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The Power of Magnesium - Cognitive and Mood Boosting Vitamin Therapy

Updated: May 8, 2023

Magnesium is an essential mineral and plays an important role in our bodies. To understand the power of magnesium, we'll need to decode this mineral. There are many type of magnesium supplements and normally those tablets or gummies may not provide the proper information needed to make the right decision for consumers.

Let's start by saying that around 25 grams of Magnesium is travelling in our bodies at any time. The stored magnesium acts as an electrolyte keeping all the cells hydrated, but it can also help with:

  • Positive inflammatory response

  • Muscle development

  • Proper blood sugar levels

  • Food Digestion

  • Energy levels

  • Strong and healthy bones

  • Cognitive Functions and Mood

The last one is our favorite, that's why our "Cognify Drip", "Myer's Cocktail", and many other Drips have a healthy dose of Magnesium for Cognitive and Mood Boosting Vitamin Therapy. The recommended dose of daily magnesium intake is from 300 to 400mg. Unfortunately, magnesium reach food is not often easily accessible in American diets. Pesticides decrease the magnesium in leafy vegetables. Consumption of alcohol reduces magnesium in our bodies. Aging and health problems like diabetes can exhaust the magnesium levels in the body.

Often supplements may be necessary to get the body the right amount of magnesium. Even here, there are problems as Magnesium supplements are not all created equal. Let's explore the chemistry and power of Magnesium by outlining the most common magnesium supplements available to the consumers.

  • Magnesium Hydroxide - Magnesium + Hydrogen + Oxygen is the type of magnesium found in liquid milky form in various constipation fighting supplements like Milk of Magnesia. This type of magnesium is least absorbed by body and majority of it flows out through kidneys.

  • Magnesium Oxide - Magnesium + Oxygen is the type of magnesium in salt or capsule form. It might be the most affordable magnesium supplement, but similar to the magnesium hydroxide, studies show that Magnesium Oxide may not be well absorbed by the body.

  • Magnesium Citrate - Magnesium + Citric Acid is like Magnesium Oxide, but now Magnesium has an organic acid attached to it rather than oxygen. This is also another affordable option for replenishing magnesium. Magnesium Carbonate may be another name for this type of magnesium, but Magnesium Carbonate comes in powder form. It's essentially Magnesium + Citric Acid and once mixed with water will produce a little fizz, but when the fizzing stops, Magnesium Citrate is what you are left with.

  • Magnesium Glycinate - Magnesium + Glycine, we now have magnesium combined with an amino-acid: glycine. This form of Magnesium absorbs better and doesn't have the laxative effect that other types have. Glycine is also a powerfully simple amino-acid which combined with magnesium can help the nervous function, promote healthy sleep and act as an anti-depressant.

  • Magnesium Taurate - Magnesium + Taurine, this is Magnesium combined with another powerful amino-acid called Taurine. There are many benefits of having Magnesium + Taurine, the combination can help the cognitive function, energy and metabolism and reduce blood sugar.

  • Magnesium L-Threonate - Magnesium + Threonic Acid (derivative of Vitamin C) is another interesting combination. This mix allows magnesium to bypass the blood/brain barrier and deliver magnesium to the brain to help with cognitive and nervous functions, sleep and mood.

At Best IV, we use Magnesium Chloride (Magnesium + Chlorine) from 400mg to 1g in some drips to replenish magnesium in a body with less impact on kidneys. This form of magnesium works best in binding with other elements and has high rate of absorption. With Magnesium Chloride, we can produce any combination of the magnesium plus vitamins and amino-acids, directing magnesium to where it's needed the most.

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