Suggested Use: Take 4 capsule daily, or as directed by your qualified health care professional.
Warning: Consult a health care professional prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medications, or have any medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Other Ingredients: Organic Potato Starch, Cellulose (Capsule).
What is Magnesium?
Magnesium is the ninth most abundant chemical element by mass in the human body. The body hosts vital interactions between phosphate and magnesium ions, which makes magnesium an essential aspect of the nucleic acid reactions occurring in all organisms. In fact, magnesium is essential for more than 300 reactions in the human body. 
What are the benefits of Magnesium?
Magnesium has a number of benefits in the body. Magnesium plays a large role in energy metabolism and can create energy in your body by activating ATP. Research has shown that women who have higher levels of magnesium in their body consume less oxygen during exercise than those with lower magnesium levels.
Magnesium deficiency causes mice to display anxiety and stress-induced behaviors compared to mice given magnesium supplements, suggesting that higher magnesium levels in the body can calm nerves and anxiety. This effect is due to the increase of cortisol, a stress hormone, in magnesium deficient mice. Additionally, magnesium has been shown to help treat insomnia and improve sleep efficiency.
One of the most important benefits of magnesium is its effect on heart health. Magnesium works in balance with calcium to support blood pressure levels, prevent hypertension, and stop heart attacks.[6, 7]
Additionally, higher magnesium intake is correlated with increased bone density in men and women, helping to prevent osteoporosis. Magnesium also helps to balance levels of Vitamin D in the blood, which helps to regulate bone homeostasis. [8, 9]
Why take Magnesium?
The recommended dietary allowance for magnesium in adults is between 300 and 400mg. Magnesium is readily available in foods like spinach, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. However, dietary surveys in the U.S. show that magnesium intake is lower than the recommended amounts, with adolescent women and elderly men at the highest risk of having low intakes.
Consistently low intakes of magnesium, chronic alcoholism, or the use of certain medications can cause magnesium deficiency. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency originally include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fatigue. With time, these can then escalate to seizures, abnormal heart rhythms, and more.
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- Institute of Medicine (IOM). Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes: Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D and Fluoride. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997.
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