Superior Magnesium Capsules
Xcel Health Superior Magnesium Capsules. A high-quality, reverse ratio magnesium supplement formulated by Naturopath Leanne James in an easy to swallow capsule.
Ideal for those who suffer from restless legs, muscle twitches, cramp, stress, insomnia, anxiety or high blood pressure.
Contains some of the most absorbable forms of Magnesium & Calcium. Also with added Vitamin D, Zinc, Boron & Vitamin B6 (P-5-P) for maximum absorption by the body. Capsules can be swallowed or the contents added to a small amount of water, juice or yoghurt. 90 Vegetarian capsules.
Size90 Vegetarian Capsules
Henry Osiecki tells us in The Nutrient Bible that therapeutic uses of Magnesium include:
Alcoholism, allergic rhinitis, anginia, anxiety, asthma, athletes, calcium spurs, chronic fatigue syndrome, cramps, depression, diabetes, eclampsia, fluid retention, headaches, heart disease, hypertension, hyperparathyroidism, intestinal cramps, irregular heart beat, irritability, kidney stones, osteoperosis, pain, palpitations, persistent cough, premenstrual tension, pronounced startle response, protects from noise including hearing loss, radiation therapy, restless leg syndrome, stomach acidity or aches, stress, swallowing disorders, unrefreshed sleep, uterine cramps.
Adults: Take 1-3 capsules daily, after a meal, or as directed by your health care professional. Initially you could notice a loose bowel when taking this, so start with just 1 capsule a day and if you need to, go up from there. Capsules can be opened and the contents added to a small amount of water, juice or yoghurt. Always have after food as zinc can be nauseating on an empty stomach.
In The Nutrient Bible, by Henry Osiecki, he gives these guidelines for the daily dosage of magnesium
RDA by Age:
0 - 0.5 years 40mg 7 - 10 years 170mg
0.5 - 1 years 60mg 11 - 14 years 280mg
1 - 3 years 80mg > 15 years 300 - 400mg
4 - 6 years 120mg Lactating Mothers 355mg
Please note: We have found, that when your magnesium levels are very low, when you first start taking a high quality magnesium supplement such as this one, often, you may notice your magnesium deficiency symptoms (cramp, eye flicks, restless legs etc) may be worse for the first few days once starting, before subsiding.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in many important metabolic functions in the body. It is a vital catalyst in enzyme activity, especially the activity of those enzymes involved in the production of energy. A deficiency of magnesium interferes with the transmission of nerve and muscular impulses, causing irritability and nervousness. Supplementing the diet with magnesium can help prevent depression, dizziness, muscular weakness, cramp, twitching and PMS. Magnesium aids in maintaining the body’s proper pH levels, reducing an acid state.
Magnesium is essential to help prevent the calcification of soft tissues in the body. This often overlooked mineral protects the arterial linings from stress, caused by sudden blood pressure changes, plays a role in the formation of bone, as well as carbohydrate and mineral metabolism.
Magnesium Is Needed By Every Cell In The Body
Magnesium is a mineral needed by every cell of your body. About half of your body's magnesium stores are found inside cells of body tissues and organs. The other half is combined with calcium and phosphorus in the bone. Only 1% of the magnesium in your body is found in the blood. Your body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps the heart rhythm steady and the bones strong. It is also involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
Which Foods Contain Magnesium?
Green vegetables such as spinach provide magnesium because the centre of the chlorophyll molecule contains this mineral. Nuts, seeds and some whole grains are also good sources of magnesium. Although magnesium is present in many foods, it usually occurs in only small amounts. As with most nutrients, daily needs for magnesium cannot be met from a single food. The magnesium content of refined foods is usually low. Whole-wheat bread, for example, has twice as much magnesium as white bread because the magnesium-rich germ and bran are removed when white flour is processed. Over 80% of magnesium in grains is lost in the refining of wholefoods.
When Can A Magnesium Deficiency Occur?
Dietary surveys suggest that many of us do not consume enough magnesium for our daily requirements. When a magnesium deficiency does occur, it is usually due to excessive loss of magnesium in the urine, gastrointestinal system disorders that cause a loss of magnesium or limit magnesium absorption, or a chronically low intake of magnesium. Treatment with diuretics, some antibiotics and some medicine used to treat cancer, can increase the loss of magnesium in urine. Diabetes increases the loss of magnesium in the urine, causing a depletion of magnesium stores.
A high alcohol intake has been associated with magnesium deficiencies, due to alcohol increasing the excretion of magnesium in the urine. Gastrointestinal problems, such as malabsorption disorders, can cause magnesium depletion of this mineral, by preventing the body from being able to use the magnesium in food. Chronic or excessive vomiting and diarrhoea may also result in magnesium depletion. As can a high dietary intake of calcium, which can cause an imbalance of this essential mineral.
Who May Need Extra Magnesium?
Magnesium supplementation is usually indicated when a specific health problem or condition is indicative of low magnesium status. Extra magnesium may be required by individuals with conditions that cause excessive urinary loss of magnesium, chronic malabsorption, severe diarrhoea and steatorrhea, as well as chronic or severe vomiting. Increasing evidence reveals that a magnesium deficiency as the likely culprit in sudden death from a heart attack. Magnesium works with calcium in the contraction and relaxation of muscles, including the heart muscle. Magnesium is essential for athletes, people under regular stress, pregnant women and those suffering with alcoholism and diabetes.
Symptoms Of Low Magnesium Include
Depression, dizziness, muscular weakness, twitching, PMS, irritability, nervousness, bone and teeth problems, muscle cramps, muscle twitches around the eyes, spasms in the muscles of the arms or legs, problems relating to the heart such as an irregular heart rhythm, gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, an inability to unwind properly, lack of coordination, muscle twitch, tremors, weakness, apprehensiveness, personality changes, disorientation and confusion. A deficiency interferes with nerve and muscle impulses.
Each vegetarian capsule provides (elemental): Magnesium (citrate) 200mg, Calcium (citrate) 100mg, Zinc (citrate) 10mg, Vitamin D3 25mcg (1000IU), Boron 1mg, Pyridoxal-5-phosphate (Vitamin B6) 25mg. In a base of rice flour. Vegetable capsule
Keep out of reach of Children.