Magnesium citrate is permitted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) only in a salt form which is not effective compared to our pH balanced ionic form. The best form of Magnesium citrate is a liquid. If you are looking for a magnesium citrate product, Mag365 is your answer.
Magnesium citrate is the active ingredient in Mag365. Mag365 is made up of two ingredients; Citric acid and Magnesium Carbonate. Magnesium citrate is produced when Mag365's two ingredients are added to hot water. Hot water causes the carbonate in the magnesium carbonate to disperse (you will notice it "fizz") and the magnesium to join with the citric acid creating magnesium citrate. The magnesium content of magnesium citrate is about 11%. The amount of citric acid added to Mag365 is kept a secret and is designed to enhance the amount you absorb. Magnesium (all minerals for a fact) need to be in an acidic environment for the magnesium to be absorbed and Mag365 has an ideal acidic content to allow for maximum absorption.
Magnesium citrate works best when taken on an empty stomach (e.g. a half hour before bed) as food will compete with the acid in your stomach and reduce the absorbability. It is designed to be taken with 240ml (8oz) of water. Mag365 can be taken cold or hot but needs at least 30 ml (1 oz) of hot water to dissolve and then you can add more hot or cold water and enjoy. Mag365 Magnesium Citrate tastes like citrus and most people find it palatable. Mag365 Magnesium Citrate uses all natural ingredients.
After the magnesium citrate passes through the stomach (and stomach acids) and mixes with enzymes, what's left is an alkaline ash, with the net result being that Mag365 magnesium citrate is very alkalising to the body. It is like fire wood being burned up and only ash remaining.
After the "digestive fire" only an alkaline ash remains. Citric Acid is considered a "weak" acid that is easily eliminated via sweat and respiration. It is alkaline forming in that it stimulates the formation of magnesium carbonate in the body.
Magnesium citrate then neutralizes the "strong" acids in the body, acids that can only be eliminated through urination, including uric acid which is produced after protein metabolism. So Mag365 Magnesium Citrate is a great pH balance to assist in the absorption of magnesium with the byproduct of alkalizing the body.
Magnesium citrate has two main functions; one to increase your magnesium levels to an ideal level, the second, to help keep your bowel movements regular. Once your body absorbs what it can, it puts the rest into the colon. The Magnesium citrate works by increasing the water in the colon through the colon's tissues by the process of osmosis. Once in the intestine, it attracts water into the intestine to induce the urge to have a bowel movement. The additional water helps to create more waste volume, which naturally stimulates bowel movement. This means it can also be used to treat colon and rectal problems. Magnesium citrate is generally not a harmful substance, but care should be taken to consult with a health professional if any adverse health problems are suspected.
The ideal amount of magnesium citrate to consume is when you find your bowels are comfortably loose. Never substitute an inadequate diet for Mag365. Always consume lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and fibre.
Magnesium Citrate was found more bioavailable than other magnesium supplements in a randomised, double-blind study. In this study, the relative bioavailability of three magnesium supplements (amino-acid chelate, citrate and oxide) were compared at a daily dose of 300 mg of elemental Mg in 46 healthy individuals. They concluded that Magnesium citrate shows superior bioavailability, after 60 days of treatment when compared with either amino-acid chelate or magnesium oxide.
Mag365 is an ideal choice when selecting a magnesium supplement.