people who have not reached their retirement age.Save

TOP by Rolf Gordon

The three main ‘vitamins’ you need when you are eating:

T is for time.

Give yourself time to eat. Keep your food in your mouth as long as possible before swallowing, as your saliva is a major part of your digestive system.
If you eat under stress, your stomach can close down for up to two hours, so you do not benefit from your food.

O is for oxygen.

Eat slowly so you can breathe more during eating and more oxygen enters your stomach, making calories burn better and thereby your body gets the maximum benefit from your food. If you do not burn calories properly, they will be stored as fat in your body.
If you eat too quickly and wish to burn calories better, take one OxyTech capsule with your main meal. This will give you plenty of extra oxygen.

P is for pleasure.

Take pleasure in everything you eat, then your stomach will digest it better; even if you are eating something you know is a little bit ‘naughty’! If you are on a diet, have that cream cake or what you long for, now and again. Then you are much more likely to keep to a strict diet.

You must feed your soul.
It is not what you eat; it is mainly how you eat it.