Magnesium is a vital nutrient, playing a role in literally hundreds of enzyme systems in our body. It helps regulate protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, glucose levels and even blood pressure.
Humans do not produce magnesium on our own accord, and must rely on our diets to get enough of it. Magnesium is found in a variety of widely available foods, including leafy greens, legumes, and nuts and seeds. However, nearly half of Americans are not getting enough magnesium in their diets. Fortunately, there are a number of magnesium supplements available on the market.
Magnesium supplements are available in a variety of forms and strength levels. Though there’s virtually no harm in absorbing as much magnesium as possible from foods, the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) has established daily Recommended Dietary Allowances for magnesium at 420mg for men and 320mg for women. This accounts for all magnesium, including that which comes from food. However, too much magnesium in your diet can have adverse effects, including nausea or upset stomach, and so the FNB has set an Upper Limit of 350mg per day of magnesium from supplements alone.
With this in mind, it’s important to consult a medical professional before adding a magnesium supplement into your diet, particularly if that supplement is over 350mg per serving.
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Magnesium Citrate 400mg
Other Ingredients: HPMC Vegetarian capsule size 0, microcrystalline cellulose, organic rice extract, sunflower oil, rice fibre, magnesium stearate (veg source).
Allergens: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. Product free from porcine/bovine gelatin. Suitable for those on vegetarian, vegan diets.