While this macro-mineral is easily obtained from many foods,
magnesium deficiencies are extremely common for many Americans. Alcohol
consumption, the presence of fluoride, and the consumption of certain foods
either increase our need for magnesium, or decrease its absorption. Magnesium
is not only one of the key nutrients required in both calcium utilization and
protein synthesis, but it also plays a tremendous role in virtually every
enzymatic reaction in our body. LifeSource Vitamins Magnesium Citrate tabs are fast
acting, safe and ideal for anyone who has their sights set on attaining optimal
levels of this vital nutrient.
PRE-MENSTRUAL SYNDROME - Researchers have found that the
combination of magnesium and vitamin B6 has significant effects on reducing
anxiety-related premenstrual symptoms (nervous tension, mood swings,
irritability, or anxiety). One of the ways in which vitamin B6 may relieve the
symptoms of PMS is by increasing cellular magnesium levels.
KIDNEY STONES - Magnesium citrate has been shown
to increase the solubility of calcium oxalate and inhibit both calcium
phosphate and oxalate stone formation. Many patients with recurrent oxalate
stones show laboratory signs of vitamin B6 deficiency. Vitamin B6 is known to
reduce the production and urinary excretion of oxalates.
DEPRESSION - Vitamin B6 nutritional status
has a significant and selective modulatory impact on central production of both
serotonin and GABA, neurotransmitters that control depression, pain perception,
and anxiety. Vitamin B6 levels are often found to be low in women taking birth
control pills or Premarin. It is likely that many millions of people taking
Prozac may be suffering depression as a result of low B6 status.
FATIGUE - An underlying magnesium deficiency, even if 'sub
clinical', can result in chronic fatigue and symptoms similar to chronic
fatigue syndrome (CFS). Many chronic fatigue syndrome patients have been shown
to have low red blood cell magnesium levels.
MIGRAINE / TENSION HEADACHES - Several
researchers link low magnesium levels with both migraine and tension headaches
based on their theories and clinical observations. Reduced levels of magnesium
are found in the serum, saliva and red blood cells of migraine sufferers, which
indicates a need for supplementation because one of magnesium's key functions
is maintenance of blood vessel tone.
Pre-menstrual tension, kidney stones, depression, hypertension, chronic fatigue
syndrome (CFS), neuro-muscular/skeletal disorders, migraine, nausea in
pregnancy, hyperhomocysteinemia, osteoporosis, diabetic neuropathy, asthma (B6
is needed for tryptophan > serotonin metabolism - known to be disordered in
Those with kidney or heart disease should consult their physician before using
magnesium supplements. Pregnant and breast-feeding women should not take more
than 100 mg of vitamin B6 per day without a doctor's supervision.
|Serving Size: 2 tablets|
Servings Per Container: 50
Amount per Serving:
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate)
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take two tablets daily, preferably with meals
Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Vegetable Coating. Vegetarian Formula.
Warnings: Caution: Please discard the inedible freshness packet enclosed.
Disclaimers: *This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Magnesium Citrate is more easily digested and better absorbed than other forms of magnesium. .
As with all products like this, before taking magnesium
citrate, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, allergies,
or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements. Magnesium
citrate may not be recommended in some situations.
What other drugs will affect magnesium citrate?
Before taking magnesium citrate, talk to your doctor if you are taking:
tetracycline antibiotic such as tetracycline (Sumycin, Achromycin V, and
others), demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Vibramycin, Monodox,
Doxy, and others), minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, and others), or
oxytetracycline (Terramycin, and others);
fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin
(Floxin), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Noroxin), sparfloxacin
(Zagam), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), grepafloxacin (Raxar),
(Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); or
(Macrodantin, Furadantin, others).
You not be able to take magnesium citrate, or you may require
a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking
any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here can also interact with magnesium citrate.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter or
prescription medicines, including herbal products.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This
product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As
always, consult with your physician before taking any and all supplements.