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Magnesium is a vital mineral that is used in many biological processes. For example, it is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems! It is also one of the most common minerals that we are deficient in so it is important to take a high quality Magnesium supplement. This however, is not the easiest thing to find, as Magnesium supplements are notorious for poor absorption. There are a few different factors that cause this. The main one appears to be due to its physical properties. Most of the Magnesium that we ingest is absorbed in our small intestines through small spaces called tight junctions. Absorption through tight junctions is dependent largely on the size of the compound, its solubility, and its pH. Unfortunatey, these three issues all make it very hard for Magnesium we consume to be adequately absorbed.
Magnesium, when it comes into contact with water, attracts a large amount of water molecules which arrange around the Magnesium ion. This is known as the hydration shell. The hydration shell physically makes Magnesium bigger which, in turn, makes it for more difficult for it to pass through tight junctions in our small intestines. Compared to Calcium, Magnesium has a much larger hydration shell, which causes two issues:
The benefits of taking a chelated Magnesium Glycinate supplement is where Glycine comes in as Glycine is an excellent pH buffer. When chelating Magnesium with Glycine, the rise in pH at tight junctions is largely reduced. This leads to significantly improved Magnesium absorption. The Glycine in theory may also reduce the size of the Magnesium hydration shell and in addition to this, may allow Magnesium to be transported through amino acid transport systems. Magnesium is also fairly reactive and can react with Phytates that are present in our diet. Magnesium that has reacted with Phytates is practically impossible to absorb and this is highly problematic because Phytates are fairly prevalent in foods that contain large amounts of Magnesium, such as almonds and spinach. Chelating Magnesium with Glycinate appears to reduce the reactivity of Magnesium with Phytates. This enhances its bioavailability even when it is taken alongside food.
Yes, these Magnesium Glycinate capsules are fully chelated. Our Magnesium Glycinate Capsules have not been buffered with Magnesium oxide.
The final benefit of Magnesium Glycinate is that it can increase the likelihood of L-Glycine making it to the brain. What makes this notable is that L-Glycine may significantly enhance sleep quality (as can Magnesium itself). In othe words, Magnesium Glycinate is arguably the best Magnesium when it comes to enhancing overall sleep quality.
As a dietary supplement, take two 800mg Magnesium Glycinate capsules 1-2 times daily.
To gain more insight, read the Magnesium Glycinate reviews and experiences below.
Nootropics Depot offers a 180ct. jar of high quality Magnsesium Glycinate capsules. Nootropics Depot's Magnesium Glycinate has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
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ATTENTION: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.