Magnesium

  • Involved in over 300 biochemical processes in the body. One of its most important functions is that it plays a key role is producing energy.
  • Magnesium is important for all cellular functions and processes. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm regular, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.
  • Its wide range of health benefits and biological activity make it effective in addressing a number of common diseases and conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic pain, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and headaches.
  • A gradual depletion of nutrients from our soils has left many vegetables with lower levels of magnesium. Another factor that contributes to magnesium deficiency is that it often is depleted by various common conditions (i.e. IBS, Crohn’s disease) and medications (i.e. proton pump inhibitors, diuretics).
Magnesium FormBioavailability (0 - 10 Best)Description
Mag Oxide0Laxative effect.
Mag Sulfate1Skin absorption - Epsom bath salt
IV preparation not oral.
Mag Citrate2Rapid absorption in GI, loosen stool.
Mag Aspartate4Combination of Mag + Aspartic acid. Reduce muscle hyper-excitability. This form not commonly found.
Mag Glycinate
(pain and muscle hypertonicity)
6Calming amino acid. Glycinate easy to transport through intestinal wall. Successfully for Chronic pain and muscle hyper tonicity.
Mag Malate
(pain)
6Mag+Malate—help improve ATP production for Fibromyalgia patient muscle & joint pain.
Mag Orotate
(Cardiovascular, muscle performance)
6Mag+Orotic acid—Orotate can penetrate cell membranes enabling the effective delivery of magnesium ion to the innermost layers of the cellular mitochondria and nucleus. Orotates increase formation of RNA and DNA help heart cells repair. The combination has been shown to improve heart failure, symptoms of angina and exercise performance.
Mag Taurate
(cardiovascular, calming, blood sugar)
6Mag+Taurate—improve cardiac function, potentiating effect on insulin sensitivity, calming effect on neuromuscular excitability, reduce blood pressure. Make sure B6 is enough.
Magnesium L-Threonate (brain, memory)10Improve memory and brain function, enhance both short-term, long-term memory on animal study.