Maximizing the Benefits of Magnesium
Submitted by Jigsaw Health
Magnesium is one of the six essential macro-minerals that comprise 99% of the body's mineral content and is necessary for the body to function properly. It promotes healthy muscle tone and nerve function, supports joint and digestive health, helps build strong bones, regulates sleep cycles, and is crucial in the production of energy from food. Unfortunately, our typical modern diets tend to have an inadequate amount of this vital mineral. So adding a high-dose magnesium supplement to your daily routine can help compensate for the deficiency in our foods and improve your overall health.
Low-Dose vs. High-Dose Magnesium Supplements
Although there are thousands of inexpensive magnesium supplements available, the simple truth is that you CAN NOT replenish your body's magnesium stores with a cheap magnesium supplement. Why? Well, it's because you can't take high doses of a regular magnesium supplement without it causing a very uncomfortable laxative effect—your body's way of discarding high levels of magnesium it is unable to absorb all at once. A low-dose magnesium supplement only contains a limited amount of the mineral and simply won't deliver the desired results.
Jigsaw's SRT® technology has successfully addressed this issue by SLOWLY releasing a higher amount of magnesium, at a rate in which your body can properly absorb and utilize the mineral. That way your body is able to get the magnesium it's craving, without any of the undesired effects.
What is SRT and Why is it so Important?
The SRT in Jigsaw Magnesium stands for Sustained Release Technology and is often referred to as "time-released". This innovative design is what makes this product different from others and increases its effectiveness. Instead of the magnesium being dumped into your system all at once, SRT slows down the release of magnesium so it can be dispensed over a period of 6 to 8 hours, which allows your body to absorb the maximum amount needed to start feeling your best—avoiding the dreaded digestive discomfort that high doses of most magnesium supplements can cause.* Four easy-to-swallow tablets of Jigsaw Magnesium with SRT delivers 500mg of magnesium each day, exceeding the RDI by 25% to effectively achieve healthy magnesium levels.*
Why is Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate) Included?
Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P), the active form of Vitamin B6, performs over 30 critical enzymatic reactions in the body, including the production of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. The inactive forms of B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride, pyridoxal, or pyridoxamine) have to be converted by the liver to its active form P5P, which the body is able to utilize. Individuals with compromised liver function have difficulty making this conversion and consequently may be at risk of a vitamin B6 deficiency.
P5P works synergistically with magnesium in many ways and a deficiency in either can cause many issues where the body depends on both to function properly. Also, individuals with chronic illness may not be able to produce P5P effectively, so Jigsaw has included it to ensure our bodies get an adequate amount of both.
What is Quatrefolic and Why is it Included?
Quatrefolic®, also known as 5-MTHF or folate, is an active form of vitamin B-9 folic acid. Folate is an important co-factor to P5P and is beneficial to many of the body's functions. For many people, it is difficult to convert folic acid into folate, so it has been included in this supplement in its functional form. Together, they greatly improve magnesium's ability to support healthy muscle tone, enhance overall energy, and promote mood stability, tranquility, and restful sleep.
Why is Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) Included?
The active form of vitamin B12, methylcobalamin, is incorporated as a supporting B vitamin that contributes to the effectiveness of magnesium. Additionally, methylcobalamin is a necessary co-factor that is invaluable to the methylate process. Methylation is a cycle that occurs in your body billions of times every second. It's one of the most important biochemical processes for long-term health and is essential for the proper function of almost all of the body's systems.
Using the active form of B12 is particularly important because people with chronic conditions are poor methylators—making it difficult to convert inactive forms into their useful active form. Furthermore, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin B9, and vitamin B12 work together to help sustain normal levels of the amino acid homocysteine in our bloodstream. Homocysteine at high concentrations is linked to serious health conditions, so maintaining balance is crucial to obtaining optimal health.
What are the Signs That the Body is Craving Magnesium?
When the body's magnesium stores are taxed (a common occurrence considering our magnesium-poor diets) the body provides some observable signs. Body aches, constipation, tension headaches, reduced energy, interrupted sleep, and many other indicators are the body's way of telling us that it needs more magnesium.* Magnesium is involved in more than 325 enzyme reactions and it is likely that there are hundreds more scientists have yet to discover.
How Does Jigsaw Magnesium with SRT Compare to Other Magnesium Supplements?
Jigsaw Magnesium with SRT is the only magnesium supplement that combines Albion's premier, organic dimagnesium malate into a timed release formula bound to malic acid, which helps the body create more energy. It can help the body to absorb more magnesium than other supplements and has a combination of supporting vitamins to increase our body's ability to function properly. So if you are looking for a better, more effective magnesium supplement, Jigsaw Magnesium could be exactly what you've been searching for!
What are the Benefits of Magnesium?*
• Supports steady energy production. Promote healthy, restful sleep
• Supports a balanced response to stress
• Maintains healthy blood pressure levels within normal range
• Maintains healthy blood sugar/ glucose levels within normal limits
• Supports the body's ability to properly dissolve and utilize calcium in joints, muscles, and arteries
• Supports respiratory and cardiovascular health
• Supports healthy hormonal balance—especially in connection with the female cycle
• Supports overall bone health
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.