this macro-mineral is easily obtained from many foods, magnesium
deficiencies are extremely common for many Americans. Alcohol consumption,
the presence of fluoride, and the consumption of certain foods either
increase our need for magnesium, or decrease its absorption. Magnesium
is not only one of the key nutrients required in both calcium utilization
and protein synthesis, but it also plays a tremendous role in virtually
every enzymatic reaction in our body. LifeSource’s Magnesium
Citrate tabs are fast acting, safe and ideal for anyone who has
their sights set on attaining optimal levels of this vital nutrient.*
SYNDROME - Researchers have found that the combination
of magnesium and vitamin B6 has significant effects on reducing
anxiety-related premenstrual symptoms (nervous tension, mood swings,
irritability, or anxiety). One of the ways in which vitamin B6
may relieve the symptoms of PMS is by increasing cellular magnesium
STONES - Magnesium citrate has been shown to increase
the solubility of calcium oxalate and inhibit both calcium phosphate
and oxalate stone formation. Many patients with recurrent oxalate
stones show laboratory signs of vitamin B6 deficiency. Vitamin
B6 is known to reduce the production and urinary excretion of
- Vitamin B6 nutritional status has a significant and selective
modulatory impact on central production of both serotonin and
GABA, neurotransmitters that control depression, pain perception,
and anxiety. Vitamin B6 levels are often found to be low in women
taking birth control pills or Premarin. It is likely that many
millions of people taking Prozac may be suffering depression as
a result of low B6 status.
- An underlying magnesium deficiency, even if 'sub clinical',
can result in chronic fatigue and symptoms similar to chronic
fatigue syndrome (CFS). Many chronic fatigue syndrome patients
have been shown to have low red blood cell magnesium levels.
/ TENSION HEADACHES
- Several researchers link low magnesium levels with both migraine
and tension headaches based on their theories and clinical observations.
Reduced levels of magnesium are found in the serum, saliva and
red blood cells of migraine sufferers, which indicates a need
for supplementation because one of magnesium's key functions is
maintenance of blood vessel tone.
Pre-menstrual tension, kidney stones, depression, hypertension,
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), neuro-muscular/skeletal disorders,
migraine, nausea in pregnancy, hyperhomocysteinemia, osteoporosis,
diabetic neuropathy, asthma (B6 is needed for tryptophan > serotonin
metabolism - known to be disordered in asthmatics).
Those with kidney or heart disease should consult their physician
before using magnesium supplements. Pregnant and breast-feeding
women should not take more than 100 mg of vitamin B6 per day without
a doctor's supervision.
Size: 2 tablets
Servings Per Container: 50
(as Magnesium Citrate)
Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take two tablets daily,
preferably with meals
Free of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn,
soy, milk, egg or preservatives.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source),
Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source)
and Vegetable Coating. Vegetarian Formula.
Warnings: Caution: Please discard the inedible freshness packet
Disclaimers: *This statement has not been evaluated by the
FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure
or prevent any disease.
Magnesium Citrate is more easily digested and better absorbed
than other forms of magnesium. .
As with all
products like this, before taking magnesium citrate, tell your
doctor if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or
if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements.
Magnesium citrate may not be recommended in some situations.
What other drugs will affect magnesium citrate?
Before taking magnesium citrate, talk to your doctor if you are
tetracycline antibiotic such as tetracycline (Sumycin, Achromycin
V, and others), demeclocycline (Declomycin), doxycycline (Vibramycin,
Monodox, Doxy, and others), minocycline (Minocin, Dynacin, and
others), or oxytetracycline (Terramycin, and others);
fluoroquinolone antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ofloxacin
(Floxin), enoxacin (Penetrex), norfloxacin (Noroxin), sparfloxacin
(Zagam), levofloxacin (Levaquin), lomefloxacin (Maxaquin), grepafloxacin
(Raxar), and others;
(Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); or
(Macrodantin, Furadantin, others).
not be able to take magnesium citrate, or you may require a dosage
adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking
any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here can also interact with magnesium
citrate. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter
or prescription medicines, including herbal products.