- Relaxing mineral responsible for more than 300 enzymatic processes in the human body
- Formulated with magensium bysglicinate for excellent bioavailability and is easy on the GI tract
- No added fillers or binders
Why you'll love it
Because this ultra relaxing mineral is great for your mind, body and spirit! Quite literally though, Magnesium is responsible for the relaxation of everything from blood vessels for a healthy heart, to smooth muscle for easing cramps, to bowels to keep things regular, to the nervous system to help with sleep and more! It’s not surprising that it impacts so many body systems seeing as it’s the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions.
If you’re skipping your daily salads, passing on the beans and legumes and not so nuts about nuts, your Magnesium levels may be lower than ideal. In fact, Magnesium deficiency is quite prevalent, being the second most common deficiency in developed countries (second to Vitamin D). Specifically, in Canada, up to 40% of the population has less than recommended levels. The disappointing news however, is that even if you do regularly partake in these Magnesium rich foods, they tend to be much lower in Magnesium now than they were back in our grandparents days due to a gradual depletion in our soil quality. Furthermore, prescription medications and antibiotics are being used more often on a daily basis, affecting our ability to absorb and properly utilize the Magnesium we do get from our foods.
Magnesium is also a well-known supplement when it comes to pain management. Individuals suffering from fibromyalgia, symptoms of PMS, migraines and restless leg syndrome have all seen improvements in their symptoms when supplementing with Magnesium at the appropriate doses.
Those with difficulty falling or staying asleep could definitely benefit from supplementing with Magnesium before bed as the relaxing properties of Magnesium are sure to lull you into a quiet slumber.
Why this formula?
How much do I really need?
The dose of magnesium required depends on the condition you are looking to treat. For fibromyalgia pain, studies have shown that pain and tenderness seem to improve with doses of 300mg daily. Symptoms of restless legs syndrome can be kept at bay with 600mg daily before bed. Not only does Magnesium help to relax the muscles, it also contributes to a more restful sleep. Migraine sufferers have long touted the benefits of Magnesium as part of their migraine prevention protocol. Typically, doses of 600mg have helped to decrease the severity, frequency and duration of migraines.
While there’s some evidence to show that Magnesium can be beneficial for alleviating symptoms of PMS, there’s a wider array of information available about its use for treating menstrual cramps. One particular protocol recommends a baseline of 300mg to 600mg daily with an additional 600mg capsule taken starting three days prior to your period and continuing until day two.
Our bodies know how much Magnesium is required and absorb only what is needed, so there aren’t too many side effects with this supplement. Excessive doses however, may cause diarrhea and gastrointestinal upset.
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Supplement FactsMAGNESIUM (MAGNESIUM SAP) PER 1 CAPSULE
Amount Per Serving
Magnesium (elemental) (116mg from magnesium bisglycinate chelate and 34mg from magnesium oxide)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide in a vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water
Recommended Use or Purpose: Magnesium is an essential mineral for the optimal functioning of the cardiovascular, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems. It also plays a role in mood stabilization.
Recommended Dose (Adults): Take 2 capsules at night.
Cautions & Warning: People with kidney disease or severe heart disease should not use magnesium supplements except under a physician’s supervision. Magnesium can also lower blood pressure so be sure to check with your primary care provider if you are currently taking medications for blood pressure or the heart.
As with any natural health product, you should consult your healthcare practitioner on the use of this product. Store product in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children. If you experience an adverse event or allergic reaction, discontinue use immediately and contact a healthcare professional.