Our bodies function best in an alkaline pH and magnesium is one of the main minerals that neutralize the metabolic acid production in the body – contributing to the optimum acid alkaline balance. Interestingly, the body needs energy to absorb magnesium, so those who need it the most, can sometimes be the ones with the greatest magnesium absorption issues.
According to the National Institutes of Health, magnesium plays a role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body including bone, nerve, muscle, digestive, and heart health, making it an incredibly versatile and important mineral. In addition to organ function it also contributes to energy production and metabolism.
Calcium has become synonymous with bone health, but magnesium is also an essential nutrient for the structural development of bone. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of potassium and calcium ions across cell membranes, making it a valuable contributor to nerve conduction, a stable heart rhythm, and muscle contraction.
Magnesium is a natural blood thinner and may help reduce the risk of heart attacks or strokes. It is also a well-known ingredient in laxatives and antacids, providing natural digestive relief for constipation and indigestion.
Studies have shown magnesium deficiency may be a factor in developing diabetes where subjects with low levels often had diabetes and those with higher levels of magnesium did not develop diabetes, plus supplementation appeared to improve pre-diabetes.
Stress and disrupted hormone levels can lead to magnesium deficiencies. Beyond Health’s magnesium supplement is the perfect way to acquire the proper levels of this valuable mineral and ensure you are getting the best health benefits from an essential nutrient.
Start with 1 capsule of magnesium and a teaspoon of choline citrate in the morning and again in the afternoon or evening. For those who are correcting a longstanding magnesium uptake deficit or are under stress (stress rapidly depletes magnesium, which is used to make stress hormones), it may be necessary to work up to 4-6 magnesium capsules per day along with choline citrate in divided doses (taking too much magnesium at once can cause loose stools/diarrhea).
*This product may not have the same effect on every person and may affect individual metabolisms differently.