Mag Citrate by Metagenics contains 60mg of calcium citrate and 300mg of magnesium citrate, a 1:5 blend. Since magnesium is involved with over 300 reactions in your body, it plays a very important role in your health. Some of these processes include: sleep, bone development, muscular function, blood pressure regulation and protein and DNA synthesis. Because it is our natural calcium channel blocker (relaxes muscles), it helps with heart function, muscle cramps and even sexual performance.
In many ways, calcium balances magnesium in the body. It is the most abundant mineral in the body, with most of it being stored in the teeth and bones. It is also the mineral responsible for muscular contractions. With a large percentage of Americans taking in inadequate amounts of calcium and magnesium, it is important to supplement with these vital nutrients.
For more on magnesium, please see this article: https://www.premierformulas.com/benefits-of-magnesium-supplements/
For more on calcium and osteoporosis, please see this article: https://www.premierformulas.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-healing-osteoporosis-naturally/
Iseri, L., & French, J. (1984). Magnesium: Nature’s physiologic calcium blocker. American Heart Journal, 108(1), 188-193. doi:10.1016/0002-8703(84)90572-6 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0002870384905726
Calcium (as calcium citrate) (40mg), Magnesium (as magnesium citrate) (200mg), Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable), coating (water, hypromellose, medium chain triglycerides, and hydroxypropylcellulose)
Recommended Dosage (adult)
DIRECTIONS: Take two tablets one to three times daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
- CAUTION: Keep out of the reach of children
- STORAGE: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place
- This product is Gluten Free, non-GMO and Vegetarian
- Formulated to Exclude: Wheat, gluten, soy, animal or dairy products, nuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, colors, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives