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Magnesium Supplements

Importance of Magnesium

Magnesium is important for the function and structure of our body. The majority of the magnesium (60%) is found in our skeleton, about 27% in muscle and the rest in and outside our other cells.

Magnesium is involved in over 300 essential chemical reactions in our body: including, energy production; synthesis of DNA and RNA, enzyme function, creation of antioxidants like glutathione and many other molecules. Magnesium serves structural roles in bone, cell membranes and chromosomes; other roles include cell signaling, hormone secretion, nerve conduction, cell migration, and more.

Prospective epidemiological studies show that magnesium is preventative for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Clinical studies have also shown magnesium to be useful for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), preeclampsia-eclampsia (toxemia of pregnancy), heart attack (myocardial infarction), diabetes, osteoporosis, migraine headaches, and asthma.

Overall, magnesium is one of the most useful supplements to take for helping our body.

Magnesium Deficiency

Deficiency of magnesium is associated with the following conditions in people; GI disorders, kidney disorders, alcoholism, and occurs in the elderly.

Recommended Magnesium Intake

The RDA (recommended daily allowance) for magnesium is:

                •  Children 4-8 years – 130 mg

                •  Children 9-13 – 240 mg

                •  Adolescents 14-18 – 410 mg

                •  Adults including pregnant and breastfeeding women - 320-400 mg daily

Which Form of Magnesium is Best?

There are two things to consider when selecting a magnesium supplement:

1) The amount of elemental magnesium they contain. The term "elemental magnesium" refers to the amount of magnesium in a supplement that's available for your body to absorb. Some brands list elemental magnesium and some brands list the total weight (usually in milligrams) of each tablet, which is the weight of the magnesium plus whatever it's bound to, such as lactate, carbonate, citrate, or gluconate.

2) The form of the b ound complex used (e.g. carbonate, citrate, lactate or gluconate) can make a difference since some forms are better than others in terms of bioavailability (absorption) and other cellular benefits. Magnesium l actate is an ideal choice because it has been shown to be more absorbable (bioavailable) than the other forms, is generally neutral tasting and can be used by your cells as an excellent natural energy source that can enhance performance.

MineralConnexin™ and MineralConnexin™ Lite - Ideal Magnesium Supplement

HealthConnexin's MineralConnexin™ and MineralConnexin™ Lite are ideal choice s for your daily magnesium intake for the following reasons:

         •  When taken as directed, you get 350 mg of elemental magnesium , the recommended daily dosage for individuals over 13 years old , leaving room for the magnesium you may get with food.

         •  It is a lactate form, which is highly absorbable by your body and offers insulin-independent energy.

         •  MineralConnexin™ and MineralConnexin™ Lite include all the calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc that most people need.

         •  It comes in a non-flavored powder that can be easily mixed in water or into most other beverage s for easy consumption.

         •  MineralConnexin™ and MineralConnexin™ Lite alkalinize your body and cells so that you are not acidic (pH balance).