Advanced Magnesium Complex 90 caps - glycinate, aspartate, malate, ascorbate | AOR

Advanced Magnesium Complex 90 caps  - glycinate, aspartate, malate, ascorbate | AOR

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AOR Advanced Magnesium Complex provides four sources of magnesium and helps the body to metabolize carboyhdryates, proteins and fats, supports tissue and connective tissue formation and helps in the development and maintenance of proper muscle function and is an antioxidant for the maintenance of good health.

• contains four bioavailable magnesium sources (glycinate, aspartate, malate, ascorbate)
• provides dually beneficial forms
• supports muscle function, bone health and heart health
• most advanced magnesium supplement available

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Introducing the Most Advanced Magnesium Complex Available
Advanced Magnesium Complex is a highly bioavailable formula that combines four types of magnesium into one comprehensive magnesium supplement to ensure the body’s magnesium needs are met. This formula includes Magnesium Aspartate, Magnesium Ascorbate, Magnesium Malate and Magnesium Glycinate. These four forms of magnesium were included in the formula as they are the forms that various body systems can most easily metabolize, and each form provides more benefits than just magnesium!

Why So Many Forms?
Magnesium ascorbate was included in the formula because magnesium and vitamin C are both beneficial for the heart among other things, and because decreased serum magnesium is correlated with decreased serum vitamin C. The malate and aspartate ions are present in the formula in equal amounts for the support of the malate/aspartate shuttle involved with energy production in the body. Malate and aspartate are both included to ensure that the aspartate does not cause excessive stimulation in the body. Magnesium glycinate is included as the primary source of magnesium, as it is the least likely to cause diarrhea.

Magnesium Deficiency
The daily recommended intake for women is about 320 mg and about 420 mg for men. In 2004, it was estimated that almost half of Canadians do not consume enough magnesium. In a 1988 study on the prevalence of magnesium deficiency, it was reported that “Magnesium is the most under-diagnosed electrolyte abnormality.” In addition to not getting enough, people who consume high amounts of coffee, tea, alcohol, carbonated beverages and processed foods are at higher risk of deficiency. In addition, overexcretion can occur in older adults, those with gastrointestinal disorders involving diarrhea and fat malabsorption, type 2 diabetes, kidney disorders and those taking diuretics (a class of blood pressure medications) or proton pump inhibitors (a type of heartburn medication). Epidemiological studies (long term observational studies that review population statistics) have shown that regions of the world that have ‘hard’ drinking water (water which is high in minerals including magnesium) have lower mortality rates from heart attacks.

How Do You Know You’re Deficient in Magnesium?
How Do You Know You’re Deficient in Magnesium? Unfortunately, there’s no easily available commercial lab test that will provide a truly accurate reading of the magnesium status in the body’s tissues. Only 1% of magnesium in your body is distributed in your blood, making a simple magnesium blood test highly inaccurate. Some specialty labs do provide an RBC magnesium test which is reasonably accurate. Symptoms generally are the first sign of a deficiency. Early signs of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, headaches, PMS, nausea, fatigue, weakness and kidney stones. An ongoing magnesium deficiency can lead to more serious symptoms, including: numbness and tingling, muscle contractions and cramps, personality changes, migraines, sleep disturbances, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms and coronary spasms.

Why Is Magnesium So Important?
Magnesium is an essential nutrient that is vital for good health. This mineral is involved with at least 300 essential biochemical reactions including testosterone production, insulin sensitivity, calcium absorption, regulation of the sympathetic nervous system, immunity, protein synthesis among other activities in the body. Many people are deficient in magnesium, leaving the body vulnerable to stress, fatigue, illness, poor recovery from injury, nerve and cardiovascular problems.

Magnesium for the Heart
Magnesium is a mineral electrolyte that is in startling short supply in modern society. Too little magnesium directly affects your heart health, causing your blood pressure to elevate and dramatically raising your chances of a heart attack and/or stroke. Magnesium helps the heart muscles work together and the nerves that initiate the heartbeat to maintain their regular function and rhythm, and it minimizes the negative effects of heart ailments. As an electrolyte, magnesium helps to keep nerves and muscles active, regulate water levels, and maintain acid-base balance.

Magnesium for Relaxation and Energy
Magnesium is responsible for helping muscles relax after a contraction. This is partly how it influences cardiovascular function. Magnesium also stabilizes ATP, the energy produced in the body so that cells can function. Without magnesium, ATP degrades quickly and becomes useless.

Magnesium for DNA Repair
Magnesium also has an important role in protecting the genome. It helps to stabilize DNA, since its positive charge balances the negative charge on DNA. It is also required as a cofactor by many of the enzymes that are involved in DNA repair. Furthermore, magnesium has been suggested to help protect against oxidative stress, a main cause of genetic damage, and against systemic inflammation.

Magnesium for the Brain
An emerging area of interest is magnesium’s importance in cognitive function, migraine headaches and mood balance including mood swings in PMS.

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Hearing problems and COVID-19: tinnitus explained

Among people suffering from what is called 'long-COVID' a new ailment sprang up, tinnitus. Not one that is commonly reported, but it came to the headlines recently when a the founder of a restaurant chain committed suicide after suffering from severe tinnitus as a result of COVID-infection.
While tinnitus is not a symptom you'd expect from a virus, tinnitus is much more common than you'd expect as you rarely hear people complain about it. 
Turns out, there's not much known about tinnitus. You'd expect it is the same as for hearing loss after exposure to excessive noise from work, hobby or a singular event like a very loud concert, fireworks or explosions. While true, that's not the only reason why people contract tinnitus. 
Let's start with the relation between tinnitus and the virus. 

Hearing problems and COVID-19


Heart disease: what are the differences between men and women?

Past week there was attention for new documentary called "De slag om het vrouwenhart", made by Hella de Jong, in which she relates about her quest for heart health. She suspected health problems, but wasn't sure why. After having been told her problems were psychosomatic, caused by her parents' traumatic WWII experiences, she wasn't satisfied and kept pushing for more research. Finally she got a massive heart attack while perfoming a stress test in the hospital.

This interview sent me on an immediate flashback to 1985, when my mom felt ill enough to visit the hopital after what was probably a minor heart attack. Her complaints weren't taken very seriously, yet they admitted her to hospital, though without being tied to a heart monitor. It was here she died that same day in the presence of my brother. When listening to Hella's story it seems there hasn't changed much in 35 years.

For a very long time, women were not taken into consideration when research was conducted on heart diseasae. Nor were they taken seriously when they went to their doctors with health complaints. Yet, among women, heart disease has also become the leading cause of death.

Determining heart disease risk in women

Women and men share many heart disease risk factors, but recent studies are showing what previous male-focused studies have not shown: Women also have their own unique heart disease risk factors.

Traditional risk factors common to both women and men:

  • obesity
  • smoking
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • family history
  • metabolic syndrome – the co-existence of high blood pressure, obesity, and high glucose and triglyceride levels
  • high levels of C-reactive protein – a sign of inflammatory disease that can occur along with other cardiovascular risk factors

Some risk factors that relate specifically to women or that can affect women disproportionately include:

  • relatively high testosterone levels prior to menopause
  • increasing hypertension during menopause
  • autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis – more common in women than in men
  • stress and depression are more common among women
  • low risk factor awareness: lack of recognition of many of the above conditions as risk factors for heart disease is a risk factor in itself

Why does stress make us sick more easily?

Most diseases that we are dealing with nowadays are chronic diseases as a result of poor lifestyle choices that will only affect us later in life. However, we can get sick much sooner when exposed to chronic stress. How can this happen?

Stress is defined as a series of events, starting with a stimulus leading to a stress response known as the 'fight-or-flight' reaction that can affect many body systems.
Physical or physiological stress is mostly short-lived, while psychological or emotional stress can last for a very long time.

Reducing salt intake, should you care?

In our last blog article I discussed the dangers of dehydration during a heat wave. It was also remarked how our bodies don't just lose fluid, but also lose salts. As if it isn't clear yet, you will not just need to drink more water during a heat wave, but also need to consume more salts.

Because we are are bombarded with well-intended advice to limit salt intake because the average person consumes too much salt by eating too much junkfood, you would almost forget how essential minerals are and more specifically, sodium is for our health.

Why we aren't supposed to eat so much sodium
When there’s extra sodium in your bloodstream, sodium pulls water into your blood vessels, increasing the total amount of blood inside your blood vessels. With more blood flowing through your blood vessels, blood pressure may increase too much.
Even if you don’t have high blood pressure, it is postulated that eating less sodium can help blunt the rise in blood pressure that occurs with age, and reduce your risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and even headaches.
The extra water in your body (from temporary high salt intake) can also lead to bloating which can feel very uncomfortable.

Older and stronger

It's often thought that older adults must tolerate the strength and muscle loss that come with age. However not only can we fight the battle of strength and muscle loss as we age, we can even build muscle and strength well into our Golden Years.
Getting older doesn't mean giving up muscle strength. Not only can adults fight the battle of strength and muscle loss that comes with age, but the Golden Years can be a time to get stronger.

Resistance exercise is a great way to increase lean muscle tissue and strength capacity so that people can function more readily in daily life.
Through resistance training adults can improve their ability to stand up out of a chair walk across the floor, climb a flight of stairs -- anything that requires manipulating their own body mass through a full range of motions.

The most important factor in somebody's function is their strength capacity. No matter what age an individual is, they can experience significant strength improvement with progressive resistance exercise even into the eighth and ninth decades of life.

Epidemiological study: more muscle strength with more magnesium

The more magnesium elderly people have in their blood, the more muscle strength they have. This is the conclusion from an Italian epidemiological study done at the University of Palermo, which examined eleven hundred people aged between sixty and seventy. Magnesium increased the strength with which the elderly Italians could close a grip spring, the amount of kilograms they could raise with their calves and the weight they could shift doing leg extensions.

recommended intake
Take 1-3 capsules daily with or without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.

contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
magnesium 100 mg
- magnesium glycinate (480mg glycine)
- magnesium aspartate (50mg aspartate)
- magnesium malate (50mg malate)
- magnesium ascorbate (see below)
vitamin C (as ascorbate) 100mg

active ingredients (magnesium glycinate, magnesium aspartate, magnesium malate, magnesium ascorbate), capsule (hypromellose)

keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.

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allergy information
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)

suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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