Magnesium has garnered a lot of attention in recent times and is becoming increasingly popular because of the important role it plays in promoting heart health, activating enzymes, supporting cellular energy, maintaining pH balance, and supporting bone health.
Although magnesium can be found in a wide variety of foods, including leafy green vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, corn, coffee, and dark chocolate, most adults fail to consume adequate amounts of magnesium in their diets. Rather than being chelated to a single, chemically produced synthetic amino acid (e.g. glycine or lysine), the magnesium in the reformulated Magnesium Gold product is chelated to a full-spectrum amino acid complex derived from enzymatically hydrolyzed natural rice protein, which is both hypoallergenic and gluten-free.
There are a couple of benefits to chelating magnesium to a full-spectrum amino acid complex rather than to a single, chemically produced amino acid: (1) the product delivers a complete amino acid profile including 'essential' amino acids that must be consumed in the diet because the body is unable to produce them; and (2) there is some scientific evidence (Mackenzie, Loo, Fei, et. al., 1996) that amino acids are taken up in short chains and not as single molecules.
The process used to chelate the magnesium in our product delivers the mineral sequestered in these short chains thus harnessing the body's own uptake mechanism to deliver highly available mineral nutrients.