Each Magnesium capsule provides 100 mg of magnesium in the form of aspartate/oxide, to help support macronutrient metabolism, bone health, and muscle function. Magnesium also helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Magnesium plays an essential role in both muscle contraction and relaxation, and may help in the maintenance of muscle function in physically active older individuals. Older adults, especially women, tend to have lower magnesium dietary intake and absorption rates.
In the first clinical trial to assess the impact of magnesium on muscle performance in the elderly, daily supplementation with magnesium for 12 weeks significantly improved physical performance. One hundred and thirty nine healthy, physically active women aged 65+ were randomized to receive either placebo or 300 mg of elemental magnesium from magnesium oxide. Following supplementation, participants in the magnesium group had clinically relevant improvements in walking speed, with an average increase of 12 metres per minute. Walking speed is typically used as an independent variable for the diagnosis of age-related muscle loss. Chair stand test scores were also significantly improved, indicating enhanced lower limb strength and balance. The authors concluded that magnesium supplementation may help to prevent or delay age-related decline in physical performance.
Medicinal Ingredients: each vegetable capsule contains:
Magnesium (magnesium aspartate/oxide)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose, cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica.
Adults (19 years and older): Take two capsules two times daily or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Adolescents (9-18 years): Take three capsules daily or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Children (6-8 years): Take one capsule daily or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Caution: Some people may experience diarrhoea at doses greater than 350 mg per day.
Do not use if outer seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.
Wheat, starch, yeast, gluten, corn, soy, corn, sodium, sugar, artificial colouring and flavouring, antimicrobial preservatives, dairy and animal products. Ideal for vegans.