Benefits at a Glance
Highly bioavailable magnesium chelate for sensitive individuals
Less likely to have a laxative effect than other forms of magnesium
Activates enzymes necessary for a number of physiological functions
Helps metabolize carbohydrates, amino acids and fats
Magnesium activates the enzymes necessary for a number of physiological functions, including neuromuscular contractions, cardiac function, and the regulation of the acid-alkaline balance in the body. It is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and fats; also for energy production, and the utilization of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium. This vital mineral also helps utilize B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
Magnesium in aspartate, citrate, citrate/malate, and glycinate forms are highly bioavailable magnesium chelates, supporting the metabolism and utilization of many essential nutrients and the proper functioning of important enzymatic and physiological functions.
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 that 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.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount per serving
Magnesium (as magnesium glycinate) .....120 mg.
Other ingredients: ascorbyl palmitate, vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Dosage and use
- 1–4 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals.
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