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CanPrev Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200

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CanPrev Magnesium Bis-glycinate 200 Details

Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200 delivers a significant 200mg dose of elemental magnesium in every capsule. Magnesium bisglycinate is the preferred form of magnesium due to its superior absorption and gentleness on the bowels. Each bottle contains a 90 day supply of 100% pure magnesium bisglycinate, in easy to swallow vegetable capsules. Magnesium has been shown by research to be essential to maintaining the health of bones and teeth as well as the functioning of muscles, including the heart muscle.

Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200 is a premium magnesium supplement providing a highly absorbable dose of 200mg of pure elemental magnesium. Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200 contains up to twenty percent (20%) more elemental magnesium than other magnesium supplements and can be up to five (5) times more absorbable. the bisglycinate form of magnesium is easy and gentle on the bowels. [VCAPS]

CanPrev Magnesium Bis-glycinate 200 Highlights

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes/Neuropathy
  • Migraines
  • Osteoporosis
  • PMS & menstrual cramps
  • Anxiety 
  • Sleep disturbances/insomnia
  • Proper tissue development (bones, muscles and teeth)

CanPrev Natural Health Products Ltd – Based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is an all-Canadian company that develops and markets premium natural health products to health care professionals. CanPrev brings you the best in quality, such as Adrenal-Pro, Immuno Multi, Nutritional Detox, Joint-Pro and the Pro Essentials line.

CanPrev Magnesium Bis-glycinate 200 Contains:


Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is essential for energy production within our cells. Sixty percent (60%) of the body's magnesium is found in our bones and the remainder is found in our major organs and tissues. Magnesium is critical for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, keeping the heart rhythm steady, supporting a healthy immune system and keeping our bones strong.

The processing and refining of our foods removes much of the food's natural magnesium, hence magnesium deficiency is extremely common in North America.

Research has demonstrated that sixty-eight percent (68%) of adults do not consume enough daily magnesium.

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include anxiety, fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, migraines, muscle weakness and spasms, insomnia, mental confusion, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, numbness and tingling. Those considered at high risk for magnesium deficiency include those with chronic mal-absorption digestion problems such as crohn's and celiac disease or those at risk of increased magnesium loss through the kidneys such as individuals with diabetes, hyperthyroidism or kidney disease. certain prescription medications can also cause a loss of magnesium such as diuretics, antibiotics and oral contraceptives. Seniors in general can greatly improve their health by increasing their magnesium intake.

Magnesium in further detail:

Magnesium is an important catalyst for the body's chemical reactions, meaning that it increases the rate at which chemical reactions occur. Some of the most important chemical reactions that involve magnesium are in the Kreb's cycle, the cycle inside every cell that leads to energy production.

Without magnesium the transmission of nerve and muscle impulses is compromised. This can lead to nervous disorders, depression and muscle weakness or twitches. Magnesium is a useful supplement for PMS symptoms that involves irritability and mood swings. Magnesium also decreases menstrual pain by relaxing the uterine muscles. In pregnancy magnesium acts as a uterine relaxant and can prevent premature labour.

Studies show supplemental magnesium in pregnancy also decreases the risk of birth defects such as cerebral palsy. Magnesium is an important mineral for cardiovascular health. It regulates the heartbeat, prevents the calcification of arteries and relaxes arterial vessels to prevent hypertension. Magnesium has also been researched for its ability to reduce cholesterol, protect against osteoporosis and prevent cancer.

Magnesium can be found as a lone mineral, usually in tablet or capsule form (rarely as a powder). Chelated or citrated magnesium supplements are easier for the body to use and can be taken with or without food. Chelated simply means that magnesium is bonded to a protein molecule, for example aspartate or glycinate, and citrated means that magnesium is bonded to a citrate molecule.

Both processes enhance magnesium's absorption in the intestinal tract but decrease the amount of magnesium that is available in one supplemental dose versus magnesium oxide. The magnesium in antacids is not a good supplemental source because it neutralizes stomach acid and will impair the absorption of other minerals, like calcium.

Magnesium is more commonly used in a Calcium/Magnesium complex. They are available as tablets, capsules, powders and liquids. Magnesium is found in the same forms as are available in single magnesium supplements. When choosing a Cal/Mag complex consider the ratio of calcium to magnesium. The most popular is 2 calcium:1 magnesium because calcium is normally recommended at twice the daily amount as compared to magnesium. However for those individuals in need of extra magnesium 1:1 and 3:2 (Cal:Mag) ratio supplements are available.

Coral calcium

Coral calcium is an option for those who use a calcium/magnesium complex. Coral calcium contains a form of magnesium oxide that has better absorption because it is a naturally occurring magnesium. It occurs in a 1:4 ratio (magnesium:calcium) and is found in a complex with many other minerals. Two types of coral calcium exist, fossilized and marine. Fossilized coral is farmed after it floats to the top of the ocean while marine grade is live coral that is vacuumed from the ocean floor. There is a debate between the maker of both types as to which is better with no clear winner emerging. One must consider the ecological effect of both processes when purchasing coral calcium. Ensure that your supplement is tested for contaminants since the coral is farmed from the ocean. Even after purification coral calcium contains minute amounts of heavy metals and should not be consumed by pregnant or nursing women. 

Combination Rationale of CanPrev Magnesium Bis-glycinate 200

Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200 supplementation was formulated knowing that the human body is an organic living being.

In order to be properly absorbed, nutrients like magnesium need to be either (a) in pure organic form, or (b) like magnesium bisglycinate, attached to an organic molecule (like glycine) that can help it be more easily transported and absorbed in the intestines.

In a study comparing the bioavailability of magnesium bisglycinate to magnesium ox- ide, magnesium bisglycinate was found to be fifty percent (50%) more absorbable. inorganic forms of magnesium, such as magnesium oxide, magnesium chloride or magnesium carbonate, can cause diarrhea at high doses. diarrhea can lead to a serious depletion of minerals.

CanPrev's Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200 provides the most preferred form of magnesium for the maintenance of health.

About ProEssentials from CanPrev

The ProEssentials line from CanPrev offers ingredient focused natural health products. This line of unique products merges the best creative and critical thinking with the very latest scientific research. Designed from the ground up by CanPrevs highly talented team of Canadian natural health practitioners and product engineers. Each ingredient formula has been formulated to optimize its nutritional impact. The result is that every ProEssentials product offers innovative advances to the major ingredient segment that it represents. These products offer peak performance potentials, use them as stand alone supplements for specific health needs or use them as ideal complimentary products. 

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Product Rating: 8.8/10

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  • 10/10  The best manesium product on the market.

    By Jj on Monday, April 17, 2017 01:50 PM

    Effectiveness: 10/10

    (+) Boosts Energy,Quickens Recovery Time,Reduced My Pain,gives you energy,calms you down.
    (-)  Pills Are Big,don't take before sleep it will keep you awake and you won't be able to sleep

    How did you use it?:Before Exercise,Everyday

    "Magnesium glycinate and citrate have the best body absorption and are least laxative for your bowels.I take it with rhoziva before exercise, it relaxes me, gives you ATP energy you and there is less muscle pain.One pill is ok ,if I take 2 pills it keeps me a little laxative. Magnesium is a very important mineral that is missing in many people -to learn more about magnesium check the book called: The Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean."

    Would you buy this product again? Yes

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    By MahHairy on Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:15 AM

    Effectiveness: 10/10

    (+) Boosts Energy,Convenient,Good Value,Quickens Recovery Time,Reduced My Pain
    (-)  Pills Are Big

    How did you use it?:Before Bed

    "This form of magnesium is for me the most efficient!

    It helps me with:
    -Exercise Recovery
    -Energy & Focus
    -Blood Pressure

    I use 800mg daily before bed without side effects because I doubt that I reach the RDA. Anyways, I feel like the RDA is not even high enough.

    And only $40 for 240 caps?! Best value on the market!

    So yeah, I definitely recommend it to anyone, especially to those suspecting that they have a magnesium deficiency."

    Would you buy this product again? Yes

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    By Donna Gagne on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 11:53 AM

    Effectiveness: 9/10

    (+) Boosts Energy,Good Value,Quickens Recovery Time,Reduced My Pain

    How did you use it?:After Exercise,Everyday,Before Bed

    "I am over 60 and exercise daily am in good shape and need additional magnesium as a muscle relaxant at night. This product does the trick....I will continue buying this as my "go to" magnesium choice."

    Would you buy this product again? Yes
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  • 9/10  CanPrev Magnesium Bis-Glycinate

    By Donna on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:38 AM

    Effectiveness: 9/10

    (+) Convenient,Easy To Take,relaxes the digestive system
    (-) no negatives

    How did you use it?:Everyday,Before Bed,Every Morning

    "magnesium bis-glycinate was recommended to me by a natural nutritionist. I suffered from constipation for years and taking 2 capsules in the am and 2 in the pm as well as 3-4 tablespoons of ground flax has corrected it. I tried so many different things over the years and nothing worked. This is so simple. I wish I would have found out about it sooner."

    Would you buy this product again? Yes
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  • 8.9/10  Great product

    By Christine on Monday, August 17, 2015 03:34 PM

    Effectiveness: 9/10

    (+) Good Value,Reduced My Pain,Superb product, helps me feel more restful.

    How did you use it?:Before Exercise,Everyday,Before Bed

    "I take it mostly before bed but sometimes in the morning. I find it helpful as well to take before a long bike ride as it keeps my muscles from tensing up too much. I think we all should be taking magnesium supplements."

    Would you buy this product again? Yes
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  • 9/10  CanPrev Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200

    By Sharon on Friday, March 6, 2015 12:52 AM

    Effectiveness: 9/10

    (+) Easy To Take,Good Value

    How did you use it?:Everyday

    "Highly recommend this product."

    Would you buy this product again? Yes
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  • 7.9/10  CanPre Magnesium Bis-Glycinate

    By Aldo on Thursday, February 26, 2015 02:05 AM

    Effectiveness: 8/10

    (+) Convenient

    How did you use it?:Before Bed

    "I found this also a pretty good prodoct"

    Would you buy this product again? Yes
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  • 7/10  Good item

    By Jim Van S on Monday, June 17, 2013 05:32 AM

    Effectiveness: 7/10

    (+) Easy To Take
    (-)  Gives Me Gas

    How did you use it?:Everyday,Before Bed

    "Started to take at the end of the day - I thought these would be less gaseous than the oxide ones, but still seem to cause problems. It may work for others but I think I will try something else."

    Would you buy this product again? No

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  • 8/10  A great pain reducer

    By David Giesbrecht on Thursday, May 30, 2013 08:13 AM

    Effectiveness: 8/10

    (+) Reduced My Pain
    (-)  Pills Are Big

    How did you use it?:Before Bed

    "After being on Lyrica for a year, the magnesium has become it's replacement, without any side effects."

    Would you buy this product again? Yes
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*Review Disclaimer: Not everyone has these results. Product experiences vary from person to person. Please use these reviews for information only as they have not been reviewed by a medical professional. Do not substitute the informatioin in the reviews for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging.

Suggested Use

Adults - Take one (1) CanPrev Magnesium Bis-Glycinate capsule daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings per Container: 120
Amount Per Serving
Magnesium (elemental magnesium bisglycinate) 200 mg
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
  † Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving

Additional Ingredients: Ingredients cultured in vegetable capsule.

Allergy Information: Vegan, GMO free, no binders, no fillers. No Gluten, dairy, soy, wheat, yeast, sugar, corn, artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or animal products.

Warning: Constipation, diarrhea or vomiting may occur. As with any natural health product, you should consult  a healthcare practitioner on the use of the product. Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.

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