The benefits of Magnesium Chelate

Author: Jillian Foster   Date Posted:9 January 2019 

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and plays several important roles. It is found in the earth, sea, plants, animals and humans. About 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in the bones, while the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids including blood. It is essential for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body and is fundamental to every major biological process. Magnesium is an important electrolyte along with sodium, potassium and calcium.* 

 

Magnesium Chelate

 

What role does it play in the body?

Magnesium is important for muscle contraction and relaxation and a magnesium deficiency may result in muscle cramps or muscle spasm as well as muscle weakness. Ensuring you have adequate amounts of magnesium can help reduce muscle pain and the frequency of muscle cramps.

Many do not realise that magnesium also regulates calcium absorption and plays a role in healthy bone formation, supporting bone strength. It plays an important role in bone mineral density along with other key bone nutrients like calcium and vitamin D. We also cannot forget the role magnesium plays in the nervous system, being essential for proper nerve function as it is necessary for nerve conduction.

Additionally, magnesium is a key heart health nutrient as it is essential for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system. It is also utilised in the mitochondria of the cell for the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which provides energy for almost all of the body’s metabolic processes. It therefore is in involved in energy production. Furthermore, magnesium is required to help the body metabolise carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

 

Why we choose Magnesium Chelate?

Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate is one of the better absorbed forms of magnesium as it is attached to an amino acid molecule, which means it can easily travel along the digestive tract without getting trapped by other compounds. It is also less irritating on the gut than other forms of magnesium.

 

Magnesium Chelate:

  • Is highly absorbable
  • Is gentle on the stomach
  • May help relieve muscle cramps and spasms
  • Helps maintain and support cardiovascular health
  • Helps support strong healthy bones
  • Helps in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fats
  • May help decrease the frequency and severity of migraine headaches

 

References

*Grober U. Schmidt J. Kister K. 2015. Magnesium in Prevention and Therapy. Nutrients 2015, 7(9), 8199-8226


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