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Magnesium and You

magnesium

Magnesium is one of the essential minerals and cofactors in our body. It involves in more than 300 biochemical reactions including energy production, production of protein, cell signalling, transmission of nerve signals, macronutrient metabolism, bone formation, etc.

Up to 80% of the Americans are suffering from magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency has been associated with increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. Current agricultural practices have significantly depleted the soils and nutritional values in our food including magnesium. In addition, the processed foods that we eat further deplete this mineral from our bodies.

In regards to magnesium supplementation, there are different forms of magnesium. Most magnesium salts, such as magnesium oxide, carbonate and citrate do not have ideal absorption rates. Only 4% of Magnesium oxide get absorbed. Yet if magnesium is not absorbed in our gut, the it can potentially cause diarrhea. Highly absorbable form of magnesium such as chelated form of amino acid, bisglycinate, taurinate, glycinate forms are with good absorbability.

In additional to oral magnesium, topical magnesium therapy helps to relieves sore muscles, joints and reduce inflammation.

Our clinical team recommend VitaAid Bisglycino Mg which is a rare chelate form of magnesium that is readily utilizable by our body.

References:

www.lpi.oregonstate.edu

www.nutritionalmagnesium.org

www.medicalnewstoday.com



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