Reports have shown that at least 70% of Americans are magnesium-deficient. Commenting on one of these reports, Richard Rivlin, MD of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, said there was “a high general awareness of the importance of nutrients such as vitamin C and calcium, but it is clear that consumers are largely unaware of the role of magnesium…”
Many factors can increase the rate of magnesium depletion in the body. Physiological factors, such as mental or physical stress, an underactive thyroid, diabetes, and chronic pain can all contribute to depletion of magnesium. Dietary habits, such as higher consumption of sugar, coffee, soft drinks, use of several types of medical drugs, and diets high in carbohydrates, fiber, or calcium may also, in part, lead to magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium absorption is as important as magnesium intake. Most people believe that regular magnesium supplements, such as tablets or capsules, will resolve magnesium deficiency. Unfortunately, however, individuals can supplement with the RDI for magnesium every single day and still be in a deficient state. Studies show that many common magnesium forms are poorly absorbed. Magnesium citrate is one of the most absorbable forms. Magnesium is more bio-available in water than in the diet, with one preliminary human trial showing 30% greater absorption. Water-soluble magnesium is clearly the preferred dosage form.
Longevity Science Magna-Calm is a powder form of magnesium citrate that has a pleasant, unsweetened natural lemon flavor and mild effervescence. Magna-Calm contains 365 mg of Magnesium per scoop (1 level scoop equals 3 grams). Magna-Calm also contains Potassium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, and Natural Lemon Flavor.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, sugar, soy, egg, dairy, fish, shellfish, nuts, preservatives, artificial colors, or flavors.
Suggested Usage: Add one-half to one scoop of Magna-Calm to 3 oz. of hot water and mix thoroughly; add up to 3oz. of hot or cold water and consume.
Each bottle contains 16 ounces with approximately 150 servings.