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Magnesium Aspartate to Combat Magnesium Deficiency

The body is composed of countless vitamins and minerals that are essential to its proper function. Unfortunately, due to inadequate diet, illness, and several other factors, many people find themselves struggling with the effects of vitamin deficiencies. One of the most important vitamins for your body's proper function is Magnesium, and its deficiency is also one of the most common in the world.

What is Magnesium Aspartate?

Magnesium Aspartate is a supplement that some use to address deficiencies of Magnesium in the blood, although many have also used this supplement to manage irregular bowel movements and indigestion [1]. Low levels of Magnesium in the blood have been associated with many symptoms including headaches, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, reduced glucose tolerance, and, in extreme cases, numbness, tingling, seizures, personality changes, abnormal heart rhythms, and muscle cramping [5].

There are many situations that might lead to a magnesium deficiency, including use of diuretics, poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, severe diarrhea or vomiting, stomach or intestinal absorption complications, and poorly managed glucose related disorders [1]. A Magnesium deficiency is typically common in Western diets because of a lack of consumption of foods such as nuts and vegetables, which are an excellent source of this important vitamin [5].

There is also evidence that when paired with Calcium, Magnesium Aspartate may help improve heart health [2].

Magnesium Aspartate Benefits

The vitamin Magnesium is crucial for the proper functioning of the body's cells, nerves, muscles, bones, and heart. It has also been suggested that it may play a role in reducing cholesterol, metabolizing carbohydrates, and synthesizing proteins [3]. Appropriate levels of Magnesium also provide some protection against certain cognitive disorders [5].

When supplemented, Magnesium has demonstrated sedative qualities on a cellular level by aiding in the reduction of blood pressure levels and increasing sensitivity to insulin [5]. One study evidenced improved muscle quality in pigs that were given Magnesium Aspartate supplements [4].

Magnesium Aspartate Dosage

When supplementing Magnesium Aspartate, the body readily absorbs what it needs and the rest is flushed from the system. The recommended dosage for Magnesium Aspartate is 500mg, although this may vary depending on the consumer's health and physiological needs [3]. The supplement is best taken with a meal and at a regular time each day to experience the most benefits [1].

Sources

  1. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-20754/magnesium-aspartate-hcl-oral/details#side-effects
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14518352
  3. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/maginex-ds-magnesium-aspartate-999580#10
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9464890
  5. http://examine.com/supplements/Magnesium/

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