- Supports energy production
- Fundamental for enzyme function
- Favours bone health
- Vegetarian formula
Magnesium Citrate by Now Foods is a food supplement based on Magnesium citrate. Magnesium citrate is a mineral that is essential for the production of energy and the metabolism, muscle contraction, the transmission of nerve impulses and bone mineralization. It is a co-factor necessary for an estimated 300 enzymes.
Amongst the reactions for which these enzymes are the catalysts, we find the synthesis of fatty acids, the synthesis of proteins and metabolism of glucose. Magnesium is also important for regulation of the balance of calcium through its effects on the parathyroid gland. There is research underway on the role of magnesium in the prevention and treatment of disorders such as arterial hypertension, cardiopathies and diabetes.
Magnesium also plays an essential role in the bodys detoxification processes, and is therefore very important for helping to prevent the damage caused by environmental chemical substances, heavy metals and other toxins. Even Glutathione, the most powerful antioxidant in the body which has been called the master antioxidant needs magnesium for its synthesis.