Magnesium Glycinate Complex
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and plays an essential role in over 300 cellular reactions in the body. It is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses, muscular activity, temperature regulation, detoxification reactions, and for the formation of healthy bones and teeth. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in the bones, with less than 1% in the blood. Magnesium is involved in energy production and the synthesis of DNA and RNA.
Magnesium deficiency is much more common than people realize. This is probably due to not consuming enough whole grains, green leafy vegetables, and beans. Other contributors may be the over-consumption of processed foods or even the propensity of people to take calcium supplements. As I have previously mentioned you should avoid calcium-only supplements and if you take a calcium supplement, it should be taken in a 2:1 ratio.
The best absorbed supplemental forms of magnesium are citrate or glycinate. Magnesium oxide is the most common form on the market and commonly causes GI upset and diarrhea. It is frequently used in cheap commercial magnesium supplements and multi-vitamins and is a common reason people get digestive upset from their vitamin supplements. Avoid any products where you see magnesium oxide listed as an ingredient.
We offer both the magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate. The magnesium citrate does still have a mild laxative effect and is a good choice if you suffer from mild constipation. The magnesium glycinate is highly absorbable and much less likely to have a laxative effect.
Benefits at a Glance
Activates enzymes necessary for a number of physiological functions
Less Likely to Have a Laxative Effect Than Other Forms of Magnesium
Highly Bioavailable Magnesium Chelate for Sensitive Individuals
Helps Metabolize Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Fats
Magnesium helps convert carbohydrates, protein, and fats to energy, acts as a catalyst in thousands of enzymatic processes, regulates and maintains vascular tone, opposes calcium deposition into soft tissue, and is critical to proper bone formation. It regulates calcium and potassium metabolism, facilitates muscle constriction and relaxation, and assists in nerve transmission and conduction. For optimal absorption, this formulation uses magnesium combined with amino acid glycine to create a unique chelated compound that is highly bioavailable and well tolerated by even the most sensitive individuals.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Amount per serving:
Magnesium (as TRAACS magnesium bisglycinate, magnesium oxide)........100mg
Vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide.
‡Albion® and TRAACS® are registered trademarks of Albion® Laboratories, Inc.
Dosage and use
Take 1 capsule, 1 to 3 times daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Allergies: Free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, soybeans, and yeast. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Caution: If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition, or taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare professional before using this product. Keep out of reach of children.
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