Amino-Mag 200, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a magnesium amino acid chelate delivering 200 mg
of elemental magnesium per tablet.
Magnesium plays an essential role in a wide range of funda-mental cellular reactions. More than 300 enzymes
require magnesium as a cofactor. Complexed with ATP, the main carrier of metabolic energy in the body,
magnesium is essential for all biosynthetic processes, glycolysis, formation of c-AMP, energy-dependent membrane transport, trans-mission of genetic code for protein synthesis, and muscle function.
Of the 20-30 grams of total body magnesium, about 40% is located in muscle and other soft tissues, and the
remainder in bone. The concentration of intracellular magnesium is carefully regulated, and its alterations can have profound effects on cardiac and skeletal muscle physiology.
Healthy people require about 4.5 mg of dietary magnesium per kg body weight, or 280 mg for a 62 kg female
and 350 mg for a 76 kg male. The U.S. RDA is 400 mg/day.
The efficiency of magnesium absorption is a function of dietary intake. At very low intakes (less than 40 mg)
65-70% of dietary magnesium is absorbed, whereas at high intakes (1,000 mg) less than 15% is absorbed.
Most people are expected to absorb about 30-60% at common levels of dietary magnesium. Contrary to
common belief, recent studies suggest that magnesium absorption is not affected by calcium or vitamin D, and
vice-versa. The kidney plays a critical role in magnesium homeostasis. At average magnesium intakes, the
kidneys reabsorb about 95% of the filtered magnesium. Douglas Laboratories' amino acid chelate used in
Amino-Mag 200 is a well absorbed and highly tolerated form of magnesium.
Amino-Mag 200 may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to increase their dietary intake of
Serving Size 1 Tablet
Servings Per Container 100
Amount Per Serving
Magnesium (amino acid chelate) 200 mg
Other ingredients:Cellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, croscarmellose sodium, silica, vegetable stearate and stearic acid.
One to two tablets daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.