Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral that is required for optimal function of the cardiovascular system, nervous system, skeletal muscle, digestive tract, and uterus.
Seventy-five percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Inadequate magnesium affects the heart, blood vessels, bones and blood sugar balance. Magnesium deficiency increases with age because of inadequate intake from the diet, poor absorption and certain drugs known to deplete magnesium.
How does it work?
Magnesium ions have a positive electrical charge and thus functions as a mineral electrolyte which affects the amount of water in the body, the acidity of blood (pH), muscle function, and other important processes. Magnesium works as a co-factor for over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body including all the reactions involving ATP, important for energy production and muscle contraction and relaxation. The magnesium glycinate/lysinate in High Absorption Magnesium with TRACCS® 100% Chelated is a genuine dipeptide chelate. Compared to other chelates, dipeptides have the ideal chemical attributes for optimum chelation and absorption.
Why should I take High Absorption Magnesium with TRAACS® 100% Chelated?
Doctor’s Best uses a patented, organic delivery form of magnesium that is 100% chelated to optimize bioavailability. Doctor’s Best High Absorption Magnesium is not buffered, meaning that is it not mixed with less expensive and less absorbable magnesium oxide. Inadequate magnesium negatively affects not only the heart, blood vessels, and bones, but may also impact blood sugar balance.* Research has shown a link between magnesium and healthy blood pressure. A decrease in bone mineral density is associated with lower blood magnesium levels.*
*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. Individual results may vary.
|Serving Size: 2 tablets|
|Servings Per Container: 120|
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Magnesium (elemental) (from 2,000 mg magnesium glycinate/lysinate chelate**)||105 mg||25%|
** Amino acid chelate supplied by Albion Advanced Nutrition. The Albion medallion design is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc. ,U.S. patend (7,838,042)
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
Consult your healthcare provider before use if you are taking any prescription medications or if you have a medical condition.
- Other Ingredients:
Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), stearic acid, modified cellulose (coating).
- Contains No:
Gluten or GMO's.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any side effects to the High Absorption Magnesium?
Taking too much High Absorption Magnesium could cause GI discomfort.
How much "elemental" magensium is in each table of High Absorption Magnesium?
There is 100 mg elemental Magnesium, which is chelated (bound) to two amino acids: Glycine and Lysine. This product has a much higher absorption and cellular utilization than nonchelated forms of magnesium.
What does "not buffered" mean that is found on the High Absorption Magnesium?
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium contains 2000mg of magnesium glycinate/lysinate chelate per serving. Each serving provides 200mg of elemental magnesium. This product is not buffered, which means that no additional elemental magnesium is added to increase the elemental value. It is a common practice in the industry to buffer magnesium with poorly absorbable forms such as magnesium oxide. This would result in an overall lower level of bioavailability even if the milligram amount of elemental magnesium was higher. We feel that by offering 100% chelated magnesium lysinate-glycinate, we are confident that our Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium product is of the highest efficacy on the market.
What is the difference between Best Brain Magnesium and High Absorption Magnesium? Should I take both?
Magnesium is an essential nutrient used by at least 300 enzymes. The magnesium in Best Brain Magnesium is magnesium threonate and it was shown to effectively deliver magnesium to the brain. The magnesum in High Absorption Magnesium is magnesium glycinate which was shown to be effective for whole-body support.
What is the croscarmellose sodium excipient that is found in several of the Doctor's Best products?
Croscarmellose sodium is a commonly used excipient in tablets. It is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry as a "disintegrant," which means it helps tablets break apart in the stomach. In simple terms, croscarmellose sodium is made of cellulose gum with a very small amount of sodium. The sodium content is less than a half a percent (less than 0.5%). Cellulose is a non-digestible fiber, which means the tiny amount in tablets passes through the gut without being broken down or absorbed. As far as adding to anyone's dietary sodium intake, the amount is too small to be of any consequence (Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients, 2nd Ed. American Pharmaceutical Assoc).
What is the country of origin for Doctor's Best products?
Doctor’s Best products are quality tested and manufactured in the United States using highly qualified cGMP manufacturers and raw material ingredients. Doctor’s Best sources raw materials from around the world and ingredients are subject to the intense testing and verification regardless of geography of origin.