Magnesium, a metal, is the ninth most abundant element in the universe. It is named after a region in Greece called Magnesia, where magnesium ores were first discovered. It was isolated in 1808 by Sir Humphrey Davy. In 1915, Richard Willstatter won the Nobel prize after determining that magnesium is a core element of chlorophyll in plants.
Magnesium is a component of many enzymes, where it provides an active reaction site on the enzymes. Magnesium enzymes typically react with phosphate compounds, including ATP and DNA.
Many compounds can be used in health supplements to provide magnesium in a biologically available form. These compounds may also provide additional benefits specific to each compounds. Magnesium compounds commonly used for these purposes include magnesium taurinate, magnesium ascorbate, magnesium citrate, magnesium oxide, magnesium trisilicate.
Magnesium is an essential nutrient for all life forms, and is especially beneficial for supporting heart and bone health. Magnesium also helps regulate neurotransmitters that are directly related to sleep. Some studies have shown that taking magnesium supplements can support healthy sleep patterns and improve the quality of sleep.
Our products that contain magnesium from sea water use a patented ingredient called Aquamin Mg®. The Aquamin marine magnesium is produced by Marigot Ltd., a company in Ireland that sources it from seawater harvested off the nation’s clear coastal waters. Marigot specializes in the development and marketing of marine multi-minerals. The sustainable seawater the company harvests absorbs minerals including magnesium, which are extracted in such a way that they are more easily absorbed than mined minerals. Aquamin marine magnesium not only contains a bioavailable form of magnesium, but also 72 other trace minerals that offer health benefits.
Aquamin magnesium may help to support healthy inflammation in the body and maintain healthy pancreatic function.
Magnesium is vital for the production of cell energy, and works with enzymes to trigger chemical reactions including communication between cells.
Magnesium not only plays an essential role in metabolism, it is also one of the most important minerals that our body needs for good health.
Magnesium may support bone health by maintaining normal bone density, especially for older women. This use of magnesium is often combined with calcium and vitamin D.
If you’re not sleeping well, if muscle cramps are waking you up at night, you may need to add more magnesium to your diet.
According to experts, more than 50 percent of adults in the United States are not getting the recommended amount of magnesium in their diet, in part due to carbonated soda consumption. Sodas contain phosphates, which bind to magnesium, rendering it unusable.
Other common signs that you may need magnesium include unhealthy blood pressure and low bone density. You may also benefit from magnesium supplements if you have occasional headaches and feelings of anxiety.
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