Magnesium Glycerophosphate

Magnesium Glycerophosphate

Aid Overall Health

Since magnesium is such a vital part of the human body, magnesium glycerophosphate can be an extremely important dietary and nutritional supplement.  It is estimated that the average adult human body has approximately 25 grams of magnesium in the body, of which 50 percent of that is within the bones. 

Although magnesium can be obtained by eating certain foods, maintaining a healthy level of magnesium is important to all individuals, especially athletes and weightlifters.  Magnesium glycerophosphate tablets can be taken if a person’s daily intake of magnesium through everyday foods is not sufficient.  

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Magnesium Glycerophosphate Uses There are many different uses for magnesium glycerophosphate, with the most common being to make up for a documented magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency is more prevalent in women than in men. Magnesium deficiency is also common in African America... more

Magnesium Glycerophosphate Uses

There are many different uses for magnesium glycerophosphate, with the most common being to make up for a documented magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency is more prevalent in women than in men.

Magnesium deficiency is also common in African Americans as well as older adults. In addition to treating a magnesium deficiency, magnesium glycerophosphate supplements can be taken to prevent one.

Magnesium glycerophosphate can be used to treat any type of heartburn, and is also commonly used as a laxative. In addition, magnesium glycerophosphate can be taken before a surgical procedure because of its ability to clean out the entire bowel.

Because maintaining a healthy level of magnesium is so important to proper food digestion and overall nutrition, taking magnesium glycerophosphate supplements can help build strong bones.  It can also assist in the proper development and maintenance of the nerve function of the body.

Magnesium glycerophosphate supplements can also be taken for certain diseases, such as high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol, recurring chest pain, and heart attacks.

It is important to speak to a physician or other health care provider or professional before beginning a magnesium glycerophosphate regimen. Side effects can occur when taking magnesium glycerophosphate, and since magnesium is prevalent in many sources it is possible to overdose accidentally.

Magnesium Glycerophosphate Benefits

Magnesium can help treat chronic fatigue syndrome, kidney stones, PMS, osteoporosis, MS, asthma and Lyme disease, as well as many other illnesses or diseases.

Athletes and professional weightlifters can take magnesium glycerophosphate tablets to increase energy and stamina, while reducing the recovery time of their muscles. Magnesium glycerophosphate can help with weightlifting, running both long and short distances, and many other physical exercises.

Magnesium Glycerophosphate Dosage Recommendations

Any amount of magnesium that totals 350 mg or less per day is a safe amount for a normal, healthy adult to take. The total amount of magnesium glycerophosphate to take generally depends on the reason it is being taken.

For example, migraine sufferers will take a different amount of magnesium than someone looking to increase their overall levels of magnesium.

Magnesium Glycerophosphate Sources

Magnesium is generally found in many foods that are also high in fiber. These food sources include most grains, green vegetables, almonds, certain dairy products, certain meats, chocolate as well as coffee. 

Any individual who consumes a large amount of these foods should be very cautious when taking a magnesium glycerophosphate supplement.

Magnesium Glycerophosphate Warnings and Side Effects

There are very few side effects when taking magnesium glycerophosphate. When this supplement is taken as directed by a physician, pharmacist or other health care provider, magnesium glycerophosphate is very safe for most people.

There are some individuals that will experience small side effects when taking magnesium glycerophosphate, such as an upset stomach, loose bowels and sickness including vomiting.

However, if magnesium glycerophosphate is taken in large amounts it can be very unsafe. This supplement can cause certain side effects like an irregular heartbeat, confusion, shortness of breath as well as low blood pressure. An overdose of magnesium glycerophosphate and can ultimately result in a coma or even death.

Magnesium glycerophosphate should not be taken with certain antibiotics as it can reduce the effectiveness of the antibiotic. Certain antibiotics have been proven to have a decreased amount of potency when taken with a magnesium supplement.

Individuals should also not take any type of muscle relaxant with a magnesium supplement because it can cause dizziness and extremely blurred vision.

Magnesium supplements should never be combined with any type of high blood pressure medications as the combination can cause extremely low and dangerous levels of blood pressure.

Individuals with any type of kidney disease should never take a magnesium glycerophosphate supplement. A damaged or improperly functioning kidney cannot filter the magnesium and can cause the levels of magnesium in the body to rise to a life threatening level.

Magnesium Glycerophosphate and the FDA

The FDA has approved magnesium as a GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) substance.

It is important to always speak to a physician or other health care expert before taking magnesium glycerophosphate or any other supplement.

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