Magnesium is an essential mineral, one of seven essential macro-minerals that the human body needs. It is necessary for basic life functions such as protein synthesis, muscle and nerve functioning, blood glucose control and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium activates Vitamin D, B-vitamins, and glutathione. It can aid in the prevention of strokes and is essential for skeletal growth and development. Muscles need magnesium to contract and to relax; nerves need it to send and receive messages. It keeps the heart beating steadily and the immune system strong and assists with the transport of calcium and potassium in the body.
Most people are in fact magnesium deficient when tested, and therefore supplementation may be advised. The body cannot produce magnesium, it must be obtained from external sources. Without sufficient magnesium, a person can experience depleted energy levels and poor sleep quality. Cognitive function can be impaired (poor memory and a lack of concentration), and depression and anxiety can result. Muscle cramps and spasms are common and the ability to deal with stress can be impaired. Deficiencies can result in headaches and bowel abnormalities, and the immune system will not function optimally. Adults who get less than the recommended amount of magnesium are more likely to have elevated inflammation markers. Inflammation has been associated with major health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Low magnesium levels appear to be a risk factor for osteoporosis.
Each 4g or 1 teaspoon contains 320mg Magnesium citrate
Dosage & Directions for use:
Take 1 tsp in a glass of water, with a meal or 1 hour before bed to assist with sleep
Suitable for children 18 years and older
Do not exceed the recommended dosage
Ingredients: Magnesium citrate
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Store in a cool, dry place at or below 25°C
Protect from direct light
Allergens: Packed in a factory that handles tree nuts and oats (gluten)
Warnings and special precautions:
Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider right away if this applies to you
Do not use during pregnancy and lactation. Safety in pregnancy has not yet been established
Do not use if you have renal impairment, heart conditions, acute dehydration or if any gastric disorders occur
Magnesium-containing supplements may also be contraindicated in some cardiac conditions. Patients suffering from cardiac illnesses should not take additional supplements before discussing their intention with their doctor
Magnesium is contraindicated with Tetracycline antibiotics, Quinolone antibiotics, Calcium channel blockers (heart medication) and some diuretics. Contact your doctor or healthcare professional if this applies to you
Free from: Gluten, Dairy, Soya, Sugar and Lactose
This product is Halaal and Kosher certified at source. Suitable for Vegans.
This information is not meant to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. It is not intended to take the place of professional medical advice. If professional assistance is needed, a qualified physician or licensed health care practitioner should be consulted.
This unregistered health product has not been evaluated by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for its quality, safety or intended use.