- Dietary Supplement
- Bone Support
Magnesium deficiency is common in the American diet. This is a serious problem, since magnesium plays a role in all the cells of the body and is involved in as many as 600 enzymatic processes, including energy production. Magnesium is also essential for maintaining bone density, normal cardiac rhythmicity, healthy pulmonary function, and healthy blood glucose levels. Magnesium and citric acid have both been found to decrease the precipitation of calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate in the urine, thus supporting good kidney health. A clinical study indicated that supplementing with magnesium in the form of magnesium citrate offers better absorption than magnesium oxide, a form found in many poorly-absorbed magnesium supplements.
Other body functions that require magnesium include nerve conduction, methyl-group transfer, conversion of pyridoxine to pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6), and muscle contraction.
The combination of magnesium with citrate in Thorne's Magnesium Citrate offers an attractive combination for individuals who have a propensity to have calcium oxalate and phosphate particles in their urine – thought to be 7-13 percent of the U.S. adult population.