THINK YOU'RE GETTING ENOUGH MAGNESIUM?
Even if you eat a healthy diet, chances are, you don't take in sufficient magnesium. Recent research conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture found that over 67% of Americans fail to consume the recommended intake of magnesium each day. And because magnesium is needed for each and every muscular contraction, athletes and bodybuilders may have far higher magnesium requirements than the average person.
Though athletes often rely on supplements to fill their nutritional gaps, magnesium is often still lacking among supplement users - most multi-vitamins and calcium/magnesium combination supplements actually contain very little absorbable magnesium.
For these reasons, Integrated Supplements is proud to introduce Bio-Available magnesiuma high-absorption, stand-alone magnesium supplement produced exclusively with DiMagnesium Malate and Magnesium Glycinate from Albion® Mineralsthe world leader in mineral nutrition.
BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM
- Help Maintain Healthy Testosterone Levels During Intense Training*
- Promote Healthy Cortisol Levels During Training*
- Help Relax Tense Muscles*
- Reduce Muscle Cramping and Soreness*
- Support Healthy Blood Pressure, That Is Already In The Normal Range*
- Support Proper Calcium Utilization, As In The Maintenance Of Bone*
- Help With Occasional Sleeplessness*
- Support Healthy Heart Function*
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. What is Magnesium?
A. In the most general sense, magnesium can be thought of as an energy-enhancing, healthy stress response-supporting nutrient, beneficial for both mind and body.*
Magnesium is a factor in over 325 enzymatic reactions throughout the body, and is an integral player in the production and utilization of cellular energy.* Without sufficient magnesium, cells can't produce the energy they need to adapt, and all manner of stress reactions are then amplified.
Magnesium supplementation has often been suggested to ease the mood-related symptoms of occasional stress, including irritability,* fatigue,* nervousness,* or occasional sleeplessness.* The healthy stress-response supporting effects of magnesium can also impart remarkable benefits upon physical performance as well.*Many people find magnesium helpful for supporting flexibility,* reducing muscle soreness,* and for helping reduce muscle spasms and cramping.*
In helping to counter the stress of athletic training, magnesium has also been suggested to support healthy balance in levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, and (in males) to promote the production of recovery-enhancing testosterone in response to exercise.*
Ultimately, every biological function depends, either directly or indirectly, upon the presence of sufficient magnesiuma fact which makes the widespread incidence of magnesium deficiency in industrialized nations all the more alarming.
Q. How prevalent is magnesium deficiency?
A. Research suggests that many of us (even if we try to consume a healthy diet) are falling far short of meeting even our bare minimum magnesium requirements. Our current magnesium intake falls far below historical levels as well. Researchers have estimated that before the year 1900, the average daily magnesium intake in the United States was around 450 mg. But recently, the United States Department of Agriculture's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from the years 1999 and 2000 found that the average daily intake of magnesium is currently nearly a third less than these levels. The survey found that almost 68% of modern Americans may not be consuming the recommended amount of magnesium each day, and nineteen percent of those surveyed failed to consume even half of the recommended daily intake (RDI) for magnesium.
And, because magnesium is depleted by intense exercise, athletes and bodybuilders may be at particular risk of sub-optimal magnesium intake. Athletes lacking magnesium may notice excessive muscle soreness and cramping, and, because magnesium is involved in keeping cortisol at bay and supporting testosterone, sub-optimal magnesium intake may short-circuit muscle growth and recovery.*
Q. What are the best forms of supplemental magnesium?
A. Recent research conducted by Albion® Nutritionthe world leader in the science of mineral nutritionexamined the absorption of several different types of magnesium. Their study suggests that buffered magnesium glycinate chelate and dimagnesium malate (the two types of magnesium in Integrated Supplements Bio-Available Magnesium) were better-absorbed than both unbuffered magnesium glycinate and magnesium oxide. Average serum levels of magnesium after the ingestion of each compound is shown in the chart below.