Your body needs few minerals as much as it depends on magnesium. The benefits of magnesium are plentiful, and include working to maintain normal muscle and nerve function, stabilizing heart rhythms, supporting the cardiovascular and immune systems, and maintaining bone strength. Magnesium has also been shown to maintain blood sugar and blood pressure levels in people whose levels are currently within healthy range.
Magnesium plays a key role in calming the gentle muscles within the blood vessels, resulting in a healthier cardiovascular system.19-21 Magnesium also has an impact on circulating levels of norepinephrine and the synthesis of serotonin and nitric oxide.22-24
Because magnesium is so cost-effective, it is wise to consider supplementing with a minimum of 500 mg every day. Life Extension’s Magnesium Citrate supplies among the highest concentrations of elemental magnesium per capsule on the market.
Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving
Magnesium (as magnesium citrate)
Other Ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), L-leucine.
Dosage and Use:
- Take one capsule one to two times daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Can be taken all at once or in divided doses.
Caution: If taken in high doses, magnesium may have a laxative effect. If this occurs, divide dosing, reduce intake, or discontinue product.
- If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
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