Kirkman's Magnesium Citrate soluble powder is one of the easiest magnesium supplements to use because it is completely soluble in water based liquids. Because it contains citric acid, it is also buffered when in solution. It dissolves in water, juice, lemonade, or any other water based liquid of your choice. It is non-gritty and has a very pleasant citrus taste which comes from the citric acid present. There are no flavorings or sweeteners added. This product can also be added to hot water to make a very pleasant tea or can be added to your favorite commercial tea resulting in a nice citrus note. Adults and children will find using this product a great way to supplement magnesium.
As with all magnesium supplements, stools can become looser with use.
If this occurs, cut back on the dosage. The use and effectiveness of magnesium supplementation is well documented. Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in many body functions as well as being a constituent of bones and teeth. It is essential for element of cellular metabolism and is an enzyme activator. Other body actions include:
- Magnesium relaxes nerve impulses and muscle contractions
- Magnesium promotes relaxation and in the process may aid in restful sleep
Signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency or inadequacy can include fatigue, mental confusion, heart disturbances, irritability, weakness, muscle spasms, loss of appetite, insomnia or a feeling of weakness. The Physician's Desk Reference for Nutritional Supplements states that some recent data of inpatient and outpatient populations, suggest that magnesium deficits may exist in from 12% to 40% of individuals.
Magnesium supplements usually have their beginning as minerals which have been influenced by our environment. For that reason, the purity of magnesium raw materials is important. Magnesium, like calcium, can have undesirable impurities present. The responsibility to assure the absence of lead and other heavy metals falls on the manufacturer. Kirkman uses only the purest forms of magnesium which have been tested for heavy metal content as well as other impurities.
There are many different forms of magnesium and the Physician's Desk Reference for Nutritional Supplements states that there is no compelling data indicating absorption differences. There are reported differences in how different forms affect the gastrointestinal tract, however. Below are some guidelines, though individual results may vary and should be discussed with your physician before administration.
- Oxide Tends to firm stools
- Glycinate A very gentle form, easier on the system
- Citrate Tends to loosen stools
- Sulfate Tends to loosen stools
- Chloride Tends to loosen stool
ADULTS: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (5.0 grams) daily or as directed by physician.
CHILDREN: One rounded 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 grams) once or twice daily or as directed by physician
|One rounded 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 g) contains:|
Citric Acid, Xylitol
Servings Per Container: 90
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