Lorna Vanderhaeghe MAGsmart Powder (Magnesium Bisglycinate)
Lorna Vanderhaeghe Magsmart Testimonials
Better sleep, less cramping
I'm 38 years old and am hypothyroid. I used to have heavy, painful periods and every month I had to use analgesics to cope with the pain. I started on ESTROsmart 3-4 capsules daily, along with MAGsmart 2-3 scoops a day. This regimen is great. My periods are completely different now; shorter, less in volume and no more huge clots. I also have no noticeable PMS, yay! I have noticed that the MAGsmart is especially effective at reducing cramps. I also seem to sleep better if I take MAGsmart at night. Thank you so much.
- MA, BC
Lorna Vanderhaeghe Magsmart Details
- Supports the heart, nervous system and cellular energy
- Relieves muscle cramps
- Supports healthy muscle function
Magnesium is an abundant mineral in the body that is necessary for many organs and tissues to function properly. Its deficiency has been implicated in cardiovascular disease, behavioural problems, diabetes, chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, muscular complaints, osteoporosis, and premenstrual syndrome. Studies indicate that a significant number of North Americans fail to meet the recommended daily intake of magnesium.
Epidemiologic studies (statistical studies on human populations which attempt to link health effects to a specified cause) have linked low levels of magnesium and the increased frequency of heart disease and cardiovascular deaths. High blood pressure specifically is associated with low magnesium levels.
Magnesium deficiency occurs more frequently in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than in healthy children. Studies have shown that magnesium supplementation reduces the symptoms of ADHD in children.
In one such study, a combination of magnesium and vitamin B6 was shown to reduce symptoms such as physical aggressiveness, instability, and poor attention at school in all study participants (52 children) after 1-6 months of treatment.
Magnesium, together with vitamin B6, may also be beneficial for autistic patients. While no cure for autism is known, magnesium and B6 supplementation has led to remarkable improvement in many cases.
Magnesium pays a major role in the secretion and effects on your blood sugar. Supplementation with magnesium has been noted to improve blood sugar response and action, as well as glucose tolerance. Studies in patients with blood sugar problems have shown magnesium to be extremely beneficial.
Results obtained in clinical trials already during the 1960's showed that between 75 and 91% of almost 3,000 patients with fatigue experienced improvement with magnesium (concurrently with potassium) supplementation. The beneficial effects were often noted after 4-5 days of treatment. Similar results have also been reported in a more recent study.
In order to evaluate the preventative effects of supplemental magnesium, 81 patients with migraine (average attack frequency 3.6 per month) were given magnesium or placebo for 12 weeks. In weeks 9-12 of the study the attack frequency was reduced by 41.6% in the magnesium group compared to 15.8% in the placebo group.
Headaches due to muscle tension are also associated with magnesium deficiency.
Because magnesium is needed to allow muscles to relax, a deficiency increases the likelihood of excessive muscle tension and may lead to muscle spasms (cramps), tics, restless leg syndrome, night muscle spasms and twitches.
Research indicates that magnesium may be just as important in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis as calcium. Magnesium affects mineral metabolism in bone by a combination of effects on hormones and other factors that regulate these processes. A deficiency of this mineral has an inhibitory effect on osteoblasts (cells that build bone) and may result in increased osteoclast (cells that break down existing bone) activity.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Several studies point to the effectiveness of magnesium supplementation in the management of PMS (weight gain, swelling of the extremities, breast tenderness, and abdominal bloating) and PMS-related mood changes.
Which Magnesium Supplements to Choose
Magnesium supplements are available in numerous salt forms as well as amino acid chelates. The absorption rate and tolerability may vary greatly between the different supplemental forms. Many are poorly tolerated at therapeutic doses due to the mineral's laxative effect.
Magnesium in its inorganic state (simple salt) is absorbed only to the extent of about 5-10%. Inorganic minerals must be altered from their natural state before they can penetrate the intestinal barrier. The most efficient way to achieve this goal is by combining them with amino acids.
Magsmart contains magnesium bisglycinate allowing for faster and more efficient absorption.
My family all have heart disease and I have high blood pressure and cholesterol. What do I do?
For heart health I suggest the following: CALA-Q plus contains several heart protective nutrients including calamari oil, coenzyme Q10, B vitamins and carnitine. Calamari oil is superior as it does not cause ‘fishy burps’ and contains more DHA than any other omega 3. DHA is key for heart, brain and eye health (stops dry eyes too). The coenzyme Q10 in CALA-Q plus is in oil form which is super absorbable and maintains a strong heart. CALA-Q plus supports optimal heart health, maintains blood pressure and lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol. You should also take MAGsmart containing magnesium bis-glycinate, taurine and other nutrients. MAGsmart lowers high blood pressure and stops heart palpitations. Remember, the heart is the largest muscle in the body and magnesium bisglycinate is the only magnesium that gets into the muscle cells to calm and protect them. And if you already have high blood pressure and high cholesterol or heart palpitations, these two nutritional supplements combined will support your heart.
Suggested Usage: Mix 1 slightly rounded scoop (6.7 g) in 125mL (4 oz) of water or as directed by a health practitioner. Keep out of reach of children.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop/Tablespoon (6.7 g)
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Malic acid/Acide malique
|Elemental Magnesium/Magnésium élémentaire (bisglycinate)||
Vitamin/Vitamine E (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate/acétate de d-alpha-tocophéryle)
Vitamin/Vitamine B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride/ chlorhydrate de pyridoxine)
|Vitamin/Vitamine B1 (thiamine hydrochloride/chlorhydrate de thiamine)||
|Vitamin/Vitamine B3 (niacinamide)||
|Calcium (dicalcium phosphate dihydrate/phosphate dicalcique dihydrate)||18 mg|
|Folic acid/Acide folique||
|Vitamin/Vitamine B12 (methylcobalamin/méthylcobalamine)||
* 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: Citric acid, stevia leaf extract, natural orange and lime flavour, silica
Allergy Information: This product DOES NOT contain artificial preservatives, colour or sweeteners; dairy; soy; wheat; or yeast.
Warning: Keep out of reach of children.