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The daily recommended intake for magnesium is 400 mg for men 19 to 30 years of age and 420 mg for men over 30 years of age; 310 mg for women 19 to 30 years of age and 320 mg for women over 30 years of age. Cooper Clinic routinely tests magnesium levels as part of the blood profile in the comprehensive physical. A normal blood plasma level is 1.8 to 2.4 mg/dL.
Foods that are naturally high in fiber generally have decent levels of magnesium. Dietary sources of magnesium include legumes, whole grains, vegetables (especially broccoli, squash, and green leafy vegetables), seeds and nuts (especially almonds and cashews). Other sources include dairy products, meats, chocolate and coffee. Per 3 ½ ounce serving, Kelp provides 760 mg magnesium, while almonds and cashews have approximately 270 mg, and pecans and English walnuts around 135 mg.
The health status of our digestive system and kidneys influences our magnesium level. Primarily absorbed in the small intestine, magnesium is then transported through the blood to cells and tissues. Our kidneys excrete magnesium, so in instances where kidney health is impaired, too much magnesium may be expelled. In general, healthy individuals absorb about one-third to one-half of the magnesium ingested. Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal disorders can impair absorption of magnesium.
Older adults are at increased risk for magnesium deficiency. In addition to consuming less magnesium than younger adults, magnesium absorption decreases and renal excretion of magnesium increases in older adults. Seniors are also more likely to take drugs that interact negatively with magnesium. Magnesium supplements should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline or thyroid hormones – take either two hours before or after the medication.
Early signs of magnesium deficiency could include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, insomnia and weakness. Later signs may include numbness, tingling, personality changes, muscle contractions, cramps, seizures and abnormal heart rhythms. Because these symptoms are so broad, a magnesium deficiency can sometimes go undetected as physicians eliminate other issues.
Magnesium supplements combine magnesium with another substance such as a salt. Magnesium supplements include carbonate, chloride, gluconate, glycinate, hydroxide, oxide, silicate, stearate and sulfate. Epsom salts, often used to sooth a variety of skin conditions, is actually magnesium sulfate. Elemental magnesium refers to the amount of magnesium in each compound, and the amount of elemental magnesium in a compound and its bioavailability influence the effective of the magnesium supplement. Bioavailability is the amount of magnesium that is ultimately absorbed and useable by our body. In a more bioavailable form of magnesium, it is not unusual to find that four or more tablets are required to get to 500 mg of magnesium.
Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. NUTRILITE® Cal Mag D provides the proper ratio of three sources of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D, which encourages maximum absorption potential in the body. You’ll get calcium equivalent to 20 oz. of milk! No added artificial colors or preservatives.
*Regular exercise and a healthy diet with enough calcium and vitamin D helps individuals maintain good bone health and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
- Supports bone strength. The 20 mg of vitamin C promotes collagen formation for strong bones.
- Helps your body absorb calcium. The 100 IU of vitamin D and 100 mg of magnesium aid calcium absorption for healthy teeth and bones.
- Aids in building and maintaining healthy bones. Key essential minerals copper (0.66 mg), zinc (5 mg), and manganese (0.83 mg) support the formation and maintenance of bones.
The Nutrilite brand has been around for a long time, since 1934. It focuses on using phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, in its natural form, from the plants. The plant concentrates come from its own farm, which are certified organic farms of over 6,400 acres. The parent company, Amway Global, takes care to ensure that premium ingredients are only used.
For Amway, owning and maintaining all of the farms means that the company is able to control the manufacturing of the products more so than normal. This ensures a premium product with the best ingredients. No chemicals are used on the plants, nor are synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. The soil is replenished rather than depleted. And only environmentally friendly methods are used to control weeds and insects.
Furthermore, Amway goes to extremes to include the best professionals when formulated the organic supplements. The Nutrilite Health Institute is a band of experts, more than 100 scientists, who are involved in the clinical research and product development. Research is led the Scientific Advisory Board which is a 10 member board of leading scientists from around the world with experience in health, nutrition and even genetics. Current members of the board include:
Sam Rehnborg, Ph.D.
Junshi Chen, M.D.
Ruth DeBush, Ph.D., R.D.
Stephen Fortmann, M.D.
Z.C. Ho, M.D., Ph.D.
Kenneth S. Kornman, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Hoyoku Nishini, M.D.
Artemis Simopoulos, M.D.
Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D.
Young-Joon Surh, Ph.D.
With the experience of this board and the dedication to the Nutrilite brand by Amway Global, you can feel confident that you are going to get a high quality product. And Amway Global is so confident that it stands behind its Nutrilite line with a 180 day money back guarantee.
So why are phytonutrients so important? First, are you eating in full color at every meal? Most people do not. You should be getting phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals from five color categories: Red, Yellow/Orange, Green, Blue/Purple, and White. Phytonutrients provide antioxidant protection and many other health benefits. It’s hard to get them even if you tried. By the time you bring home your fruits and vegetables from the market, they sat for days in transit and on the shelf. Phytonutrients start to die off once harvested. Therefore, supplementation with an exceptionally high product is necessary for maintaining good health.
Let’s see which color foods have which phytonutrients (don’t worry about remembering the names of the phytonutrients, just know why that are important).
1) White foods contain quercetin and allicin – maintains healthy bones, circulatory health, and supports arterial function.
2) Green foods contain isoflavones, isothiocyanate, EGCG, and lutein/zeaxanthin which supports the liver, cells, lungs and arterial function.
3) Orange/Yellow foods contain alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, hesperidin, beta cryptoxanthin which support eye health, immune function, skin hydration, growth and development.
4) Red foods contain lycopene and ellagic acid which is important in prostate health and cell health.
5) Blue/Purple foods contain resveratrol and anythocanidins which supports cognitive health, heart health, arterial function and antioxidant protection.
Nutrilite has many products for all your needs. But one of the top products is Nutrilite’s Double X, which contains phytonutrients from all of the above categories. Double X is not synthetic (many products are made in a lab and are not made from real plants). It’s derived from plants and fruits such as acerola cherries, red apples, cranberries, pomegranate, tomato, lemons, mandarin oranges, asparagus, basil, broccoli, kale, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, watercress, blueberries, grapes, plums, and horseradish and more. In addition to the vitamin, mineral and phytonutrient products for women, men and kids, there are products for weight management and sports nutrition. The sports products are specifically formulated to provide the athlete with energy, strength, hydration, quick recovery and support to help you get the most out of your training. Whether you are in track, football, basketball, baseball or any sport, Nutrilite sport nutrition products will take your performance to the next level.
Now that you have a basic understanding of what the brand Nutrilite, Amway’s practices, you can feel confident in using this line. Amway’s new spokesperson, Kurt Warner, started with Nutrilite’s supplements and immediately reported feeling better and sleeping better. So if an NFL Superstar like Kurt Warner is getting results from the brand, then so can others.
Three NUTRILITE Supplements Earn Highest Sports Certification in North America NSF Certification Addresses Athletes’ Fear of Unknowingly Testing Positive for Banned Substances
Amway North America today announced that three premier, foundational products under its NUTRILITE brand have received sports certification from the leading product safety and banned substances testing body for elite athletes. NUTRILITE Daily Multivitamin, Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables, and DOUBLE X Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient, the brand’s three most popular supplements in this market, will carry the certification.
To earn certification, the three NUTRILITE products were evaluated by NSF International to verify that the information appearing on the label matched the content of the product and that no banned substances were present. To meet these requirements, the three evaluated NUTRILITE products may now bear the NSF Certified for Sport® Mark to show athletes, coaches, and consumers that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product meets NSF International’s stringent criteria. The NUTRILITE information also is listed on the NSF Website. Ongoing monitoring verifies continued compliance with NSF’s certification requirements.
Nutrilite Health Institute clinical trial shows that ClearGuard™ dietary supplement helps support clear nasal passages.
Study at a Glance
Goal: Recent surveys conducted in the United States reveal that a significant proportion of the population have utilized botanical products for the treatment of nasal allergy symptoms, although there have been relatively few controlled clinical trials to support their use.
In a recent pilot randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial published in Nutrition Journal, July 14, 2008, however, a combination of three botanical ingredients—Spanish needles, cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), and acerola (Malpighia glabra)— the three active ingredients found in NUTRILITE™ ClearGuard dietary supplement, were studied to determine their effectiveness at reducing nasal allergy symptoms as compared to loratadine (Claritin™).
Results: The three active ingredients found in NUTRILITE™ ClearGuard dietary supplement, were shown to be safe and effective at reducing nasal symptoms. Their symptom-reducing action was comparable to the positive control treatment loratadine (Claritin™).
Conclusion: NUTRILITE ClearGuard offers allergy symptom relief comparable to loratadine.
For more information, please refer to the Nutrilite ClearGuard™ clinical research summary.
Get your life back, with NUTRILITE® ClearGuard™ Dietary Supplement. This new, all-natural formula works in just three days – or less. It clears stuffy noses and helps balance histamine production, so you can tackle all your tasks, tissue-free. CLEARGUARD is a synergistic combination of premium plant concentrates: acerola cherry, cinnamon, and Spanish needles.
- Helps balance histamine release and clears stuffy noses in three days or less
- All-natural, kosher and halal-certified
- No added artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
- Benefits of ClearGuard In this video, you will find out how Nutrilite® ClearGuard™ works to stabilize histamine production to support nasal comfort.
By Nick Katsarelas
A landmark study is reporting that walking can enlarge a part of the brain tied to memory.
The study is good news to people aged 55 and older. This is the age at which the hippocampus, a part of the brain linked to memory, begins to shrink. It’s known that the hippocampus shrinks 1 to 2 percent a year with advancing age, contributing to memory loss and dementia risk.
In the study, published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120 healthy but sedentary men and women (average age, mid-60s), were randomly assigned to one of two groups: the first walked 40 minutes a day, three days a week. The other participated in less aerobic exercises, like yoga and resistance training with bands.
After a year, brain scans showed that among the walkers, the hippocampus had increased in volume by about 2 percent on average; in the others, it had declined by about 1.4 percent.
So if you want to improve your memory, it sounds like you need two things: NUTRILITE® MEMORY BUILDERTM with Ginkgo, which supports your memory, learning, concentration, and endurance.
And a good pair of shoes.
By Lisa Moran, Prevention
What supplements are inside your medicine cabinet? The most popular products today are fish oil, multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium, and CoQ10, according to a new survey of over 6,000 serious supplement users from ConsumerLab.com, which conducts independent evaluations of health and nutrition products. The most surprising result? “We’ve been able to see how the popularity of vitamin D has shot up over the past two years,” says Tod Cooperman, M.D., president of ConsumerLab.com. “More and more information has been coming out about the benefits of vitamin D beyond bone health.” Read on to find out whether you should be getting a daily dose of these popular pills too.
1. FISH OIL
A whopping 76% of those surveyed regularly take a fish oil supplement containing the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body, which is why research has linked them to health benefits related to cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and even cancer risk, to name a few. “There’s been so much good evidence about the benefits of these omega-3 fatty acids,” says Cooperman. “There’s very little downside to taking a fish oil supplement.”
Is it right for you? There is no official daily recommendation from the FDA or the Institute of Medicine for a daily amount of these particular fatty acids. Ask your doctor if you might benefit from a fish oil supplement.
While many people still take a multivitamin as a daily insurance policy against potential diet deficiencies, their use has declined in recent years from 74% in 2008 to 70% in 2010, according to the ConsumerLab.com survey. “Multivitamins have been notching down a bit,” says Cooperman. “It’s often better to focus in on the specific supplements that you really need, rather than take a [scattered] shotgun approach.”
Is it right for you? There’s generally no harm in taking a multivitamin, though if you eat a varied diet, you may not need one. A note of caution: ConsumerLab.com has found in the past that not all multivitamin labels list the most up-to-date daily value information for certain nutrients. Look up the IOM’s most recent nutrient recommendations and compare the amounts recommended for your age and gender to what’s in your multi, says Cooperman.
3. VITAMIN D
Over half (56%) of those surveyed in ConsumerLab.com’s report take vitamin D regularly (up from 48% in 2009 and 37% in 2008), with more women than men popping this supplement. Vitamin’s D’s surge in popularity is due to the increasing number of studies pointing to its health benefits: Not only is it essential in helping your body absorb calcium, but it may also ward off breast, colorectal, ovarian, and other cancers. Research also suggests that it may play a role in regulating immunity, relieving backaches, lowering diabetes risk, and even fighting depression.
Is it right for you? The IOM recommends that adults 70 and younger get 600 IU of vitamin D daily. Many Americans get this amount from food and sunlight (your body can make the vitamin with 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure.) While certain people (who may be low in D, due to side effects of medications, such as acid reducers that inhibit vitamin absorption) may require higher doses, the IOM stressed the dangers of doses that are too high (above 4000 IU). If you take a multivitamin, factor in the amount of vitamin D you may already be getting.
Calcium supplementation is on the rise, used by over half (55%) of the survey respondents. While calcium is known for building strong bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis (which is likely why more women than men reported taking this supplement), it may also lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and help keep blood pressure in check. Other research has suggested it can soothe PMS symptoms and rev weight loss, and it may help prevent colon cancer.
Is it right for you? It can be difficult to get all the calcium you need from food sources such as low-fat dairy and leafy greens, and multivitamins often provide only 25 to 45% of the daily recommended amount. In particular, many women fall short of the recommended levels of calcium—1,000 mg a day for women 50 and younger, and 1,200 mg a day for those 51 and over. What’s more, certain medications, including antibiotics and antacids, can deplete your calcium levels. (It’s important to note, however, that calcium can interfere with other mineral absorption, such as iron, so if you take both supplements, be sure to take them at different times.) If you have kidney disease, heart problems, or gastrointestinal issues such as chronic constipation, talk to your doctor, since additional calcium may not be recommended for you.
5. COENZYME Q10
This antioxidant, known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone, is taken by over half (55%) of respondents—and was more likely to be used by men than women. It’s made naturally in the body (in your heart, liver, pancreas, and kidneys), and experts believe the supplement works by improving energy production in cells, especially those that keep your heart functioning. In fact, CoQ10 has been proven to help treat heart conditions such as congestive heart failure and may be useful in treating hypertension.
Is it right for you? Like many other antioxidants, CoQ10 is found in certain foods, but certain drugs, such as statins (taken to lower cholesterol), may deplete your body’s natural stores. If you’re on statins, it’s worth asking your doctor if taking a supplement of 60 to 100 mg up to 3 times a day might be right for you. Since CoQ10 can interact with certain medications (it can blunt the effects of blood-thinning drugs, for example), talk to your doctor before taking it.