Combining Magnesium + B6 is becoming ever more popular the more we discover about their synergy. Our Magnesium + B6 supplement is much like our Organic Magnesium supplement, it just works that little bit harder for you. In most cases, when it comes to nutrition supplements, the combination of ingredients is what matters, and Magnesium and vitamin B6 are a perfect match.
Overall absorption and utilisation of Magnesium and B6 appears to improve when combined, plus there appears to be a better overall effect on severe stress reduction when vitamin B6 and Magnesium are combined.
Magnesium is the second most prevalent electrolyte in the human body. Deficiencies of this essential dietary mineral are common, especially in developed countries where deficiencies can contribute to high blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance (linked to Diabetes) and excessive neural excitation linked to circuit dysfunction seen in many neurological diseases.
Magnesium can be supplemented to attenuate a deficiency, it acts as a sedative, reduces blood pressure and improves insulin sensitivity leading to better management of blood sugar and long-term health.
Vitamin B6 is one of 8 vitamins that make up the B vitamin complex. Although Vitamin B6 is found in the diet, mainly in cereals, legumes, meat and eggs, a supplement is a convenient way to ensure you are getting enough.
Although deficiencies are not that common, people with liver, kidney, digestive or autoimmune diseases, as well as smokers, obese people, alcoholics and pregnant women may find themselves low in this essential micronutrient.
Vitamin B6 enables the body to properly utilise sugars (glucose), fats, and proteins within the body. It is involved in the development of the brain, nerves, skin, and many other parts of the body.
Deficiencies in B6 should be avoided, it is involved in more than 150 enzymatic reactions needed to process the main macronutrients protein, carbohydrate and fat. Vitamin B6 is perhaps best known for its role in your nervous system and immune system, hence its combination with Magnesium which also contributes to the normal function of these systems.
Features and Benefits
Our Magnesium + B6 delivers a clinically effective dose of Magnesium Citrate, the most readily absorbed and utilised form of Magnesium. Our Magnesium + B6 reduces digestive side-effects that you might incur with other Magnesium supplements, such as bloating and/or diarrhoea.
The 150mg of Magnesium citrate combined with 8.2mg of Vitamin B6 is your ready-made insurance policy for maintaining optimal levels of these micronutrients in your body.
The most well-known benefits of combining Magnesium + B6 are:
– Supports the immune system
– Contributes to healthy teeth
– Contributes to normal nervous system function
– Normal structure and function of bones
– Contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells
The wider benefits of Magnesium + B6 however, are less known, these include their effect on stress, and cognitive and mental balance. It is commonly known that stress affects the magnesium concentration inside and outside the cells. A combination of adrenaline and cortisol (stress hormone) cause the cells to use more magnesium, as well as increasing the amount of magnesium we excrete during urination.
Combining Magnesium and B6 appears to have positive effects on stress symptoms such as insomnia and various biomarkers of stress. The 8.2mg of Vitamin B6 in our Magnesium + B6 supplement supports the synthesis of neurotransmitters that are important for cognitive functions and our mental balance.