Magnesium Glycinate 20%

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Magnesium Glycinate 20% Powder

This supplement is a compound of Magnesium and Glycine, a non-essential amino acid. This makes the Magnesium much easier for the body to absorb [1]. As many as 80% of all Americans are actually deficient in Magnesium, which is an essential mineral required for basic good health. In fact, it is found in more than 300 different enzymes responsible for bodily functions ranging from the creation of ATP to proper bowel function and the action of your heart muscle.

Magnesium Glycinate Powder Benefits

There are an amazing number of Magnesium Glycinate benefits. It is the best form to help alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort and disease. The Magnesium itself acts as a co-enzyme in the digestive tract, helping to break down food and assimilate nutrients into the body. Furthermore, it is able to help in the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and also triggers the healthy production of bile in the liver [2].

Magnesium Glycinate is also a vital compound for maintaining healthy bones. While the media constantly discusses the need for calcium, they tend to overlook the fact that Magnesium is a critical co-factor for both calcium and vitamin D. In fact, about half of the body’s Magnesium is stored in the bones and it is very active in helping to strengthen and keep the bones healthy [2].

Magnesium Glycinate and Mood

Magnesium Glycinate can also improve and balance mood by regulating neurotransmitter receptor sites. There is anecdotal evidence that many people who suffer from mood disorders have low blood levels of Magnesium. The added Glycine in this supplement may be especially beneficial in such cases since it is thought to produce a relaxing and calming effect on the body (while the Magnesium helps stabilize the nervous system) [1].

Magnesium Glycinate Side Effects

Upset stomach may occur if taking this supplement on an empty stomach.

Magnesium Glycinate 20% Dosage

Individuals should take 2g of Magnesium Glycinate 20% per day. New users are advised to start out lower than this and work up to a full dose gradually.



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