Magnesium with K includes highly absorbed magnesium and potassium to support cardiovascular health and a variety of other protocols.
Available: 60 Capsules
- Provides Highly Absorbed Magnesium and Potassium for a Variety of Protocols
- Supports Cardiovascular Health
- Helps Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure and Glucose Levels
- Promotes Energy Production and Muscle Relaxation
Two important minerals are integral to heart health: magnesium and potassium. Nerve cells use these minerals to fire off messages that keep the heart pumping and muscles contracting. Maintaining magnesium and potassium balance is the key to sustaining healthy cardiovascular function. Potassium and magnesium deficiencies often coexist, so supplementation with extra potassium alone does not always correct a potassium deficiency. Studies have shown that supplementation with magnesium can assist in regaining potassium balance. Potassium and magnesium are minerals required in tandem for the proper functioning of the cells and organs in the body.
Magnesium Trio & K+ provides 170 mg of magnesium and 85 mg of potassium per serving, both ideally formulated using amino acid chelate forms, including Albion® magnesium glycinate chelate buffered and potassium glycinate complex for enhanced absorption, optimal utilization, and gastrointestinal (GI) comfort. Some individuals, who take other forms of magnesium potassium supplements, may experience GI side effects, including gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or a combination of these symptoms. Supplementing the right form of these minerals can be key to maintaining GI comfort while achieving healthy levels of these important minerals in the body.
Magnesium & Potassium Bioavailability – The Mineral Chelate Difference
The importance of bioavailability is obvious. If consuming a mineral supplement has little effect on improving the body’s mineral balance, there is no reason to ingest it. Signs of inferior mineral supplements include the use of cheap, poorly absorbed, rock-salt minerals like calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide. These mineral forms slow and limit absorption, relying on adequate stomach acid to release magnesium ions, which then enter the body via passive diffusion. And, because they tend to remain in the intestines longer, these forms of mineral supplements can cause intestinal distress such as constipation (calcium carbonate) or diarrhea (magnesium oxide).
Magnesium Trio & K+ provides the additional benefit of highly absorbed, Albion® mineral chelates. Albion® is the world leader in manufacturing highly bioavailable mineral chelates, a specialized form of minerals bound to amino acids. Mineral chelates are gentle, gut “friendly” minerals that do not cause diarrhea that often accompanies magnesium oxide and other rock-salt forms. Albion’s mineral chelates have extensive clinical research proving their superior bioavailability, biologic activity, stability and improved tolerance.
In a magnesium comparison study reported by Graff et al. at Weber State University, Albion®’s magnesium amino acid chelate had:
• 8.8 times greater absorption than magnesium oxide
• 5.6 times greater absorption than magnesium sulfate
• 2.3 times greater absorption than magnesium carbonate
Magnesium is an abundant mineral in the body that is found naturally in many foods, like green leafy vegetables. The average American intake of magnesium, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES Study) is critically low: Many Americans fail to consume the estimated average requirement (EAR) established by the Institute of Medicine. In addition, more than 57% of the population does not meet the United States Department of Agriculture requirements for magnesium in their diet. Intracellular magnesium levels are decreased by excessive intake of alcohol, salt, coffee, phosphoric acid found in sodas, diets high in calcium, and high-stress levels. Because of the widespread nature of magnesium deficiencies, adequate daily intake of magnesium is critical for proper hydration, stress response, muscle relaxation, promoting healthy blood pressure levels, optimal bone mineral density, and blood sugar regulation.
Potassium is an electrolyte mineral that carries an electric charge. It is critical to maintaining electrolyte balance in the body. Potassium can contribute to heart and bone health and is an integral part of muscle contraction and muscle building.
Suggested Use: 1-2 capsules three times per day or as recommended by your healthcare professional.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
Caution: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.