The intelligent way of magnesium
Magnesium – crucial for the functioning of over 300 enzymes
Magnesium is involved in almost all metabolic processes in the cell. This mineral is particularly important for muscle function, nerves and the nervous system, for building normal teeth and bones as well as for the electrolyte balance within the body.
Biogena 7-Salt Magnesium – what is it?
Biogena 7-Salt Magnesium delivers seven magnesium compounds. With this, Biogena product development has created a capsule with an ideal mixture of various soluble and magnesium-rich compounds. This provides a good magnesium supply – regardless of the pH-situation in the gastrointestinal tract.
Magnesium is not just magnesium …
… because the solubility of each magnesium compound changes in response to the naturally fluctuating pH-conditions of the intestinal tract. The background: So that the intestinal tract can take up magnesium into our bodies, elemental magnesium must first be released from it‘s salt compound. The efficiency of this process is primarily dependent on the existing pH-value.
In a healthy stomach, all the soluble magnesium compounds are easily broken down in the strongly acidic environment. However, there is also an alkaline environment in later sections of the digestive tract. Here, the solubility of various magnesium compounds can be adversely affected. Many factors, such as the type and amount of nutrition, bacterial colonization of the intestine and individual parameters determine the pH value of the digestive tract.
Therefore, a balanced mixture of magnesium salts with different solubility characteristics, is favorable. A further distinctive feature of the different magnesium compounds is their magnesium content. While magnesium oxide supplies a lot of magnesium, it is only easily soluble in an acidic pH. Magnesium citrate on the other hand contains only small amounts of magnesium but is readily available to the body at basic pH-values.