Stress may interfere with the body's ability to absorb magnesium, so make sure your body has the optimal quantities. Magnesium Citrate is a highly absorbable form of magnesium, a profoundly important mineral that supports the body's bones, energy production, and glucose balance.
Optimal intake of magnesium is essential to support relaxation and calming. Further, magnesium supports proper muscle function and is essential for cardiovascular health; in fact it is involved in over 300 cellular processes.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Ingredients per Capsule: Magnesium (as magnesium citrate) - 133 mg
Other Ingredients: gelatin (capsule), silica, magnesium stearate and dibasic calcium phosphate
Suggested Use: 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily with meals.
Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, breastfeeding, have a history of kidney dysfunction or if you are taking any prescription drug, consult your health care professional before using this product. If you experience loose stools, reduce your dosage. If symptoms persist, discontinue use and consult your health care professional immediately.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
If you tend towards constipation, you can use magnesium citrate to stimulate a bowel movement. If you take it at night (250 to 1000 mg as needed), blended into an Absorb Plus or whey protein shake, the alkaline whey will buffer the magnesium and you won't get any tummy pains, nausea, etc. from the magnesium.
If you are susceptible to diarrhea, then don't use magnesium citrate – use the Mini-Minerals Magnesium instead, it does not require digestion and therefore does not cause loose bowels. We also carry another stool bulking/softening product, which is fabulous for either constipation or diarrhea, called MetaCleanse.
People with IBD (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) often have trouble absorbing nutrients from their intestine, and may have low levels of magnesium, potassium and other important nutrients. This is important because magnesium (along with potassium) plays a key role in skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, making it important for normal digestive and muscular function.
So if your intestine is spasming or cramping, you may need magnesium, or you may need potassium, or both! Likewise, if you cannot relax your rectum, or your peristalsis is malfunctioning, then you likely need one or both of these minerals.