- in an absorbable and bioavailable form;
- indicated in cases of magnesium deficiency;
- used for preventing various health problems (stress, anxiety, muscle cramps, hypertension, etc.)
Magnesium Orotate is a natural compound in which magnesium is bound to orotic acid to facilitate transport of the magnesium across cell membranes. Combining magnesium and orotic acid in this way produces a supplement with high bioavailability.
Like calcium and potassium, the body needs magnesium in order to function properly. While primarily concentrated in the teeth and bones, this mineral salt is actually involved in all the body's cells. It is particularly essential for muscle relaxation, and thus plays a key role in regulating the heart rate and in muscle release.
As a consequence, it is often described as a natural anti-stress agent. In this context, it is also recognised for maintaining equilibrium in the nervous system and for supporting nerve impulse transmission. Magnesium's benefits extend still further - it participates in hundreds of reactions within the body, such as protein synthesis, lipid metabolism, carbohydrate breakdown and hormone secretion.
Despite the many functions it fulfils, magnesium cannot be synthesised by the body and must be ingested in order to meet our daily requirements. Although it is found in foods such as cocoa, dark chocolate, cereals and dried fruit, intake from the diet is often inadequate. Deficiency is particularly common in older people, but can also occur during periods of physical exertion or stressful situations.
Magnesium deficiency can be difficult to diagnose, potentially manifesting in fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. These early symptoms can gradually progress to include muscle cramps, numbness, tremors and heart irregularities. As well as being indicated in cases of deficiency, magnesium supplementation also offers preventive and curative benefits. For example, it is used to treat:
An optimal supplement, Magnesium Orotate is produced from an innovative form of magnesium with increased absorption and bioavailability. Delivered in high quality vegetarian capsules, it provides an ideal 500mg of magnesium orotate per capsule, with a suggested dose of 3 capsules a day, though this can be adapted to individual needs and the advice of your therapist. Along with magnesium orotate, other orotate minerals are available from the SuperSmart catalogue: Zinc Orotate, Calcium Orotate and Potassium Orotate.
|Daily dose: 3 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30
|Elemental magnesium (from 1500mg of magnesium orotate)||105 mg|
|Other ingredients : Acacia gum, rice flour.|
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