What it is
Many South African diets are largely deficient of magnesium. Magnesium is present in all cells in the body and is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes, including energy production. Some of magnesium’s other roles include maintaining normal bone density, heart rhythm, lung function and blood glucose regulation. The risk of magnesium deficiency increases with age, in diabetics and with high alcohol consumption.
What it does
Magnesium is also useful for brain and nervous system function, and helps relieve anxiety. Magnesium may also help improve symptoms in children with ADD. Magnesium is involved in energy supply and may be of benefit for athletes or individuals suffering from chronic fatigue.
Magnesium improves insulin and glucose control, and may help in treating metabolic syndrome. Magnesium is helpful in reducing the symptoms of PMS in women, Magnesium supplementation is specifically indicated for individuals taking the following medications which cause magnesium depletion: Beta-agonists (Asthma medication), oestrogen containing oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy, digoxin, diuretics (except potassium sparing diuretics) and cortisone medications. The following groups of people are at particular risk of low magnesium levels and should supplement with magnesium: Diabetics, the elderly and people who drink a lot of alcohol.
Magnesium glycinate is the most bioavailable and absorbable form of magnesium and the least likely to cause diarrhoea as a side effect.
How to Use
Adults and children over 7 years of age: Take ½ to 1 capsule twice daily. Children 4-7 years of age, take half a tablet daily. Take with or shortly after meals.
Warnings, Side Effects, Contraindications and Special Precautions
Please refer to product insert or manufacturers website for more information.
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