Reacted Magnesium and Potassium
Reacted Magnesium & Potassium includes highly absorbed magnesium and potassium to support cardiovascular health and a variety of other protocols.
- 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 proper functioning of the cells and organs in the body.
Reacted Magnesium & Potassium (Mg & 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 magnesiumpotassium 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.
2 or more capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional
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).
Reacted Magnesium & Potassium 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. This patented process creates organic mineral compounds which use active absorption mechanisms in the gastrointestinal tract to greatly enhance mineral absorption. 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
In addition, other comparison studies have shown significantly superior absorption of magnesium chelates compared to other mineral forms:
- At a dose of 400 mg, magnesium chelate significantly reduced or eliminated menstrual abdominal discomfort.
- Multiple double blind studies found urinary excretion of magnesium chloride higher than magnesium glycinate, proving superior absorption.
- Magnesium glycinate is shown to have a reduced laxative effect when compared to other forms of magnesium.