Helps relax muscles and aids in fighting depression. Essential for the maintenance of RNA & DNA. Promotes cardiovascular health. Works with Vitamin B6 in alleviating PMS. Aids in tissue respiration. Assists in the utilization of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E.
SIGNS OF DEFICIENCY:Nervousness and muscle tics and twitches, apprehension, brain and body exhaustion, confusion and irritability, disorientation, irregular heartbeat, poor circulation and pale complexion, convulsions, seizures, tremors and glandular disturbances.
CHARACTERISTICS: Magnesium is an essential mineral nutrient. This vital mineral is needed in over 300 of the body’s enzymes. Virtually all bioenergetic processes require magnesium. It plays an important role in bone formation, stress, exercise, depression, PMS and chronic fatigue.
Magnesium is absorbed from the small intestine. It is poorly absorbed from foods, less than 35% of the ingested amount. Only 25% – 35% of non-chelated magnesium ingested is absorbed and this can often have an adverse effect on the bowel.
FUNCTION: The body must modify mineral salts to assimilate the mineral. Magnesium salts, through complex digestive and transport processes, becomes magnesium amino acid chelate. The chelated magnesium is then metabolized and the magnesium mineral is released into the blood. Many people are unable to perform this complex digestive function. Therefore, non-chelated magnesium has little biological effect.