Natural Factors Magnesium Citrate 250g Powder
Magnesium plays an important role in the central nervous system, regulating neurotransmitter metabolism and modulating the sensitivity of nerve receptors, including those involved in the “fight or flight” stress response. In addition to dampening the stress response in the brain, magnesium exerts an anti-stress effect on cells throughout the body. Healthy cells usually contain twice as much magnesium as calcium, but when stress triggers the release of adrenaline and/or cortisol it leads to an influx of calcium, which can disrupt the normal magnesium/calcium balance. If magnesium levels are low to begin with, the effects of stress hormones on individual cells are amplified. Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical processes in the body, making adequate magnesium intake essential for health and vitality. Magnesium reduces stress and anxiety; relaxes the muscles and calms the nerves; regulates the absorption and utilization of calcium; supports bone matrix formation and maintenance; reduces the risk of calcium deposits; regulates nerve cell conduction; supports cellular energy production; improves exercise endurance; and supports a healthy heart. The citrate form of magnesium is well tolerated and highly bioavailable. Research shows that taking magnesium citrate can quickly restore healthy levels of magnesium, relieve anxiety and other symptoms associated with low magnesium status, and promote a healthy cardiovascular system.