What is Magnesium Oxide?
Magnesium as a chemical element is the ninth most abundant element in the universe and is the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body.
Without Magnesium we could not produce energy; muscles would be in a permanent state of contraction, and levels of cholesterol produced and released into the blood stream could not be regulated.
Magnesium is necessary for the conversion of food to energy and ensures the parathyroid glands (which produce hormones important for bone health) work normally.
What does Magnesium Oxide do?
Magnesium ions regulate over 300 biochemical reactions in the body through their role as enzyme co-factors. The NRV for Magnesium for adults is 375mg.
Magnesium supplements are available in a variety of forms. We sell two of these: Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Gluconate.
What are the differences?
Magnesium Oxide is often used pharmaceutically as an Antacid and a Laxative.
It consists of 57% - 60.6% Magnesium bound to Oxide. So, in one capsule of 320mg there is 182-193mg of elemental magnesium.
However, Magnesium Oxide form is not readily absorbed and it can cause diarrhoea in some people.
Magnesium Oxide is dependent upon Hydrochloric Acid for absorption.
With adequate Hydrochloric Acid in the stomach, approximately 43% may be absorbed.
Magnesium Gluconate on the other hand, does not usually cause diarrhoea. Magnesium Gluconate consists of 5.3% Magnesium bound to 94.7% Gluconic Acid; this gives a higher elemental magnesium level per capsule.
This form is often used as a buffering agent in Soda Water. Its oral absorption is excellent.
In short, there is more Magnesium in the Oxide form. The problem is that it is not absorbed in to the body very well and this can often cause diarrhoea.
Suggested Adult Use
1 capsule per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
This product is suitable for vegetarians or vegans.
If you have a medical condition, are taking medication, are pregnant or nursing, always seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before using any food supplement. Discontinue use if any adverse reaction occurs.
Contraindications: Exceeding the NRV of 400mg may cause mild stomach upset in sensitive individuals.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Store in a cool, dark place away from pets and children.
Health Leads formula
Each plant source vegetarian capsule contains:
320mg Magnesium Oxide (consists of 57-60.6% Magnesium bound to Oxide)
Organic rice flour
Other ingredients: None
Health Leads Commitment to You
We will never use known harmful additives, hydrogenated oil, trans fats, colourants, sweeteners, or excipients such as magnesium stearate.
Rarely we may have to use a natural filler but research carefully those we do use, such as organic rice flour.
These efforts are born of our desire for good quality at the best price.
Most orders are sent by either 1st class Royal Mail or if requested by DPD.
We aim to dispatch orders received before 2pm (UK time) on the same day, excluding weekends and national holidays.
Next day delivery applies to working days only, guaranteed if a courier is selected and the order is received before 2pm.
If you have changed your mind about keeping an item we understand and we happily accept returns within 30 days, as long as the item is unopened and returned in original condition we are happy to provide a full refund for the item or exchanged for goods of the same value. Please note that due to the hygienic nature of some oral and body care products we are unable to accept items back where the packaging seal has been breached. If you have received a faulty item or an item in error, we will see to it that you receive the correct item at no extra cost. Please use the "contact us" page and we will be happy to help.