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MAGNESIUM AND COVID-19: Does magnesium deficiency increase the risk of COVID-19?

Analysing the clinical picture and pathophysiology of COVID-19, it became clear that some characteristics of the disease resemble the symptoms and signs that are a consequence of magnesium (Mg) deficiency. Therefore, many assume that Mg deficiency, which is quite common in the Western world, could certainly affect the development and course of the disease.

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Since Mg is not routinely checked in clinical practice, there is not much data to clearly confirm the level of Mg in COVID. On the other hand, it should be emphasized that severe Mg deficiency with clinical symptoms is now a rarity. Instead, there is a hidden Mg deficiency that is difficult to detect by routine laboratory analysis.

Who is at increased risk for COVID-19 and where is Magnesium?

We have certainly heard many times that people with comorbidities (several diseases at the same time) have a higher risk of getting COVID and a more severe clinical picture. For example hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. All of these diseases can cause low levels of magnesium in the blood, which some drugs can further aggravate (diuretics, proton pump inhibitors), and the addition of Mg has a positive effect.

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Studies have shown that the intake of Mg in the diet significantly affects CRP Accordingly, the addition of Mg reduces the level of CRP in people with inflammation. In addition, Mg plays an important role in maintaining the function of the endothelium (the organ that coats all the blood vessels in the human body from the inside). Lack of magnesium at the endothelial level favours the processes that lead to increased thrombosis and the formation of blood clots.

Magnesium relieves inflammatory processes in the body and reduces the risk of viral infections.

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Magnesium deficiency = more stress?

There is no doubt that this pandemic has created stress not only for health workers but for ordinary people due to isolation, fear, and economic uncertainty. Stress hormones lead to the displacement of Mg from cells. Which can result in increased excretion of Mg from the urine and a consequent decrease of Mg in the body. This process increases the release of stress hormones, thus creating a vicious cycle of reduced resistance to stress and further depletion of Mg.

Magnesium deficiency makes us less resistant and more sensitive to stress.

Influence of magnesium on immunity.

Mg plays an important role in shaping innate and acquired immunity. In the conditions of Mg deficiency, the production and activation of CD4 + and CD8 + T lymphocytes. (the type of lymphocytes necessary for adequate work of the acquired immunity) are greatly reduced. Damage to CD4 + and CD8 + T lymphocytes has been reported in COVID-19. Which may be partially supported by low magnesium levels. Weak immunity is a predisposition for various viral infections.

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Edited: Goodwill Pharma UK team