Magnesium glycinate combines the essential mineral magnesium with the chelating amino acid glycine. These supplements:
Are a highly absorbable form of magnesium.**
Support cardiovascular and bone health.**
Promote energy metabolism and healthy muscle function.**
What is Magnesium Glycinate?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays an important role in a number of biological functions. It is the second most (to potassium) concentrated mineral in the body’s cells, where it plays a critical role in enzyme activation and energy production.** In fact, it is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body!** 60% of magnesium in the body is found in bones, 26% in muscle, and the rest in soft tissue and bodily fluids; because of its role in energy production, it is densely found in the most metabolically active parts of the body such as the brain, heart, liver, and kidneys.**
Glycine is a protein amino acid, and is the simplest amino in the body. It is non-essential, meaning the body can create it on its own, and is key in several processes such as the synthesis of proteins, ATP, nucleic acid, hemoglobin, and glutathione.** Glycine is also a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.**
Magnesium Glycinate Supplements
When attached to magnesium, glycine acts as a chelating agent. Chelating happens naturally during digestion, and involves amino acids helping minerals pass through the intestinal walls so they can be used by the body. By bonding magnesium and glycine in supplement form, it skips this step during digestion and therefore offers greater absorption.**
Piping Rock’s Magnesium Glycinate supplements contains 665 mg of magnesium glycinate per capsule, yielding 133 mg of elemental magnesium. Adults take one (1) quick release capsule three time daily with meals to help support cardiovascular, bone, and muscle health as well as energy metabolism.**
Directions for Use
Always consult with your trusted healthcare provider prior to adding any dietary supplement to your daily regimen. The typically daily recommended allowance for magnesium supplements is 350 mg per day for men and 280 mg per day for women. Magnesium supplements should be taken with food in divided doses. If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. If any adverse reactions occur, immediately stop using this product and consult your doctor.