Life Extension, Magnesium Caps, 500 mg, 100 Veggie Caps15 Reviews
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0.41 lbs (0.19 kg)
- Product Code: LEX-14591
- UPC Code: 737870145912
- Package Quantity: 100 Veggie Caps
- Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 in, 0.35 lbs (0.16 kg)
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- Essential Mineral for Cardiovascular Health
- Dietary Supplement
Many Americans do not obtain adequate amounts of magnesium in their diets.
Magnesium is one of the body’s most important minerals. It is required as a cofactor in hundreds of enzymatic processes within cells. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, promotes healthy cardiovascular function, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps maintain blood sugar and blood pressure levels already within normal range, and it is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
Magnesium is a major factor in relaxing the smooth muscles within the blood vessels, thereby reducing peripheral vascular resistance and promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. Magnesium also affects circulating levels of norepinephrine and the synthesis of serotonin and nitric oxide.
Magnesium positively influences the bone mineral matrix and its ability to metabolize minerals needed for repair and rebuilding. Scientific literature documents the need for a wide range of minerals, including calcium and magnesium, that are vital to maintaining strong, healthy bones.
Moreover, there is strong evidence that dietary magnesium intake and supplementation improves the metabolic profile. Magnesium has been shown to beneficially impact insulin resistance, serum lipid profiles, inflammation, endothelial function, oxidative stress and platelet aggregability.
Since magnesium is so inexpensive, everyone should consider supplementing with at least 500 mg of magnesium daily.
Magnesium Caps provides one of the highest concentrations of elemental magnesium per capsule available on the market.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) capsule one to three times daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Vegetable cellulose (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, silica, citric acid.
Caution: If taken in high doses, magnesium may have a laxative effect. If this occurs, divide dosing, reduce intake, or discontinue product.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
|Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Magnesium (as magnesium oxide, citrate, succinate, TRAACS magnesium lysyl glycinate chelate)||500 mg||125%|
iHerb Customer Reviews
For me, living in this body, use of this product at the rate of 2 caps/day over a period of 4-6 weeks inevitably leads to a bowel flush. Very unpleasant. It appears that the formulation has too much magnesium oxide, at least for the requirements of my body. By switching to another product which uses chelated magnesium, I am able to take a sufficiently large enough dose to meet the body's need for magnesium. I do not understand why magnesium oxide is so popular among supplement makers. Most likely it is relatively inexpensive to manufacture. According to Wikipedia magnesium oxide is used to make wallboard and refractory material for furnaces, among other things. I do suspect that as ingredients go magnesium oxide is quite inexpensive which should count for its popularity as a dietary supplement when magnesium is called for. Look around at the various magnesium supplements: many are formulated with magnesium oxide.
I bought this product because I was told that it would help me with irregularity. I have tried other magnesium caps before, but these are the best. I recommend them. They really work!