Magnesium plays an essential role in a wide range of fundamental cellular reactions. More than 300 enzyme pathways require magnesium as a cofactor. When complexed with adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the main carrier of metabolic energy in the body, magnesium is essential for all biosynthetic processes, glycolysis, formation of c-AMP, energy dependent membrane transport, transmission of genetic code for protein synthesis and muscle function. To phrase it more specifically, magnesium can be recommended as a laxative, for various cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, fatigue, fibromyalgia , migraine, osteoporosis, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and for increased energy and stamina in athletes.
It is estimated that a significant portion of the American population is deficient in magnesium. Low levels of magnesium can be caused by gastrointestinal or renal loss due to incomplete reabsorption. Other causes of magnesium loss can be from excessive intake of alcohol, sugar, fiber, caffeine and laxatives. Many medications create a depletion of magnesium including oral contraceptives, estrogens, loop diuretics, thiazide diuretics, digoxin, tetracycline and several other antibiotics. In fact, many of the common adverse effects seen with these medications correspond with the symptoms of magnesium depletion. These include muscle cramps, weakness, insomnia, gastrointestinal disorders, osteoporosis, irritability, anxiety, confusion and depression. The recommended daily allowances for magnesium are 410-420 mg/day for men and 310-360 mg/day for women.
This product contains NO sugar, salt, dairy, soy, yeast, wheat, gluten, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 3 vegetarian capsules daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Possible Side Effects
Diarrhea, drowsiness, weakness, lethargy
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1 tablet contains:
|Magnesium (as TRAACS® magnesium glycinate)*||400mg|
|Other ingredients: : Cellulose, water (capsule), vegetable stearin, magnesium stearate, silica and cellulose.
*Manufactured by Albion Laboratories, the world leader and innovator in mineral amino acid chelate nutrition. The company’s products, including their TRACCS® premium chelated minerals, have been featured in numerous research and clinical studies. TRACCS® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories.
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