All of us could do with a little more magnesium in our lives. Magnesium you say? Yep. Magnesium, the eighth most abundant element in the universe and the seventh most abundant in our planet's crust.
But for such a common mineral, it is actually very important for your body!
Magnesium is, in fact, crucial for our bodies. It's used by every cell to build proteins, repair DNA, and provide energy. It's estimated to be used in over 800 different biochemical reactions!
That's a lot of uses.
Build our bones
Relax our muscles
Calm our mind
Going to bed
Or just hanging out
By itself, glycinate is called glycine. That's an amino acid.
Amino acids link together to form proteins. Proteins make up our cells, muscles, and tissues.
There are 500 amino acids in nature but your body only uses 21 of them.
Glycine is one of those 21.
Used to heal wounds.
An amino acid that helps the brain.
Used in the liver as an antioxidant.
An essential component of red blood cells.
Magnesium and glycine share a strong bond. Stronger than other magnesium pairs.
So while other magnesium pairs get broken apart by stomach acid...
...magnesium and glycine happily stay together.
Your intestinal walls have different channels that move different nutrients into your blood. These channels are like doors for nutrients. Some move minerals. Others move sugars. There are many different kinds of channels.
Amino acids like glycine use dipeptide channels. There are many dipeptide channels.
Because magnesium and glycine stay together, they travel through dipeptide channels together. And because there are many, more magnesium can be absorbed by your body.
Other magnesiums that are not paired with a useful amino acid like glycine are out of luck.
It turns out they can upset your digestive system. These magnesium ions draw extra water into your stomach and intestinal tract. That can lead to bloating or diarrhoea. Blegh.
Magnesium glycinate is gentle on the bowels!
With magnesium glycinate, your body gets more of the magnesium it craves, and it gets you back doing the things you love
It's also ...
Now, that's pop that's good for you!