WHAT IS MAGNESIUM?
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Magnesium is a mineral that is crucial to many of your body's functions, including: supporting muscle and nerve function, energy production, helping to maintain normal blood pressure, and even building strong bones. Magnesium is readily available in many foods, such as:
...just to name a few!
However, according to experts, such as the Mayo Clinic, many people in the US aren't eating enough foods rich in magnesium. Therefore, they are not getting enough magnesium through diet.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED TO TAKE MAGNESIUM?
As long as your system is working correctly and you are eating food high in magnesium, most people can get enough magnesium through diet. As shown above, there are many foods that are good sources of magnesium.
However, there are times when it can be helpful to take a magnesium supplement.
WHAT CAN CAUSE A MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY?
Certain medications, such as acid blockers, antacids, antibiotics, antiviral agents, blood pressure medication, diuretics, cholesterol agents, oral contraceptives, and hormone replacement therapy—just to name a few—can all have an impact on your body's ability to absorb magnesium.
Certain medical conditions can also impact magnesium absorption. For example, diabetes, chronic alcoholism, chronic diarrhea, and celiac disease can all reduce the absorption of magnesium through the food you eat.
What are some signs you may be deficient In magnesium?
Early signs may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or weakness
With greater deficiency, other symptoms may occur, including:
- Muscle contractions and cramps
- Abnormal hearth rhythms
- Coronary spasms
We always recommend consulting your healthcare provider before taking supplements.
WHAT IS MAGNESIUM MALATE VS OTHER FORMS?
Magnesium Malate is one of the best forms of supplemented magnesium. Not only is it highly absorbable so the body can use it, it is also generally well-tolerated. It is not typically associated with uncomfortable gastrointestinal distress, such as diarrhea or constipation that other forms of magnesium supplements can cause.
Dr. Tennant's® Magnesium Malate is highly absorbable and a well-tolerated source of magnesium
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM
Magnesium is a mineral involved in almost every process in your body from muscle relaxation and proper muscle movement to hormone processing.
Here are just a few examples of magnesium's contribution to important functions:
- Normal functioning of the nervous system for neurotransmission.
- Normal muscle function and muscle contraction, including heart muscle.
- Normal protein synthesis. Magnesium is needed in the production of over 350 enzymes. Enzymes are proteins that are folded into complex shapes that allow smaller molecules to fit into them which enables them to catalyze (facilitate) biochemical reactions.
- Normal psychological function and used clinically for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
- Maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
- Providing Malic Acid for cellular energy and detox, including the benefits of Malic Acid (apple acid). Malic Acid is a nutrient found to contribute to the process of transforming food into ATP, the body's energy source.
Clinically, magnesium may help in the treatment of many conditions including, fibromyalgia, muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome, high blood pressure, constipation, insomnia, ADHD (supplemented with Omega 3 fatty acids), chronic stress, and others.
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