Aminologic MagnaRedz is a combination of the highly absorbable magnesium citrate as well as super fruits for their high antioxidant properties. The citric acid (citrate) that the magnesium is bound to is also has a well established role as an intermediate in the Kreb’s (or Citric Acid) cycle which is the energy production cycle in the body. Until recently, the importance of magnesium for our health was vastly underestimated because not much was understood about its roles in our body.
But recent studies have revealed that it may be as important as calcium, if not more. Deficiency in magnesium can cause a plethora of problems including inability to sleep, hypertension (high blood pressure), digestive problems, seizures, heart problems and personality changes.
Magnesium is found in more than 300 enzymes in our body which are responsible for proper formation of bones and teeth, relaxation of blood vessels, action of heart muscle, promotion of proper bowel function, regulation of blood sugar levels and creation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Furthermore, researchers have detected over 3,751 magnesium binding sites in human proteins indicating the important role magnesium plays in our well-being.
It has been found that magnesium is involved in oxygen uptake, energy production, metabolism, muscle activity, heart function and the central nervous system function. It is an integral part of ATP, the energy molecule that powers the contraction of our muscles. It is essential for the construction of cell membranes and plays a vital role in the electrolyte balance of the cells. It also plays a vital role in the contraction and expansion of the heart muscles. It is a powerful antioxidant and protects your body from harmful oxidants and free radicals.
If magnesium levels become too low in your body it tries to adapt, with disastrous consequences. The cell membranes are not able to function optimally as a result of which calcium and sodium rush in to fill magnesium’s place. This creates an electrolyte imbalance in the body and the cells become weak and unable to function normally, which affects your entire body. At the same time, your muscles become weaker because of lack of ATP and you won’t have the strength to do physical work.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include numbness, tingling, muscle contractions and cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms, coronary spasms, irritability, anxiety, depression, mood swings, loss of appetite, high blood pressure, headache, nausea, and vomiting, chronic fatigue, weakness and migraine headaches. Since blood contains only 1% of the total magnesium found in our body, blood test for magnesium is often highly inaccurate. Other lab tests are also equally inaccurate.
Magnesium deficiency is caused by a number of reasons including high animal protein intake, high dairy intake, high salt intake, alcohol, sugar, soda, chocolate, coffee and excessive heat. Dependence on processed food is another reason for magnesium deficiency. Many processed foods contain enriched flour which is enriched with iron and vitamin B, but is not enriched with magnesium. As a matter of fact, most of the wheat’s natural magnesium is removed during processing.
To get maximum benefit from magnesium you must balance the intake of magnesium and calcium. The recommended calcium to magnesium ratio for a healthy body is 2:1. Foods that are rich in magnesium are basil, seaweed, agar, coriander leaf, flax-seed, dried pumpkin seeds, almond butter, cocoa and whey. You can also take magnesium supplements such as magnesium glycinate, magnesium chloride, magnesium sulphate, magnesium carbonate, magnesium citrate, magnesium taurate and magnesium threonate.
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