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Need more magnesium?

Health Canada says nearly half of all Canadians are deficient in this crucial mineral, which can lead to symptoms such as restless legs, muscle cramps, migraines, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia, to name a few.

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Designed to deliver more magnesium

When designing our line of magnesium supplements, we knew that simply providing more magnesium wasn’t enough. We wanted to create a magnesium that works for everyone.

One that can provide more magnesium, yes, but also one that is eminently absorbable and remarkably gentle.

One that would work in the face of today’s challenges. Meals with low dietary magnesium. The drugs and chemicals that block the essential mechanisms of absorption. And the stressors that deplete our stores faster than before.

And so we went and did just that.

Magnesium. A complete primer.

This resource is an excellent starting point that explains why magnesium is important, how it works and how it can help you.

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Magnesium. Why is it so tough to get enough?

Even traditionally magnesium-rich foods like leafy green vegetables and whole grains may not be good sources of magnesium. Why? They are grown in nutrient-depleted soil, thanks to modern agricultural practices.

Processed foods have even less. For example, further refining can remove up to 97% of magnesium from foods like breads and pasta. 

And your water supply? Municipal water treatment usually removes much of the mineral content.

Nuts!

While most sources have been stripped of their magnesium content, it is comforting to know there are still some magnesium-rich options.

For example, a handful of dry roasted almonds can provide 80 milligrams of magnesium. That’s 20% of the recommended daily intake. 

Bring some for your next snack!

Whether it’s phosphates in soda or gastrointestinal conditions like IBS, many facets of our lives can impair the absorption of the magnesium we do get.

Drug-induced nutrient depletion is also widespread. Diuretic anti-hypertensives and mineral-binding antibiotics can block magnesium before your gut even has a chance to absorb it.

Signs you are not getting enough magnesium 

Prone to migraines? Anxiety keeping you up at night? What may seem like everyday aches and pains could point to magnesium deficiency.

Modern life causes our bodies to expend and excrete more magnesium. For instance, when we’re stressed, magnesium is expended to produce cortisol.

Also, alcohol consumption and blood sugar sensitivity may cause our kidneys to eliminate more magnesium.

Symptoms associated with magnesium deficiency

  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Bowel disease
  • PMS
  • Kidney stones
  • Heart palpitation
  • Fatique
  • Mental confusion

Is there a test for that?   

Magnesium deficiency is not something that normally shows up in a blood panel. So it is important to be familiar with the symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium – essential to your health

How magnesium helps give your body what it needs

From protein synthesis to cellular metabolism, every cell in your body uses magnesium. It powers 800 different biochemical reactions in your body!

Regulates heart rhythm and helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels

Keeps muscles functioning normally

Plays a key role in building strong bones and teeth, aiding in calcium absorption

Relaxes muscles and nerves, calms the mind

The right form for best results

Not all magnesium supplements are created equal. Some forms of magnesium are poorly absorbed, which can lead to stomach upset and diarrhea.

Magnesium bis-glycinate is magnesium paired with glycine, an amino acid beneficial for your body. It is considered to be a superior form that is easily absorbable and easier on your stomach – meaning you can get the most out of your magnesium supplement, without any grief for your bowels.

Choose the magnesium that is right for you.

Magnesium supplements available in capsule, powder and effervescent drink mix

Optimized Magnesium Bis-Glycinate

Magnesium Bis Glycinate 200 Gentle

Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200 Gentle

Designed to maximize magnesium intake while maintaining gentleness and absorption. Recommended for most of us in mind.

Available in: 

120 caps | 240 caps | 120g powder

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Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 140 Extra Gentle

Designed for those seeking potency with enhanced gentleness. Recommended for those with IBS or weak stomach acid.

Available in: 

140 caps | 240 caps

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Magnesium Bis Glycinate 80 Ultra Gentle

Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 80 Ultra Gentle

Designed for those seeking magnesium with maximum gentleness. Recommended for those with multiple prescriptions or digestive conditions like Crohn’s and colitis.

Available in: 

120 caps | 240 caps

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Magnesium Bis glycinate 300 Ultra Gentle

Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 300 Ultra Gentle

Designed for those seeking magnesium with maximum gentleness, absorption and potency. Recommended for those with multiple prescriptions, digestive conditions like Crohn’s and colitis, or dysphagia.

Available in: 

500ml

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NEW Goal-Specific Magnesium

Magnesium plus GABA Melat

Magnesium + GABA & Melatonin for Sleep

Augmenting our Extra Gentle magnesium form with melatonin and GABA, this formulation is designed to help people relax, reset their circadian biological clocks, get better sleep.

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Magnesium plus Taurine, B6 and Zinc

Magnesium + Taurine, B6 & Zinc for Cardio

Extra Gentle magnesium combined with therapeutic levels of taurine, vitamin B6 & zinc, this formulation was designed for those seeking stronger cardiovascular support in their magnesium.

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Magnesium Malate 200

Magnesium Malate

This magnesium form is often recommended by naturopathic doctors for improved metabolic + energetic function.

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CanPrev ElectroMag

ElectroMag

ElectroMag is magnesium in the form of a refreshing effervescent drink mix. Ideal for training or enjoying an active life.

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“I love ElectroMag because it makes sense for the active individual. It tastes delicious and offers nutrients that are needed to keep hydrated and keep muscles healthy while training. It can also be used for individuals suffering from anxiety, restlessness or muscle cramps.

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“Because of my activity level, It’s important for me to stay hydrated! ElectroMag offers me electrolytes plus the most absorbable kind of magnesium so I can continue to train hard without muscle fatigue or cramps that can be a symptom of dehydration.”

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“Let me start off by saying ElectroMag is an excellent product! One of the key noticeable differences I have seen with using this product is that with sustained use I have experienced less shin pain from running. Also, when I perform high intensity workouts such as interval training or hill repeats I find that my body feels refreshed the next day.”