Magnesium is an essential nutrient
required to maintain a healthy body.
Up to three-fourths of Americans don’t get enough magnesium in their diet and most multi supplements contain less than 10 percent of the recommended amount. ϯUp to 3/4 of Americans are low on magnesium and most supplements don't have enough either! Click To Tweet
Over 60 percent of the body’s magnesium store is contained in the bone which may begin to degrade with age. Magnesium is needed for bone health but is also vital in nerve and muscle signal transmission. This may explain why over 50% of migraine sufferers have low levels of magnesium. Magnesium may help to prevent muscle spasms and cramps and may promote a healthy nervous system.ϯ]
Restless Leg Syndrome
Since magnesium is involved with nerve and muscle signal transmission, and is often deficient in the Standard American Diet, many wellness practitioners suggest taking a magnesium supplement before bed for people who suffer Restless Leg Syndrome. The combination of calcium & magnesium is also an option. Some people also try an iron supplement but this is to be recommended with some caution to avoid overdose.
Over 60% of the body’s magnesium store is in the bone which may begin to degrade with age. Click To Tweet
Magnesium may be found in natural whole foods.
How many servings of these whole foods are you actually eating on a regular basis? Most people do not get enough.ϯ
- wheat bran and germ (1/2 cup buckwheat whole groat flour contains about 150mg)
- certain types of fish (3 oz of Halibut contains about 90mg)
- nuts (1 oz of almonds contains about 80 mg)
- leafy greens (1/2 cup cooked spinach contains about 75 mg
- legumes (1/2 cup cooked blackeyed peas contains 45 mg)
RDAs for Magnesium
- Infants…0-6 months…30 mg/day (AI)
- Infants…7-12 months…75 mg/day (AI)
- Children…1-3 years…80 mg/day
- Children…4-8 years…130 mg/day
- Children…9-13 years…240 mg/day
- Adolescents…14-18 years…Males 410 mg/day…Females 360 mg/day
- Adults…19-30…Males…400 mg/day…Females…310 mg/day
- Adults…31 and older…Males…420 mg/day…Females 320 mg/day
- Pregnancy…18 and younger…400 mg/day
- Pregnancy…19-30…350 mg/day
- Pregnancy…31 and older…360 mg/day
- Breast-feeding…18 and younger…360 mg/day
- Breast-feeding…19-30…310 mg/day
- Breast-feeding…13 and older…320 mg/day
AI= adequate intake
Other Supplements that work with Magnesium:
Malic acid is commonly found in apples and is considered an alpha-hydroxy acid, commonly used in skin-care products. When taken as a supplement, it may boost endurance and muscle health. When combined with magnesium, malic acid may help to alleviate symptoms of fibromyalgia and may also offer benefits for the heart and skin. ϯ
Most of our body’s calcium supply is housed in the bone structure. As we age and if our diets are filled with high-acid foods and phosphates, much of the calcium leaves our bones to be used in vital processes. Calcium is responsible for maintaining the rigidity and strength of bone, but also important in muscle and nerve signal transmission. Low calcium levels are often found in those with cancer and calcium supplements are thought to protect against cardiac disease and cancer. Calcium is mainly found in dairy products although many vegetables can also be a source. ϯ
Vitamin D3, one of the active forms of Vitamin D, is known as the “sunshine vitamin”. It can be manufactured in the skin which has been exposed to direct sunlight. Unfortunately, most Americans do not spend any significant time in the sun due to fears of cancer; consequently our incidence of vitamin d deficiency has risen dramatically. Vitamin D3 is needed for many body processes including bone formation, skin structure, heart and blood vessel functioning, and immune, thyroid, and lung function. ϯ
Food-Based Calcium & Magnesium
Food-based vitamins are thought to provide a greater value in nutrition due to the presence of enzymes, flavonoids and other micronutrients that cannot be found in a simple supplement. Obtaining minerals such as calcium and magnesium, along with Vitamin D, through the diet would be ideal, but the average American diet is far from ideal as many people have limited foods high in these nutrients from their diets due to caloric content. The combination of calcium and magnesium, in addition to individual health benefits, has been used to prevent nighttime disturbances like restless leg syndrome and nightmares. ϯ
Why This Formula?
aVivoPur Food-Based Calcium & Magnesium provides the most beneficial balance of the minerals in a 1:1 formulation. We have also included Vitamin D3, essential for its synergistic activity with Calcium in promoting bone health. Our supplement, like all of our products contains only ingredients sourced from nature. The green food base provides amino acids, enzymes and other phytonutrients not found in most mineral supplements. ϯ
Mega Magnesium Plus
Why This Formula?
aVivoPur Mega Magnesium provides the daily recommended amount of an essential mineral. Combined with malic acid, the magnesium in our product may help to alleviate symptoms of one of the biggest health problems in the US, fibromyalgia, which has been shown to be very difficult to treat. ϯ
ϯ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.