Why Is Sucrosomial® Magnesium Considered One Of The Best Magnesium Supplements?
Sucrosomial® Minerals Pt. 1: Magnesium
Welcome to our two part series about sucrosomial minerals! To kick things off, we’ll talk about a very popular mineral: magnesium. As you may have discovered in our Magnesium Glycinate vs. Magnesium L-Threonate blog, magnesium is an essential mineral for nearly every process in our bodies. Yet, it is also one of the most common mineral deficiencies, and this is why it is important to supplement with a high quality Magnesium supplement! So what makes sucrosomial magnesium a worthy contender for being your daily Magnesium supplement? Let's find out!
✔ Great Introduction To Learning What Magnesium Supplements May Do For You
✔ Excellent For General Magnesium Deficiencies
✔ Contains 32-38% Elemental Magnesium
Higher Than Magnesium Glycinate and Magnesium L-Threonate
✔ Should Not Create Gastrointestinal Discomfort
✔ Low Dosage Requirement + High Bioavailability
Why Can't I Take Pure Magnesium By Itself?
"We refer to the Magnesium content of Magnesium Oxide as "elemental magnesium" and Magnesium Oxide is very high in elemental magnesium. This is a great thing, as you should consume 400mg of elemental Magnesium every day, through diet and supplementation. However, the elemental Magnesium from Magnesium Oxide is not very bioavailable. Due to this, other forms of Magnesium have been developed which help improve the bioavailability of Magnesium..."
Pure magnesium is actually a metal and it would be impossible to supplement with. In fact, we are all quite familiar with pure magnesium, as many pencil sharpeners are made out of magnesium metal! So how do we turn magnesium into a form with which we can supplement? The easiest, and most straightforward way, is to simply oxidize magnesium metal which then forms Magnesium Oxide. This may sound familiar to you if you have ever looked for a Magnesium supplement, as almost every Magnesium supplement out there is made with Magnesium Oxide.
The main advantage of Magnesium Oxide, is that a high percentage (60%) of it is elemental magnesium, with the rest of it being oxide. We refer to the Magnesium content of Magnesium Oxide as "elemental magnesium" and Magnesium Oxide is very high in elemental magnesium. This is a great thing, as you should consume 400mg of elemental Magnesium every day, through diet and supplementation. However, the elemental Magnesium from Magnesium Oxide is not very bioavailable. Due to this, other forms of Magnesium have been developed which help improve the bioavailability of Magnesium. The issue with a lot of these forms of magnesium, such as Magnesium L Threonate and Magnesium Glycinate, is that the increase in bioavailability comes at the cost of decreased percentages of elemental magnesium. Magnesium Glycinate for example, only contains about 15% elemental magnesium which is in sharp contrast to Magnesium Oxide, which contains up to 60% elemental magnesium. With that in mind however, Magnesium Glycinate is significantly more bioavailable. By taking Magnesium Glycinate, you will be able to more easily hit the target of 400mg elemental magnesium per day. This is due to the fact that 400mg of elemental Magnesium from Magnesium Glycinate, will more readily absorb than the equivalent amount of elemental Magnesium from Magnesium Oxide. One of the main advantages this has is drastically reduced gastrointestinal discomfort which is incredibly common with low bioavailability forms of Magnesium such as Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Citrate. When Magnesium is not properly absorbed in the intestines, it can create gastrointestinal discomfort, and thus, the more bioavailable the Magnesium is, the more elemental magnesium you can absorb without experiencing any discomfort!
The issue with various forms of high bioavailability Magnesium, such as Magnesium Glycinate and Magnesium L Threonate, is that you have to take fairly large doses of them to achieve target elemental Magnesium levels. So, how can we achieve the best of both worlds, the low dosages of Magnesium Oxide, and the high bioavailability of Magnesium Glycinate and Magnesium L Threonate? For this answer, we must look towards the unique properties of Sucresters!
What is a Sucrester?
A sucrester is a sucrose ester of a fatty acid. Sucrester are able to microencapsulate minerals. By microencapsulating minerals with a sucrester, you create a perfect carrier for the target mineral. This is because sucresters can very readily absorb into cells, and more specifically, it is thought that sucresters are particularly good at absorbing through M cells which are located in the intestines. Furthermore, the sucresters protect the minerals from our stomach acid, and prevents Magnesium from binding to other nutrients, which is a common way by which Magnesium bioavailability is diminished.
One of the biggest advantages of Sucrosomial Magnesium, is that the elemental Magnesium content remains high. At a whopping 32-38% elemental Magnesium, it is more than twice the elemental Magnesium content of Magnesium Glycinate! Furthermore, due to the interactions between sucresters and various cells throughout our bodies (particularly in the intestines), Sucrosomial Magnesium is incredibly bioavailable! This means, that with Sucrosomial Magnesium, you don’t have to make any compromises! You can still stick to a lower dose as with Magnesium Oxide, while also reaping the benefits of the higher bioavailability of Magnesium Glycinate and Magnesium L Threonate. With that being said, from a technical standpoint, Sucrosomial Magnesium is the absolute pinnacle of high bioavailability Magnesium, but it may not be the right fit for you depending on what you are looking for in a Magnesium supplement (more on that below).
Safety Of Sucrosomial® Magnesium
Sucrosomial technology increases the tolerability of magnesium supplementation by encasing the mineral within the sucrosome structure. Because the magnesium does not interact with the intestinal mucosae, Sucrosomial® Magnesium is free of common side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. Palatability is also improved because the sensitive mucous membranes of the mouth never come into contact with the mineral.
So Who Should Take Sucrosomial® Magnesium?
For those that wish to correct a Magnesium deficiency, or simply benefit from increased Magnesium levels, Sucrosomial Magnesium is by far the best choice. For those looking for more specific secondary effects, such as sleep quality promotion or cognitive enhancement, Sucrosomial Magnesium may fall a little short. Sure, increasing Magnesium intake will help you sleep better, it will even help enhance cognitive function and may even help promote a positive mood. However, Magnesium Glycinate and Magnesium L Threonate may be a better fit if you are looking for more of these secondary effects. For example, the glycine content in Magnesium Glycinate may help promote sleep quality, while the Threonate content of Magnesium L Threonate may help promote cognitive function. That being said, this could also be a drawback of these forms of Magnesium, as not everyone is looking for secondary Magnesium benefits.
Sucrosomial Magnesium is the ideal fit for someone with a singular goal; increasing Magnesium intake. The lack of secondary effects, makes it the purest Magnesium boosting experience we have come across. It is perfect for integrating into stacks, so that the Magnesium does what it needs to, without overriding other elements in your stack. This is, what in our opinion, makes Sucrosomial Magnesium the best Magnesium supplement. Sucrosomial Magnesium does one thing really well without providing additional benefits that you may not be looking for.
Which Magnesium Supplement Should I Choose?
Still Unsure If Sucrosomial® Magnesium Is The Best Fit For You?
"Sucrosomial magnesium would be a great supplement to assess what exactly Magnesium can do for you, and if you like the effects, you can then explore some of our other Magnesium supplements to add some extra effects to your supplement regime..."
If at this point you are still debating whether or not Sucrosomial Magnesium is the best fit for you, then we would like to invite you to read our other Magnesium blog which compares Magnesium Glycinate and Magnesium L Threonate.
To simplify things a little bit, there is a good chance you will benefit from a Magnesium supplement as a lot of people are deficient in Magnesium, and Magnesium plays a big role throughout our bodies. With this in mind, the bottom line is that you should consider boosting Magnesium levels with a Magnesium supplement, as it will more than likely have a significantly positive effect on your overall well being. Sucrosomial magnesium would be a great supplement to assess what exactly Magnesium can do for you, and if you like the effects, you can then explore some of our other Magnesium supplements to add some extra effects to your supplement regime.
"Magnesium is a macro-mineral necessary for the production and storage of energy."
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