Magnesium plays a role as a co-factor in 300+ biochemical reactions in the body; it is especially important in macro-nutrient metabolism.
Most magnesium salts, such as magnesium oxide (MgO), carbonate and citrate, do not have ideal absorption rates. MgO in particular has only 4% of fractional absorption rate of magnesium.
When magnesium salt is not readily absorbed in the colon, it can draw water from the interstitial into the lumen resulting in diarrhea. Therefore, patients' stool change can be a good indicator of the magnesium bioavailability.
Bisglycino-magnesium is a rare chelate form of magnesium that is readily up-taken into the blood stream and able to participate in the vital reactions in the body. The reason for its better absorption is that Bisglycino-Mg is recognized by the body as a dipeptide and absorbed via a completely different pathway from that of a mineral salt (ie. passive diffusion, active transport).
Its absorption rate is more than twice of the minerals salts and not dependent to the pH in the stomach or food intake.
Ingredients (per capsule):
Magnesium TRAACS®......150 mg
(from 1200 mg of magnesium bisglycinate)
TRAACS® (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System)