USANA Magnesium Drink Mix
The precise mechanisms and processes that keep our bodies running, hang delicately on a balance sustained by nutrients. Our bodies need these nutrients for general well-being and health. USANA Magnesium Drink delivers one of the vital players in the human body, magnesium, in an effervescent, citrusy-fresh beverage.
This is the second USANA product, after USANA Mineral Calm, (available in the US only( to bring focus to magnesium. This is because magnesium is an invaluable mineral for our well-being and health.
Magnesium for General Health and Well-Being
Magnesium plays a role in over three hundred systems that control the body’s biochemical reactions. Magnesium helps to control –
- blood pressure,
- blood sugar,
- nerve function,
- muscle function, and
- protein synthesis.
Magnesium also has other roles to play in the body:
- It helps cells to produce energy, through the process of glycolysis.
- It’s needed for bone development,
- It’s needed for synthesizing RNA and DNA.
- It also helps to move potassium and calcium ions across the membranes of the cells.
USANA Magnesium Drink Mix is designed to help with all above points but is created to have as a calming beverage between 30 and 60 minutes before bed. Learn more about the benefits of sleep and understanding your sleep cycle.
More than half of the magnesium in our body is stored in our bones, the rest is in tissues. Magnesium helps several parts of the body to run smoothly: the bones, the heart, the muscles, the nerves, etc. Without enough magnesium, these areas will malfunction. Research has shown that a diet rich in magnesium is associated with lower rates of diseases.
Magnesium for Asthma
Some studies have found magnesium supplements may benefit people with asthma. Patients with acute and severe asthma tend to have magnesium deficiency due to an electrolyte disorder. Patients who don’t respond to standard treatment such as broncho-dilating inhalation treatment, are given a single dose of magnesium sulfate intravenously.
Magnesium for Heart Health
This is one of several studies that find evidence of magnesium’s protective action towards the heart. Magnesium intake may prevent calcification of the coronary artery and abdominal aorta. Calcification is the deposit of calcium crystals that cause arteries to narrow down the passage for blood flow.
In the heart, magnesium plays the role of modulating the excitability of nerve cells, the electrical conduction system that controls heart rate, and the contractions of the heart. It does this by regulating ion channels, including calcium and potassium channels. Clearly, magnesium has a pivotal role to play in the heart. But while maintaining your magnesium levels is important, it’s also important to not overdo supplementation. People with cardiac arrhythmia and a proven connection with magnesium deficiency are recommended to take supplements regularly.
USANA Magnesium Drink Mix delivers a low and safe dose of magnesium carbonate. Each gram of the supplement contains 261.9 mg/gram of magnesium carbonate. And each gram of magnesium carbonate contains 65.6 mg per gram of magnesium.
Magnesium for Muscle Health
Magnesium also plays a significant role in muscle health. This is one of the reasons why magnesium supplements are recommended for foot and leg cramps. A deficiency of magnesium can cause muscle cramping. Magnesium helps in the complex process of muscle contraction. In other words, it affects strength, performance, and endurance capacity.
For a long time, scientists had believed Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium ions played all-important roles in muscle contraction. But only in the last few decades has the importance of Magnesium ions emerged from studies and research. It helps to regulate pH balance in the cell and a balance of Calcium ions in the cell. Without the presence of magnesium to control calcium ions, calcium overload would lead to enzymes breaking down and cells dying.
USANA Magnesium Drink Mix can be a go-to pick-me-up for athletes suffering from muscle cramps, without any danger of overdosing.
Magnesium for Energy
Magnesium affects energy production by activating important enzymes in the metabolic processes. It is a cofactor in ATP (adenoisine triphosphate) production. ATP is an important compound helping to provide energy for many cellular processes.
Magnesium modulates the transport of oxygen by stabilizing the structure of membranes in red blood cells. It regulates energy in sequences of reactions through the process of energy production.
This is why USANA Magnesium Drink Mix may help to refresh you at the end of a long and tiring day.
USANA Magnesium Drink Mix for Better Absorption
Most people get the magnesium their bodies need from their diet. You can find magnesium in a variety of foods like nuts, seeds, whole grains, poultry, fish, and beef. The upper limit for daily intake of magnesium is 400-420 mg for men and 310-320 mg for women. Pregnant women need 350 to 360 mg daily.
Sometimes, the absorption of magnesium in the body is not ideal. There may be imbalances that interfere with magnesium absorption. In general, around 40% of the magnesium we get from food is absorbed in the small intestine. Some of it passes into the large intestine. Some of it may be absorbed into the body in the large intestine. But this amount is very low, around 5% of the total magnesium intake.
The rest of the magnesium is excreted. That’s a lot of magnesium – around 55%. If somehow the bio-availability of magnesium is low in what you’re eating, you won’t get what your body needs. You can get by with low magnesium for a while, but you’re likely to feel tired or sleepy all the time. If you go for very long without enough magnesium, you may start to feel nausea or develop a poor appetite.
If your body is having problems absorbing magnesium, you can take supplements like the magnesium drink. It can add to your sense of well-being by oiling your body’s processes. But too much can have a laxative effect. This is why you’ll find magnesium in laxatives and antacids.
How to Enjoy USANA Magnesium Drink Mix
The best way to take USANA’s Magnesium drink is to mix the powder in hot water. The resulting effervescent drink will be warm and lemony. It’s best enjoyed an hour before bedtime for the added benefit of a good night’s sleep. You can also unwind with the drink after a long day, and feel a sense of well-being.
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