In a 2014 study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers concluded that the health-enhancing effect of magnesium intake wherever chronic diseases are present, may be, at least in part, explained by inhibiting the inflammatory responses. They suggest that in the five studies they witnessed the potential benefit of magnesium supplementation, especially as measured in the CRP (C-Reactive Protein) test, because of magnesium's unique ability to inhibit inflammation.
We know that inflammation is at the root of plaque build-up in atherosclerosis and supplementation with magnesium may be the "key" ingredient missing in those developing the disease.
Furthering on the European study, another study of 3700 post-menopausal women concluded that magnesium does have extraordinary anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, the researchers noted that arterial wall inflammation was minimized in those who significantly increased magnesium intake. You may be asking how this helps arterial wall plaque. The answer: Magnesium makes it more difficult for plaque to settle on the arterial walls. Remember, it’s the plaque that causes narrowing of the arteries and ultimately coronary artery disease and other heart diseases. Magnesium helps improve circulation and that alone prevents or minimizes plaque formation AND, without drugs. CLICK HERE to read the entire article.