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The Potential Clinical Properties of Magnesium

Author(s):

Guido Crisponi*, Valeria Marina Nurchi, Rosita Cappai, Maria Antonietta Zoroddu, Clara Gerosa, Monica Piras, Gavino Faa and Daniela Fanni   Pages 1 - 17 ( 17 )

Abstract:


A significant percentage of costs in pharmaceutical markets is devoted to supplements, due to the confidence of consumers on the beneficial effects of these products. Magnesium is one of the supplements with enduring and increasing popularity. According to what is reported online this metal ion can cure, or prevent, almost all kind of diseases. This review aims at illustrating a series of scientifically demonstrated cases in which magnesium was used in clinical practice. Except for its ordinary use as antacid and laxative, other ascertained uses, reported in scientific literature, consist in helping to treat several diseases such as: nocturnal leg cramps, pre-eclampsia, diabetes, depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, some types of arrhythmias, asthma, migraine headaches, epilepsy, cerebral haemorrhage, stroke. However, many of these promising uses of magnesium require further studies to define, the involved molecular mechanisms which should help establishing its uses in relation to the prolonged use of supplements.

Keywords:

Magnesium; Diabetes; Depression; Hypertension; Migraine Headache; Preeclampsia; Asthma.

Affiliation:

Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria, 09042 Monserrato - Cagliari;, Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria, 09042 Monserrato - Cagliari;, Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria, 09042 Monserrato - Cagliari;, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sassari, Via Vienna 2, 07100 Sassari,, Department of Surgical Science, Pathological Anatomy , University of Cagliari, Via Ospedale 46, Cagliari, I- 09124,, Department of Surgical Science, Pathological Anatomy , University of Cagliari, Via Ospedale 46, Cagliari, I- 09124,, Department of Surgical Science, Pathological Anatomy , University of Cagliari, Via Ospedale 46, Cagliari, I- 09124,, Department of Surgical Science, Pathological Anatomy , University of Cagliari, Via Ospedale 46, Cagliari, I- 09124



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