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Science based information from 1000’s of participants that you can use for your own health

Over 45% of the US population consumes less than the average daily requirement of magnesium1, thus are very likely deficient. This widespread deficiency may be contributing to the rise in many health problems such as:

  • musculoskeletal pain
  • atrial fibrillation
  • stroke
  • heart failure
  • preeclampsia
  • bone health
  • mental, emotional & behavioral disorders
  • diabetes

Some common questions about magnesium that will be addressed with participation in the Magnesium*PLUS Focus Project

  • How might magnesium be working for me?
  • What specific health outcomes are associated with this nutrient for me, for the total group?
  • How can I figure out how much to take? What’s the dose-response relationship for all? For me?
  • Does it matter if I’m also taking vitamin D? Omega-3?
  • Does it matter what compound of this nutrient I take? What time of day? How often?
  • What are the demonstrated health outcomes used to create this nutrient’s recommended range?

By adding the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test, participants can get a better idea of how their nutrient status may be affecting their thyroid health, and subsequently, the many symptoms associated with thyroid imbalance – answering the following question

  • Does taking magnesium affect my level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and subsequent thyroid function?

Magnesium is Essential to Thyroid Health
Magnesium is a key nutrient in thyroid function and for the production of thyroid hormones. Studies have shown that magnesium may lower thyroid stimulating hormone and improve thyroid function, and have also linked low levels of magnesium to hyperthyroidism. Eight other minerals are also associated with thyroid hormone production and as cofactors in metabolic pathways. Of these eight, zinc, selenium, and copper may also be measured by adding the PLUS Elements test, which also includes toxic minerals lead, cadmium and mercury that can block thyroid hormone receptors and lead to thyroid imbalance.

By participating in this project, you will learn your individual response to supplementation via blood testing and analysis of a detailed questionnaire and monthly tracking of symptoms. Everyone experiences a unique response to supplementation or nutrient intake called the dose-response, which can be due to factors such as current health conditions, digestive health, co-nutrient status, medications, genetics and more. The vitamin D dose-response chart below illustrates the wide variation in response for individuals at a specific intake amount. For example, among those taking 5000 IU/day of vitamin D, resulting serum levels ranged from about 20 to 140 ng/ml. Similar variations are seen with omega-3 and magnesium intake, and other nutrients. With this testing, you can learn your individual dose-response.

Measuring your nutrient status, adjusting intake as needed, and re-testing is the only way to tell if your nutrient intake is helping you achieve sufficient or desired nutrient status which is tied to particular health outcomes

We will analyze the collected data and publish scientific papers on key results, the first after meeting an enrollment target of 1000 participants. There will be preliminary analyses and interim newsletters available for all during the enrollment phase.

Learn More with the Addition of the TSH and/or Elements Panel

As described above, magnesium plays an important role in thyroid health, as do several other essential elements.  For anyone who is interested in their own thyroid health, or contributing to thyroid research, the TSH and Elements panel are also available to add to the project test kit – simply choose the product that includes the tests of your choice.

For anyone concerned with any of the other essential elements or toxic minerals included in the Elements panel (which includes Magnesium along with Selenium, Zinc, Copper, Zinc:Coper Ratio, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury), add the PLUS Elements Panel.

Join the Magnesium*PLUS Focus Project today! Knowing your levels is key to managing your own health.

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1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21865568

GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute is the world’s largest crowd-funded nutrient research project, following the guidelines developed by their former Director of Research, Dr. Robert P. Heaney.