bioavailable magnesium

Viridian Magnesium Taurate

  • £11.15

What does Magnesium Taurate do?

Magnesium is referred to as the ‘spark of life’ because it is important for so many processes and influences so many aspects of health. Magnesium is a cofactor in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body and is therefore vital for a number of cellular processes including oxidative phosphorylation, glycolysis, DNA transcription and protein synthesis.

What are the signs of a Magnesium Deficiency?

Magnesium deficiency has been associated with a number of diseases including migraine headaches, Alzheimer's disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue.


The importance of Magnesium  for FEMALE HEALTH 

Magnesium supplementation has been shown to be beneficial in a number of aspects in female health including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menstrual migraine headaches, painful periods (dysmenorrhea) and hot flushes as well as improved pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes. Women with PMS have been shown to have low red blood cell magnesium content compared to women who do not have PMS. An early study of magnesium found reduced PMS related mood changes compared to placebo. Another study found that a daily supplement of 200 mg of magnesium was also superior to placebo for the reduction of mild PMS symptoms of fluid retention.

There is evidence to suggest that magnesium is more effective for PMS related mood symptoms when combined with vitamin B6. A study contrasting the effects of  200mg magnesium,  50 mg vitamin B6, 200 mg magnesium + 50 mg vitamin B6 or placebo found a synergistic effect of a daily dietary supplementation with a combination of magnesium + vitamin B6 in the reduction of mild premenstrual anxiety related symptoms.37 This synergism was again confirmed in a follow up study using 250 mg magnesium plus 40 mg vitamin B6. 

Magnesium has been shown to reduce hot flushes.

A pilot study using magnesium supplementation found that women with breast cancer were able to reduce hot flushes, which are a common side effect of treatment. Four weeks of supplementing with magnesium (400 mg daily) resolved hot flushes in 45% of women and resulted in a more than 50% reduction in another 45%. In a phase II study 400 mg of magnesium for 4 weeks, was able to significantly relieve hot flushes, fatigue, sweating, and distress.

Directions: Take two vegan capsules daily with food or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Two vegan capsules provide:

Ingredient Weight %EC NRV
Magnesium taurate  1500mg
(providing magnesium 112mg)