Magnesium Aspartate represents an optimal and readily absorbable source of supplemental magnesium, which is a vital anti-stress mineral and an essential co-factor in many enzyme reactions for human energy and protein metabolism.

Magnesium, an indispensable nutrition element, plays a central role in the body because it participates as a functional element in the energy supplying metabolic process and is necessary for the activation of more than 300 enzymes. Due to this key role, a deficit in this element causes numerous metabolic changes in the body accompanied by a great variety of symptoms.

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Requirements

The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine of the United States National Academy of Sciences has recommended the following Adequate Intake (AI) and Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) values for magnesium:

Age (Year)

AI (milligrams/day)

Infants

0 – 6 months

30

7 – 12 months

75

Children

RDA (milligrams/day)

1 – 3 years

80

4 – 8 years

130

Boys

9 – 13 years

240

4 – 18 years

410

Girls

9 – 13 years

240

4 – 18 years

360

Men

19 – 30 years

400

31 – 70 + years

420

Women

19 – 30 years

310

31 – 70 + years

320

Pregnancy

14 – 18 years

400

19 – 30 years

350

31 – 50 years

380

Lactation

14 – 18 years

360

19 – 30 years

310

31 – 50 years

320

Importance of Magnesium in Human Nutrition

About 65% of magnesium in human body are bound in the skeleton. The body can mobilize only 25% of this "bone magnesium" in situations of extreme deficiency. This capacity also diminishes as age increases.

Magnesium works with calcium and phosphorous to build strong bones and teeth . People suffering from diabetes benefit from more than normal levels of supplemental magnesium.

Magnesium has cardioprotective properties and helps alleviate post-menopausal syndrome.

Recent research indicates that magnesium deficiency may be a factor in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease-the major cause of heart attacks.

FUNCTIONS OF MAGNESIUM

Normal metabolism: Magnesium activates many enzymes and works with others to carry out some three hundred metabolic functions, including protein digestion and synthesis, energy production, and the synthesis of insulin

Proper nerve and muscle function: Magnesium is needed to transmit nerve impulses; it also allows muscles to relax after contraction, a critical factor in heart function

Stimulating calcium function: By acting as a calcium antagonist, it balances the role of calcium in regulating the heartbeat and other functions

Preventing dental cavities: Magnesium strengthens dental enamel and makes the teeth less vulnerable to decay

Miscellaneous other functions: Promotes immunity, makes DNA, and boosts the actions of potassium and some of the B vitamins. It may also aid in the treatment of asthma cardiac arrhythmia, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.