Malic acidis derived from food sources and is also synthesized in the body via metabolic cycles in the cells of plants and animals, including humans in the citric acid cycle. It is a naturally occurring fruit acid, mainly found in apples and thus its name, ‘Apple acid’. Malic acid is derived from food sources and is also synthesized in the body via metabolic cycles in the cells of plants and animals, including humans in the citric acid cycle. What are the uses of Magnesium & Vitamin C? Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals that the body uses every day. It is needed for protein and fatty acid formation, generation of new cells, activating B vitamins, relaxing muscles, clotting blood, forming ATP and also playing an important role in bone formation and blood pressure regulation. Studies have demonstrated the powerful effects of vitamin C, its antioxidant abilities used against atherogenic perioxidative damage. This has clinical significance in providing protection from free radical damage to the eyes, lungs, blood and immune system. Bioflavonoids are a class of antioxidants, scavenging many potentially damaging free radicals.
Uses in Fybromyalgia: Malic Acid has been used traditionally in a wide variety of conditions including gout, rheumatism and jaundice. Studies have shown that the use of malic acid and magnesium could be beneficial effect on patients with Fibromyalgia, through reversing the negative effect of the relative hypoxia found in suffering patients. It is because of the evidence that malic acid plays a central role in energy production, especially during hypoxic conditions, that it has been examined for its effects on Fibromyalgia. Patients suffering from with pain associated with this condition are often deficient in magnesium. Magnesium has been shown to help move calcium into and out of the cells as well as to help generate energy molecules essential for energy production. Top clinicians recommend both magnesium and malic acid as beneficial nutritional supplements for patients with Chronic Fatigue and immune dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS). Jorge Flechas, MD, M.P.H studies that have tested the combination of malic acid and magnesium for FM patients. In these studies, patients reported a significant reduction in pain. Flechas has used these two in a combination for six years on about 500 FM patients and found that, “the results are positive”
Who should use Malic Acid? Those with muscle pain and deficiency in Malic Acid