Should you be taking Magnesium?

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that most U.S. adults – especially those over the age of 30 – were receiving, on average, approximately 290 mg of magnesium daily. That study also showed that dietary intake is particularly low among women.

The recommended daily intake for adults, established by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, states that adult males between the ages of 19 and 30 should be receiving 400 mg of magnesium daily. Adult females of the same age should receive 310 mg daily. For older males, the recommendation is 420 mg daily, while older females should consume 320 mg daily.

With its involvement in supporting over 300 enzyme reactions, magnesium plays roles in many aspects of health. It is required for normal energy release, regulation of the body temperature, nerve function, adaptation to stress and metabolism.

With regards to bone health, it is an important component of the mineralized part of bone, and supports the normal metabolism of calcium and potassium in adults. Magnesium works together with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong and support bone mineral density.

Magnesium also supports muscle development and movement and the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles. Studies clearly demonstrate the effects of supplemental magnesium on muscular health. Adequate magnesium levels are also important for cardiovascular health.

Studies show magnesium supports a regular heartbeat, thus promoting a healthy heart. Additionally, magnesium helps maintain normal blood pressure. Magnesium helps maintain normal blood pressure.

Magnesium supports normal protein synthesis. As such, there is evidence that magnesium helps maintain normal blood sugar levels.

As the newest addition to the Isotonix® family, Isotonix® Magnesium is the perfect supplement for maintaining a healthy body and active lifestyle.