Clinically tested and validated highly bio-available magnesium. Composed of a combination of amino acid chelates of magnesium,x that delivers magnesium to all the cells of the body, while giving an extra boost to heart, brain and immune system and exercising muscle. At two capsules twice daily, the formula gives the full RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of magnesium and provides a one month supply.
MagSpectrum® provides not one but 5 different kinds of fully reacted amino acid chelates to provide a wide range of benefits of restoring vital magnesium to all the parts of the body. MagSpectrum® thus provides a full range of generally and specifically targeted amino acid chelates to restore life and vitality-giving magnesium throughout the body.
“Magnesium Delivery Electrifies and Ignites Living Systems”
Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body. It is the lifeblood of all your energy systems. And it is the mineral that is the most commonly deficient.
Magnesium and calcium are the yin and yang of body activity. Calcium excites the nervous system and magnesium relaxes it. Calcium increases the constriction of blood vessels and magnesium allows them to open. Calcium may overactivate electrical activity and magnesium calms it. Calcium tends to reduce blood flow and magnesium tends to increase it. Calcium and magnesium adjust the levels and actions of the hormones that build and dissolve bone. While both of these minerals are important, of especial significance is that their actions are in an optimal balance.
The calcium craze that has women supplementing lots of calcium for their bones is contributing to the epidemic of magnesium deficiency. The overdrive of calcium compared to magnesium has aggravated the imbalances with significant adverse health effects.
That magnesium deficiency is common has many factors leading in this direction. These factors conspire to make deficiency the rule rather than the exception. And in the end it there is an elegant solution, but first it is important to understand the causes of this challenge.
To begin, studies indicate that most persons in America (and by extension probably most developed countries) fail to consume the recommended daily allowance of 400 mg of magnesium per day. The National Health and Nutrition Survey of 2005-2006 found that for persons not using supplements that the average intake was 268 mg per day for men and 234 mg per day for women. In part this poor general intake level is due to magnesium depleted soil growing produce with considerably less magnesium than in prior decades.
Next, just because magnesium is ingested does not mean it is effectively absorbed. Phytates, tannins, and fiber in food tend to bind magnesium and prevent its absorption. One study of magnesium supplemented cereal showed that magnesium was lost rather than gained by eating the cereal.
An even greater factor is the competition of minerals for absorption. If calcium and magnesium salts are taken together, in the stomach they become free minerals with a charge of +2. They then compete for the same transport mechanism of +2 charged minerals. This mechanism is easily overloaded so if a larger amount of magnesium is ingested a smaller amount is absorbed. In particular, if calcium or other minerals with a charge of +2 are ingested, magnesium absorption is further reduced.
The vast majority of magnesium supplements are in the form of inorganic salts such as magnesium carbonate, oxide, sulfate, gluconate, or chloride. These forms are all subject to competition for absorption or being bound by dietary factors and rendered no longer absorbable.
On top of these factors, any type of stress accelerates the depletion of cellular magnesium. Ingestion of alcohol aggravates this even more and can cause extreme losses. Many medications, including diuretics, cortisone, oral contraceptives and antibiotics can heavily deplete magnesium.
While a blood test can be done to measure magnesium levels, only a tiny fraction of body magnesium is in the blood plasma. For a truly accurate measure, an intracellular magnesium test needs to be done, which is much more specialized. In private communication, Robert Erdmann, author of “The Amino Revolution” reported having tested 3000 Americans for their intracellular magnesium levels. The sobering results were that of all the people tested, only 2 persons were found to have normal rather than deficient levels. This underscores how widespread magnesium deficiency appears be in our culture.
The critical importance of magnesium is that it is intimately related to the generation of energy in our bodies. Magnesium participates in over 300 vital chemical reactions involving many systems and functions, yet energy production trumps the rest. Virtually every reaction in the body that involves the generation, transport, or use of the energy molecule ATP (adenosine triphosphate) requires the presence and use of magnesium.
Intracellular deficiency of magnesium has been associated with fatigue, irritability, depressed mood, muscle twitches and spasms, impaired memory, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, tingling, vascular instability, and even cardiac arrhythmias and seizures. Muscle cramps at night are especially suggestive of depletion. Magnesium is also critical for bone formation and deficiency predisposes to loss of bone mass even if calcium intake is at or above recommended levels.
Few nutrients can make people feel so much better in so many ways than simply absorbing and assimilating a sufficient amount of magnesium. While this is possible with inorganic magnesium salts and from diet, a far more efficient avenue can be used.
In the process of digestion, a bit of molecular magic can occur. As protein is digested, its building blocks of amino acids can be split off one by one. When the alignments are just right, two amino acids can wrap around a mineral with a charge of +2.
Such a double wrap of amino acids around a mineral such as magnesium is called an amino acid chelate. Chelate is from the Greek word for claw and it is literally like two pincers that can form around a mineral in a neat tidy package.
When this occurs, great things happen for mineral absorption, especially for magnesium. This packaging of a coordinated wrap of amino acids neutralizes the charge of +2. In this form, minerals are no longer bound by fiber and phytates, freeing them to be absorbed. In addition, the minerals no longer compete, as this bypasses the usual +2 charge absorption system. Even beyond that, there are active transport systems that facilitate absorption into the blood and thence assimilation into the cells. Studies have shown that both absorption and assimilation of magnesium can each be doubled or more with this delivery mechanism.
There are different combinations of two amino acids that can wrap around magnesium and other minerals. Depending upon the combination, this may also target which cells and tissues are especially repleted with minerals.
A specific formula known as Mag Spectrum uses multiple different amino acid chelates of magnesium. This delivers magnesium in a form that generally goes to all the tissues of the body. There are also tailored forms that facilitate delivery to the heart, nervous system, immune system and other tissues.
This formula includes an especially interesting form in which two molecules of creatine wrap around magnesium. Creatine is a high energy storage molecule for muscle, like a spare battery when muscles are pushed to the max. Unfortunately its absorption tends to limited by being broken down in the stomach. Combining creatine and magnesium in this way protects the creatine from degradation and effectively delivers both creatine and magnesium to exercising muscle. Clinical studies with this form of magnesium have shown enhancements both of muscular endurance and recovery in the stress test of motorcross racing.
The bioavailability of Mag Spectrum is further enhanced with an advanced laser technology. This is known as the Qi laser, pronounced as ki or key. The meaning of “Qi” is both life force as in Eastern medicine as well as for quantum information. When activated with the system, nutrients have shown a remarkable increase in bioavailability and bioactivity. This has been especially clearly proven in agricultural studies. For example, nutrient formulas have been developed that will double the mineral content of a non-GMO crop. Qi laser activation of such a formula has been shown to provide and additional 2 to 5 fold increase in mineral content. Compared to the control plants not given the nutrient formula, the laser activated formula has shown increases of 500% to over 1000% in mineral content.
Through a colleague at the MIT of Mexico, the Monterey Institute of technology, the relative bioavailability of Mag Spectrum compared to the usual magnesium forms of agriculture has been studied. The Mag Spectrum showed 15 to 25 times the magnesium delivery into the sap.
This magnesium formula has also been subjected to a controlled clinical trial with 30 subjects in the treated group and 20 subjects in the untreated control group. The study was conducted for one month and then comparisons were made between the two groups.
The observations with respect to blood pressure were extremely interesting. There was no significant change in blood pressure in the control group. In comparison, there was no significant change in the treated group for about 2 to 3 weeks, and then large clinically relevant reductions of systolic and diastolic blood pressure were seen. This provided validation that the formula supports the maintenance of healthy blood pressure. The study also suggested that the subjects were likely depleted in magnesium and between the second and third week, the deficiency was corrected and blood pressure improved.
The study also showed that the efficiency of cardiac pump function was also significantly increased in the treated group and unchanged in the control group. Cardiac rhythm status became much more stable in the treated group and again showed no significant change in the control group.
Of especial interest was the observation of serum magnesium levels. At baseline magnesium levels were low probably due to the use of diuretic medication in the study group. These levels improved well into the normal range in the treated group and again showed no change in the control group.
In addition to magnesium, serum calcium levels were also low. These levels increased to normal without supplementation of additional calcium in the magnesium treated group and did not change in the control group.
The explanation for this is that when magnesium is deficient, this alters the hormone balance that directs how calcium is used in the body. In a low magnesium state, not only is calcium absorption impaired, but calcium tends to deposit harmfully. This includes calcium depositing in the joints, blood vessels, and the brain. Raising magnesium into a healthy normal range, especially within the cell, restores a better hormone balance. This fosters dissolving calcium where it is not desired and bringing it back into the blood and other tissues where it is beneficial, such as into the bone matrix.
Thus giving magnesium in a form absorbed and delivered to cells also assists with ideal calcium metabolism. This supports clearing calcium from joints and blood vessels and other soft tissues. In particular, this can promote liberating and clearing calcium from the pineal gland. This important gland monitors cycles of light and darkness and sets both daily and seasonal rhythms. It releases melatonin to promote restful sleep and some believe it to be an important organ of our awareness. Keeping the brain and in particular the pineal as free of calcium is possible supports our highest level of cognition and function.
Restoring magnesium in the cells can increase energy, improve clarity of thinking and memory, and facilitate restful sleep. It can strengthen our bones, build our exercise capacity, and improve our mood. Often this factor alone can provide a higher quality of life.
Magnesium taken in larger amounts can cause loose stools and even diarrhea, Stopping the magnesium until the bowel habit normalizes usually suffices to clear this issue. In general, dividing this formula into 2 capsules twice daily has been free from overactive bowel activity.
Contraindications to Magnesium Use:
If you have Kidney Failure there is a reduced ability to clear magnesium and excessive accumulation is possible.
If you have Myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakness disorder). Intravenous administration of magnesium could accentuate muscle relaxation and create hazardous levels of muscular relaxation.
If you have excessively slow heart rate, magnesium may make your heart rate even slower.