Why Magnesium?

Magnesium is involved in over 300 chemical reactions in the body. The daily dietary intake in adults is about 450 mg. Some great food sources are green vegetables, legumes, and nuts. When looking at diet alone I find most don't meet this requirement. We are just not getting our veggies high enough.

What makes evaluating an Mg deficiency even more challenging is that it is mainly found inside cells. So blood markers are not very useful for assessing for a deficiency. The best blood test is called the intracellular RBC test. Although better then a serum Mg test, it is still likely unreliable reading for what is occurring in the various tissues.

So why is Mg important?
1. An essential cofactor in the energy production pathways
2. Anti-inflammatory properties
3. Muscle relaxation and reduces pain
4. It even stabilizes the insulin receptor and may be helpful for blood sugar support
5. Calms the brain
6. Supports bone mineralization
7. Supports blood pressure
8. Can soften stools, improving regularity.

It truly is a super nutrient!

Not only are we not eating enough Mg-rich foods, when under stress Mg will be used up to meet the demands. Because of these factors, it is estimated that Mg deficiency is extremely common. This can lead to aches, pains, fatigue and constipation.

Mg glycinate is bound to an amino acid. This helps to bypass the Mg transporters in the gut which quickly become saturated with other forms like Magnesium Citrate. Ultimately this means you can get greater absorption with fewer side effects with the glycinate form.