Magnesium Bisglycinate 120 tablets with taurine | Vitals

Magnesium Bisglycinate 120 tablets with taurine | Vitals

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Magnesium is an essential mineral as it is a co-factor for no less than 300 metabolic processes in our body, among which protein synthesis, cellular energy production and storage, cellular growth and reporoduction, and DNA- and RNA- synthesis. But also for the metabolism of proteins, fats and glucose, as well as bone synthesis, transmission of nerve impulses, mental relaxation, heart and muscle function, blood pressure and a proper acid/base balance. 

Magnesium bisglycinate is better absorbed than most ordinary magnesium supplements such as magnesiumoxice as it has such a strong bond with the amino acid glycine that it will not be dissolved in stomach acid and then absorbed in the duodenum in its entirety. 
Another advantage is that magnesium bisglycinate results in less intestinal discomfort, even at higher doses.

Taurine works synergistically with magnesium and supports the muscle function.

• nervous system
• sleep
• cardiovascular system
• muscle relaxation
• bone synthesis
• mental relaxation
• added taurine for synergistic action
• aminochelated with glycine 
• produced with a patented Albion process
• better absorbed and tolerated than many other magnesium supplements 

background reading

Magnesium is a co-factor in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses, muscle function, temperature regulation, allowing food to be converted to energy, detoxification reactions, providing cardiovascular benefits and for the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body and is considered critical.
Glycine is an amino acid and acts like an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, creating calmness. For stability purposes, supplemental magnesium must be bound to another molecule, and each 'form' of magnesium varies in bioavailability, therapeutic benefits and undesired effects depending upon which molecule it is bound to.

Magnesium (bis-)glycinate is considered a "chelated" mineral. Chelation refers to a process whereby the mineral (magnesium) is bound to an amino acid (glycine) to create a "complex" that provides the highest level of bioavailability and is ideal for those trying to correct deficiency.

who benefits from using Magnesium (bis) Glycinate?
Unlike many other forms of magnesium, Magnesium (bis-)Glycinate is well tolerated and does not cause diarrhea, especially in sensitive individuals.
Deficiencies are highly common, despite the abundance of magnesium available in green leafy vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
This may be due to the prevalence of processed food consumption, as refining food depletes its magnesium content by up to 85%. Chronic fatigue, weakness, irritability, muscle stiffness and mood imbalances are signs indicative of deficiency.
Other factors which contribute to magnesium deficiency include: certain medications, Crohn's disease, WIBS and celiac disease. Type 2 diabetics may have increased urinary magnesium excretion. Older adults may also be at increased risk for deficiency due to age-related changes in gastrointestinal physiology.
Magnesium absorption is also impaired by excessive alcohol, salt and and coffee chronic consumption diarrhea, profuse sweating, prolonged or intense stress and chronic diarrhea.

how does Magnesium Glycinate work?
Approximately 99% of total body magnesium is located in the bones, muscles and non-muscular tissue where a majority of its role is for storage and bone strength. The remainder is found as intra and extracellular magnesium, where it performs a variety of biochemical roles. Its multitude of physiological functions can be attributed to two important properties:
1. Magnesium has the ability to form bonds with certain negatively charged ions, such as ATP, to 'activate' key enzymes involved in metabolism, energy production, DNA/RNA and protein synthesis
2. Magnesium balances the role of calcium entering cells, which regulates nerve signal transmission, muscle contraction, and prevents'excitotoxicity', which is the process that causes nerve cells to be damaged due to excessive stimulation. This has implications for managing blood pressure, heart rhythm and adequate neurological and cognitive functioning.

what does the research indicate?
Magnesium has been extensively studied, and the literature demonstrates a link between magnesium deficiency and many degenerative diseases. A majority of research indicates that magnesium reduces heart disease risk, high blood pressure, risk of diabetes and stroke, increases energy production, exercise tolerance, bone mineral density and can manage pain and migraines. The following section focuses on why magnesium is crucial.

Bone Health
Magnesium is required for bone mineralization and bone metabolism.It influences the activities of key bone cells, osteoblasts (bone building cells) and osteoclasts (bone destroying cells). Magnesium also affects the concentrations of both parathyroid hormone and the active form of vitamin D, which are major regulators of bone homeostasis. Numerous studies have found positive associations between magnesium intake and bone mineral density in both men and women.

Cardiovascular Health
Studies indicate that high magnesium intake is associated with a low prevalence of cardiovascular events due to its role in managing blood sugar and blood pressure. Magnesium relaxes and maintains the normal structure of blood vessels and balances electrolytes which are necessary in the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
In the six year Atherosclerosis Risk inCommunities (ARIC) study of 7,731 individuals, the risk of developing high blood pressure was reduced as blood magnesium levels increased.
It is believed that pancreatic beta cells, the cells responsible for insulin secretion become less responsive in magnesium deficient individuals.
In a randomized,double-blind, placebo controlled, human study, a daily consumption of 638 mg of magnesium for three months, improved beta cell function and resulted in lower blood glucose and insulin levels.
Magnesium is also considered a "natural calcium channel blocker";it helps regulate the amount of calcium in the blood and cells, to prevent hyper-excitability and assists in keeping the blood vessels clear.

Mental Health
Magnesium is involved in regulating the excitability of the central nervous system, relaxing muscles and regulating neuronal nitric oxideproduction.It has been hypothesized that magnesium deficiency is a cause of many major mental health disorders. In a state of deficiency, the brain can become hyperactive and lead to alterations in mood and cause irritability and agressive beahviour. Magnesium is considered to be one of the most critical minerals for mood regulation.

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Influence of the moon on our behaviour

For the longest time, people have felt the influence of the (full) moon on their behaviour.
Especially on cloudless nights, many of us feel an urge to go outside and enjoy watching the full moon. Some will even go so far that they will go on a nightly hike or bike ride.
If this urge still persists today, how influential must the moon it have been in the past when we only could rely on light of the sun, moon and fire?

This is why so many people believe how lunar cycles can and do influence many other aspects of our behaviour and health.
The most persistent one is about its influence on menstruation cycles, fertility and even on the gender of babies. It's not too difficult to understand where this belief comes from: after all, a lunar cycle is almost as long as the average menstruation cycle.

However, until recently, scientists haven't been able to confirm most of the claims.
Only a short while ago it was confirmed how indeed, the full moon does have an impact on the length of our sleep. Even those who live in an urbanized environment, feel the effect of the full moon on their sleep cycle, even though it is far less pronounced than for indigenous people living without artificial light.

About time to explore whether the moon cycle really affects other aspects of our health and/or behaviour.

Feeling sad and stressed due to COVID-lockdown?

Depression in winter time is quite normal, because we aren't exposed to the vitamin D-generating sunrays, which also enhances immunity levels. Fortunately, we can take vitamin D supplements to combat seasonal depression as well as enhance immunity levels.

Another way to chase sadness away is by celebrating, no matter whether that's Sinterklaas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year. We will decorate our houses, exchange gifts and overeat , get a bit tipsy and enjoy ourselves.
This year is different: restaurants, shops and even gyms need to close down and we are not allowed to gather together in groups. Lack of entertainment, retail therapy and exercise will make it much more difficult to overcome feelings of depression.
It gets worse when you are among those who work in the tourism or entertainment industry and have lost your job as well as most of your income.

For now it is probably best to just accept the current state of affairs and try to console yourself with non-edible goods, such as nice music with a good book, entertaining movie, and aromatherapy (perfume/room fragrances).
And, weather permitting, put on your walking shoes and go for a long walk in the forests or local park.

But perhaps you have been feeling too stressed to enjoy whatever you still can do to relax? Or you were already feeling sad before COVID-19 came along? In that case, DHEA might help.

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.

What causes muscle soreness?

Delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) is a type of pain that most will experience after doing unusual exercise for the first time. There have been several theories to as what causes muscle soreness. At first lactic acid was blamed, but lactic acids disappears quite rapidly and the time period between exercise and soreness too large.

recommended use
take 1 to 3 tablets a day with a glass of water on an empty stomach or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.

contains per daily serving (x tablets)
magnesium (as bisglycinate) 100mg  27% RDI
taurine 200mg 

RDI = Recommended Daily Intake 
† = RDI not established

active ingredient (magnesium bisglycinate, taurine), filler (cellulose powder, cottonseed oil) , anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)

keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
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Individuals having severe renal dysfunction should not take this product
overdosing on magnesium may lead to diarrhea or nausea, if this happens at the upper limit of a normal dose, lower the intake to 1 or 2 tablets.

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

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