Many studies have shown that patients with high blood pressure usually have low levels of magnesium. All seems to point out that magnesium deficiency increases blood pressure readings and may count as another cardiovascular risk associated with heart disease.
Dietary magnesium and magnesium supplements may improve high levels of blood pressure, but they should not be thought of as a sole therapeutic approach to treat hypertension. The exact mechanism by which magnesium is associated with high blood pressure is not entirely understood, and we might need additional studies to include magnesium in the therapeutic guidelines to treat hypertension. If you have high blood pressure readings, do not take it lightly and do not wait for additional symptoms to appear. Ask your physician and run the appropriate tests. Remember that hypertension is often asymptomatic and not doing something about it would lead to progressive cardiovascular disease affecting various organs in the body.