Blog / Magnesium / Nutrition / January 20, 2017

There’s been a lot of talk online about magnesium oxide being less absorbable, and therefore inferior to the other forms of magnesium salts. And some of you have asked us why we use magnesium oxide as an ingredient in our AlgaeCal Plus if it’s “not as absorbable”.
Today we’re giving you the real facts about what form of magnesium is best – backed by science, of course!

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Magnesium / Nutrition / Research / February 11, 2015

What mineral is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in your body – yet 55% of Americans get less of it than what’s recommended? It’s the 12th element on the periodic table and it affects your nerves, rhythm of your heart, your immune system, blood glucose, bone strength and more. It’s magnesium. Have you ever said “I have one nerve left, and you’re getting on it”, or wondered why you’re feeling run down – again? Or have you thought “why can’t I shed those unwanted pounds, or sleep through the night?” then you too are probably short on magnesium, the mighty mineral. Many think they get enough magnesium from the foods they eat everyday. Once upon a time, before big business took over farming, we did get enough. But modern synthetic fertilizers (used to increase crop yields), replace only 3…

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Magnesium / Nutrition / Research / September 5, 2014

Do you need more energy? If you’re like most of our readers, you live a fast paced life. Maybe you are juggling grandkids on the weekend. Perhaps you’ve started to travel, or maybe you’re taking classes for a new found hobby. Or you may have a more flexible schedule – but flexible doesn’t necessarily mean relaxing! In fact, many of you have told us you’re more active now than at any other time of your lives. If that’s true for you, and you often feel tired, worn out, and lethargic, despite exercising and getting lots of rest, one possible cause is a lack of magnesium in your diet. Magnesium is a vital mineral that has been shown to positively impact energy, muscle function and bone quality (when taken with calcium and vitamin D). And studies show as many as 80%…

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Magnesium / Nutrition / Research / April 2, 2014

It must be tough living in the shadow of a giant – but that is what magnesium does every day. The need for calcium has been drummed into us since childhood, but almost to the exclusion of magnesium. The result is 57% of Americans do not meet the US RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances) for magnesium intake! And if you’re in the majority who fall short on magnesium, it explains why you are more stressed and have less energy than you feel you should. Just as one missing mini microchip will prevent your computer or phone from working, your body without magnesium will prevent you from operating too. Why Magnesium Is Critical Magnesium is essential for hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body. It helps: regulate muscle and nerve function; support a healthy immune system; keep bones strong; keep your heart…

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Magnesium / Nutrition / January 30, 2013

Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Magnesium is one of a select few minerals that make up the remaining 1%. It may seem insignificant, especially when compared to the superstar elements that make up the 99%. But without magnesium you would die. Just as one tiny fuse can stop your car from rolling, a life without miniature magnesium would mean no life at all. An Unsung Hero: Magnesium is crucial for hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to: regulate muscle and nerve function; keep heart rhythm steady; support a healthy immune system; keep bones strong; regulate blood sugar levels; promote normal blood pressure, and is involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. It is known that all minerals work together as a team.…

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Magnesium / Nutrition / Research / October 14, 2011

As per Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, magnesium expert and Medical Director of the non-profit Nutritional Magnesium Association, the benefits that can be had from taking calcium (through diet or supplements) to improve and maintain good bone health can be impaired without a corresponding adequate intake of magnesium. In short, there is a fascinating link between magnesium deficiency and osteoporosis As per her, a 1:1 ratio for calcium-magnesium is necessary to reap the benefits of calcium intake for bone health. It is believed that magnesium keeps the calcium dissolved in the blood which without the former (magnesium) would calcify leaving deposits in the kidney causing stones or even calcification of cardiovascular arteries and bone joints. (1) Dr. Dean clearly outlined the magnesium-Vitamin D-calcium relationship that is so important for optimal absorption and metabolism of calcium. She was quoted as saying,…

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