Suggested Use: 1-4 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
Magnesium (glycinate) -
Magnesium activates the enzymes necessary for a number of physiological functions, including neuromuscular contractions, cardiac function, and the regulation of the acid- alkaline balance in the body. It is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and fats; also for energy production, and the utilization of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium. This vital mineral also helps utilize B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
What Is It?
Magnesium in aspartate, citrate, citrate/malate, and
glycinate forms are highly bioavailable magnesium
chelates, supporting the metabolism and utilization
of many essential nutrients. Additionally, magnesium
plays an important role in the proper functioning of
numerous enzymatic and physiological functions,
including neuromuscular contractions, cardiac function,
and regulation of the acid-alkaline balance in the body.*
Uses For Magnesium
Magnesium is essential in the
metabolism of macronutrients, energy production and
the utilization of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and
potassium. This vital mineral also helps utilize B-complex
vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E.*
Bone Health: Magnesium is an essential bone matrix
mineral that promotes healthy bone metabolism. A trial
involving 2,038 older individuals indicated that higher
intakes of magnesium were positively associated with
bone mineralization for certain individuals.*
Magnesium provides broadspectrum
cardiovascular support, including arterial
function, endothelial function, c-reactive protein
metabolism and lipid metabolism. A meta-analysis
of 20 randomized trials suggests that it also promotes
healthy systolic and diastolic function. In addition,
magnesium promotes healthy glucose metabolism.
In one 15-year study involving 4,637 young adults,
higher intakes of magnesium were associated
with healthy cardiovascular function and glucose
utilization. Magnesium also plays important roles in
muscle function, mood and calming, and cranial vessel
What Is The Source?
Magnesium is naturally derived from limestone. Citrate
is produced by corn dextrose fermentation. Aspartate,
glyincate and malate are synthetic. Ascorbyl palmitate
is derived from corn dextrose fermentation and palm oil.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1–4 capsules per day,
in divided doses, with meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
Adverse effects from magnesium supplementation are
rare when taken as directed, but can include gastrointestinal
upset and diarrhea. Individuals with kidney disease
should not take magnesium supplements without consulting
a doctor. Magnesium glycinate is less likely to cause
loose stools. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician
before taking this product.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Magnesium should be taken separately from bisphosphonate
medications. Caution should be taken with concurrent
use of potassium-sparing diuretics. It may also be
contraindicated with certain antibiotics. Consult your
physician for more information.