Magnesium Optimizer 200 tablets - magnesium malate + potassium citrate + taurine + P5P | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Magnesium Optimizer contains both magnesium and taurine. a synergistic combination of nutrients that optimize magnesium metabolism.
Magnesium is beneficial for nerve and muscular tissue metabolism. Magnesium and potassium can be utilized by physically active individuals to support electrolyte levels in the body.
Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate (P-5-P) is the coenzyme form of vitamin B6 and is necessary for the metabolism of proteins and amino acids. Magnesium and vitamin B6 are cofactors in multiple enzyme systems in the body. Together, magnesium and vitamin B6 support central nervous system biochemistry, including Mg(2+)-ATPase activity.
Magnesium: essential, too often overlooked
Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in more than 300 chemical reactions in the body. Like calcium, most of the body’s magnesium (55%) is stored in the bone. Otherwise, it is similar to potassium in that it is found predominantly inside cells. Approximately 25% of the body’s magnesium is present in muscle tissues, a fact that underscores the fundamental role of this mineral in the generation of energy.
Despite its key function in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary source of energy in the body, magnesium is also a “natural calcium channel blocker.”; In addition, magnesium may influence energy levels indirectly by improving the metabolism of potassium. When potassium levels don’t increase with supplementation, this often indicates a lack of magnesium.
Magnesium and potassium - key electrolytes
When most of us think of electrolytes, we think of batteries and conductors of electricity. In a sense, the body is a type of living battery with lots of little localized exchanges of electrons and protons. A few of the electrolyte functions of magnesium and potassium are:
1) Maintain the activities of the nerves and the energy metabolism of the muscles.
2) Regulate shifts in bodily fluids, such as the amount of water in the blood and tissues.
3) Help regulate the body’s acid-base balance. This, in turn, is connected to immune function and to energy control.
Most adults fail to consume adequate magnesium in their diets. It is difficult to determine magnesium status through short-term tests, such as those which analyze the blood and urine. This is one reason that magnesium deficiency is so often unrecognized. Another reason is that the symptoms of magnesium deficiency vary from individual are often non-specific. The main reason for the non-specific nature of the symptoms is that magnesium is vital to so many different functions. Typical signs of magnesium deficiency and physiologic manifestations of deficiency, especially chronic deficiency, include the following:
• cramps in the calves, thighs, toes and/or the soles of the feet
• generalized weakness, fatigue
• sleep disturbances
• poor concentration
• susceptibility to stress
• constipation, nausea
• brittle bones
Improvement in tissue levels of magnesium appears only slowly with supplementation, typically requiring at least 6 weeks of supplementation. Supplementation with magnesium is also useful in situations in which there is excessive electrolyte loss, such as in certain sports competitions in which minerals are rapidly lost through the sweat.
Deficiencies in potassium can be caused by magnesium deficiency, the intake of refined sugars and other refined carbohydrates, diuretics, alcohol, exercise-induced water loss, dieting (decreased dietary intake, gastrointestinal losses, i.e. diarrhea) and many other dietary and non-dietary factors. Potassium deficiencies are much more common today because of the consumption of refined food diets high in salt.
Virtually all of the body’s potassium is found inside of the cells. In contrast, most of the body’s sodium is found outside of the cells in the blood and other fluids. This contrast is maintained through the constant action of a protein-channel in all cell membranes known as the sodium-potassium pump. Magnesium works in concert with potassium whereas calcium is associated more closely with the actions of sodium. A low level of potassium directly results in an electrolyte imbalance in the heart as sodium concentrations in the heart muscle increase. Also, potassium supplementation for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels already within normal range has been well established.
Athletes and those who exercise heavily may require additional potassium. Potassium is involved in the production of glycogen (our storage form of carbohydrate found in the liver and the muscles) from blood sugar (glucose). Inadequate levels of potassium lead to inadequate storage of glycogen. During heavy exercise, the body can quickly exhaust its glycogen stores in its quest for energy. A deficiency in potassium therefore can lead to a more rapid development of fatigue and muscle weakness and to a slowing of recovery from strenuous exertion.
Taurine, a free form amino acid antioxidant, is a cell membrane stabilizer. Taurine enhances the effects of magnesium and potassium because taurine aids osmoregulation (maintenance of proper concentration of ions).
Taurine helps shore up cell membranes in body parts with multiple neuronal connections, such as the brain and heart. As such it is often recommended for cardiovascular therapy. A more common use for taurine is perking up sleep-deprived students and groggy office workers. In a review of three studies of Red Bull Energy Drink, which relies partially on taurine to deliver a jolt, researchers found Red Bull drinkers had quicker reaction times, longer attention spans, and better short-term memories than those who consumed ersatz brews.
Quite recently in focus is the restless legs syndrome which actually is caused by magnesium deficiency but can be treated very easily with extra magnesium.
• magnesium is essential for proper functioning of the nerves
• magnesium malate for increased endurance during exercise
• taurine boosts energy and ensure proper cardiovascular health
• Easy Solv® tablets for fast, easy digestion and absorption
• safe to use for a prolonged period
New formula has smaller sized tablets, that are easier to swallow
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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take 2 tablets 1 or 2 times a day, preferably with a meal and with water or acidic fruit juice or as advised by a qualified physician
contains per daily serving (2 small tablets)
taurine 350 mg†
magnesium (as malate) 100 mg (elemental) (25% RDI)
potassium (as potassium citrate) 50 mg (1% RDI)
pyridoxal-5-phosphate (biologically available vitamin B6) 2mg (120% RDI)
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredients (taurine, magnesium malate, potassium citrate, pyridoxal-5-phosphate), fillers (cellulose, calcium carbonate, vegetable magnesium stearate), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide) and food grade coating
store in a cool, dry place
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