support antioxidant systems by enhancing glutathione and antioxidant enzymes.*
Magnesium Lysyl Glycinate Chelate, a mineral amino acid chelate in which magnesium is bound to two
amino acids, creates a complex that is more readily absorbed across the intestinal wall. Since the body can
efficiently absorb dipeptides (two amino acids linked together), Albion’s TRAACS® magnesium lysyl glycinate
is an excellent delivery system for magnesium. In general, Albion TRAACS patented mineral amino acid
chelates are resistant to competitive minerals, do not weaken the action of vitamins, and pose a smaller risk of
Di-Magnesium Malate, the other chelate in Magnesium Glycinate, contains 69% malate (malic acid). Each
capsule of Magnesium Glycinate supplies approximately 400 mg of malic acid. Malic acid was chosen because
it forms complexes with magnesium. Magnesium and malate play critical roles in energy production under
aerobic conditions or when oxygen is lacking. Malic acid also appears to exert a protective effect by binding
Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, participates in about 300-350 enzymatic reactions
in nearly all tissues. Deficiency is common and results from poor dietary intake, poor absorption, and excessive
losses through urine, stool, perspiration, or lactation. Certain drugs, certain herbs, poor kidney function,
excessive alcohol intake, and drinking mostly “soft” water can contribute to magnesium depletion as well.*
Magnesium’s role in the clinical applications cited above is quite well established. Beyond these commonly
recognized applications, researchers have demonstrated that magnesium can support cytokine balance
and decrease sensitivity to oxidative stress.
An analysis of the results of a National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey (NHANES) suggested that children who consumed less than 75% of the recommended
dietary allowance (RDA) for magnesium were 58% more likely to have elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.
 Magnesium’s role in modulating CRP and supporting the body’s normal response to inflammation may be
significant. In addition, although underlying mechanisms remain unclear, it appears that men who consume
diets rich in magnesium are able to maintain healthy gallbladder function. Adequate magnesium intake indeed
has strong, far-reaching health benefits.*
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