What you might not know about magnesium citrate!

Magnesium Citrate has a high stability constant. It is due to this high stability constant that it may not be available intracellulary. Most of the work done by magnesium is a result of it being intracellular. As a result, magnesium citrate is poorly retained. The majority of absorbed magnesium citrate is excreted intact via the kidneys. In addition magnesium citrate gas a high laxation effect on the gut. If you want to take a magnesium that is good for your health, magnesium citrate is not for you.

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Nutritionally Functional Chelates

Nutritionally Functional Mineral Amino Acid Chelates - hjighly effective

Nutritionally Functional Mineral Amino Acid Chelates – highly effective

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The interest in products for aiding cognitive function is growing, and will continue to do so, as people are living longer, and all indications are that this trend will continue. Products to help cognitive function for infants and toddlers are very important, as well. Some of the nutrients that are most critical to cognition are mineral ingredients, in particular, they include: Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Selenium, Calcium, and Iodine.

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Minerals for strength

There are a variety of minerals involved in the development of muscle for increasing strength.  However, the two minerals that play the largest roles in the development of muscle, and they are magnesium and zinc. Both are involved in the linking of amino acids into protein and muscle. They are also critical to the generation of Insulin-Like growth factor, as well as playing roles in the production  of testosterone –  a large anabolic factor.  Zinc is also involved in the production of growth hormone, which increases anabolism in response to strength training.

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Magnesium has direct influence on cell cycling, protein synthesis and growth factor response. Protein synthesis is highly dependent on intracellular magnesium concentration. Increasing intracellular magnesium amplifies protein synthesis, which is required for muscle growth and added strength. When people train, they break down muscle fiber, and magnesium is needed for the protein synthesis to rebuild muscle tissue.

** Magnesium is the most important mineral for muscle growth!!

 

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Magnesium’s mechanisms of action in the prevention or treatment of cardiac arrhythmias include:

Calcium antagonism

Increase  in excitation threshold

Maintenance of heart muscle cell electrolyte balance

Mitigating the release of neurotransmitters and mediators (eg. noradrenaline, adrenaline)

 

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What came first zinc deficiency or aging?

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Zinc deficiency is a growing problem throughout the World. However, zinc deficiency has been seen to increase in occurrence as people age.  A decrease in cognitive ability is often attributed to aging. It may be that our cognitive ability declines, in many cases, due to a general decreased intake of food as we age – particularly meat and other sources of protein, which are high in zinc content. Zinc deficiency is a factor behind many chronic diseases that increase in people as they age: cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory problems, and so on.

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