Magnesium

Magnesium is the third most available mineral in our body. All living cells require this vital mineral for proper functioning. In actuality, it is required for over 300 internal biochemical processes in human physiology alone. Nearly 60 percent of all magnesium in our body lies within our skeletal structures. The remaining magnesium is either directly involved in specific tissue and cell processes, or is found circulating in the blood stream. Interestingly, our bodies contain only one ounce of this major mineral.


B-compound vitamins are a main determinant in the overall absorption of various forms of magnesium. The most common, and most absorbable, forms of magnesium consumed in the diet include:


  • magnesium citrate
  • magnesium gluconate
  • magnesium lactate

The least absorbed form of this mineral is either magnesium oxide or magnesium sulfate. The latter is usually used in popular over-the-counter laxative products.


As critical as magnesium is for the many processes in the human body, it may also be one of the most neglected of all the dietary nutrients regularly consumed. Several studies have suggested that many adults do not consume the recommend daily requirements for magnesium. It is estimated that nearly 75% of all Americans do not get adequate magnesium intakes from their diets. Also as a valid point of reference, is magnesium supplementation in the elderly population.


Persons that are 70 years of age and older tend to be more prone for developing a deficiency state magnesium. Research indicates that this age demographic consumes and absorbs less magnesium than younger adults. This is thought to be caused by the loss of bone density as we age and the many metabolic processes dependant upon magnesium uptake. In addition, persons of African-American decent also consume less magnesium than both Caucasian and Hispanic individuals.


Magnesium is of extreme importance in every structure in the body. It is involved in numerous processes associated with the organs, tooth and bone structure, muscle function, enzyme activity, and the manufacturing of protein and DNA. It also assists in the regulation of other nutrients consumed in the diet; chiefly, calcium, potassium, and Vitamin D.



Products Containing Magnesium
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Advantage Matrix $27.89
 
(0)
$1.39 20 ISS
Anistil $28.95
 
(1)
$1.93 15 Progressive Health
Bar $14.89
 
(0)
$1.24 12 Promax
Black Powder $18.95
 
(0)
$0.95 20 MRI
Carb Conscious Bar $12.99
 
(0)
$1.44 9 Supreme Protein
Clearin $23.36
 
(0)
$0.78 30 Vaxa Acne
Collegiate Muscle Milk $31.95
 
(0)
$2.00 16 Cytosport
CytoGainer $23.89
 
(0)
$2.39 10 Cytosport
Detour Bar $14.99
 
(0)
$1.25 12 Forward Foods
EndoRush $37.99
 
(0)
$0.79 48 BSN
EndoRush Fruit Punch $39.99
 
(0)
$2.67 15 BSN
EvoPro $28.40
 
(0)
$0.89 32 Cytosport
Extreme Body RTD50 $26.40
 
(0)
$2.20 12 ABB
Extreme Body Shake $37.69
 
(0)
$37.69 1 ABB
Extreme XXL $22.99
 
(0)
$2.30 10 ABB
Fit Drink Mix $23.99
 
(0)
$1.20 20 Apex
Gainers Fuel $18.62
 
(0)
$1.86 10 Twinlab
Genuine Brewers Yeast $6.90
 
(0)
$0.22 32 Twinlab
Green Magnitude $36.01
 
(0)
$0.45 80 Controlled Labs
Heavyweight Gainer $17.50
 
(0)
$1.75 10 Champion
Isopure meal Replacement Drink $39.95
 
(2)
$2.00 20 Natures Best
Lean Body $41.95
 
(0)
$2.10 20 Labrada
Lean Body Chocolate $71.89
 
(0)
$1.71 42 Labrada
Lean Body Chocolate Peanut Butter $48.95
 
(0)
$2.45 20 Labrada
Lean Body For Her $35.99
 
(0)
$1.80 20 Labrada
Lean Body Mass $26.24
 
(1)
$2.92 9 Labrada
Lean Body Neopolitan $41.99
 
(0)
$41.99 1 Labrada
Lean Body RTD $32.38
 
(0)
$2.70 12 Labrada
Lean Dessert $14.85
 
(2)
$0.82 18 BSN
Low Carb Lean Body - Promote Muscle Growth $41.99
 
(0)
$2.10 20 Labrada
Low Carb Lean Body High Protein Shake $41.99
 
(0)
$2.10 20 Labrada
LowCarb Lean Body $71.89
 
(0)
$1.71 42 Labrada
Mass Meal $31.25
 
(0)
$2.08 15 ErgoPharm
Max Protein $26.99
 
(0)
$13.49 2 Apex
Meal Replacement $41.99
 
(0)
$1.05 40 Met-Rx
Mus-L-Blast 2000 $14.95
 
(0)
$1.66 9 Genisoy
Muscle Milk Light RTD $34.95
 
(0)
$2.33 15 Cytosport
Muscle Milk RTD $31.65
 
(0)
$2.64 12 Cytosport
Muscle Milk RTD BAN $6.99
 
(0)
$0.58 12 Cytosport
Myodrive $52.49
 
(1)
$2.62 20 SAN
Myoplex Carb Sense(MCS) $39.99
 
(0)
$2.00 20 EAS
Myoplex Deluxe $99.99
 
(0)
$2.78 36 EAS
Myoplex Lite $11.99
 
(0)
$0.29 42 EAS
Myoplex Original $44.96
 
(0)
$1.07 42 EAS
Myoplex RTD $34.95
 
(0)
$34.95 1 EAS
Neurophine $59.95
 
(0)
$2.00 30 Progressive Health Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Oxy 17 $25.95
 
(0)
$0.86 30 Progressive Health Asthma
Pro Complex Gainer $33.99
 
(3)
$2.43 14 Optimum Nutrition
Pro-MR $37.94
 
(0)
$1.90 20 CNP Professional
ProPeptide $28.86
 
(0)
$2.06 14 CNP Professional
ProPeptide MBF $32.98
 
(0)
$2.20 15 CNP Professional
Russian Bear $22.95
 
(0)
$7.65 3 Vitol
Serious Mass $22.99
 
(2)
$2.87 8 Optimum Nutrition
Sizeon $19.99
 
(0)
$2.00 10 Gaspari Nutrition
Super Heavyweight Gainer $47.82
 
(0)
$1.59 30 Champion Nutrition
Super Multi $9.35
 
(0)
$0.16 60 Dymatize
Super Weight Gain $11.55
 
(1)
$1.16 10 Genesis Nutrition
Thyroid Complex $10.35
 
(1)
$0.10 100 Vitamin Shoppe Thyroid
True Mass $39.99
 
(1)
$2.22 18 BSN
UltraMet $30.64
 
(0)
$1.53 20 Champion Nutrition
Vitargo CGL $34.99
 
(0)
$1.75 20 Nutrex Research
Whey Stack $21.99
 
(0)
$0.71 31 Champion Nutrition
Z-Mass $20.95
 
(1)
$0.70 30 Cytodyne

 

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