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You will find a wide variety of different magnesium supplements on the market and all of these products will help you to cover your magnesium requirements. However, most users are not aware of the fact that not all magnesium forms are equally effective, because there possess significantly different oral bioavailabilities. The term bioavailability describes the amount of a nutrient your body can actually absorb while the rest is excreted undigested. For this reason, it is important to choose the supplement with highest possible bioavailability.
Many products contain simple magnesium carbonate, which is very inexpensive, but does not have a high bioavailability. At GN Laboratories, however, we chose magnesium citrate, which is more expensive, but according to scientific research shows the highest bioavailability of all available magnesium forms.
Magnesium is a mineral that plays a key role in a variety of important processes in your body. This means that a deficiency of magnesium has the consequence that all of these processes are impaired and can only be carried out to a limited extent. Magnesium is an important component of hundreds of enzymes that are involved in the carbohydrate and protein metabolism of your body, and without sufficient amounts of magnesium the synthesis of body proteins including muscle protein is not possible.
In addition, magnesium is essential for energy production in the mitochondria of your cells and regulates the electrical transmission in muscles and nerves, which makes it an essential mineral for function and performance of your muscles. Since magnesium is an important component of enzymes needed for fat burning, it can support fat loss, as well as increase your physical endurance by increasing the usage of body fat for fuel. Magnesium is also responsible for the relaxation of your muscles, which means that a magnesium deficiency can lead to muscle cramps and uncontrolled muscle twitching. Further consequences of a magnesium deficiency may include a narrowing of your bronchial tubes, which can lead to asthma symptoms. A magnesium deficiency can also result in a constriction of blood vessels due to a lack of relaxation of the smooth muscles of the blood vessels, which can lead to hypertension and an impaired circulation. But that’s not all. Magnesium is also crucial for healthy teeth and bones. Magnesium plays an important role in the stability of your bones and a magnesium deficiency can promote osteoporosis and joint problems.
Numerous studies carried out by important organizations as the WHO (World Health Organization) have concluded that almost half of the world’s population is not consuming enough magnesium to meet the recommended daily requirement of 300 to 400 mg of magnesium. This situation is further exacerbated by the fact that this amount is often not sufficient to meet the daily needs – particularly in people who are physically active or are exposed to severe stress. The tricky thing about a magnesium deficiency is that it does not immediately manifest itself through low magnesium blood levels, since the body first uses up magnesium stored in bones and other body tissues. As a result, it can take several months till your magnesium levels will return to normal after starting a magnesium supplementation.
There are a number of reasons for the widespread magnesium deficiency. One of these reasons is the steadily increasing stress in our hectic time, which can significantly increase your magnesium requirements. The ever-worsening diet, which includes more and more fast food and highly processed foods, contributes significantly to a lack of magnesium, since it hardly contains foodstuffs such as nuts, fruits, vegetables and whole grain products, which are naturally rich in magnesium. In addition to our poor nutrition, alcohol consumption and the use of certain medicines such as diuretics, ACE inhibitors, blood pressure reducers and laxatives also promote a magnesium deficiency due to increased magnesium excretion. Furthermore, sportsmen and physically active people need more magnesium due to the magnesium they lose with sweat, an increased muscle activity and increased electrolyte losses.
As you can see, there are a number of good reasons to use GN Laboratories Magnesium Citrate and prevent a potential magnesium deficiency!
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