Multi-purpose Magnesium

Magnesium is an important mineral required for the normal healthy functioning of your body. It involved in over 300 different enzyme reactions, energy production, heart health and glucose metabolism.
Organic vs inorganic magnesium
Organic forms of magnesium include citrate, glycinate, orotate and amino acid chelates, while inorganic forms include oxide, chloride and carbonate. Organic forms of magnesium are generally better absorbed and don’t tend to produce digestive disturbances when compared to inorganic forms. In studies, organic forms of magnesium consistently show greater bioavailability than inorganic forms1.

    • Magnesium citrate

Magnesium is bonded to citric acid, so it remains stable in the stomach in the presence of hydrochloric acid and is delivered intact to your small intestine for easy absorption. Magnesium citrate is electrically neutral, so it doesn’t interfere or compete with other important nutrients for absorption. See Magnesium Citrate 900.

    • Magnesium glycinate

Magnesium is bound to the non-essential amino acid glycine, which assists the mineral’s absorption through the small intestine, enhancing the uptake into the bloodstream. See Muscle Resuscitation.

    • Magnesium orotate

Magnesium is bound to orotic acid, which makes it easier for magnesium to travel across cell membranes, making it highly bioavailable. See Magnesium Forte.

    • Magnesium amino acid chelate

Structurally, magnesium amino acid chelate is made up of amino acids bonded in a stable form to magnesium. In your body's natural process of digestion, amino acids are used to chelate (bond) minerals and help transport them across the intestinal wall. This allows them to be more bioavailable and better absorbed in the body. See Magnesium Forte.

Magnesium absorption
Magnesium absorption takes place in the small intestine and absorption either increases or decreases depending upon the body’s requirements i.e. low serum magnesium promotes increased absorption and high serum magnesium promotes decreased absorption. Magnesium levels are regulated by the small intestines (controlling absorption), the kidneys (controlling excretion) and bones, teeth, muscles, liver, pancreas and other non-muscle soft tissue (major storage sites).

‘Multi-purpose’ magnesium may be used to:

  • Support energy production
  • Support muscle health and maintain healthy muscle contraction
  • Maintain nervous system health and support a healthy stress response in the body
  • Support bone health
  • Support cardiovascular system and heart health
  • Assist sugar metabolism
  • Help reduce the occurrence of mild migraines
  • Relieve symptoms of premenstrual tension
  • Relieve menstrual pain, spasms or cramps
  • Support healthy pregnancy
  • Maintain general health and wellbeing
1 Walker, A.F., et. al., Magnes Res., (2003)

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