Magnesium (citrate) offers an easily absorbed form of magnesium chelate in a convenient dietary supplement. Magnesium is an essential mineral which supports the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and fats and the activation of enzymes for physiological functions, including cardiac health. Magnesium is essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and fats for energy, and it also activates the enzymes that are needed for the contraction of muscles and cardiac function, as well as balancing the body’s acid and alkaline balance. Magnesium (citrate) also supports the utilisation of a number of essential vitamins and minerals. Clinical trials have suggested that magnesium may also have a role in reducing blood pressure. Magnesium can be found in several foods, but the compound found in Magnesium (citrate) is a very easily absorbed form of the mineral. The capsules are made from vegan, hypoallergenic ingredients that are certified as gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organisation.
Take 1–4 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals. Each vegetarian capsule contains:
- magnesium (as magnesium citrate) 150 mg.
- other ingredients: ascorbyl palmitate, vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Adverse effects from magnesium supplementation are rare when taken as directed, but can include gastrointestinal upset and diarrhea. Individuals with kidney disease should not take magnesium supplements without consulting a doctor. Magnesium glycinate is less likely to cause loose stools. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
Magnesium should be taken separately from bisphosphonate medications. Caution should be taken with concurrent use of potassium-sparing diuretics. It may also be contraindicated with certain antibiotics. Consult your physician for more information.