by Julie Fidler, Natural Society:
Does magnesium lower blood pressure, or should you not worry about it? Here is what the research says about magnesium and blood pressure.
The Importance of Magnesium – A Personal Experience
High blood pressure runs in my family. I was personally diagnosed with hypertension in middle school. I was prescribed medication; but like many college students, I neglected my health after high school and stopped taking my pills. I was forced to start taking my medication again after I began developing random, massive nosebleeds in college.
But then, a few years ago, I developed heart palpitations, which sent me to the emergency room. My heart was trying to beat between beats – yes, very uncomfortable – and that’s when I discovered I had a magnesium deficiency. (By the way, here are 16 magnesium deficiency symptoms to take note of so you don’t suffer as I did.)
Unfortunately for me, adding magnesium to my diet produced minimal results (though that doesn’t mean one shouldn’t go that route). I was finally prescribed a heavy-dose magnesium supplement. All is well again, and now I’m anal-retentive about picking foods rich in magnesium at the supermarket.
Magnesium wasn’t something I’d ever given any thought to before my heart palpitations started. Yeah, I then realized how important the link between magnesium and blood pressure is. Now I know my body needs this essential mineral for muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control (vitally important for diabetics like me), and, yes, blood pressure control. 
If you don’t have enough magnesium in your body, you can experience the following symptoms:
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