Navigating the Complexities of Magnesium Supplements: A Guide
Understanding magnesium supplements can be challenging, especially when labels don’t always reflect the true form of magnesium they contain. Often, supplements labeled as containing organic forms of magnesium might only partially include the specified form, leading to issues like diarrhea due to their partially reacted state. Not “fully reacted” versions tend to have higher elementary magnesium levels and are cheaper, making them a more economical choice.
The issue is further complicated as many manufacturers, unaware of the differences between magnesium compounds with the same name, opt for these less expensive but higher magnesium content compounds. Determining the quality of a magnesium supplement can be difficult, but one way to assess is by understanding the percentages of elemental magnesium in fully reacted versions of common organic magnesium forms:
- Magnesium malate: 6 – 12% (Note: Monomagnesium malate is fully reacted, while dimagnesium malate is not)
- Magnesium bisglycinate: 12 – 14%
- Magnesium citrate: 14 – 16%
- Magnesium ascorbate: 6 – 17%
- Magnesium-L lactate: 12 – 13%
For accurate assessment, consider the total weight of a pill/capsule, including the capsule shell and excipients, which should not exceed 1000mg. For instance, a magnesium malate product claiming to contain 200mg of magnesium per capsule/tablet is likely misleading, as its elemental magnesium content should not exceed 12%. Using jewelry scales to weigh a capsule/tablet and comparing it to the known percentages can provide some insight, although this isn’t foolproof. Some non-fully reacted compounds may contain similar magnesium levels as fully reacted ones.
Lastly, be wary of labels where the compound is indicated as magnesium; often, the actual elemental magnesium is only a fraction of the total compound, as evidenced by the percentages above. Understanding these nuances is crucial in choosing an effective and genuine magnesium supplement.
About GAL dietary supplements
Each GAL vitamin – GAL Magnesium L Lactate too – was created in the spirit of naturalness and vitality, keeping in mind the vitamin needs of different life stages and health conditions. Thorough research (only reliable research), examination of raw materials and review of the international supply are an integral part of product development.
None of the products contain genetically modified ingredients, the production takes place under strict EU regulations; the ingredients are also tested by a European laboratory.
GAL Magnesium L Lactate – for better absorption
Magnesium is an extremely important mineral that is quite difficult to get in a diet. Stress, sports, and foods high in phytic acid (e.g., grains, whole grains, etc.) and coffee can also increase magnesium depletion. Magnesium deficiency is therefore a common problem, affecting almost everyone.
Taking into account the results of the latest research and clinical trials, the GAL Magnesium L Lactate dietary supplement was born in the spirit of naturalness, with a strong emphasis on sustainable farming and proper absorption. It contains all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements in an ideal form and amount found in nature. Most of the active ingredients come from organic (bio) sources. L-lactate is also key to the proper functioning of the heart and brain. Thanks to the “fully reacted” organic formula, it does not cause diarrhea in sensitive stomachs either. The product is sulfur dioxide-free, gluten-free, soy-allergen-free, egg-free, dairy- and lactose-free, allergen-free, sugar-free, and can also be taken by those who follow a vegetarian and vegan diet.
Why is GAL Magnesium L Lactate good for you?
Due to its revolutionary absorption, it is currently one of the most gentle and best magnesium supplements on the market. The product contributes to the improvement of muscle work / sports performance, the prevention of muscle cramps, the enhancement of muscle regeneration, the stimulation of the immune system, the prevention of cardiovascular problems. It can also be used effectively against calcification. It supports the proper functioning of the heart muscle. Its anti-stress effect is significant. By consuming it regularly, you can get better sleep and clearer thinking.
Nutritional information (per 100g)
Energy: 0 kJ/0kcal
Fat: 0 g
of which saturates: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 0 g
of which sugars: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
Salt: 0 g
Magnesium: 12 g (*NRV 3200%)
*Nutrient Reference Value
Ingredients: 100% magnesium L lactate dihydrate (fully reacted)
Take 2 g (ca. 1 teaspoon) per day, preferably in two parts (especially if it would cause stool looser than usual). It can be mixed with any liquid; it is best to take with meal.
Keep out of reach of children. This product is no substitute for a varied diet. Please do not exceed recommended daily dosage.
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