Magnesium is regarded as the most important of the 17 essential minerals to human life. The body contains approximately 20 – 28 grams of magnesium. Most of it (60 – 65%) occurs in the bones and teeth. The remainder (35 – 40%) is found in muscle and tissue cells, especially those of the heart and brain. These two organs become particularly vulnerable in times of magnesium deficiency.
Why You Need The Best Magnesium Supplement
In nature, magnesium is found abundantly in green vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds. However, deficiencies in the soil and food refinement have greatly reduced the magnesium content of these foods. In some cases, magnesium content in food is now at a mere 10%. The availability of magnesium is further reduced by certain drugs such as diuretics, contraceptives, antibiotics, and cortisone. All these factors necessitate the need for not just any, but the best magnesium supplement available.
Magnesium functions as a co-factor in more than 325 different enzyme systems. Most are involved in the creation and storage of energy. Dietary shortages of magnesium, as well as the competitive inhibition of magnesium dependent enzyme sites, by environmental toxins can give rise to certain conditions. Such conditions include chronic fatigue and Alzheimer’s Disease. They can, however, be alleviated by an increased intake of magnesium. Additional conditions that deplete the body’s energy reserves also respond well to magnesium supplementation. Examples are stress and anxiety.
The Important Relationship between Calcium and Magnesium
A close association exists between calcium and magnesium in the body. The calcium to magnesium ratio has a number of important physiological implications.
Muscle contraction, for example, is initiated by calcium that enters cells and stops when the passage of calcium is blocked by magnesium. The high calcium to magnesium ratio, therefore, leads to prolonged muscle contractions and spasms. It can lead to asthma if this occurs in the bronchial tubes. If the blood vessels are involved, high blood pressure and arrhythmia can occur.
A high calcium to magnesium ratio may also be implicated in insulin resistance where glucose is no longer able to enter the cells. Obesity, high cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, and high uric acid levels can follow as a result. High levels of magnesium restore the sensitivity of the cells to insulin and possibly reverses the problem.
Why Metabole Has The Best Magnesium Supplement
One of the most unwelcome consequences of our modern and stressful, nutrient-deprived lifestyles is the lack of energy.
Metabole’s magnesium formulation was designed specifically with this problem in mind. The main ingredient is magnesium. The formula has a synergistic relationship of nutrients such as zinc and vitamin B6 and is thus the best magnesium supplement available in South Africa.
Our Magnesium Formulation is in a powder form that can be taken to suit individual requirements. Powders are already in a digested form with ascorbic acid (a naturally occurring organic compound with antioxidant properties) being the end product that gives rapid absorption and is optimally metabolized.
Like all Metabole products, Our Metabole Formulation contains NO artificial ingredients.