ITEM #BM610-90 (90 capsules)
- Important mineral & electrolyte
- Easy to swallow capsule
- Organic sources of magnesium for optimal digestion
- Includes malic acid as a digestive aid
Research indicates that marginally low magnesium (intake less than 260 mg/day for males, 220 mg/day for females) can amplify oxidative damage and impair energy generation during and after exercise. Strenuous exercise increases the loss of magnesium in the urine and chemicals in commonly consumed food sources can impede your ability to absorb dietary magnesium. Evidence suggests that magnesium supplementation benefits both exercise performance and recovery and can reduce the risk of bone fracture in sports. Magnesium is an extremely important mineral involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. Magnesium function for the athlete is very important for energy production, electrolyte balance, neuro-muscular function, bone and cartilage integrity, inflammation management, glucose metabolism. Low magnesium directly impacts exercise, training and performance. Low magnesium affects muscle contraction and relaxation leading to spasm and cramping. Magnesium is essential to bone mineral density reducing the risk of fracture. Smooth muscle in blood vessels require magnesium for relaxation improving cardiovascular function.
Exercise, Training, Competition, Injury Rehab Factors
- Magnesium plays a crucial role in: glucose metabolism, cellular energy production (ATP), calcium transport, nerve signal conduction, and over 300 enzymatic reactions, including those involved in the maintenance of joint and bone health.
- Magnesium is involved in numerous processes that affect muscle function including oxygen uptake, energy production, electrolyte balance as well as regulating inflammation and pain. Magnesium is vital for converting glycogen into glucose for use as the body’s fuel.
- Magnesium is responsible for turning off the contraction of a muscle fiber. Along with not taking enough magnesium in, you can also become magnesium deficient from strenuous exercise, training and competition. The body requires calcium to contract a muscle fiber. Magnesium is required to release, or turn off that contraction. Contracting a muscle over an over increases the amount of calcium used to contract a muscle fiber, and increases the amount of magnesium used to turn each of those contracting muscle fibers ‘off’.
- Exercise, training and competition increases the body’s requirement for nutritional magnesium not only because of higher metabolism and muscle contraction where magnesium plays crucial roles, but also because of increased magnesium loss in sweat and urine. It has been estimated that athlete’s general requirement for nutritional magnesium is easily 10%-20% higher than the average person. At the same time, nutritional magnesium can be low in the modern diet.
- Research shows supplemental magnesium given to deficient and marginally deficient athletes allows measurably increased performance during athletic events.
- Magnesium deficiency symptoms include; osteoporosis, heart palpitations, decreased B-complex activation, decreased protein synthesis and enzyme reactions, spasm, cramping, asthma, fatigue, fibromyalgia, PMS, stroke, etc.
- Magnesium is a hydrating agent; it carries water from the gut into the tissues, organs. Without adequate hydration, muscles & nerves do not function properly. Magnesium supplements are very safe when used properly. Multi-vitamins do not contain enough supplemental magnesium due to their size. Initial symptoms of excess magnesium supplementation is diarrhea – a well-known side effect of magnesium that is used therapeutically as a laxative.
- Dosing is individualized. Everyone has a unique threshold to magnesium. Start with small amount (100-200 mg daily) and increase slowly over several days. Target dose is that amount which will moisten bowels without causing diarrhea. If stools become loose, pause for 1 day, then reintroduce at lower dose.
- Magnesium can interfere with certain heart medications, antibiotics, certain anti-malarial drugs, and drugs used to treat osteoporosis.
Why NutraSport Magnesium?
- Contains 400 mg of magnesium (100% recommended daily intake) per serving (3 capsules per serving).
- Contains a combination of three organic sources of magnesium from amino acid chelate (64%), malate (26%) and citrate (10%) for easy digestibility.
- Provides 222 mg of malic acid, required for proper function of the citric acid cycle (Krebs cycle) where fats and sugar are converted into energy, and a digestive aid.
- Easy to swallow vegetarian capsules with guaranteed potency and purity.
- Each bottle contains 90 capsules at 3 servings (100% recommended daily intake). (30 day supply)
- Organic chelated forms of magnesium deliver more magnesium to the bloodstream than other forms of magnesium.
- Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives; no wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, crustacean shellfish or fish.
- Third party certification for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) by the Natural Products Association (NPA). www.npainfo.org
- Update on the Relationship Between Magnesium and Exercise. Nielsen, F. H. and H. C. Lukaski. Magnes Res. 2006, Sep; 19(3): 180-89
- Magnesium intake is associated with strength performance in elite basketball, handball and volleyball players. Santos DA, Matias CN, Monteiro CP, Silva AM, Rocha PM, Minderico CS, Bettencourt Sardinha L, Laires MJ. Source Magnes Res. 2011 Dec;24(4):215-9. Exercise and Health Laboratory, Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon, Estrada da Costa, 1495-688 Cruz-Quebrada, Portugal. [email protected]
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- Whang, Robert. Electrolyte and water metabolism in sports activities. Comprehensive Therapy, Vol. 24, January 1998, pp. 5-8
- Jane Higdon, Ph.D. Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, April 2003 Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D. Linus Pauling Institute Oregon State University,2007
- Schuette SA, et al. (1994) Bioavailability of magnesium diglycinate vs magnesium oxide in patients with ileal resection. JPEN J. Parenter. Enteral. Nutr. 18: 430-435. l Coudray C, et al. (2005). Study of magnesium bioavailability from ten organic and inorganic mg salts in Mgdepleted rats using a stable isotope approach. Mag. Res. 4: 215-223.
- Pharmacist’s Notes: Lynn Shumake, PD NutraSport Sports Nutrition Center, www.NutraSportRx.com 2012
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