Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a key role in over 600 of our body’s functions. Involved in energy production, protein synthesis, and DNA and RNA repair, magnesium is necessary for the proper function of muscles, nerves, and activating enzymes - including the enzymes that metabolise Vitamin D.
As an essential mineral, it is alarming that recent studies of a western diet from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, indicate that 53% of the population do not get enough Magnesium. Deficiency can lead to muscle cramps, weakness, anxiety, and insomnia, while prolonged deficiency can lead to far more serious chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The good news is that supplementing with Magnesium helps prevent dietary Magnesium deficiency but it boils down to ensuring we’re taking the right magnesium supplement.
Not all magnesium supplements are created equal; it's important to choose the right type of Magnesium supplement to get the most benefit. Pure magnesium is unstable - in fact combustible. Thus it has to be bonded with other molecules to make it stable.
There are many different types of magnesium supplements on the market, each with their own set of benefits and potential side effects.
Greal's Mg Trilogy uses three magnesiums from the leading manufacturers in Germany, France and the USA, that are bonded with vital nutrients in a process called chelation. This process is said to protect the magnesium while it travels through the digestive tract before it breaks down in the lower intestine where it can be better absorbed. In our forms, the biological principles are that one absorbs magnesium in addition to the vital nutrients it was bonded with. Magnesium can only work its magic when properly absorbed by the body. Mg Trilogy is a fully reacted formula that enhances the solubility and absorption of magnesium so you can experience its full benefits.
When buying magnesium supplements be sure to look out for whether they are “buffered” with unreacted magnesium or magnesium oxide. Magnesium oxide is a poorly absorbed form that can cause stomach discomfort and diarrhoea! Make sure you read the labels when purchasing magnesium supplements and always consult with a health professional before starting any new supplement regimen, especially if you are pregnant or nursing.
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