5 Reasons You Need Mag Glycinate

Reason 1: Stress

Did you know that the activiation of the stress response increases the use and elimination of magnesium from the body? Also, the lower magnesium levels are, the more likely you are to feel stressed. This can result in a vicious cycle: low magnesium causes increased stress, which leads to an increase in the use and excretion of magnesium (leading to lower magnesium levels). On the bright side, this also means that you can use magnesium therapeutically in the prevention and treatment of stress. 

Reason 2: Sleep

Two of the most common problems experienced by people are poor sleep and fatigue, with low magnesium playing a causative role in both conditions. This is because magnesium is needed to synthesise the relaxing and sleep-promoting neurotransmitters GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) and melatonin, as well as producing the energy your cells need to stay firing throughout the day. 

Reason 3: Medications

Certain medications (such as antibiotics, diuretics and steroids) can cause moderate to severe depletion in magnesium, as can exercise through urinary excretion and sweat. 

Reason 4: Diet

Even if you are eating a diet predominant in wholefoods, modern agricultural practices have unfortunately depleted the soil from many key minerals, making it harder to meet your required daily intake (RDI) of magnesium.

Reason 5: Caffeine

Coffee and tea contain tannins that can decrease the intestinal absorption of magnesium. Additionally, caffeine as well as alcohol have a diuretic effect, increasing the loss of water and minerals, such as magnesium, via the urine. 


Metagenics's Mag Glycinate is highly bioavailable, rapidly absorbed and well tolerated. It may be beneficial for:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sleep support
  • Healthy brain function
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Muscle and menstrual cramps
  • Healthy calcium and potassium balance
  • Steady heart rhythm
  • High blood pressure


Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Leg cramps
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lethargy or fatigue
  • Stress
  • Sleep disturbances

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