Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral, yet magnesium deficiencies are common in developed countries due to a lack of eating enough leafy greens, nuts and seeds. Magnesium deficiencies are common in the western diet because grains are poor sources of magnesium. A deficiency can increase blood pressure, reduce glucose tolerance and cause neural excitation.
In hot cities such as Hong Kong and Singapore, sweating can also contribute to magnesium loss and deficiency. If magnesium is supplemented to attenuate a deficiency, it acts as a sedative, reducing blood pressure and improving insulin sensitivity.
Healthy magnesium levels are also associated with a protective effect against depression and ADHD. Further evidence is needed to determine if magnesium supplementation can boost exercise performance, but initial studies look promising.
Our Magnesium supplement consists of three different forms of Magnesium for greater absorption: Magnesium Aspartate, Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Orotate. Additionally, the formula contains specific acids that help detox heavy metals in the body. It is lactose-free yeast-free and soy-free, unlike most full range amino acid chelates.
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Magnesium (as Magnesium Asporotate [Magnesium Aspartate, Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Orotate (milk)], Magnesium Oxide)
Vegetable cellulose capsule, magnesium stearate, rice flour and herb base (parsley leaf, organic alfalfa leaf).
Studies show that a Magnesium deficiency can increase anxiety by causing abnormal neuronal excitations which can lead to brain exciting itself in repeated bursts of activity, for example epileptic seizures and other forms of stress. Taking Magnesium supplements can alleviate such stress and help people with anxiety to relax if they are sufficient. However, it is not clear that Magnesium can help people who do not suffer from a deficiency.
Research Score: Promising
A common problem that women experience during pregnancy is high blood pressure. Over 60 pregnant women were enrolled in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the effect of Magnesium on high blood pressure during pregnancy. After 12 weeks of supplementation, the average diastolic blood pressure (pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats and fills with blood, thereby getting oxygen) and incidence of high blood pressure was significantly lower in the group receiving magnesium. Higher urinary Magnesium levels were associated with lower blood pressure during the study.
Research Score: Strong
There appears to be some reduction in blood glucose in persons who already have high glucose. Studies suggest Magnesium supplementation leads to improved blood sugar management, lower blood pressure, and better lipid profiles in patients with type 2 diabetes.  Another study indicates that orally consuming Magnesium where the patient is deficient restores serum Magnesium levels, thereby improving insulin sensitivity in those with type 2 diabetes and decreased serum Magnesium levels. However, this reduction in blood glucose levels is sometimes unreliable.
Research Score: Mixed
In 1996, a double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessed the effect of Magnesium on migraines. During weeks 9 through 12 of the study, the frequency of migraines was reduced by 42% in the Magnesium group compared to only a 16% reduction in the placebo group. The duration and intensity of the migraines was slightly lower in the Magnesium group, but not statistically significant. Additionally, the study was on a high dose of Magnesium, 600mg per day, caused diarrhea in 19% of the treatment group.
Another premenstrual symptom experienced by women is headaches. A 1991 study attempted to examine how headaches were affected by Magnesium supplementation. 20 patients were given 360mg/day of Magnesium or a placebo. After two months, both the placebo and treatment groups reported decreased pain from headaches; however, only the Magnesium group reported fewer incidences of headaches, while the placebo group did not.
Research Score: Promising
Over 50% of older adults have problems sleeping, which is often due to aging and poor nutrient intake. Studies indicate Magnesium is effective in improving sleep quality in those with poor sleep quality and the elderly,   although more examination is needed in young people with normal sleep function.
In a 2012 clinical study, 46 elderly adults were given 500mg of Magnesium or a placebo. The Magnesium group experienced improvements in sleep efficiency, concentration of serum renin, cortisol and melatonin. Actual total time asleep was not different between the two groups.
Research Score: Promising
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