Seeking Health Optimal Magnesium is an easy-to-absorb, supplemental form of magnesium - a critical mineral element required as a cofactor in more than 300 enzymes. Magnesium plays a fundamental role in numerous cellular functions including energy production, skeletal and cardiac muscle function, neurochemical transmission, bone formation, insulin secretion, calcium, sodium and potassium balance, and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. 100 veg caps
Magnesium deficiency is common among all age groups. Food processing is a major cause of magnesium depletion. As much as 85% of the magnesium content of whole wheat is lost when refined to white flour. Deficiencies may also be caused by excessive calcium intake, moderate-to-excessive alcohol consumption, gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhea, kidney dysfunction, and the use of some diuretics, estrogens, and corticosteroids.
Magnesium has numerous beneficial actions in the body, including:
Muscle Relaxation - Magnesium exerts a relaxant effect on muscles by inhibiting calcium influx and smooth muscle contraction.
Bone Formation - Magnesium is essential for bone matrix formation and helps maintain bone strength. Magnesium deficiency can result in low calcium and cause vitamin D abnormalities.
Cardiovascular Function - Magnesium may play an important role in regulating blood pressure and cardiac rhythm and assisting cardiac muscle function.
Blood Sugar Metabolism - Magnesium is involved in glucose metabolism and insulin action. More than 30% of diabetics are low in magnesium. Low levels have been linked to insulin resistance and abnormal glucose tolerance.
Many common magnesium supplements, including magnesium oxide and inorganic magnesium salts, have limited solubility and bioavailability and may induce adverse gastrointestinal side effects including diarrhea in some individuals. In contrast, Optimal Magnesium contains a well-tolerated form of magnesium that is easy to digest and absorb.
Optimal Magnesium contains magnesium pre-attached to an amino acid carrier. This allows it to pass readily through the intestinal epithelium. In addition, although absorption of free magnesium ion is susceptible to interference by other nutrients, absorption of magnesium chelate is not disrupted by other nutrients. As a natural absorptive form, magnesium amino acid chelate is exceptionally well tolerated and has a very low incidence of adverse side effects.
Optimal Magnesium can be used by adults or children who wish to increase daily magnesium intake.
Suggested Use:One to two capsules daily with food or as directed by physician.
100 veg caps
Dr. Ben Lynch, founder and Chief Medical Officer of Seeking Health, is a naturopathic physician. While majoring in Cell and Molecular biology at the University of Washington, Dr. Ben took a trip through the South Pacific and Southeast Asia that changed his outlook on traditional medicine, and his life.
During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
Dr. Ben saw the huge need for people to obtain foundational nutrients, and Seeking Health was born. Without foundational nutrients, biochemical dysfunction occurs and causes symptoms. Doctor after doctor and person after person do not understand the absolute requirement for our bodies to have the tools to maintain function.
“If one supports their bodily systems, especially their digestion and mental health, with pure, highly absorbable, well-formulated nutrients, the ability to remain healthy and vital significantly increases. We want your foundation rock solid and we provide the tools to do so.”
-Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health
Seeking Health believes that the root cause for many health conditions and supplements stem from ineffective digestion, environmental exposures, poor diet, and lack of a healthy social outlet and inlet.
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Seeking Health is based in Bellingham, Washington and operated and managed by a team dedicated to bringing you better health through the best quality supplements, prebiotics, probiotics, and multivitamins.
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Cost Per Serving: $0.15
Additional notes: Optimal Magnesium is contained in a vegetarian capsule without any artificial flavors, preservatives, excipients such as stearates or titanium, or allergens. Magnesium Plus is free of common allergens including milk, casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, and soybeans.
Brand: Seeking Health
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Contraindications: Individuals with renal disease should consult with their physician before taking a magnesium supplement
Made In: Canada
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 100
|Magnesium ( as magnesium glycinate chelate)||150 mg||38%|
Magnesium ( as magnesium glycinate chelate)
Vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water) and L-leucine.
Take 1 to 2 capsules of Optimal Magnesium daily with food or as recommended by your health professional. Capsules may be pulled apart and nutrients taken separately.
Do not use if full-bottle shrink wrap is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place (59-85 degrees) away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.