Highly soluble and absorbable magnesium complex
- Bio-Magnesium contains a complex with three different magnesium salts in a matrix making it fast-soluble and easily absorbed
- Supports the maintenance of normal bone and teeth.
- Contributes to normal nerve function and normal muscle contractions
- Contributes to reduced fatique
- Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
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|1 tablet contains:||% RDA*|
* RDA: Recommended Daily Allowance
1 tablet daily, unless otherwise advised.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.
You can swallow the tablet whole or dissolve it in a glass of water. Need not necessarily be taken with food.
Dietary supplements should not replace a varied diet.
A healthy lifestyle and a varied balanced diet are important for maintaining good health.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Bulking agent: Microcrystalline cellulose
Anti-caking agent: Dicalcium phosphate
Glazing agent: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
Anti-caking agent: Magnesium salts of fatty acids
Firming agent: Silicon dioxide
Dark, dry and at room temperature.
Keep out of reach of young children.
What is Bio-Magnesium?
Bio-Magnesium is a complex of three different magnesium salts. Each tablet provides you with 200 mg of pure magnesium. The tablet contains a mixture of organically and inorganically bound magnesium contained in a matrix that causes the tablet to dissolve completely in less than two minutes - even in people with a low stomach acid content - where the magnesium content will be changed to a absorbable ion form providing a high absorption. Bio-Magnesium tablets are normally swallowed whole, but can also be chewed or dissolved in a glass of water. Bio-Magnesium need not necessarily to be consumed with a meal.
You as a consumer can test if your magnesium tablet is effectively dissolved. We have placed two magnesium tablets in separate glasses of water. In the left glass the Bio-Magnesium tablet from Pharma Nord is completely dissolved and ready to be absorbed after a few minutes. In the glass to the right we put a magnesium tablet from a competitor. Even after 24 hours in the water the competitor's tablet shows no sign of dissolving.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study from 2008 showed that participants taking Bio-Magnesium every day for eight weeks had serum magnesium contents that was six times higher than those in the control group who had not received the magnesium supplement.
What is magnesium?
Magnesium is a essential mineral and a vital alkaline-forming element. Also, it is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body which says something about its importance. Magnesium is present in all cells, with 98% of the mineral being inside the actual cell. An adult contains approximately 24 grams of magnesium. About 25% is found in muscle tissue and about 60% is in our bones together with other minerals like calcium and phosphorus.
Magnesium has several important roles in the body. It supports more than 300 different enzymatic processes. The following may help to elucidate magnesium’s importance. Magnesium contributes to:
- Normal muscle function
- Normal energy metabolism
- Maintenance of normal bones and teeth
- Normal psychological functions and electrolyte balance
- Normal functioning of the nervous system
- A reduction of tiredness and fatique
- Normal protein synthesis
- And has a role in the process of cell division
Increased focus on magnesium
Science has become increasingly interested in magnesium because of the mineral’s widespread influence on so many different body functions. At the same time, the need for extra magnesium is seen among coffee drinkers and elite athletes because excessive coffee consumption and heavy perspiration is known to deplete the body’s magnesium stores.
Magnesium is found in different foods. Some of the good sources are:
- Leafy greens
There is some magnesium in water, but the content is very diverse and covers only a limited part of our needs. Especially bottled water may contain only very small amounts of magnesium.
If the diet contains very little protein (less than 30 g per day) the body’s magnesium absorption is reduced. In a situation where the body has too little magnesium it will attempt to maintain a normal magnesium concentration in blood by releasing magnesium that is bound in bone tissue (just like it does with calcium). Because of this intricate mechanism, measuring blood levels of magnesium is not necessarily a useful way to determine if a person needs to increase his or her magnesium intake.
The body loses magnesium from unhealthy eating patterns, and the body's store of magnesium can also be drained by a alcohol abuse, hard physical activity and stress.
Our kidneys excrete magnesium in the urine if the body gets more magnesium than it needs. This reduces the risk of overdosing. When the body's need for magnesium is saturated, further intake of magnesium will just lead to loose bowels, which also protects against overdosing. Magnesium intake in extremely high doses (10 times the normal dosage or more) may cause diarrhea, nausea and other types of discomfort.
Persons with renal impairment should not take supplements of magnesium unless it is recommended by a physician.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind magnesium and has acknowledged the following claims:
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth
- Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
- Contributes to normal muscle function, energy-yielding metabolism, and psychological functions
- Contributes to electrolyte balance
- Contributes to the normal protein synthesis
- Contributes to a reduction of tiresness and fatigue
D-Pearls: Vitamin D has several sites in common with magnesium: For example, both contribute to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, a normal muscle function. Also they both play a role in cell division.