Mineralife - MAGNESIUM 8oz (oral supplement)
Liquid Ionic Magnesium Mineral Concentrate (dropper)
Mineralife presents an advanced aqueous form of Magnesium Ions (IsoIonic™)** in clear solution for quicker absorption than tablets or capsules which must first dissolve in the digestive system before being absorbed. Patented, clinically tested professional grade CHD-Fulvic Acid has been added to further increase absorption and enhance overall well-being as fulvic acid has natural anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification properties.
Concentration: 40,000 PPM or mg/L
Mineralife Magnesium Supplement Helps to Support:
Healthy and normal involuntary body movements*
- Known as the anti-stress mineral*
Healthy and proper growth*
Healthy and happy disposition*
Healthy eating habits*
Normal calcium balance in organs*
Healthy cardiovascular electrical impulses*
Monthly feminine health*
Healthy nerve transmission*
Healthy calcium balance in blood vessels*
Reduce Stress with Magnesium
Our modern life subjects us to almost constant stress. The problem is that stress can wear our body down leading to disease. Magnesium is a powerful natural tranquilizer. It aids in relaxing nerves, relieving tension and lowering blood pressure. By relieving stress and reducing blood pressure, Magnesium supplement can help support healthy cardiovascular function.*
Strong Bones Benefit from Magnesium
In addition to its powerful stress busting properties, Magnesium works with Calcium to build strong bones. Taking a Magnesium supplement can greatly aid in the maintenance of bone health and integrity.*
Additionally, Magnesium works to make Calcium more available to the body and may help prevent kidney stones, which are caused by excess “free” Calcium that cannot be utilized by the body.*
Feel Younger with Magnesium
Consuming enough water-soluble magnesium with calcium has many positive benefits for the human body. It often results in feeling younger because a lack of proper magnesium to calcium ratio results in a rapidly aging body.* It is also reported to help individuals lose weight.*
The fact that calcium can be good and bad has eluded experts researching anti-aging for the last 50 years. It is also believed premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is nothing more than a symptom of premature aging caused by calcification of female body parts. Instead of women’s ovaries aging in their sixties, they age in their twenties. Women who were put on a program of increased magnesium reported their PMS vanished. More importantly, the women reported feeling and looking 10 to 15 years younger. Most women said they had lost weight, increased their energy, and had a more positive outlook. In addition, many said they noticed smoother skin without any other topical applications. The best antiaging advice in the world may be:“Take less calcium, take more magnesium.”
Magnesium can assist people in enjoying the prime of their lives by promoting ease of joint movement, steady functioning of the cardiovascular system, proper sugar balance, healthy bones, and long-term mental clarity.*
Why Mineralife Magnesium Supplement?
Prepared from a pure elemental source
Angstrom-sized, water soluble minerals (IsoIonic™) provide the greatest absorption and utilization in the body
Formulated using our patent-pending MET water, a multi-step purified energy enhanced water that helps activate minerals into their electronically charged ionic state for maximum benefit
Contains CHD-Fulvic Acid to enhance absorption and overall well-being
2.5ml (1/2 cap) provides 100mg of elemental Magnesium
8oz bottle provides 96 day supply
Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral
Magnesium: The miracle mineral
Most Americans today are well informed of the importance of calcium in the body. Few, however, are aware of the need for magnesium, an essential mineral which has a close relationship with calcium. In fact, calcium and magnesium are both necessary for strong bones and teeth. Showing that, without magnesium, calcium alone would be useless.
Magnesium makes up about .05% of the average person?s body weight. Sixty percent of this is found in the bones, while about 28% is found in the soft tissues of the liver and muscles ? including the heart. Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation in the body, involved in more than 300 enzymatic reactions involving glucose, fat and protein among many others.
What does that tell us about magnesium? Numerous studies have been conducted on the effect of magnesium on the body. In a study reported in the American Journal of Cardiology, 20% of patients with a trial fibrillation had a magnesium deficiency. In a study conducted in South Africa, a ten percent reduction in deaths caused by coronary heart disease was shown for every six milligrams per liter of magnesium in the water levels. In Oklahoma City, patients with low magnesium in their blood required more drugs to control hypertension that those with normal magnesium levels. Twenty patients receiving long term diuretics in Umea, Sweden, were given 345mg. a day of magnesium. After six months, nineteen of the twenty showed a drop in blood pressure.
Without the proper levels of magnesium in the body, results can be painful and destructive. The earliest symptoms of a magnesium deficiency include appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mental changes, irritability and seizures. Magnesium deficiencies may cause calcium deposits in muscles and kidney ? often resulting in painful kidney stones. A deficiency in magnesium leads to the constriction of blood vessels as well as reducing the amount of oxygen in the blood. Germ life multiplies; intestinal putrification products build up; Schizophrenic tendencies, borderline insanity, neuroses and manic depressive disturbance may occur.
As a treatment option, magnesium can do many wonderful things. In combination with calcium, magnesium is useful in reducing hypertension. A diet high in magnesium may prevent heart attacks and heart disease and improve cholesterol. Magnesium can be used to treat PMS, prevent kidney stones, fight depression, prevent premature labor, aid the treatment of nervous disorders, and treat diarrhea, vomiting and indigestion. A combination of magnesium ? vitamin B6 therapy is often used to treat patients with Autism. Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome often respond favorably to magnesium supplementation. Magnesium can also be used to calm nerves, make the body more flexible, induce restful sleep, and cool the body. Other benefits from magnesium supplementation include the following: It purifies the body tissues and prevents phosphates from depositing in joints, which may lead to arthritis, bone complications, and gout. Magnesium has also been proven to cool the liver, sooth nerve endings, prevent motor nerve contractions, end neurotic cramps and mellow the temper.
Magnesium is found in many food sources such as savory cabbage, dandelions, nettles, rye, barley, whole wheat, walnuts and almonds. The best food sources are whole grains and legumes. However, even if you believe you are eating plenty of magnesium-rich foods, you may still be deficient. Over 80% of magnesium is lost in the process of making refined white and enriched flours. Certain chemical additives used to keep frozen vegetables bright strip the food of its magnesium. In addition, there are many chemicals which deplete the body of magnesium. Diuretics and alcohol deplete what magnesium stores, while caffeine increases the excretion of magnesium, and phosphates, widely available in soft drinks, bind magnesium in the bowel and prevent its absorption. It is essential, furthermore, that one have sufficient calcium, vitamin C, and protein in order to absorb magnesium.
People with certain diseases are especially prone to magnesium deficiency, including patients with diabetes mellitus. Postmenopausal women and alcoholics are especially prone to osteoporosis caused by a lack of magnesium.
The only sure way to be confident that your body has sufficient magnesium is by magnesium supplementation, preferably by using a liquid source that is easily absorbed into the body?s cells.
|Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral
By Shelby Conques
|Shelby Conques is a medical researcher and freelance writer who currently resides in Colorado Springs where she works for Mineralife LLC and continues her research in nutrition and natural therapies.|
Magnesium: Why magnesium matters to athletes
Magnesium is well supplied in unrefined whole grain cereals, such as wholemeal bread, and also in green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, peas, beans and lentils (see table below). Fruit, meat and fish supply poor levels, as do refined foods. Contrary to common belief, milk and dairy products are not particularly rich sources of magnesium The magnesium content of plant foods tends to reflect soil magnesium concentrations and growing conditions, especially as magnesium is not routinely added to soils by farmers during intensive fertilisation(1).
Magnesium is a fairly soluble mineral, which is why boiling vegetables can result in significant losses; in cereals and grains, it tends to be concentrated in the germ and bran, which explains why white refined grains contain relatively little magnesium by comparison with their unrefined counterparts.
In normal adults, a magnesium deficiency results in altered cardiovascular function, including electrocardiographic abnormalities(2,3), impaired carbohydrate metabolism, with insulin resistance and decreased insulin secretion(2,4), and high blood pressure (5). Disease states that have been associated with magnesium imbalances and deficiencies include coronary heart disease, neuromuscular disorders, kidney diseases, asthma(6), migraines, premenstrual syndrome, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (both potentially serious complications of pregnancy), menopausal bone problems (3) and even obesity!
The UK recommended intake for magnesium (the daily amount deemed adequate to prevent deficiencies in 97.5% of the UK population) is set at 300mgs for men and 270mgs for women (7). The US has recently revised its figures upwards and now recommends an intake of 400mgs per day for men aged 19-30 and 420 for those over 30; the figures for women under and over 30 are 300 and 310mgs per day respectively(8). However, some investigators believe these should be set even higher at 450-500mg/day (9).
Many people go short of magnesium
Dietary intakes of magnesium in the United States have been declining over the last 100 years from about 500mg/day to 175?225mg/day (10) and a recent national survey suggested that the average magnesium intake for women is as low as 228mgs per day (11). But since this figure is derived using a one-day diet recall method, it may actually be an overestimate of actual magnesium intakes (12). Meanwhile, the UK?s Food Standards Agency estimates that the average daily intake of magnesium in Britain for both men and women is just 227mgs ? only two thirds of the US recommended daily amount (RDA).
The figures above suggest that many people fall short of optimum magnesium intakes, and this has been confirmed in a number of studies. For example, American researchers found that more than 60% of US adults were failing to meet even the previous (lower) RDA for magnesium(13). Even athletes, who might be expected to take greater care with their diets, are not immune from magnesium deficiency; for example, studies carried out in 1986/87 revealed that gymnasts, footballers and basketball players were consuming only around 70% of the RDA, while female runners fared even worse, with reported intakes as low as 59% of theRDA.
Given magnesium?s vital role in energy production, two key questions emerge:
1.Can these all-too-common sub-optimum dietary magnesium intakes impair athletic performance?
2.Could extra magnesium intake, over and above RDA levels, enhance performance?
While there is plenty of evidence that oral magnesium therapy improves cardiac function and exercise tolerance in coronary heart disease patients(16, 17), until recently, there has been little hard evidence about the effects of sub-optimum magnesium intakes in healthy exercising adults.
However, in a very tightly controlled three-month US study carried out last year, the effects of magnesium depletion on exercise performance in 10 women were observed ? and the results make fascinating reading (18). In the first month, the women received a magnesium-deficient diet (112mgs per day), which was supplemented with 200mgs per day of magnesium to bring the total magnesium content up to the RDA of 310mgs per day. In the second month, the supplement was withdrawn to make the diet magnesium-deficient, but in the third month it was reintroduced to replenish magnesium levels.
At the end of each month, the women were asked to cycle at increasing intensities until they reached 80% of their maximum heart rate, at which time a large number of measurements were taken, including blood tests, ECG and respiratory gas analysis. The researchers found that, for a given workload, peak oxygen uptake, total and cumulative net oxygen utilisation and heart rate all increased significantly during the period of magnesium restriction, with the amount of the increase directly related to the extent of magnesium depletion. In plain English, a magnesium deficiency reduced metabolic efficiency, increasing the oxygen consumption and heart rate required to perform work ? exactly what an athlete doesn?t want!
The researchers concluded: ?This report provides the first evidence that low dietary magnesium, in amounts consumed by some groups of physically active individuals, impairs function during exercise.? The mechanisms behind this effect are unclear, but it seems likely that a magnesium shortfall can cause a partial uncoupling of the respiratory chain, increasing the amount of oxygen required to maintain ATP production. There is also evidence that a magnesium shortfall boosts the energy cost, and hence oxygen use, of exercise because it reduces the efficiency during exercise of muscle relaxation, which accounts for an important fraction of total energy needs during an activity like cycling (19).
However, other studies carried out on physically active people with ?normal? serum magnesium and muscle magnesium concentrations have found no functional or performance improvements associated with supplementation (23, 24). On the evidence available so far, the scientific consensus is that extra magnesium can enhance performance when (as is all too often the case) magnesium intakes fall below optimum levels. But in subjects already consuming magnesium at or above this optimum level, there is little hard evidence to suggest that taking more confers extra benefits.
Given the growing body of evidence pointing to the need for optimum magnesium nutrition in athletes, what tests are available to coaches for determining magnesium status? Muscle magnesium (obtained through a needle biopsy) is one of the most accurate methods of assessment, but it is time-consuming, very invasive and can cause discomfort. Magnesium status can also be measured by means of a ?magnesium load? test, followed up with measurement of urinary excretion. However research suggests that urinary magnesium is too variable to accurately evaluate magnesium status (6).
Testing for magnesium status
Total blood magnesium (TMg) is the most widely used assay, but this has the disadvantage of including complex and protein-bound magnesium, whereas it?s the ionic portion that?s physiologically active. This test is also insensitive to the movements of magnesium that occur within the body as a result of exercise.
However, the recent introduction of ion-selective electrode (ISE) technology now enables scientists to measure ionic magnesium directly, and this is considered one of the best methods. But even then it?s not all plain-sailing, since ionic magnesium levels tend to fluctuate significantly according to the time of day, with higher values recorded in the morning and lower values in the evening. This ?circadian magnesium rhythm? is believed to be linked to changes in physical activity levels through the day, but the whole subject of ?intra-body? magnesium fluctuations remains poorly understood. Nevertheless, the best results seem to be obtained when ionic magnesium is sampled from fasting, non-exercised subjects first thing in the morning (25).
So what?s the take-home message for athletes? First, it?s all too easy to go short of magnesium, especially if your diet is light on foods like whole grains and cereals, green leafy vegetables, pulses (peas/beans/lentils), nuts and seeds. To make matters worse, excessive sugar intake, alcohol consumption and diets high in fats, protein and calcium have all been shown to impair magnesium absorption and/or increase excretion. And even when the quality of food is good and the diet carefully balanced, diets containing fewer than 2,000 calories per day often struggle to meet magnesium needs, placing those on weight loss or maintenance r?gimes at added risk.
The box below summarises the kinds of dietary habits that can lead to low magnesium intakes and also some of the sub-clinical symptoms that can be signs of a sub-optimum intake (although clinical tests such as muscle magnesium or ionic magnesium are better at establishing actual magnesium status).
Risk factors and signs of low magnesium intake
Eating habits associated with low magnesium intake:
* You tend to eat white flour products instead of wholemeal
* You have a low intake of green leafy vegetables
* You don?t eat much in the way of nuts and seeds or beans and lentils
* You regularly consume sugar or sugary products
* You drink alcohol regularly
* You follow a calorie-restricted or high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet
* Possible symptoms of sub-optimal magnesium intake
* Muscle cramps, twitches or tremors
* Regular or excessive fatigue
* Feelings of irritability and/or lethargy
* Frequent mood swings, including depression
* Pre-menstrual bloating
* Restless legs at night
Given the potential for impaired performance on a sub-optimum magnesium intake, any athlete not already doing so should make a conscious effort to increase the proportion of magnesium-rich foods in his or her diet. Even a simple change like eating more whole grain products and boosting your intake of vegetables, nuts and seeds can make a big impact.
Magnesium intakes above the RDA are unlikely to boost performance further, but supplements are cheap and non-toxic, so can safely be used as an insurance policy. Most forms of supplemental magnesium are well-tolerated but it is inadvisable to supplement more than 400mgs per day. Some forms, such as magnesium oxide, are quite alkaline forming and can have the side effect of neutralising stomach acid and interfering with digestion. These should not be taken with meals. Finally, magnesium is best absorbed in small, frequent doses; so, for example, it is better to take 100mgs three times a day than 300mgs in one go!
Article By: Andrew Hamilton, http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/magnesium.html
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**IsoIonic™ is defined as water-soluble mono-atomic mineral ions.
Magnesium benefits and/or deficiency symptoms are generic for the mineral. No product claims are being made or implied. Research is ongoing.