This is the newest magnesium formulation from Nature's Sunshine which is highly bioavailable due to the sources for the magnesium.
Magnesium Complex combines two excellent forms of magnesium citrate and malate. Studies show that magnesium citrate and malate are more soluble and better absorbed than the other forms of magnesium.
Magnesium is often called the anti-stress mineral because it has a calming effect when taken. Its soothing properties induce restful sleep. It is very much needed by the person who has a hyperactive nervous system, or one who is hot-tempered, overly active, or agitated.
Magnesium is part of bones and cells, especially the smooth cells of arteries. It protects the arterial lining from stress caused by sudden blood pressure changes. Magnesium assists in the absorption of calcium and potassium.
Over 300 enzymes need magnesium to function properly. It has also been called the circulatory mineral because of its regulating effect on muscle contraction. Magnesium helps the body to utilize vitamins B6, C, and E.
When combined with B6 it helps to reduce and dissolve calcium phosphate stones. Magnesium is so important that the brain stores twice as much magnesium as other body tissues - this is a "safety supply" to have in the event of a drop in the magnesium reserves.
Magnesium combats acids, toxins, gases, and impurities in the body. It makes tissues limber, elastic, youthful, and supple. It is a natural laxative for the bowels.
Possible Signs of Deficiency
Angina, Asthma, Cardiac Arrhythmia, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Constipation, Depression, Dizziness, Digestive Problems, Heart Attacks (without magnesium, arteries tense up) High Blood Pressure, High LDL Cholesterol Levels, Hypertension, Insomnia, Irritability, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Lack of Concentration, Migraines, Muscle Weakness, Nervousness, PMS Symptoms, Pulmonary Disorders, Rapid Heartbeat, Seizures, Spasmodic Pains (especially during women's monthly cycle), Sugar Cravings, Tantrums, Teeth Grinding, Twitching, Schizophrenia
Things That Increase the Body's Need for Magnesium
Alcohol, Antibiotics, Diuretics, Diarrhea, Fluoride, Excess Levels of Zinc and Vitamin D
Things That Deplete Magnesium
Large amounts of protein, fats, cod liver oil, calcium, and/or vitamin D. Foods high is oxalic acid, such as almonds, chard, cocoa, rhubarb, spinach, and tea. Stress, refined flour and sugar, chemotherapy.
Foods and Herbs High in Magnesium
Alfalfa, Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas, Black-eyed Peas, Blackstrap molasses, Brown Rice, Cantaloupe, Catnip, Capsicum, Chamomile, Chickweed, Dandelion, Dulse, Eyebright, Figs, Garlic, Grapefruit, Green leafy veggies, Hops, Horsetail, Kelp, Lemons, Licorice, Lima Beans, Mullein, Nuts, Parsley, Peaches, Soybeans, Tofu, Whole Grains
Ingredients per Capsule
Magnesium citrate and magnesium malate - 100 mg.
Other Ingredients: Magnesium stearate (vegetable), cellulose (plant fiber), silicon dioxide (powdered silica), gelatin, and water.
Take 2 capsules twice daily with a meal.
Individuals with severe heart disease should take magnesium only on the advice of their physician.