Optimal Magnesium, by Seeking Health, is an easy-to-absorb, supplemental form of magnesium, a critical mineral element required as a cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions.*
Magnesium plays a fundamental role in numerous cellular functions including energy production, skeletal and cardiac muscle function, neurochemical transmission, bone formation, calcium, sodium and potassium balance, and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.*
Magnesium deficiency is common among all age groups.* Food processing is a major cause of magnesium depletion. As much as 85% of the magnesium content of whole wheat is lost when refined to white flour.* Deficiencies may also be caused by excessive calcium intake, moderate-to-excessive alcohol consumption, gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, kidney dysfunction, and the use of some diuretics, estrogens, and corticosteroids.* Magnesium has numerous beneficial actions in the body, including:
- Muscle Relaxation: Magnesium exerts a relaxant effect on muscles by inhibiting calcium influx and smooth muscle contraction.*
- Bone Formation: Magnesium supports bone matrix formation and helps maintain bone strength.* Magnesium deficiency can result in low calcium and cause vitamin D abnormalities.*
- Cardiovascular Function: Magnesium may play an important role in regulating blood pressure and cardiac rhythm and assisting cardiac muscle function.*
- Normal Blood Sugar Metabolism: Magnesium is involved in glucose metabolism and insulin action.*
While magnesium salts must first dissociate into a free magnesium ion before it can be absorbed either through passive absorption or bound to amino acid carriers present in the diet, Optimal Magnesium contains magnesium pre-attached to an amino acid carrier, along with magnesium malate, a form of magnesium that includes malic acid to support normal detoxification processes and energy levels.* In addition, although absorption of free magnesium ion is susceptible to interference by other nutrients, absorption of magnesium chelate is not disrupted by other nutrients. As a natural absorptive form, magnesium amino acid chelate is exceptionally well tolerated and has a very low incidence of adverse side effects.
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*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.
*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.