- New and improved formula!
- 302mg of Magnesium Glycinate per daily dosage
- 93,3% of the RDA of magnesium per dosage
- Vegetarian formula
- Vegetable capsules
What is Magnesium Glycinate?
Magnesium Glycinate by HSN Essentials is a supplement made of a combination of magnesium and glycine (a non-essential amino acid), resulting in one of the most bioavailable and absorbable forms of magnesium.
Glycinate is the form of magnesium that is less harmful for the stomach and that causes no laxative effect.
Magnesium in the human body
Approximately a 60% of this essential mineral is found in our bone system, while the rest of it will be found in the muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including blood. In fact, each of our body's cells contains it, due to its vital use.
One of its main functions is acting as a cofactor in physiological processes that are continuously taking place in our body, as well as contributing with the supply of enzymes that have been synthesised.
It is estimated that magnesium participates in more than 600 activities, giving us an idea of its importance.
In short, we can name the main functions:
- Energy metabolism: it is involved in energy production from the foods in our diet.
- Synthesis of proteins: participates in the building processes of new muscle tissues as well as to produce amino acids.
- Muscle function: for contraction and relaxation of muscles when performing both voluntary and involuntary movements (support for the heart muscle).
- Function of the Nervous System: aid in the regulation of neurotransmitters, which enhances communication between neurons, in addition to contributing to neuromuscular function.
What are the benefits of Magnesium?
It has an essential role in the creation of our body's energy molecules such as the creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). It is an activator of numerous coenzymes and participates in protein synthesis. It is essential for nerve impulse transmission, muscle relaxation and maintenance of acid-base balance. (1)
It is also involved in proper bone and teeth development, and in the parathyroid hormone (hormone involved in regulating metabolism of calcium and phosphorus), and the vitamin D of the bone. This supplement may reduce the symptoms of depression, because of its effect on the area of the brain that controls the state of mind and mood. It also intervenes in the correct functioning of the intestine and in the regulation of blood sugar levels. Additionally, it may also improve insulin sensitivity. (2)
Magnesium plays an essential role in the relaxation of blood vessels, helps to regulate blood pressure and promotes the proper functioning of the heart muscle. (3)
Despite the evidence of the importance of magnesium, many people do not pay enough attention to it, or think they do not need it. This can be a mistake, and have serious consequences. Nutrition should not be neglected, especially in relation to micronutrients.
Among the possible symptoms due to a magnesium deficit we can observe (4):
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle cramps
- High blood pressure
- Respiratory problems
- Mental confusion
- Memory problems
- Dizziness and nausea
- Low levels of calcium and potassium
Magnesium glycinate from HSN Essentials is the safest option to correct a long-term deficiency
Who can take Magnesium Glycinate?
- People looking to increase their health by avoiding potential magnesium deficiencies and meeting their daily needs
- Athletes or active people whose levels of magnesium can be affected by intense training
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2. Long S, Romani AM 1. Role of Cellular Magnesium in Human Diseases. Austin J Nutr Food Sci. 2014 Nov 18;2(10). pii: 1051.
3. Dibaba DT, Xun P, Song Y, Rosanoff A, Shechter M, He K. The effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure in individuals with insulin resistance, prediabetes, or noncommunicable chronic diseases: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Jul 19. pii: ajcn155291. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.155291. [Epub ahead of print]
4. Fox C, Ramsoomair D, Carter C. Magnesium: its proven and potential clinical significance. South Med J. 2001 Dec;94(12):1195-201.