Cytoplan Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium is an essential mineral that accounts for about 0.05% of the body's total weight. Nearly 70% of the body's supply is located in the bones, together with calcium and phosphorus, while 30% is found in cellular fluids and some soft tissue. Some 30% - 40% of ingested dietary magnesium is absorbed, while the rest is excreted in the faeces. Magnesium is involved in many essential metabolic processes, including the release of energy from glucose, synthesis of protein and nucleic acids, the formation of urea, vascular tone, muscle impulse transmission, electrical stability of the cells, neuro-transmission and activity. Most is found inside the cell, where it activates enzymes necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids. It also regulates the acid/alkali balance in the body.
Magnesium helps promote the absorption and metabolism of other minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. It also helps utilise the B complex vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin E in the body. It aids in bone growth and is necessary for proper functioning of muscles.
Magnesium is absorbed in the small intestine. The rate of absorption is influenced by the parathyroid hormones, the rate of water absorption and the amounts of calcium, phosphorus and lactose in the body. Both magnesium and calcium compete for the same absorption sites. Absorption may be inhibited by phytates (vegetable fibre), too many fats, cod liver oil or protein. Foods high in oxalic acid inhibit absorption. Vitamin D is necessary for the proper utilisation of magnesium. When the intake of magnesium is low, the rate of absorption may be as high as 75%; when the intake is high, the rate of absorption may be as low as 25%. Losses tend to increase with the use of diuretics and with the consumption of alcohol.
Magnesium Citrate is the gentlest and most effective of the inorganic mineral forms of magnesium. As a citrate it is readily absorbed into the blood stream via the citric acid cycle.
Ingredients - One Capsule of Magnesium Citrate provides:
- Magnesium 80mg out of 27% RDA
- Magnesium Citrate 500mg
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