Name (common): Magnesium


General Description:

Magnesium is essential for health and wellbeing. It is an essential mineral and important co-factor in a huge number of biochemical processes in the body, including cellular energy production, the synthesis of DNA, carbohydrate metabolism and bone health. Good dietary sources of magnesium include dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, fish, meat, cheese, eggs and cocoa.


Functions and General Science:

Magnesium has a vital role in over 300 enzymatic reactions and is required as part of every major biological process. These include nerve conduction, muscle activity, immune function and blood clotting.

Magnesium is absorbed from the small intestine and is most commonly found in the soft tissues of the body, as well as the skeleton.  The bioavailability of magnesium is increased by the presence of vitamin D, while dietary fiber has the potential to negatively impact it’s bioavailability.  Therefore, it is recommended to take magnesium supplements away from a high fiber meal or snack.



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Disclaimer:
The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.