Well-tolerated, glycine-bound form.
Magnesium helps convert carbohydrates, protein, and fats to energy, acts as a catalyst in thousands of enzymatic processes, regulates and maintains vascular tone, helps prevent calcification of soft tissue, and is critical to proper bone formation. It regulates calcium and potassium metabolism, facilitates muscle constriction and relaxation, and assists in nerve transmission and conduction. For optimal absorption, this patented formulation uses magnesium and the amino acid glycine to create a compound that is highly bioavailable and well tolerated by even the most sensitive individuals.
Beneficial for Relaxation and Sleep
Leucine or L leucine is an essential amino acid, which means the body cannot manufacture it and it must be ingested through dietary protein. Along with other essential amino acids, leucine helps maintain muscle mass -- which has made leucine-containing supplements a favorite of bodybuilders and athletes.
A diet rich in the amino acid leucine might help prevent the muscle loss that typically comes with aging.
L-Leucine has many beneficial effects on sports performance.
It helps preserve lean muscle tissue
it supplies the body with energy when under stress
it preserves muscle glycogen (glucose stored in muscle issue used to power muscular contraction)
it maintains nitrogen balance, and it enhances thinking abilities that can decline as physical activity becomes more intense.
. Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium plays an important, critical and widespread role in the body in the following ways:
1. Magnesium helps maintain the heart muscle and blood vessels. Magnesium helps maintain adequate tone and relaxation of muscles and blood vessels, which supports healthy blood pressure and heart rate. Magnesium also helps maintain the balance of the clotting mechanisms of the blood. It also increases the oxygen in the heart by improving heart muscle contractility.
2. Magnesium is integral to bone structure.
Magnesium assists in the metabolism and uptake of calcium. The parathyroid gland, adjacent to the thyroid, has a major function of assisting in the regulation of calcium metabolism. Magnesium helps to synergize the secretion of parathyroid hormone. Insufficient levels of magnesium can decrease the ability of the body to respond to parathyroid hormone.
3. Magnesium helps maintain normal nerve, brain and muscle function.
While 60% of the magnesium is in the bones, the rest is primarily in the cells where it functions to regulate the transmission of impulses between brain cells, and from nerves to muscles and organs. It also maintains adequate muscle function and contractility.
4. Magnesium is a co-factor to activate and regulate over 300 enzyme systems in the body relating to life-supporting biochemical reactions. Magnesium is integrally involved in the production of energy in the cells via a biochemical reaction called the Kreb's Cycle. Magnesium participates in the formation of the energy reserve of the muscles (called cyclic AMP). Thus, deficiency of magnesium can be associated with fatigue & weakness. As a co-factor, magnesium participates in the synthesis of protein, building DNA (found in every cell) and is a binding agent for messenger RNA. Magnesium is also a cofactor with vitamin C to help build collagen. Magnesium is a key agent assisting with temperature regulation. Magnesium also supports the function of the pancreas.
5. Magnesium is critical in glucose metabolism, in addition with vitamin B1. Magnesium plays an important role in the breakdown and digestion of sugars and fatty acids. It also helps to maintain normal levels of blood fats.
6. Magnesium acts as a buffering agent to regulate the acid/alkaline status of the body. Magnesium is a critical player in regulating intracellular fluid and support of the cell membrane, including permeability.
7. Magnesium acts as a chelating and detoxifying agent. Magnesium helps to detoxify the body and assists in maintaining adequate liver function. What Depletes or Interferes with Magnesium? Many factors can deplete magnesium, including stress, anxiety, tissue injury, prolonged fasting, radiation, an overactive thyroid, chronic gastrointestinal concerns and an acid condition of the body (acidosis). Excess refined sugar, caffeine, refined carbohydrates, low dietary protein, excess zinc, excess vitamin D and excess calcium can contribute to magnesium deficiency. Soft drinks, in particular, can rapidly deplete magnesium, due to their high content of refined sugar and phosphoric acid. Consumption of items with aluminum, fluoride and phosphates can also interfere with absorption of magnesium. What Foods Are Highest In Magnesium? Foods which are naturally high in magnesium are: barley grass, oat grass, wheat grass, nutritional yeast, kelp, brown rice, sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, buckwheat, dulse, millet, wheat, pecans, walnuts, beet greens, dried coconut, dried figs, dried apricots, dates, avocado, cheddar cheese, parsley, prunes, cooked beans, garlic, raisins, banana, blackberries, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, asparagus.*
Clinical indications of Magnesium Deficiency were associated with the folowing:
Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD
Auto immune disorders (all types)
Cerebral Palsy- in children from Magnesium deficient mothers
Congestive Heart Failure
Gut disorders- including peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, colitis
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Muscle Weakness, Fatigue
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
In an age of sky-rocketing medical costs due to astronomical investments in high-tech gadgets that allow us to look inside the body in a myriad of ever more complicated ways,and in miracle drugs that can achieve amazing feats, itseems incredible that a deficiency of one of the cheapest nutrients may be at the roots of a colossal tree of pathologies that inflict untold pain and monetary losses worldwide. Yet, magnesium deficiency is common and does have a legion of devastating effects and correcting it costs pennies a day per person. Therefore, eliminating it may produce a higher return on investment and a higher reduction of disease and pain, in a shorter time, than any miracle drug or high-tech development...
For more information on scientific research on magnesium deficiency: http://www.pinnaclife.com/assets/files/pdf/References/Magnesium/wide-mag-deficiency-path.pdf
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement take one capsule one to three times daily or as directed by a physician.
100 vegetarian capsules
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Magnesium (as magnesium glycinate chelate*)
Amount Per Capsule 100 mg
% Daily Value: 25%
Other ingredients: Vegetarian Capsule, water, and L-leucine
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information presented on this site is for educational purposes only; this information is not meant to be a substitute for the advice from your own physician or other healthcare provider.
Posted by Ron on 8th Jul 2011
I've been taking Life Magnesium in accompany with Life Coral before bed each night for the past few months. It has made a huge impact on the quality of sleep I've been getting. Each morning, instead of feeling like I had segments of sleep throughout the night, I wake up calm and rested, knowing I slept through the night with little to no interruptions. Also, I've found throughout the day, should I feel anxious or stressed, simply taking a few extra Life Magnesium almost always helps me regain mental clarity. I would suggest this product to everyone!
Posted by MD on 14th Jan 2011
I have tried several brands of Magnesium Glycinate for anxiety issues and have found this to be the best ever! I have a 3 year old grandson who is a bit hyper and we give it to him also to help calm his nerves. It has really helped him too. I keep a container in my car so I am never without this precious product!
Posted by HDFL on 14th Jan 2011
I personally have had phenomenal results with... Life Magnesium. If I take one right before retiring for the evening I sleep wonderfully. On a couple of occasions, wanting “to be sure”, I took 2 capsules and slept like a rock—... So I recommend you give it a try...