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General Questions about Magnesium

What is magnesium?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that is required for more than 300 essential metabolic reactions. Magnesium is required for cellular energy production and is a key structural component of bones.  In addition, magnesium supports nerve, brain, cardiovascular and immune health.

What are some risk factors for a magnesium deficiency?

It is estimated that around 50% of the adult population may be at risk for inadequate magnesium intake (Source). Individuals that are most at risk for magnesium deficiency include those with gastrointestinal disorders such as prolonged diarrhea, malabsorption syndromes, celiac disease or those that have had part of their small intestine removed. Some renal, endocrine, and metabolic disorders can also lead to magnesium depletion. In addition, magnesium status can also be impacted by the consumption of alcohol, drug use and some medications.

Are there any food sources of magnesium?

Magnesium is a primary component of chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants. Given this, leafy greens like spinach, swiss chard, turnip greens, and beet greens tend to be the best sources of dietary magnesium. Good sources of magnesium also include pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, cashews and almonds.

It is worth noting that decreases in food crop magnesium content can make it difficult to get the recommended allowance of magnesium from food alone. So, if you are relying exclusively on dietary sources of magnesium to meet the recommended daily intake, please check with your healthcare provider if a magnesium supplement is right for you.

What is the recommended daily allowance for magnesium?

The 100% daily value (%DV) for magnesium for individuals 18 years of age and older is 420 mg. This drops down to 400 mg per day during pregnancy/breastfeeding. As with any supplement, please talk to your healthcare provider prior to supplementation to ensure you are following the dosing schedule that is right for your particular health needs.

Is there an established upper toxicity limit for magnesium?

The Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) is considered to be the highest amount you can take of a nutrient without theoretical risk. The Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) of the US Institute of Medicine has set the tolerable upper intake level (UL) for magnesium at 350 mg/day. This UL is largely based on avoiding gastrointestinal disturbances which can occur when supplementing with magnesium salts.  It is important to note that adverse effects have not been observed from magnesium in food. Given this, the magnesium one consumes from food does not count towards the UL; this only applies to supplemental magnesium. Medical providers will sometimes determine that a higher amount of magnesium is necessary in cases of severe deficiency.

Is it necessary to take calcium with magnesium?

No, calcium does not have to be taken with magnesium. In fact, it is often recommended to avoid taking large amounts of both minerals at the same time as they can compete with each other for absorption. Regardless, as a matter of principle and in the interest of your health and safety, we encourage you to consult your healthcare provider prior to supplementation to determine what use, if any, is best for your individual needs.

Can magnesium supplements be taken with OTC or prescription medications?

Magnesium may interfere with the absorption of some drugs. If you are taking or planning to take an OTC or prescription medication, please consult a licensed pharmacist or your healthcare provider before beginning supplementation to minimize risk of side effects associated with potential supplement-drug interactions.

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Questions about Magnesium Gold

What form of magnesium is provided in Magnesium Gold?

Magnesium Gold provides magnesium as a full-spectrum chelate. Magnesium isn't stable in its free form and needs to be bound to something to be stable, and the biggest difference among magnesium products does not come from the elemental magnesium itself (which is all the same across all products), but from what the magnesium is actually bound to. The magnesium in our product is chelated to a full-spectrum amino acid complex from USA-grown, hydrolyzed rice protein for enhanced bioavailability.

What does “elemental” mean?

The term "elemental" refers to how much of the actual element, in this case magnesium, is present per capsule or serving of the product. Each 3-capsule serving of  Magnesium Gold provides 400 mg of elemental magnesium from a 2000 mg complex consisting of magnesium and amino acids.

What is the original source of magnesium in Magnesium Gold?

The elemental magnesium in Magnesium Gold is from magnesium oxide from the Dead Sea in Israel. However, because magnesium oxide is generally believed to have poor bioavailability in the gut, the magnesium oxide is solubilized in a solvent-free, aqueous environment and chelated to USA-grown, hydrolyzed rice protein for enhanced bioavailability. 

Why chelated to an amino acid complex instead of a single amino acid molecule?

Most commercially available magnesium products feature magnesium bound to a single, large, synthetically-created amino acid molecule (e.g. magnesium glycinate). However, the magnesium in our product is chelated to the full spectrum of amino acids naturally found in hydrolyzed rice protein. As with other chelates, there is less magnesium by weight in this form as well, but the amino acid complex in Magnesium Gold may confer benefits other than what may be available with other individual mineral chelates like magnesium glycinate.

There are a couple of benefits to chelating to an amino acid complex instead of a single amino acid molecule—first, the product delivers a complete amino acid profile including 'essential' amino acids (those that must be consumed in the diet because the body is unable to produce them itself); and second, there is some scientific evidence (Mackenzie, Loo, Fei, et. al., 1996) that amino acids are taken up in short chains and not as single molecules. The process used to chelate the magnesium in our product delivers the mineral sequestered in these short chains, which supports the body's own uptake mechanism to deliver highly available mineral nutrients.

What amino acids are in Magnesium Gold?

The magnesium in our product is chelated to a full-spectrum amino acid complex that is naturally found in USA-grown, hydrolyzed rice protein. This full-spectrum amino acid complex includes aspartic acid, threonine, serine, glutamic acid, glycine, alanine, cystine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, lysine, histidine, tryptophan, arginine, and proline. The approximate amino acid content in the organic hydrolyzed rice protein that is used in our Magnesium Gold product is summarized in Table 1.

Table 1. HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN AMINO ACID PROFILE

Amino Acid

Amount per 3-capsule (2000 mg) serving

Aspartic Acid

154.215 mg

Threonine

66.654 mg

Serine

90.666 mg

Glutamic Acid

332.856 mg

Glycine

76.59 mg

Alanine

110.745 mg

Cysteine

42.228 mg

Valine

122.544 mg

Methionine

48.645 mg

Isoleucine

81.351 mg

Leucine

152.145 mg

Tyrosine

104.328 mg

Phenylalanine

104.535 mg

Lysine

61.686 mg

Histidine

45.126 mg

Tryptophan

22.149 mg

Arginine

156.699 mg

Proline

88.803 mg

Total Protein (mg)

1,861.97 mg

How many grams of carbohydrates are in each 3-capsule serving of Magnesium Gold?

We do not currently assay the Magnesium Gold for carbohydrate content; however, we can provide an approximate estimation of the amount of carbohydrates per 3-capsule serving of our Magnesium Gold, which is 0.2 g (or 200 mg).

For reference, the Daily Value (DV) for total carbohydrate is 300 grams (g) or 100% DV, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. So, one serving of Magnesium Gold would contribute < 0.1% of the DV of carbohydrates.

How does NutriGold ensure the purity of the ingredients used in its Magnesium Gold product?

At NutriGold, we go above and beyond what is recommended or required under current GMPs to independently verify that the raw materials used in our products as well as the finished products themselves meet industry-defining quality and purity standards. Depending on the complexity of the testing involved, including determining what needs to be tested, what methods are fit-for-purpose, and which lab is most qualified to perform the testing, we sometimes have results from as many as 4 or 5 different independent, ISO-certified labs for each product. We take these results from third-party labs and summarize them in lot-specific Certificates of Analysis that are  freely available in the spirit of authentic transparency on the product pages on our website so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions.

What assurance can you provide that the amount of magnesium listed on the label (400 mg) is actually in the product?

All of our products are verified by independent third-party labs to meet identity, purity, and potency label claims. We take these results from third-party labs and summarize them in lot-specific Certificates of Analysis (C of A) that are  freely available in the spirit of authentic transparency on the product pages on our website so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions. The C of A provides assurance that the claims made on the label accurately reflect the contents of the product inside the bottle. If interested, more information on our our commitment to independent, third party quality testing can be found at this link - https://nutrigold.com/pages/accountability 

Is Magnesium Gold easy to digest and gentle on my stomach (non-laxative)?

The magnesium in our product is chelated to hydrolyzed rice protein for enhanced bioavailability. Chelated magnesium tends to be a gentler form than magnesium citrate or oxide and is less likely to cause a laxative effect. However, high doses of magnesium, regardless of what form the magnesium is in, may produce a laxative effect in some individuals. Consistent with our guiding principle to ‘do no harm’ and in the interest of your health and safety, we ask that you discuss any concerns you may have regarding the suitability of our products for your particular health needs with your healthcare provider prior to supplementation.

What is the best time of day to take Magnesium Gold?

Many customers often take magnesium in the evening hours to support muscle relaxation and restful sleep.  However, for whole body health, it may be best to space supplemental magnesium throughout the day for optimal absorption.  Regardless, as a matter of principle and in the interest of your health and safety, we encourage you to consult your healthcare provider prior to supplementation to determine what use is best for your individual needs.

Can I break apart the capsule and add the contents to liquid/food to consume?

All of our products are formulated to be taken as capsules and our purity and potency claims are based on the product being taken as recommended. We generally do not recommend breaking apart the capsules because it can introduce contaminants or otherwise compromise product potency and effectiveness.

Is Magnesium Gold suitable for children (under 18 years of age)?

Magnesium Gold is formulated for individuals over 18 years. Because children are considered a vulnerable population, we regret we cannot make any recommendations regarding the use of our products by or for children under the age of 18. We ask that you talk to your pediatrician or family practitioner about whether or not Magnesium Gold is suitable and safe for your child’s particular healthcare needs prior to supplementation.

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