Magnesium Supplement

Formulated for optimal absorption

$44.99 $17.99

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 110 customer ratings
(110 customer reviews)

A great tasting blend of powdered magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate chelate.

Therapeutic dose – 400mg of elemental magnesium per sachet.

Naturally flavoured, coloured and sweetened.

30 Sachets per box.

60% OFF dated stock. Expiry 10/17
New stock due end of November. 

Description

Biosphere Magnesium combines two types of magnesium to create the ideal dose with optimal absorption. The most bioavailable type of magnesium supplements are those that dissolve well into liquid, allowing the magnesium to be completely absorbed into the gut. Each serving contains 400mg of elemental magnesium, a therapeutic dose to help push people into optimal levels of magnesium.

Magnesium Citrate has a great absorption rate and mixes well with water. Biosphere Nutrition have used a natural marine based magnesium citrate as one of the best forms for supplementation.

Magnesium Lyscinate Glycinate Chelate is a form of magnesium glycinate bound to the amino acid lysine which keeps the magnesium molecule stable in its journey to the gut for absorption. Formulated by Albion Minerals®, the gold standard in mineral production, their chelated forms of magnesium are designed to be the most bioavailable possible. Magnesium glycinate is extremely easy on the stomach and is a great form of magnesium for those people looking to rectify a deficiency.

Biosphere Nutrition has combined these two forms of magnesium to offer the best rates of absorption while also accommodating to those who are sensitive to magnesium citrate at high doses. By reducing the dose of citrate and including the magnesium lysinate glycinate chelate the Biosphere Magnesium supplement is great for everyone.

Ingredients

30 Sachets per box
Amount per Serving

Magnesium - 400mg
(Magnesium Citrate 300mg + Magnesium glycinate 100mg)

Other Ingredients: Citric Acid, Natural Lemon Flavor, Stevia, Turmeric (for colour), Monk Fruit.

Directions

Mix with water

Mix one sachet into a glass of water after dinner and about an hour before going to sleep.

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Magnesium Info
Magnesium Supplement Facts

About Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral essential for optimal health, without it, we would not be able to produce energy, we could not control our blood cholesterol levels and our muscles would be in a permanent state of contraction. Magnesium is a macro-mineral which is required by our bodies in large amounts such as calcium, potassium, and sodium. It is needed in every cell of our body and plays a critical role in over 300 more chemical reactions in our bodies that keep us alive and functioning.

There are over 300 bodily processes that we can’t execute properly and to full effect if we are deficient in magnesium. It is so important that the average body holds around 25 grams of it through bones and muscles, making it the second most abundant element in human cells. Magnesium is commonly tied up within mineral deposits in rock formations near salt water. The most plentiful source is the sea.

Drinking Magnesium

The Biosphere Difference

Biosphere Magnesium sachets offer a combination of two types of highly absorbable magnesium at a therapeutic dose. With 400mg of total elemental magnesium in each sachet you only require 1 per day, ideally at night after dinner. The most bioavailable types of magnesium are those that dissolve well into liquid, spreading into microscopic particles and allowing the magnesium to be completely absorbed into the gut which is why magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate chelate have been used.

As magnesium requires a carrier to be absorbed, it is important to choose well-absorbed carriers to ensure most of the magnesium gets absorbed into the body. Approximately 20% of the carrier powder is elemental magnesium which in our powder is citric acid and the amino acid, lyscine.

Our powders have been naturally coloured a shade of yellow using a dash of turmeric powder and have been sweetened with a combination of the natural sweeteners stevia leaf extract and monk fruit extract. With no nasty ingredients you can be sure you’re getting a healthy supplement that you can feel good about taking everyday.

Why We Chose Pills over Powders

Our magnesium supplement comes in a powder form to ensure optimal absorption. We want you to actually absorb and benefit from as much of the magnesium as possible. Starting with a powder was a key factor, then choosing the forms that our body best absorbs.

Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium Benefits

As a key element in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, adequate levels of magnesium result in numerous health benefits. Primarily acting as a supporting mineral, the availability of magnesium is essential for optimal health.

One of the most important roles magnesium plays is that of helping to create energy for our cells. The mitochondria inside our cells need it to create energy for in the form of ATP  to keep us alive and functioning. Without magnesium, the nutrients we absorb could not be metabolised into usable forms of energy. Our cells then use ATP to as their fuel source or energy to carry out other function such as:

  • Cell reproduction
  • Protein synthesis
  • Muscle fibre contractions
  • Transportation of calcium and potassium across cell membranes (vital for a regular heart beat)

Magnesium benefits have become known and understood far better over the last few years recommendations should be doubled. Researchers suggest current daily recommendations should be doubled as magnesium is now considered to be a key to overall wellness.

Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms

Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium is constantly being used by over 300 bodily processes, helping us functioning as we should. Even a slight deficiency can significantly impact our health and day to day performance. Unfortunately a magnesium deficiency is very hard to diagnose without a blood test as it can present itself in so many forms.

A leading driver of deficiency may be stress, as our bodies use up magnesium in stressful times to help our bodies cope. Lower levels of magnesium tend to make stressful situations harder to deal with, creating a difficult stressful cycle.5

The World Health Organisation have published reports that estimate around 75% of Americans do not meet the recommended daily intake of magnesium which sits at 320-420mg per day. However, according to experts this currently recommended daily intake is inadequate to prevent magnesium deficiency and is nowhere near the optimal daily intake which sits around 500mg for females and 750mg for males. This realisation would push true deficiency rates in the US towards 90%.6

In the year 1900 the average magnesium intake was 500mg per day and now it is around 200mg per day.7 This huge reduction in magnesium levels is largely due to the modern day diet of processed foods, the slow depletion of minerals from our soil, and the stressful lives we live.

Magnesium Rich Foods

10 great sources of Natural Magnesium

Magnesium is found in many vegetables, especially leafy greens, as well as in nuts, seeds and legumes. Foods with plenty of fibre are usually high in magnesium.8

Always try get as many vitamins and minerals from a healthy balanced diet. The magnesium in food is often absorbed far better than supplements so a small amount may go a long way. Unfortunately with the lowering levels of magnesium in our food, even a diet filled with these foods might not be enough for a stressed person, which is where a supplement would be necessary.

One must also be aware that when we cook our food, the chemical structure changes, and more often than note there is a decrease in vitamins and minerals. For example, when kale and spinach are boiled for 2 minutes, there is a reduction in magnesium of around 25%.

The optimal daily dose of magnesium is between 500 – 750mg per day depending on size and gender.

Other notable magnesium-rich foods include:

  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Figs
  • Flax seeds
  • Almonds
  • Wild Salmon
  • Black Beans
  • Kidney Beans
Foods with Magnesium

Magnesium Supplements

Which form of Magnesium is best and how much should I take?

There are many popular forms of magnesium supplements out there. However, some are much better than others.

Absorption rates between different types of magnesium vary between 4% and 60% which is why it is always important to check which form is being used.
The recommended daily intake of magnesium for adult males is 420mg, but the optimal daily intake for adult males is around 750mg.9

Most people will not be getting anywhere these levels in their diet that is where a quality magnesium supplement can be beneficial.

Types of Magnesium you may find in supplements include:

  • Citrate
  • Glycinate
  • Orotate
  • Theronate
  • Taurate
  • Acetate
  • Malate
  • Carbonate
  • Chloride
  • Hydroxide
  • Lactate
  • Phosphate
  • Gluconate
  • Sulfate
  • Aspartate
  • Oxide

Magnesium Chelates – These are forms of magnesium that are chemically bound to another molecule that make the magnesium more likely to survive the trip from the stomach to the small intestine. Magnesium chelates have the potential to offer far greater absorption rates with the right molecules. With so many forms of magnesium supplements out there it can be hard to know which one is best for you.10

Recommendations:

Magnesium citrate offers one of the best absorption rates and is reasonably priced. It consists of magnesium bound with citric acid making it water soluble and very well absorbed. It is one of the most popular forms of magnesium for supplementation in top quality products, however it can cause an upset stomach at high for some people.

Magnesium Glycinate is magnesium bound with the amino acid glycine, an exceptionally bioavailable form of magnesium. This type of magnesium is popular as it is less likely to cause a laxative effect while still being well absorbed.11

Avoid the poorly absorbed magnesium supplements such as oxide, gluconate, sulphate and carbonate.

Magnesium oxide tends to have high levels of elemental magnesium, but its absorption or bioavailability is extremely low around 4%.12

Magnesium aspartate should also be avoided as its bioavailability is low and it breaks down into a neurotoxin.13

In most cases, magnesium is a very safe mineral to take as our body stores it and uses it on a regular basis. In excess amounts, magnesium side effects may include an upset stomach, dizziness, loose stools, or diarrhoea. If small amounts of magnesium cause you an upset stomach, switch to magnesium glycinate as it is easy on the stomach and well absorbed.

The recommended daily intake of magnesium for adult males is 420mg, but the optimal daily intake for adult males is around 750mg and 500mg for females.

For people looking to reverse a magnesium deficiency, look to take a large magnesium dose twice a day to prevent an upset stomach