Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals for human health, and is a vital cofactor for several hundred metabolic processes in the body. Additionally, magnesium is critical for healthy bones, muscle function, energy production and nervous system function*.
Modern diets often fail to provide adequate magnesium and several lifestyle factors may either deplete our bodies of magnesium or increase our requirements, including caffeine or alcohol consumption, certain medications, exercise or excessive sweating, phosphoric acid intake (from dark colored colas), over-abundance of calcium (from supplements or fortified foods), and poor vitamin D or B6 status*.
Some signs of low or insufficient magnesium status include:
- Anxiousness, irritability or mood disturbances
- Muscle twitches, weakness or cramps
- Irregular heart beat
- Elevated blood pressure
- Poor carbohydrate tolerance
- Decreased bone density
Magnesium is a common mineral in many multivitamin/multi-vitamin supplements, however, many products use inexpensive, poorly-digested forms such as oxide, carbonate, or chloride forms which may contribute to unwanted gastrointestinal symptoms*. Additionally, many once-daily supplements can only provide a fraction of the daily allowance for magnesium since magnesium is a bulky mineral and it takes up a large amount of space within capsules or tablets. As such, magnesium is often packaged or recommended as an additional, stand-alone mineral in addition to other daily multi-nutrient formulas such as our AM/PM Multivitamins.
Life Time chose the di-magnesium malate form of magnesium based on the highly-absorbable nature and minimal chance for gastrointestinal irritation. The malic acid used with the elemental magnesium is easily used by our cells to produce energy (ATP) in addition to helping deliver easily digested magnesium.
Recommended use: take two capsules per day.
Disclaimers: *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
If you are pregnant, have a medical condition, or are taking any prescription drugs, consult a healthcare professional before taking this product.