While magnesium is a widely available mineral in many commonly consumed foods, it is estimated that more than 57% of the population does not meet the minimum requirements for magnesium in their diet. (2)
Even if you do manage to consume enough magnesium through diet alone, drinking alcohol, coffee, soda, or even too much salt or calcium can negatively affect magnesium levels. These factors, combined with low nutrient levels in the foods we consume, mean that you may not be getting as much magnesium as you need.
Most other magnesium supplements provide a single delivery format, not suited for maximum absorption and uptake. What’s worse is that these formulations often cause gastrointestinal (GI) and stomach distress.
Our formula uses three forms of magnesium; di-magnesium malate, magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate that are absorbed by the body through different biochemical pathways.
These three types of magnesium not only work together to increase absorption, they were carefully chosen to minimize any potential GI discomfort.
DO YOU SUFFER FROM
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Racing Mind
- Feeling Anxious
- High Mental or Physical Stress
- Cognitive Difficulty/Forgetfulness
- Difficulty Relaxing or Trying to Unwind
FULL SPECTRUM MAGNESIUM BENEFITS
- Supports Healthy Sleep
- Aids in Muscle Relaxation
- Contributes to Improved Learning Ability and Memory Retention (6)
- Supports Improved Mental Clarity and Acuity (7)
- Balances Mood Supports Healthy
- Blood Pressure and Glucose Levels (9)
- Contributes to Optimal Bone Density (10)
- Plays a role in regulating Vitamin D Levels (11)
Magnesium is critical for hundreds of processes that occur throughout the body on a daily basis. If you need to supplement your diet with magnesium, it may seem like a simple matter of purchasing a bottle at the pharmacy or grocery store.
This may not always be the best approach since, despite appearances, all magnesium products are not created equal.
Magnesium is offered in multiple forms, all of which have significant differences that may or may not be suited to your particular needs.
To ensure that you get the right type of magnesium you should focus on bioavailability, product quality, manufacturer reputation, and any added ingredients in the formula.
Inexpensive ingredients like calcium carbonate, magnesium oxide, magnesium sulfate, and magnesium carbonate decrease bioavailability and increase the likelihood of gastrointestinal (GI) distress by remaining in the digestive tract for long periods and depending on passive absorption.
Our formula combines magnesium with glycine. A beneficial amino acid that complements magnesium and increases its effectiveness. This powerful combination uses active absorption to increase bioavailability and decrease GI distress. (12)
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE KEY INGREDIENTS
Magnesium Glycinate is a compound of magnesium combined with the amino acid, glycine. This is a preferred form of magnesium supplementation that is well-tolerated in high doses.
Glycine helps stimulate antioxidant production which can reduce inflammation.(13) It is also a major component of collagen which supports healthy hair, skin, nails and joints. (14),(15)
Glycine acts as a neurotransmitter that promotes mental calm and plays a role in improving sleep quality, regulating sleep cycles and increasing daytime alertness. (16),(17)
This particular version of magnesium has been used as a natural sleep aid for its relaxing effect. It is also highly bioavailable so most of it is absorbed and used by the body.
Magnesium Malate is a combination of magnesium and malic acid, commonly found in fruits.
Malic acid is involved in the body’s Krebs Cycle and the generation of cellular energy. It may be effective in supporting conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome or mood disorders.
Magnesium citrate combines magnesium with citric acid. Its pH is acidic and can attract water to your colon via osmosis. This can help to regulate bowel cycles. It is a highly bioavailable version of magnesium.
(1) King, D. E., Mainous III, A. G., & Woolson, M. F. (2005). Dietary magnesium and C-reactive protein levels. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 24(3), 166-171. https://doi.org/10.1080/07315724.2005.10719461
(2) Johnson S. The multifaceted and widespread pathology of magnesium deficiency. Med Hypotheses 2001; 56(2): 163-70.
(9) https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.07664 (10) https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/99/4/926/4637873
(12) Institute of Medicine (IOM). Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes: Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D and Fluoride. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997.
(18) Virág, V., May, Z., Kocsis, I., Blázovics, A., & Szentmihályi, K. (2011). Effects of magnesium supplementation on the calcium and magnesium levels, redox homeostasis in normolipidemic and alimentary induced hyperlipidemic rats.