So what's so important about absorption?
I have spent the last 20 odd years explaining to people that its not the amount in the product we should be concentrating in, it's the amount we absorb that is key. When we look at key nutrients such as magnesium, then absorption is completely the key to effectiveness.
Lets break it down into simple terms.
Tablets - at least 50% of any tablet is a mixture of Glue, excipients, binders and filler all of which can hinder absorption. It has been suggested that if you're taking a tablet then at best you're looking at a 30% absorption rate in a healthy body.
Capsules - For me a much better choice if the product is available in this form. Capsules break down much quicker in the body and for maximum absorption look for those without binders, fillers and excipients. Companies such as Terranova do not have capsules and refuse to use emulsifiers, binders, fillers and excipients. They also us magnifood complex to further enhance the absorption of their brilliant products.
Transdermal Absorption - This simply means where a product is absorbed directly through the skin. A company such as Betteryou only does liquids, sprays, gels and flakes that are designed for maximum absorption.
Magnesium is nature’s most effective relaxant and is essential for our body’s ability to absorb calcium and produce energy. A magnesium-rich body will be stronger, more flexible and better able to resist both physical and emotional stress. Its presence ensures our cells can repair and detox so a sufficient amount is fundamental for a healthy functioning body.
Applied directly to the skin, The BetterYou™ transdermal magnesium range has been scientifically proven superior to traditional tablets and capsules in elevating magnesium within the body.
So if your thinking of buying a magnesium product ask about absorption.