FDA Supports Magnesium Qualified Health Claim for Hypertension

Exciting news was announced this week (01/10/22) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that opens up new opportunities for people seeking better control over their high blood pressure. While inconclusive, the FDA has agreed and approved a statement in support of magnesium supplementation as part of a heart healthy lifestyle and reducing the risk of hypertension, aka "high blood pressure".

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The following qualified health claims for conventional foods and dietary supplements are included in the FDA’s letter of enforcement discretion:

  • ⇉ “Inconsistent and inconclusive scientific evidence suggests that diets with adequate magnesium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), a condition associated with many factors.”
  • ⇉ “Consuming diets with adequate magnesium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension). However, the FDA has concluded that the evidence is inconsistent and inconclusive.”
  • ⇉ “Some scientific evidence suggests that diets with adequate magnesium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), a condition associated with many factors.

The FDA stated that:

...they do not intend to object to the use of certain qualified health claims regarding the consumption of magnesium and a reduced risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), provided that the claims are appropriately worded to avoid misleading consumers and other factors for the use of the claim are met.

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