There is one very important thing that sets our capsules apart from the competition: Only marine magnesium is used in Better Foods Magnesium. However, the quality of a magnesium supplement doesn't just depend on its elemental magnesium content, but on its bioavailability as well. Thanks to the magnesium hydroxide we use, Better Foods Magnesium offers the perfect balance of high magnesium content and water solubility (50% higher than magnesium oxide). Better Foods Magnesium also contains calcium and other trace elements of marine origin. This unique combination enables synergetic effects that support the action of magnesium and therefore have an excellent and proven beneficial effect on your health.
Bioavailability is the body's ability to absorb and process a certain substance, such as magnesium. If a substance has a high bioavailability, the human body can process most of it and less of it is simply excreted.
Our products are subject to constant quality controls as well as continuous testing and comply with the guidelines of the European Cosmetics Ordinance (KVO) and Dietary Supplements Regulation (NemV), as well as the EU-Eco-regulation. We also attach great importance to fair and sustainable production.
Better Foods Magnesium is designed to support a healthy and balanced lifestyle and is not intended to cure diseases. That is why Better Foods Magnesium is a nutritional supplement.
The magnesium hydroxide for Better Foods Magnesium is naturally extracted from the water of the Atlantic Ocean between Ireland and Iceland. In Germany, the raw material is filled into vegetarian capsules according to the highest quality standards and with the greatest of care. We pay particular attention to sustainable and environmentally friendly production practices.
To reach the recommended daily intake of 250 mg magnesium, you should take two capsules a day — ideally one in the morning and one in the evening.
Since the human body itself is unable to produce magnesium, magnesium must be absorbed from dietary sources. This is absolutely vital, as magnesium is important for ensuring that your muscles work properly, regulating your nervous system and giving stability to your bones and teeth. Magnesium also has a natural anti-cramping effect. For example, it helps with muscle cramps after strenuous exercise or constipation. This anti-cramping effect can also be beneficial in the prevention of migraines. In addition, taking magnesium helps lower your cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Since each person's magnesium requirement is highly individual, it is not possible to specify an exact amount. However, the average daily requirement is 310 to 420 mg of magnesium. According to recommendations of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, however, no more than 250 mg of magnesium should be consumed from nutritional supplements.
Magnesium is found in virtually all natural foods, even in water. Magnesium is particularly abundant in whole-grain products, dark chocolate, nuts, seeds, beans, peas and green leafy vegetables. Meat, fish and dairy products also contain magnesium.
Typical symptoms include muscle cramps, tension, fatigue and lack of concentration. In infants, a deficiency can manifest as growth and developmental disorders. Magnesium deficiency is sometimes also referred to as hypomagnesemia.
A magnesium deficiency can be detected using a blood test. The results may not be entirely accurate, however, since only about one percent of the magnesium present in the body circulates in the bloodstream.
A low level of magnesium in the blood can have many consequences. These include depression, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, asthma, osteoporosis, an increased risk of bone fracture and an increase in mortality. A long-term magnesium deficiency makes you unquestionably more susceptible to some disorders. These include tinnitus, migraines and muscle tension. Some studies even suggest that a lack of magnesium over a longer period of time can lead to heart attacks, strokes and cardiac arrhythmias.
While overdose is possible, in most cases it only leads to side effects such as diarrhea or soft stools. The body simply excretes the excess magnesium.
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