Natural Factors Magnesium Citrate 150 mg. - 360 Capsules
Natural Factors Magnesium Citrate is an easy-to-swallow capsule. The citrate form is extremely well absorbed and well-tolerated by the body and is necessary for hundreds of enzyme reactions in the body and for normal heart function. Natural Factors Magnesium Citrate is necessary for protein synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism proper muscle function and helps to absorb calcium and potassium.
Magnesium is vital to hundreds of enzyme reactions and has more health benefits attributed to it than any other mineral including calcium. Magnesium, along with calcium, is better absorbed in citrate form. Studies show that mineral citrates have superior absorption especially when taken on an empty stomach. Magnesium is an important electrolyte which helps the absorption of calcium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. Magnesium is required for the B vitamins to work properly and is absolutely necessary for the utilization of thiamine. Magnesium is necessary for growth and development, wound healing, immune system function, temperature regulation and many activities of the brain and nervous system.
The Health Benefits of Magnesium:
Balances the absorption and utilization of calcium
Supports the formation and maintenance of a healthy bone matrix
Helps reduce the risk of calcium deposits, such as kidney stones, in soft tissues
Regulates nerve cell conduction
Supports energy production inside cells
Improves exercise endurance
Reduces stress and anxiety
Supports normal and healthy blood pressure
Relaxes the muscles, and calms the nerves
Supports a healthy heart
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in the United States found 68% of adults were consuming less than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of magnesium (King). Inadequate magnesium intake gradually creates magnesium deficiency in the body. Other factors, such as stress and excessive calcium intake, can further deplete magnesium, pushing the body toward problematic magnesium deficiency. Many people consume excess calcium due to their concerns about osteoporosis. But calcium can interfere with the absorption of magnesium. Paradoxically, excessive calcium consumption can increase the risk of osteoporosis, since healthy bones require a balance of calcium and magnesium, and an imbalance can contribute to bone loss.
A blood serum test cannot detect a magnesium deficiency because it is not correlated with total body magnesium. Almost all of the magnesium in the body is in the bones or inside the cells. The cells can be deficient even when the serum level is normal. The best test is a red blood cell magnesium test which measures the level of magnesium inside those cells.
Research shows that taking magnesium citrate can quickly restore healthy levels of magnesium, relieve anxiety and other symptoms associated with low magnesium status, and promote a healthy cardiovascular system.
Natural Factors priority is enhancing people's health:
- They offer more than 300 different formulas available exclusively at natural health stores.
- They are family-owned, Canadian-based business.
- They have produced and sold quality supplements to North Americans for more than 50 years.
- They grow their own herbs, organically and process them fresh from the fields.
- They test and standardize herbs for total quality control.
- Their science team includes medical doctors, naturopathic physicians, researchers and herbalists from around the world.
- They create new, condition-specific formulas that are clinically proven to work.
- Their laboratory facilities comply with Good Laboratory Practices and are among the finest in North America.
- They meet or exceed Canadian Government Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines and all Health Canada and FDA regulatory requirements
They grow their organic echinacea for Echinamide products on their very own farms, located in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. Dubbed Factors Farms, their farms also produce their herbs for unique formulations, all of which are harvested fresh by hand and processed within hours at their nearby extraction plant.
Roland Gahler, Natural Factors' visionary leader, has invested in people, science and technology to create natural health formulas that are safe, reliable and effective.
"For us, integrity means being able and willing to stand behind every product we produce. Each one of us at Natural Factors feels responsible for the supplements and herbal remedies we sell. We don't make placebos - we produce products that work to create better health." Roland Gahler
Chairman and Owner
Research & Development
Natural Factors also conducts laboratory and clinical research to ensure the efficacy of all of their products. Their research ensures that they can guarantee the safety, purity and potency of all raw materials used in their creation. They are an industry leader in quality assurance and their laboratory facilities are the largest and most sophisticated in Canada.
Natural Factors has an extensive team including, Research and Development labs, Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Product Development groups. Over 50 scientists work in these and other departments to ensure they produce impeccable products that are guaranteed to be safe and efficacious.
Medical & Scientific Expertise
The medical and scientific expertise found at Natural Factors may be attributed to their medical and naturopathic physicians, herbalist, formulators and nutritionists that all contribute to the development of every Natural Factors product. With over 50 scientists that work to ensure that they produce impeccable products guaranteed to be safe and efficacious, they ensure that every one of their innovations is for natural health support. Their team of experts provides Natural Factors with a breadth of knowledge, each with unique training and different backgrounds, and their scientists and quality control specialists are recognized experts in their fields.
In addition to their in-house scientific expertise, they confer with scientists and researchers at universities and research centers around the world. Many of the individuals that they consult with have been instrumental in developing new standards, procedures or testing methodologies that have contributed greatly to the research and development of safe, efficacious natural health products.
Formulations & Forms
Natural Factors is renowned for developing condition-specific solutions for consumers’ most common health concerns. They are one of the very few manufacturers in North America with softgel encapsulating facilities and expertise, allowing them to provide many of their supplements in this popular form. In addition to tablets and capsules, they also produce powders, tinctures, liquids and syrups.
At Natural Factors, they take the quality, purity and efficacy of their products very seriously. From the growing or sourcing of their raw materials, to the finished, packaged goods, they follow a rigorous process that ensures their customers receive only the best products.
In today’s global economy, economic interdependence dictates that only countries that can produce raw materials efficiently and cost effectively will survive. This means that supply sources may shift over time. Some materials can be obtained from dozens of countries while others from perhaps only one. Regardless of where an ingredient is sourced, the onus is on them.