About this product
Triple Magnesium Complex is an advanced blend of fully reacted magnesium citrate, taurate and bisglycinate chelate, formulated to optimise bioavailability and improve absorption of this important mineral, helping you to meet your daily nutritional needs. These magnesium forms are able to cross the blood/brain barrier and ensure higher bioavailability to the body and brain. Taking multiple forms of magnesium increases the amount of magnesium absorbed, as this utilises multiple magnesium uptake pathways and, together with split dosing 3 times daily, avoids exceeding the rate at which each form of magnesium can be absorbed.
- ADVANCED TRIPLE ACTION MAGNESIUM BLEND: combining magnesium citrate, taurate and bisglycinate enhances magnesium absorption by utilising multiple magnesium uptake pathways, avoiding saturation
- FULLY REACTED FORMULA: only fully reacted (not buffered) magnesium forms are free from poorly absorbed magnesium oxide. The enhanced solubility of these fully reacted magnesium forms optimises absorption potential
- BENEFICIAL CARRIERS: Taurine, glycine and citric acid are highly effective carriers for magnesium and offer their own benefits
- MULTIPLE HEALTH BENEFITS: magnesium supports normal energy release, muscle function, electrolyte balance, nervous system function and normal psychological function
- SPLIT DOSING FOR ENHANCED UPTAKE: magnesium absorption is significantly improved by taking smaller doses at intervals throughout the day
- IDEAL DAILY DOSE: it’s not about how much you take, but how much you retain. Excess magnesium cannot be absorbed and stored, so taking excessive amounts, especially in one dose, is simply a waste of money
- GENTLE ON THE STOMACH: unlike blended magnesium forms that contain magnesium oxide, fully reacted magnesium citrate does not loosen stools!
- CONSISTENT PRODUCT QUALITY GUARANTEED: GMP manufactured - quality standards that medicines manufacturers must meet in their production processes to ensure products are of consistent high quality
- SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS & VEGANS
How this product works
Many factors affect how well magnesium is absorbed. These include the magnesium form, its bioavailability, whether it’s fully reacted or not, the dose - not to mention the variation in how able individuals may be to digest. Igennus nutrition scientists have carefully formulated Triple Magnesium Complex to enhance magnesium absorption by addressing the following:
- Multiple absorption pathways: since each form has its own uptake pathway at different sites in the gut that can become saturated, Triple Magnesium Complex utilises three absorption routes into the body, which increases the amount of magnesium absorbed compared with supplements containing a single form
- By including fully reacted magnesium citrate and amino acid chelates taurate and glycinate: magnesium that is fully reacted is chemically bound to its carriers as opposed to supplements containing buffered or blended magnesium oxide and citric acid or glycine!). Being fully reacted has several distinct advantages: firstly, this supplement is free from poorly absorbed magnesium oxide, which often has laxative effects and is only 4% bioavailable. Secondly, being fully reacted, each form is effectively fast-tracked through the digestive system to deliver higher levels into the body
- Not being dependent on perfect stomach acid PH levels: magnesium that is buffered or blended requires stomach acid conditions to be favourable, or it will simply be excreted. Anyone with less than ideal stomach acid levels (too low or too high) or gastrointestinal issues, would not absorb much magnesium from a supplement that is not fully reacted
- By split dosing 3 times a day – magnesium levels are tightly regulated so our capacity for absorption is easily reached, meaning 1-a-day dosing is not effective. Studies have shown that we absorb a low % of large single doses, but a large % of small doses! Less is more is definitely true when it comes to magnesium uptake, so our nutritionists advise spacing out the dose to ensure we maximise how much we absorb, and optimise the benefits from supplementation
Magnesium’s role in health
Magnesium is a vital mineral involved in over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, fulfilling a wide range of physiological functions from energy production and central nervous system function, to supporting muscular and cardiovascular function and hydration. Its principal roles:
Supporting energy production: magnesium plays a role in converting carbohydrates, proteins and fat into energy for the cells, and is even required to help the body convert the short-chain omega-3 fatty acids obtained from the diet, to the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, important for those relying on plant-based sources of omega-3.
Supporting cell division: rejuvenates and builds bodily tissue including skin, muscle and bone, essential for recovery.
Supporting muscle function: allows for contraction and relaxation of muscles, which in turn facilitates movement, as well as supporting the muscles of the heart and regulating the heartbeat.
Supporting normal psychological function: magnesium is one of the essential nutrients, along with zinc and vitamin B6, required for neurotransmitter production, with a deficiency of magnesium associated with anxiety.
Supporting electrolyte balance: as one of the most abundant electrolytes in the body, magnesium is one of the essential minerals required to allow water to enter and hydrate the cells, as well as carrying an electrical charge needed for nerve impulses.
Supporting the nervous system: magnesium inhibits the action of glutamate, the excitatory neurotransmitter, and supports the actions of GABA, a neurotransmitter which has a calming and relaxing effect in the body.
Converting vitamin D to its most active form, in turn supporting calcium absorption. Both calcium and magnesium are important for the health and maintenance of bones and teeth, with around 52% of the body’s magnesium stored in bones. With 40% of peak bone mass formed during adolescence, it is clear that magnesium is not just important for later life, but also early on to support the prevention of disease.
Magnesium in the diet
Magnesium must be consumed regularly to prevent deficiency, and despite its prevalence in natural whole foods (mineral water, legumes, nuts, seeds and leafy greens), it is estimated that around 50% of people in New Zealand, Australia and Europe get less than the recommended daily amount of magnesium. Several features of our modern lifestyle, cooking methods and intensive industrial farming mean that we are obtaining less-than-optimal amounts of magnesium from food. The increased proportion of processed foods compared with whole foods mean, quite simply, that there is a lower content of magnesium in our daily food.
Low magnesium in the diet is further compounded by several features of the modern lifestyle that inhibit our ability to absorb even the magnesium we do eat! Of the total dietary magnesium consumed, between around 24–76% is absorbed in the gut and the rest is eliminated in the faeces. Issues with digestion, including disrupted stomach acid levels (too high/too low), as well as stress and ageing, all further impair magnesium absorption in the GI tract. Individuals with these circumstances may have even greater need for magnesium.
To summarise, unless we are eating organic whole foods on an almost daily basis, have optimal digestion and are not stressed, experiencing ill health or the enhanced needs of an ageing body, our daily nutritional needs for magnesium are likely not met by food alone.
Superior forms – citrate, taurate & bisglycinate
Different forms of magnesium (magnesium ideally fully reacted to its carriers) are absorbed in different ways and offer different benefits. Each form we’ve chosen is very bioavailable, and together these forms raise magnesium levels effectively. The carriers we use also provide their own benefits.
- citrate feeds into the citric acid cycle (required for energy production)
- taurate supports cardiovascular function, muscle function and the central nervous system
- glycine provides a calming effect and has been shown to help with chronic back pain as well as mood
Each different form not only has different levels of elemental magnesium (the actual fraction that is magnesium, not bulk), but also different bioavailability. This is why what can appear to be high dose magnesium, is not always very effective: commonly available magnesium oxide, for example, contains 60% elemental magnesium, but its bioavailability is only around 4%! In comparison, magnesium glycinate is only 18% elemental magnesium, but 80% bioavailability! Just looking at the elemental magnesium dose, therefore, is no indicator of what is actually absorbed in the body.
Directions for use
Adults: take 3 capsules daily with food. For optimal absorption, it is recommended to divide the daily dose - morning, afternoon and evening. Do not exceed the dose unless advised by a healthcare practitioner.
Serving size: 3 capsules
Total elemental magnesium **, comprised of:
| - magnesium (from 903 mg magnesium citrate)
| - magnesium (from 540 mg magnesium taurate)
| - magnesium (from 450 mg magnesium bisglycinate)
* % Reference Intake **(from 1893 mg magnesium citrate, taurate & bisglycinate)
Magnesium citrate; magnesium taurate; magnesium bisglycinate; capsule shell: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; anti-caking agent: silicon dioxide.
This product should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking any food supplement. Keep out of the reach of children and store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
- artificial colours and flavours
Not tested on animals; non-GMO; suitable for vegetarians & vegans; halal & kosher.