Xcel Health Superior Magnesium contains absorbable forms of Magnesium, Melate and Chelate with added Vitamin D, Zinc, Boron Vitamin B6 (P-5-P) for maximum absorption by the body.
Ideal for those who suffer from restless legs, muscle twitches, cramps, stress, insomnia, anxiety or high blood pressure.
Capsules can be swallowed or the contents added to a small amount of water, juice or yoghurt.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in many important metabolic functions in the body. It is a vital catalyst in enzyme activity, especially the activity of those enzymes involved in the production of energy. A deficiency of magnesium interferes with the transmission of nerve and muscular impulses, causing irritability and nervousness. Supplementing the diet with magnesium can help prevent depression, dizziness, muscular weakness, cramp, twitching and PMS. Magnesium aids in maintaining the body's proper pH levels, reducing an acid state.
Magnesium is essential to help prevent the calcification of soft tissues in the body. This often overlooked mineral protects the arterial linings from stress, caused by sudden blood pressure changes, plays a role in the formation of bone, as well as carbohydrate and mineral metabolism.
Magnesium Is Needed By Every Cell In The Body
Magnesium is a mineral needed by every cell of your body. About half of your body's magnesium stores are found inside cells of body tissues and organs. The other half is combined with calcium and phosphorus in the bone. Only 1% of the magnesium in your body is found in the blood. Your body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps the heart rhythm steady and the bones strong. It is also involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
Which Foods Contain Magnesium?
Green vegetables such as spinach provide magnesium because the centre of the chlorophyll molecule contains this mineral. Nuts, seeds and some whole grains are also good sources of magnesium. Although magnesium is present in many foods, it usually occurs in only small amounts. As with most nutrients, daily needs for magnesium cannot be met from a single food. The magnesium content of refined foods is usually low. Whole-wheat bread, for example, has twice as much magnesium as white bread because the magnesium-rich germ and bran are removed when white flour is processed. Over 80% of magnesium in grains is lost in the refining of wholefoods.
When Can A Magnesium Deficiency Occur?
Dietary surveys suggest that many of us do not consume enough magnesium for our daily requirements. When a magnesium deficiency does occur, it is usually due to excessive loss of magnesium in the urine, gastrointestinal system disorders that cause a loss of magnesium or limit magnesium absorption, or a chronically low intake of magnesium. Treatment with diuretics, some antibiotics and some medicine used to treat cancer, can increase the loss of magnesium in urine. Diabetes increases the loss of magnesium in the urine, causing a depletion of magnesium stores.
A high alcohol intake has been associated with magnesium deficiencies, due to alcohol increasing the excretion of magnesium in the urine. Gastrointestinal problems, such as malabsorption disorders, can cause magnesium depletion of this mineral, by preventing the body from being able to use the magnesium in food. Chronic or excessive vomiting and diarrhoea may also result in magnesium depletion. As can a high dietary intake of calcium, which can cause an imbalance of this essential mineral.
Who May Need Extra Magnesium?
Magnesium supplementation is usually indicated when a specific health problem or condition is indicative of low magnesium status. Extra magnesium may be required by individuals with conditions that cause excessive urinary loss of magnesium, chronic malabsorption, severe diarrhoea and steatorrhea, as well as chronic or severe vomiting. Increasing evidence reveals that a magnesium deficiency as the likely culprit in sudden death from a heart attack. Magnesium works with calcium in the contraction and relaxation of muscles, including the heart muscle. Magnesium is essential for athletes, people under regular stress, pregnant women and those suffering with alcoholism and diabetes.
Symptoms Of Low Magnesium Include
Depression, dizziness, muscular weakness, twitching, PMS, irritability, nervousness, bone and teeth problems, muscle cramps, muscle twitches around the eyes, spasms in the muscles of the arms or legs, problems relating to the heart such as an irregular heart rhythm, gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, an inability to unwind properly, lack of coordination, muscle twitch, tremors, weakness, apprehensiveness, personality changes, disorientation and confusion. A deficiency interferes with nerve and muscle impulses.
- Highly absorbable forms of magnesium that are gentle of on the stomach and bowel
- Supports the nervous system
- Beneficial during times of stress
- Soothes muscle tension and cramps
- Supports a restful sleep
- May support high blood pressure
Each vegetarian capsule provides:
Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate - 230mg
Providing Magnesium - 46mg
Di Magnesium Malate - 230mg
Providing Magnesium - 46mg
Zinc Citrate - 16.5mg
Providing Zinc - 5mg
Cholecalciferol - 4mg
Providing Vitamin D3 - 3000IU (7.5mcg)
Boron - 1mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate - 25mg
Providing active Vitamin B6 - 17mg
Other ingredients: Magnesium stearate, vegetable capsule
Adults: Take 2-3 Capsules daily with food or as directed by your health care professional.
Keep out of reach of children. This formula is generally well tolerated, but high doses of magnesium may cause bowel looseness.