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
softgels are fast-acting, safe, and ideal for anyone who has their sights
set on attaining optimal levels of this vital nutrient.*
The FDA Announces Qualified Health Claim for Magnesium and Reduced Risk of
High Blood Pressure:
to see FDA – US Food & Drug Administration website, in short: the FDA
determined that the totality of the scientific evidence supports a
qualified health claim on the relationship between magnesium and a reduced
risk of high blood pressure in conventional foods and dietary supplements.
- 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.*
- 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.*
- 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.*
- 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 the supplementation
because one of magnesium's key functions is the maintenance of blood vessel
Magnesium is an essential mineral required for energy and protein
production, muscular contraction, and proper functioning of enzymes. It is
also an important component found in the bone and is necessary for bone
formation. In a placebo-controlled study with postmenopausal women, 290mg
of magnesium citrate daily led to a 43.7% increase in osteocalcin in the
blood (a marker of bone formation). Read more on all the benefits magnesium
has to offer.*
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As magnesium is required for muscle contraction, it is no surprise in the
amount of evidence showing the benefits of magnesium in heart health. In a
prospective study with15 years of follow-up in individuals at risk for
coronary artery disease, researchers found that serum magnesium levels
greater than 1.8 mEq/L had a 25% decreased risk of stroke. These results
were replicated in another study showing that every 100 mg intake of
magnesium per day produced an 8% reduction in stroke risk. Further research
has also demonstrated intakes more than 345mg/d compared to intakes less
than 261mg/d is associated with a lower risk of cardiac death (34% vs.
77%). Other research showed that taking 370 mg/d of magnesium dropped
systolic blood pressure 3-4mmHg and diastolic pressure by 2-3mmHg. Even
more, one extra serving per day of magnesium-rich foods such as whole
grains, vegetables, and nuts will help lower the risk of death from
cardiovascular disease by 28%.*
Magnesium is also necessary for nerve conduction and thus supports brain
health. In a placebo-controlled trial, test rats with Alzheimer’s given
magnesium performed similarly to normal healthy mice in a series of
cognitive tests. In children with ADHD, supplementation with magnesium
(60mg/kg/d) reduced hyperactivity and improved attention in school.
Furthermore, 500mg/d of magnesium has been shown to decrease Insomnia
severity by 14.5% and improve sleep by 8.9%.*
Research on dairy suggests that magnesium found in dairy may contribute to
a lower risk of diabetes. Further research also shows the recommended daily
allowance of magnesium (400mg/d) is associated with 71% lower insulin
Gastro-Intestinal (G.I.) Health
In a prospective study on men, magnesium intakes above 327mg/d contributed
to a 35% reduced risk of colorectal cancer. Other positive results on
gastrointestinal health show that every 50 mg/d increase in magnesium
intake produced a 5% decreased risk of colorectal cancer. Further benefits
have also been observed in a study highlighting a 33% reduced risk of
gallstones with intakes meeting recommended daily allowance (400mg/d).*
Magnesium can also improve lung function. In a placebo-controlled study on
individuals living with asthma, magnesium supplementation led to a 21%
increased control of asthma and an overall 8% improvement in the quality of
life. In patients with cystic fibrosis, 300mg of magnesium contributed a
5.6% improvement in the severity of cystic fibrosis.*
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 asthmatics).*
Those with kidney or heart disease should consult their physician before
using magnesium supplements. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not
take more than 100 mg of vitamin B6 per day without a doctor's supervision.
LifeSource Vitamins - Magnesium Citrate, shown to help with Premenstrual
tension, kidney stones, depression, hypertension, chronic fatigue syndrome
(CFS), neuro-muscular/skeletal disorders, migraine, nausea in pregnancy,
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);
A fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin
(Floxin), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Noroxin), sparfloxacin
(Zagam), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin),
grepafloxacin (Raxar), and others;
Digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); or
Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin, others
You may 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.
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