Magnesium is a mineral that is critical for energy production and metabolism, muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission, and bone mineralization. It is a required cofactor for an estimated 300 enzymes. Among the reactions catalyzed by these enzymes are fatty acid synthesis, protein synthesis, and glucose metabolism. Magnesium status is also important for regulation of calcium balance through its effects on the parathyroid gland. Magnesium Citrate is easily absorbed, and NOW® Magnesium Citrate Softgels are provided in a liquid base with chelated forms for superior bioavailability.*
Contains no: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Comments about NOW Foods Magnesium Citrate 400mg, Softgels, 90 ea:
I have been taking magnesium capsules for about two years. Magnesium has been helpful in calming muscles, esp.preventing leg cramps. These softgels are quite firm and I have been taking them for about two weeks and notice that the leg cramps are back. It makes me think these are not dissolving as fully as the capsules. I will probably go back to the capsule form.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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