SUPER MAG POWDER
Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in the body, especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys. By some estimates, up to 80 percent of Americans are not getting enough of this key mineral. Magnesium insufficiency has been implicated in a wide range of health challenges. Super Mag Powder delivers 300 mg magnesium bisglycinate chelate in a delicious, strawberry-lemonade flavored mix that can be added to any beverage. Magnesium bisglycinate was chosen for its proven enhanced absorption. In addition, the chelated form of magnesium bisglycinate used in this formula is gentle on the stomach. Research has demonstrated this form to be well-tolerated, causing less laxation potential than other forms of magnesium, such as oxide.1
Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in the growth and development of healthy bones and it is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions including energy generation, muscle movement, proper hydration, and much more . Furthermore, this mineral fuels the brain and eases the transfer of information through the central nervous system by imparting a soothing effect on the nerves and supporting the production of the key calming neurotransmitter, serotonin. 1 In addition to influencing numerous processes, Mmagnesium levels are also a significant predictor of neurodevelopmental disorder complexity. This includes conditions such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 2 Children with ADHD not only have lower levels of magnesium, but clinical symptoms generally improve during periods of magnesium supplementation. 3 Furthermore, while magnesium levels are reduced in children with ASD 4 , symptoms of ASD can also be reduced when the diet is supplemented with magnesium 5 For children with ADHD or ASD, maintaining sufficient levels of brain energy and a calm nervous system are key areas to target, yet research shows that magnesium is one of the minerals that is commonly insufficient in children with these types of psychosocial and neurodevelopmental disorders. 6 In one study which assessed magnesium levels in typically developing children, those with ASD, and children with other neurodevelopmental disorders, the children with ASD or other disorders had significantly lower plasma magnesium levels than the healthy participants. 6 When magnesium is too low, cognitive ability becomes impaired, along with the attention span. In addition, issues such as aggression, fatigue, and a lack of concentration can worsen. 7 Conversely, parents and clinicians commonly report that supplementing the diet with magnesium helps improve their child’s sensory sensitivity, enhances sleep quality, heightens mood, and boosts cognitive function. 6,8 Furthermore, children with ADHD and ASD often require larger quantities of magnesium than what their diet typically provides or their gut is able to absorb. Therefore, supplementation is a great way to supply the body with the amount of magnesium it needs to yield these important benefits.
Bioavailability: The Mineral Chelate Difference†
The importance of bioavailability is obvious. If consuming a magnesium supplement has little effect on improving the body’s magnesium balance, there is no reason to ingest it. Signs of inferior mineral supplements include the use of cheap, poorly absorbed, rock-salt minerals like calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide (See Figure 1). These mineral forms slow and limit absorption, relying on adequate stomach acid to release magnesium ions which then enter the body via passive diffusion. And, because they tend to remain in the intestines longer, these forms of mineral supplements can cause intestinal distress such as constipation (calcium carbonate) or diarrhea (magnesium oxide). Super Mag Powder provides the additional benefit of highly absorbed, Albion® magnesium chelates. Albion® is the world leader in manufacturing highly bioavailable mineral chelates, a specialized form of minerals bound to amino acids. This patented process creates organic mineral compounds which use active absorption mechanisms in the gastrointestinal tract to greatly enhance mineral absorption. In a magnesium comparison study reported by Graff et al. at Weber State University, Albion®’s magnesium amino acid chelate had (See Figure 1)6:
- 8.8 times greater absorption than magnesium oxide
- 5.6 times greater absorption than magnesium sulfate
- 2.3 times greater absorption than magnesium carbonate
- At a dose of 400 mg, magnesium chelate significantly reduced or eliminated menstrual abdominal discomfort 7
- Multiple double blind studies found urinary excretion of magnesium chloride higher than magnesium glycinate, proving superior absorption 8-10
- Magnesium glycinate is shown to have a reduced laxative effect when compared to other forms of magnesium 11
Magnesium is integral for the transport of insulin from the bloodstream to cells. Increasing magnesium levels has been shown to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Diets with higher amounts of magnesium are associated with blood sugar balance, due to the role of magnesium in glucose metabolism. 14-16 Most investigations of magnesium intake and insulin balance have been prospective cohort studies. A meta-analysis of seven of these studies, which included 286,668 patients, found that a 100 mg/day increase in total magnesium intake promoted insulin balance by a statistically significant 15%. 11 Another meta-analysis of eight prospective cohort studies that followed 271,869 men and women for an extended period of time found a significant association between magnesium intake from food and insulin balance. 15
Magnesium is involved in bone formation and influences the activity of osteoblasts and osteoclasts, cells responsible for the breakdown and formation of bone. 18 Magnesium also impacts concentrations of parathyroid hormone and the active form of vitamin D, which are major regulators of bone homeostasis. Several population-based studies have found positive associations between magnesium intake and the state of bone strength and mineralization in men and women. 19-2
Mix 1 scoop (5.7 grams) of Super Mag Powder with water or the beverage of your choice once daily or as recommended by your health care professional.
Super Mag Powder Dosage Instructions
Start at a low dose and slowly work up to the recommended dosage over 1-2 weeks. Mix powder with approx. 4-10 oz of beverage of choice. Increased dosage may be appropriate for some, please consult your healthcare provider.
Does Not Contain
Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.
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