Magnesium Bioavailability

So most of us know that magnesium is responsible for over 300 metabolic processes in the body, systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm (NIH Magnesium 2015). Most of us don't get enough magnesium in our diets and require supplementation. However not all magnesium supplements are the same. You can find many different "forms" of magnesium. When we talk about forms of magnesium we mean molecules that are bound to the magnesium ion (mineral) instead of eating a chunk of solid magnesium. Magnesium which is bound to an amino acid such as glycine are highly bioavailable (highly absorbed by the body) due to its ability to survive the stomach acid and digestive juices. This allows it to be fully absorbed in the small intestines. Other forms of magnesium like citrate or sulphate have a harder time entering the intestine walls and therefore aren't absorbed as easily, meaning it ends up being excreted. 

At TCPA we compound Magnesium glycinate giving you a highly effective and bioavailable form of magnesium to help with muscle cramps, relaxation, nerve function and many other functions discussed above. We can make quantities of 100 or 300 capsules and you can order online today!




Oct 18, 2015

Am taking natures way high strength mag 600mg until I get some of yours.

Peter Todd

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