Well tolerated Magnesium Bisglycinate (chelated), L-Taurine supporting healthy neural-musculoskeletal, cardio, emotional wellbeing. The high elemental magnesium content of Magnesium Bisglycinate should not cause loose stools or stomach upset as it is in the very stable, buffered, glycinate form.
In 2006, the World Health Organization reached consensus that a majority of the world’s population is magnesium deficient. Likewise, in 1995, the Gallop Organization conducted a survey and found that 95% of adult Americans are magnesium deficient!
If magnesium is so critical to our health, why aren’t doctors reporting it? The answer may be that most doctors are simply unaware that so many patients are magnesium deficient. Unfortunately, a reliable, readily available test for magnesium deficiency is lacking. Most medical laboratories are only equipped to measure magnesium contents in the blood. This method, however, doesn’t tell the entire story because even if a person is very deficient in magnesium, the body keeps the blood level normal by pulling magnesium from bone and tissue cells. A person can have a major magnesium deficiency and still have normal magnesium blood levels.
After calcium, magnesium may be the most important mineral in our bodies. Magnesium regulates more than 325 enzymes in the body, the most important of which produce, transport, store and utilize energy. Many aspects of cell metabolism are regulated by magnesium, such as DNA and RNA synthesis, cell growth, and
cell reproduction. Magnesium also orchestrates the electric current that sparks through the miles of nerves in the body. Without magnesium, muscle and nerve functions are compromised and energy diminished. We are operating with the power turned off.
Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches (in the eyelids as well!), cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction. Also, one may experience chest tightness or a peculiar sensation that one can’t take a deep breath. Sometimes a person may sigh a lot.
Symptoms involving impaired contraction of smooth muscles include constipation; urinary spasms; menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; photophobia, especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease; and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the ear.
Symptoms of the cardiovascular system include palpitations, heart arrhythmias, angina due to spasms of the coronary arteries, high blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse. Be aware that not all of the symptoms need to be present to presume magnesium deficiency but, many of them often occur together. For example, people with mitral valve prolapse frequently have palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks and premenstrual symptoms. People with magnesium deficiency often seem to be uptight, anxious and jittery.
All muscles including the heart use calcium to tense up and magnesium to relax. Without a proper balance of magnesium the heart may suffer from an irregular beat or even go into a spasm called a heart attack. Magnesium lowers blood pressure, stabilizes irregular heart beat, enables the heart to pump a larger volume, relaxes constricted blood vessels, decreases the frequency of angina pains, keeps blood platelets from clumping together, and increases beneficial HDL cholesterol.
Ingredients (per 3 Veggie capsules):
Buffered Magnesium Glycinate Chelate
(elemental) 300 mg
L-Taurine 500 mg
Magnesium bisglycinate shows absorption levels over 200% higher than other forms of magnesium.
Disclaimer: The commentary is not meant to diagnose, treat or replace conventional treatment, and has not been approved or reviewed by the FDA.