GET ALL 7 FORMS OF MAGNESIUM AND TRANSFORM YOUR STRESS AND PERFORMANCE
Best Magnesium Supplements for Sleep
- Reduce your stress levels and feel relaxed and at peace
- Sleep faster and deeper
- Boost your immune system
- Maintain normal heart rhythm
- Build strong bones
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for all aspects of health. It participates in over 600 different biochemical reactions in your body. Yet, over 80% of the population don’t get the minimum amounts of magnesium they need from diet alone because US soil is lacks it. Magnesium deficiency can increase all disease risks and keep you from performing optimally.
Even people who supplement with magnesium tend to take forms that are poorly absorbed, or they only take two forms at most. Each form of magnesium benefits different tissues and organ systems. If you’re only taking one or two forms, you’re most likely still deficient.
Magnesium Breakthrough is the only magnesium supplement on the market that is formulated to reach every tissue in your body to provide maximum health benefits and reverses low magnesium levels which could be causing health issues.
Promotes Heart Health
Magnesium is extremely important for heart health and blood vessel health. Magnesium deficiency seems to worsen the inflammation, blood vessel constriction, blood clotting, and stress responses that trigger heart conditions. Correcting magnesium deficiency appears to improve heart health and reduces risk of deaths, although it is unclear whether magnesium supplementation alone is sufficient to treat these conditions.
Improves the Ability to Deal With Stress and Helps to Relax
A magnesium supplement significantly reduced stress in people who are deficient in magnesium. Also, magnesium combined with vitamin B6 was 40% more helpful than magnesium alone for severe stress.
Helps With Mood, Cognitive Function, and Mental Health
A magnesium supplement (248 mg elemental magnesium) significantly improved mood after 2 weeks. Another trial found that magnesium supplements improved mood in seniors with type 2 diabetes.
Promotes Healthy Insulin Function and Promotes Healthy Metabolism
Magnesium is important for insulin to function well. Therefore, many people with insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes are deficient in magnesium. Even when the diabetes is well-controlled, magnesium supplement would still be necessary to achieve healthy magnesium levels. In a clinical trial involving 65 diabetes patients, magnesium supplementation promotes healthy insulin function and metabolism.
A large-scale systematic and dose-response analysis found that magnesium supplementation correlated with reduced body weight and waist circumference among specific groups of people. Those with insulin resistance, hypertension, obesity, magnesium deficiency, and women seem to weight less and had smaller waist circumference if they took magnesium supplements.
In pregnant women with gestational diabetes, magnesium supplementation improved blood glucose control and pregnancy outcomes.
Supports exercise performance and recovery
Magnesium supplementation improves speed and strength, possibly by making glucose metabolism more efficient. It also supports the necessary stress response to exercise, reduces muscle damage, and improves exercise recovery (400 mg/day, taken at breakfast).
Improves Sleep Quality
In a small clinical trial involving 46 elderly subjects with insomnia, 500 mg of daily magnesium supplement reduced insomnia scores, sleep latency, and cortisol. Subjects who took the magnesium also had more serum melatonin, slept deeper, and were less likely to wake up in the middle of the night.
Builds Stronger Bones
Magnesium is a key building blocks of your bones. Magnesium deficiency can contribute to osteoporosis by:
- Preventing healthy bone formation, creating brittle bones
- Causing low-grade inflammation.
- Increasing cortisol, which can contribute to bone loss.
- Reducing parathyroid hormone.
In a clinical trial involving 73,684 postmenopausal women, low magnesium intake was associated with lower bone density in the hip and whole body. Magnesium intake slightly higher than the Recommended Dietary Allowance was associated with lower arm and wrist factures from falling.
Promotes Healthy Blood Pressure
Magnesium deficiency increases inflammation. In a meta-analysis involving 32,198 people, those which more magnesium had less serum C-reactive protein(a maker of inflammation).Overall, Magnesium deficiencies tend to exacerbate or increase the risk of conditions that involve chronic inflammation.
Promotes Balanced and Healthy Immune System
A meta-analysis of 34 randomized control trials found that magnesium reduced blood pressure. However, the effect size is clinically small (<2 mmHg) [R]. Therefore, magnesium might be good for supporting overall health and healthy blood pressure, but you may also need other interventions to achieve healthy blood pressure levels.
Supports Vitamin D Activation and Metabolism
Both Vitamin D and magnesium have important roles in bone health, immune function, and metabolism. Magnesium is a cofactor in vitamin D conversion and activation. Some people cannot increase their blood 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels despite supplementing with vitamin D3 because they are deficient in magnesium. In other words, magnesium deficiency can make vitamin D ineffective.
How To Take Magnesium
When you take magnesium in the morning, it supports brain function and stress response throughout the day. In the evening, high doses of magnesium promote relaxation and may help with sleep. Therefore, it is best to divide your magnesium supplement doses throughout the day. If that is not possible, take magnesium whenever you can.
It is better to take mineral supplements, such as magnesium, on an empty stomach because you will absorb it more efficiently. However, some people experience upset stomach, so they take it with food.
Studies of inorganic magnesium salts (magnesium oxide, chloride, and sulfate) found that stomach acid is necessary for magnesium absorption, so they need to be taken on an empty stomach. However, organic magnesium salts (citrate, glycinate, chelate, etc) are more readily absorbed even when taken with food.
Our bodies don’t store magnesium well. It is generally excreted from your system within 24 hours of intake. Therefore, it is important to take magnesium every day.
Magnesium And Anxiety
Magnesium is extremely important for mental and neurological health. Studies have shown that magnesium deficiency causes animals to be stressed and anxious. In humans, a low-magnesium diet is associated with anxiety and depression. You need magnesium to deal with stress. Stress causes you to excrete more magnesium through urine Therefore, being deficient in magnesium can create anxiety.
Magnesium supplementation has been shown to promote a healthy stress response and reduce neurotransmitters that cause anxiety. It also promotes relaxation by increasing GABA, the calming neurotransmitter.
In a randomized controlled trial of mildly anxious subjects, magnesium + vitamin B6 significantly reduced stress scores compared to the placebo.
Magnesium supplements have also been shown to help improve mental health in women with premenstrual syndrome and postpartum anxiety.
To boost mood, reduce anxiety, and promote a healthy stress response, it is best to use a combination of forms of magnesium combined with vitamin B6. Studies have confirmed that magnesium with organic acid salt (e.g. citrate and malate) or amino acids (e.g. taurate, glycinate, and aspartate) are significantly better absorbed than inorganic salts (oxide, chloride, and sulfate). Also, these different forms of magnesium are absorbed into different tissues, with taurate, malate, and citrate being the most beneficial for the nervous system.
Magnesium Breakthrough Questions:
What is the B6 in the Magnesium Breakthrough made from?
Vitamin B6 improves magnesium absorption and bioavailability. Also, a clinical study compared the effects of magnesium with magnesium combined with B6. They found that subjects who enrolled with severe stress experienced 24% greater reduction in stress scores with magnesium and vitamin B6 compared with magnesium alone. The vitamin B6 in this product is made from carbohydrate fermentation (not potato starch).
Why does this magnesium supplement have rice in it?
When some ingredients are included in very small quantities (milligrams), a carrier substance is necessary. Stabilized rice flour is a naturally-occuring, hypoallergenic, and non-toxic medium that ensures you absorb these ingredients properly.
If you have a rice allergy, we recommend consulting your physician on whether to try this product. We do have a 90-day refund policy.
Why does magnesium help with migraines and headaches?
Magnesium is critical for a healthy nervous system. Magnesium deficiency is a major contributor to neurological problems that may lead to a migraine. A clinical study found that at least 50% of migraine patients have low magnesium, and their symptoms are relieved with magnesium administration. Another study also showed that intravenous magnesium helped with various types of headaches. A clinical trial also showed that magnesium citrate reduced migraine attack frequency by 41.6%, compared to 15.8% in the placebo group. With combined effects of multiple studies, oral magnesium reduces frequency by 20% and attack intensity by 27%. The relief achieved from magnesium also depends a lot on whether the subjects were deficient in magnesium.
Keep in mind, however, that no magnesium supplement has been FDA-approved to treat or prevent any disease. Magnesium Breakthrough is formulated to be the highest bioavailability (resulting in the most usable magnesium to your cells) with the following ingredients:
- Magnesium Chelate and Bisglycinate, which can be absorbed like dipeptides even in compromised gut.
- Magnesium Orotate, which is the most bioavailable and beneficial for the heart.
- Magnesium Malate, which results in the highest blood and overall tissue levels.
- Magnesium Aspartate, which has been shown to help with mood.
- Magnesium Taurate, which results in the highest brain and neuronal tissue levels.
- Magnesium Citrate, also a highly bioavailable form of magnesium with neuronal benefits.
- Vitamin B6, which promotes magnesium transport into the cells.
- Fulvic/Humic acid, which enhances magnesium absorption in the gut.
- Manganese, which balances out magnesium and enhance the stress-balancing effects of the formula.
The combination of these forms of magnesium, along with other ingredients in the formulation, maximize the absorption while minimizing any side effects. Magnesium Breakthrough also contains the optimal dose of 500 mg elemental magnesium per serving.
Most people only supplement with 1 – 2 forms of magnesium at most, and even then they don’t get the recommended daily intake of elemental magnesium. A typical magnesium supplement that contains 200 mg total ingredients per capsule contains about 50 – 70 mg of elemental magnesium, requiring at least 5 – 8 capsules to meet even the recommended daily intake dose.
Can you empty the contents into your beverage?
Emptying the contents into a beverage/liquid will not alter magnesium absorption in the body but will definitely influence the taste and not in a good way.
We recommend taking Magnesium Breakthrough® with meals due to it’s laxative effect. If taken on an empty stomach, it may cause diarrhea.
What are the benefits of taking Magnesium Breakthrough?
- 7 types of magnesium makes it the most complete blend available.
- Improves stress levels.
- Improves sleep quality.
- Supports brain function, memory, and cognitive function.
- Helps muscle building and recovery.
- Boosts exercise performance for athletes, the elderly, and people with chronic disease
- Improves mood and relieves depression symptoms. Low levels are linked to an increased risk of depression.
- Improves insulin resistance and blood sugar levels even in people with normal blood levels, which means that it will help burn more body fat.
- Reduces PMs symptoms in women: mood, reduce water retention (bloating) and other.
Is this product safe for children?
No. The recommended daily allowance of magnesium for children 9-12 is 240 mg/day which is lower than included in Magnesium Breakthrough®.
How to take magnesium?
Magnesium breakthrough is best taken on an empty stomach for best absorption. If you get an upset stomach taking it without food, you may want to take it with some food. The recommended daily dosage is 500 mg of elemental magnesium (2 capsules) for general health.
For maximum relaxation, cognitive, and physical performance, some people experience even more benefits when they gradually step their doses up to 5000 mg/day, broken into a few doses. Our bodies are intelligent and can tell how much magnesium you need if you continue to experience improved relaxation and wellbeing. You can take it at any time that works best for you. Taking it in the morning can boost mood by promoting calmness throughout the day. However, many people take it at night to relax before bed and promote more restful deep sleep.
What is the best magnesium supplement?
Not all magnesium supplements are created equal due to the differences in bioavailability.
Bioavailability correlates with health benefits. If the magnesium doesn’t reach your target tissue, you won’t reap the benefits from it.
Magnesium Breakthrough® provides the most bioavailable combination of different forms of magnesium in the market.
Can you take magnesium when pregnant?
For pregnant women, the German Nutrition Society recommends a daily magnesium intake of 310 mg (slightly above the recommended amount for non-pregnant women over the age of 25). This is in part because hormonal changes during pregnancy cause more magnesium is excreted through the urine.
How many capsules in a bottle?
60 Capsules in a bottle.
How to take magnesium for sleep?
To support sleep, take magnesium on an empty stomach 1 – 2 hours before bedtime.
How much magnesium should I take for sleep?
It depends on how deficient you are and your individual magnesium needs. If you’re under more physical or emotional stress, you may need more magnesium than an average person. Physical stressors include exercise and physical jobs. Vitamin D supplementation (which also helps with sleep) may also increase magnesium needs.
The recommended daily allowance for magnesium is ~400 mg/day for men and ~310 mg for women. However, very few people get this dose from food. If you haven’t taken magnesium for a long time and are deficient, taking the RDA dose can be like filling up an empty pool with a spoon. Therefore, it may be a good idea to start at a higher than the RDA dose to correct the deficiency faster.
Studies have shown benefits of magnesium supplementation from 125 mg to 2500 mg/day. You want to start with 1 – 2 capsules and slowly increase the dosage and observe your body’s response. If you have kidney problems or are on medications that many affect mineral balance (e.g. hypertension medication), it is important to speak to your physician before introducing a magnesium supplement.
Which magnesium is best for anxiety and sleep?
Magnesium chelate, glycinate, citrate, and malate can promote relaxation and sleep. Magnesium Breakthrough contains all of these forms of magnesium.
What can make you deficient in magnesium?
- Mental/emotional stress
- Hard physical exertions
- Caffeine intake
- Being insulin resistant, diabetic, or obese
- High doses of vitamin D supplementation
- Calcium and other mineral supplements
- An unhealthy diet with a lot of processed foods
- Stomach acid-reducing drugs
- Bisphosphonate drugs for osteoporosis
- Some antibiotics
- Diuretic drugs and blood pressure-reducing drugs
- Kidney disease
- Old age
- Gut issues that affect magnesium absorption, such as Celiac and colitis
If you have a medical condition or are taking medications, consult your physician before introducing any supplements or getting off the medications.
What foods are high in magnesium?
These foods could be high in magnesium if they’re grown in soil that contains magnesium. However, due to modern agricultural practices, most soils are low in magnesium.
- Green leafy vegetables
- Dark chocolate
- Nuts and seeds
Is magnesium better for sleep than melatonin?
Magnesium does different things than melatonin. Melatonin is a nighttime hormone that tells your body it is time to sleep. Whereas, magnesium helps promote a relaxation response as you find down to sleep. There is time and place for both. However, taking high-dose melatonin more than what your body produces (0.35 mg/night) can override your body’s own circadian response. Whereas, taking magnesium provides nutritional insurance to prevent deficiency, which will improve all aspects of health.
Are There Any Side Effects from Magnesium?
Excessive doses of magnesium can cause stomach upset and diarrhea. However, these are much more common with inorganic salts (oxide, chloride, and sulfate) than organic salts (glycinate, chelate, aspartate, malate, taurate, etc).
Should You Start Taking Magnesium For Sleep?
Everyone should take magnesium given that the modern lifestyle depletes it and the modern diet doesn’t provide enough. If you have suboptimal sleep, such as taking a long time to fall asleep, waking up tired, or feeling tired in the afternoon, magnesium may help improve your sleep quality.
Keep out of reach of children. As with any product, discontinue immediately if adverse effects occur. Please consult a physician before beginning any new supplement, diet, training program, or if you are undergoing treatment of a medical condition.