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Mg-Zyme ™ (Magnesium)



Mg-Zyme ™ is a source of supplemental magnesium, supplied as mixed mineral chelates. Adequate magnesium intake is of utmost importance, as it is critical to most ATP-dependent reactions. Magnesium is important for musculoskeletal health, for proper cardiac and immune function, and for the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels. Dietary intakes below recommended levels are common.

As a divalent cation essential to all living cells, magnesium (Mg) serves as a key element in cellular metabolism and participates as a required cofactor or an active component in an astounding number of metabolic reactions—over 300 in fact. Although an abundant mineral in living systems, as well as in the food chain, intake is often insufficient to meet physiological needs, as the American diet is laden with highly processed foods, often devoid of magnesium. Compounding this is the fact that bodily absorption of Mg is not efficient, with estimates indicating that of the daily dietary Mg intake, only 30‑70% is absorbed. In the Western population, a steady decline in the level of dietary Mg has been observed, resulting in a suboptimal daily intake. Corresponding to the decreased Mg intake, an increase in health consequences, including cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, has been noted.

“The American diet is laden with highly processed foods, often devoid of magnesium.”

In the body, Mg ions (Mg2+) play a fundamental role in the transfer, storage and utilization of energy, while in mammalian membranes Mg acts as a stabilizing mineral. Inside the cell, the level of free Mg2+ serves as a control mechanism for numerous processes. In addition to its role in maintaining an adequate supply of purine and pyrimidine nucleotides, both of which are required for cellular proliferation in the synthesis of DNA and RNA, Mg is also an important factor in cellular structure, growth, and reproduction. In a physiological role, it serves to control neuronal activity, cardiac excitability, neuromuscular transmission, muscular contraction, vasomotor tone, as well as blood pressure and peripheral blood flow. Numerous enzymes necessary for core energy producing systems, including the Krebs cycle, glycolysis, and the respiratory chain, are Mg dependent. Thus in essence, energy production itself is highly dependent upon Mg. A deficit in Mg is correlated to a direct reduction in the production of cyclic AMP in the cell, theorized to result via the inhibition of the Mg-dependent adenylate cyclases. In addition to deficiencies resulting from dietary insufficiencies or low absorption capacity, the literature also documents that specific clinical syndromes may induce a deficiency.

Thus, due to its importance in many bodily systems, and the fact that dietary intake is usually inadequate to meet even basic bodily requirements, supplemental Mg is a judicious choice for healthcare practitioners. Mg can safely be incorporated into all patient regimens, as a means to both address deficiency and to promote wellbeing. In addition, the forms of Mg supplied in Mg-Zyme ™ are recognized as having excellent bioavailability and absorption.

Mg-Zyme ™ (100 capsules)

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