Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps your body function properly, especially your muscular system, bones, and nervous system. Magnesium is involved in more than 300 different enzyme-related reactions in your body’s cells. Unfortunately, the typical U.S. diet is lacking in the essential mineral magnesium. Most people do not consume even the minimum recommended daily value of this important nutrient. †
Research published in Nutrition Reviews found magnesium deficiencies to be present in approximately 50% of people in the United States. Older adults are more vulnerable to magnesium deficiency. Women are also at higher risk for low magnesium, especially with age.†
Magnesium deficiency [Hypomagnesemia] can cause other mineral deficiencies [such as hypokalemia (low potassium) and hypocalcemia (low calcium)], as all minerals work together at keeping the body healthy.†
†Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Tingling and muscle cramps and contractions
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Damage to nerve cells, which can lead to depression
- Insomnia (a common symptom of magnesium deficiency).
Magnesium helps calm your brain and allow you to sleep better because it plays a key role in regulating the body's stress-response system, and hormones that elevate or diminish stress.†
Magnesium plays a role in supporting deep, restorative sleep by maintaining healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep. Maintaining healthy magnesium levels often leads to deeper, more sound sleep.†
Now, when it comes to bone health, magnesium plays a critical role in bone formation, and in maintaining bone density. It helps the body effectively use calcium, vitamin D, etc to build strong bones. Higher magnesium intake is linked to greater bone density.†
Magnesium plays a major role in heart health because it regulates muscle function. Considering your heart beats nonstop, until your time on this world is up, magnesium helps the heart maintain a healthy rhythm. It also helps regulate blood pressure and the production of cholesterol. High dietary magnesium intake is linked to significantly reduced mortality in people who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease.†
Finally, magnesium plays a role in regulating blood sugar, and in metabolizing glucose. Low magnesium levels in the body are linked to insulin resistance. Among people with type 2 diabetes, 25-38% are also deficient in magnesium, according to research.†
Magnesium is found in large amounts in natural, unprocessed foods. The best sources of magnesium include foods that contain dietary fiber, such as (but not limited it):
- dark green, leafy vegetables
- nuts and seeds
- beans and lentils
- whole, unrefined grains
- Fish (especially halibut)
Getting quality food full of quality essential vitamins and minerals may be quite a challenge, as there have been recalls on food, or buying poor quality produce (eg: farmed from overworked soil that’s been depleted of nutrients). †
***To learn more about Magnesium and Chelated Magnesium supplementation, click here.***
Dr. Kenawy’s Magnesium Glycinate supplement uses TRAACS® (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System) premium chelated minerals, have been featured in numerous research and clinical studies. Magnesium Glycinate is highly bioavailable, and is better absorbed than other forms of supplemental magnesium. Our supplement is manufactured by Albion laboratories, the world leader and innovator in mineral amino acid chelate nutrition.
***FYI: other names for magnesium glycinate include: magnesium diglycinate or magnesium bisglycinate***
- TRAACS® Magnesium Glycinate, manufactured by Albion laboratories, the world leader and innovator in mineral amino acide chelate nutrition.
- 400 mg elemental magnesium per serving.
- Superior absorption and high bioavailability.
- Gluten free
- Supports Calmness and Relaxation †
- A calming effect on your brain due to the presence of glycine.†
- Help relieve anxiety and promote better sleep.†
- Help keep bones strong by maintaining healthy bone density.†
- Help control blood sugar in people with diabetes and may lower the risk of developing diabetes.†
- Decreases abnormal heart rhythms.†
- It reduces premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms.†
- According to a study published in the Journal of Pain and Relief, given magnesium glycinate gentle yet beneficial effect on the body, it can be used to treat a variety of conditions including: chronic pain, overall muscle flexibility & quality of life in general. †
†These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your General Practitioner. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.