Magnesium is an essential macro-element for the body’s well-being, playing a fundamental role in the correct performance of over 600 enzymatic reactions.
5 body functions in particular are linked to magnesium:
Metabolism: magnesium is directly involved in the process of energy accumulation, transfer and release.
Muscle health: magnesium contributes to carry energy to the muscles, directly assisting the maintenance of normal muscle contraction and relaxation mechanisms, as it is an indispensable element for managing calcium reserves in the cells.
Functioning of the nervous system: magnesium plays a fundamental role in the synthesis of many neurotransmitters, contributing to the maintenance of normal cognitive functions, controlling sleep cycles and moods.
Bone well-being: without magnesium, the body would not be able to absorb calcium, as it directly affects the synthesis of vitamin D, thus contributing to maintaining strong, healthy bones.
Heart and cardiovascular system health: with functions affecting the muscles, magnesium also acts on myocardial contraction, as well as on the tone and systemic vascular resistance (SVR).
The homoeostasis of magnesium in the body is controlled by the dynamic interaction between intestinal absorption, the exchange with bones and renal excretion, which controls its final concentration in the blood. Magnesium is absorbed mainly (around 40-50%) in the small intestines, but the presence of other components, including phytates, calcium, phosphorous and long-chain fatty acids, can reduce its absorption. The recommended daily intake of magnesium is 375 mg, but its use is often associated to gastrointestinal problems, including nausea, diarrhoea and laxative effects.
This is why Sucrosomial® Technology, patented by Alesco, applied to magnesium helps to protect all its properties, guaranteeing its resistance to the gastric environment, which high acidity levels could affect the correct absorption of the mineral.
This is thanks to Sucrosoma®, the phospholipid matrix associated with sucrose esters of fatty acids, which coats the magnesium making it easier to absorb in the intestines and avoiding stomach problems.
Sucrosomial® Magnesium has demonstrated excellent tolerability, even when taken daily over long periods.
Alesco has created two types of Sucrosomial® Magnesium:
Sidemag®: a formulation based on Sucrosomial® Magnesium, developed from highly concentrated magnesium oxide.
Sidemag® Marine: a formulation based on Sucrosomial® Magnesium, the main source of which is magnesium hydroxide obtained from the pure sea waters of the North Sea.