- Contains malic acid, a beneficial chelator.
- Form of magnesium least likely to cause intestinal side-effects.
- Helps reduce physical and mental fatigue.
- Supports optimal muscle function.
- Helps maintain healthy teeth and bones.
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Magnesium malate is a magnesium supplement offering both excellent bioavailability and solubility.
These two factors make it a fast and effective way of increasing the body’s magnesium levels without producing any unwelcome side-effects (unlike other forms of magnesium).
Magnesium malate is recommended for anyone lacking in magnesium(deficiency in magnesium is more common than that in calcium).
Supplementing with magnesium also provides a number of benefits for health:
Magnesium malate also enables aluminium to be eliminated from the body. This heavy metal accumulates in neurons and is particularly toxic for the brain. Magnesium malate is thus termed a chelator. It is composed of one molecule of malic acid and two of magnesium. Once ingested, the malic acid releases the magnesium, exchanging it for aluminium molecules. It’s therefore an excellent form of magnesium for supporting detoxification.
Magnesium is a mineral which the body needs in order to function well. It is involved in hundreds of physiological mechanisms throughout the body such as muscle relaxation, coagulation, blood pressure and energy conversion.
However, deficiency has become widespread in the West. Alcohol consumption, diabetes, long-term medication, oral contraceptives and hypertension all increase our requirements for magnesium, while the refining of cereals, the depletion of soil and changes in dietary habits have all significantly reduced our daily intake.
Early signs of magnesium deficiency are hard to spot: they generally include a loss of appetite, unexplained fatigue and sometimes nausea. Those over 60 are at particular risk as absorption of this mineral declines considerably with age.
Magnesium passes between intestinal cells in the small intestine (8). Absorption begins around an hour after the supplement is ingested, and continues for almost six hours (9). Magnesium malate is a highly-bioavailable form of magnesium, though other factors can affect how well it is absorbed.
It’s best to take the supplement with a meal high in protein and fibre in order to optimise this phase of intestinal absorption. Food slows down transit which increases the amount of time the magnesium is exposed to intestinal cells. Protein increases its solubility and prevents the formation of calcium-magnesium complexes which impair absorption. And fibre helps to produce short-chain fatty acids and reduce intestinal acidity, two factors which improve magnesium’s transport to the bloodstream.
Conversely, there are three factors to avoid:
These recommendations are important as intestinal absorption declines with age.
Follow the doses recommended: excess magnesium is associated with adverse side-effects in the gut. In addition, taking a magnesium supplement may reduce the absorption of antibiotics and some osteoporosis medications.
Those suffering from kidney disease should only take this supplement under medical supervision.
|Daily serving: 3 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 40
|Quantity per serving
|Magnesium (from 2,400 mg of dimagnesium malate)
|Malic acid (from 2,400 mg of dimagnesium malate)
|1 656 mg
|Other ingredients: Acacia gum.
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