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METABOLISM: Supports metabolism and utilization of carbohydrates, amino acids, and fats for energy*
HEART HEALTH: Magnesium glycinate helps activate enzymes to support physiological functions, including cardiac health*
ENERGY PRODUCTION: Supports energy production and the utilization of nutrients such as calcium, sodium, potassium, and more*
DOSAGE: Pure Encapsulations recommends 1-4 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals.
FREE FROM: At Pure Encapsulations, our product are free from wheat and gluten; egg; peanuts; coatings and shellacs; GMOs; magnesium stearate; trans fats and hydrogenated oils; artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners; unnecessary binders, fillers and preservatives. Any product containing ingredients derived from allergens, such as soy, dairy or shellfish, is clearly labeled. All two-piece capsules are hypoallergenic and vegetarian.
Magnesium activates the enzymes necessary for a number of physiological functions, including neuromuscular contractions, cardiac function, and the regulation of the acid-alkaline balance in the body. It is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and fats; also for energy production, and the utilization of calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium. This vital mineral also helps utilize B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please contact your healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unwanted side effects. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Please be sure to consult your physician before taking this or any other product.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Magnesium is a crucial element in the body, and even more so because unlike the other electrolytes (calcium, potassium, sodium) it's rarely found in our modern diet, so the chances of being deficient are very high.
Since magnesium is involved in so many processes in the body, a deficiency can manifest itself with a variety of symptoms, the most common of which is muscle cramps. In my case, however, it's hearth arrhythmia.
Magnesium is a quite reactive metal, so as a supplement you will always find it in the form of a salt or cheated to an amino acid. The different forms of magnesium can be quite different, however, in the way they are absorbed and metabolized by the body.
-Magnesium oxide is the absolute worst (and unfortunately it's the form usually found in cheaper multivitamins) because it doesn't really get absorbed by the body, so it's a waste of time. -Magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salts) is also not good to use internally because of poor...
I take this with L-Theanine at night for a calming effect. I was taking Ambien for sleep prior to starting this regimen (Dr. Recommended) and have not needed the Ambien since. I am very happy! Make sure to get the "Glycinate" form of Magnesium if using it for the calming effect, it is the most easily absorbed and bioavailable form.
Pure Encapsulations is one of my favorite supplement brands, and even though there is a significant price premium over brands like Jarrow or NOW I personally think it is very much worth it. Not only are Pure Encapsulations products free of any fillers/additives, but they are also made in the USA.
As for the Magnesium, it has really done wonders for my sleep. I'm one of those people who has a difficult time falling asleep (especially after a stressful day), but these pills knock me out 30-60 minutes after taking them. I take one magnesium capsule at night along with one Garden of Life mykind Organics Plant Calcium, 180 Organic Tablet since I'm sensitive to dairy and don't usually get the RDA through my regular diet.
The capsules are a good size: not too large, but not tiny either. I personally find them easy to swallow. The container is...
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