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Magnesium | Glycinate


Nappi Code: 714002001

R 249.00

We've curated every product in our I DO | Nutrition shop based on their nutrigenomic properties and leading manufacturing standards. Nutrigenomics is the study of food and nutrients as one of the most important environmental modifiers of gene expression. A personalised protocol based on your unique DNA, biochemistry and symptoms can help you create optimal wellness and prevent many chronic lifestyle-related diseases. This is called 'personalised scientific wellness'.

60 Tablets

Muscles | Heart | Gut | Energy | Relax

Magnesium is an essential mineral for healthy heart and muscle function. Up to 75% of the population is magnesium deficient.

Benefits | Features

  • Magnesium glycinate is the most bioavailable and absorbable form of magnesium and the least likely to cause diarrhoea as a side effect

More info

Magnesium plays an essential role in more than 300 cellular reactions. Magnesium is required for the formation of cyclic AMP (cAMP) and is involved in ion movements across cell membranes. It is involved in protein synthesis and carbohydrate metabolism.

Extracellular magnesium is important in both maintaining nerve and muscle electrical potentials and transmitting impulses across neuromuscular junctions.

Cardiac function is strongly influenced by electrolyte concentrations and some cardiac arrhythmias may be associated with magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium glycinate is a highly bioavailable and absorbable form of magnesium.


  • Improvement of brain and nervous system function
  • Calming and relieving anxiety
  • Relieving symptoms of ADD
  • Supplying energy
  • Beneficial for athletes and people suffering from chronic fatigue
  • Improves insulin and glucose control and may help in treating metabolic syndrome
  • Reduces symptoms of PMS in women

Best suited for

  • People taking the following medications which cause magnesium depletion: beta-agonists (asthma medication), estrogen-containing oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy, digoxin, diuretics (except potassium-sparing diuretics) and cortisone medications (corticosteroids)
  • Diabetics, the elderly and people who drink a lot of alcohol are at particular risk of low magnesium levels and should supplement with magnesium


  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Packaged in recyclable material

"Many diets are largely deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is present in all cells in the body and is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes, including energy production. Some of magnesium's other roles include maintaining normal bone density, heart rhythm, lung function and blood glucose regulation. The risk of magnesium deficiency is increased with age, in diabetics and with high alcohol consumption".

Dr Heidi

    Pair with these tests

    To check if you should include this product in your daily supplement protocol, you can order the following DNA and/or biochemistry tests online:



    60 Tablets Serving size: 1 Tablet Servings per container: 60 Amount per 1 tablet:
    Magnesium glycinate (amino acid chelate)
    This supplies 200mg elemental magnesium
    Boron 500µg


    • Adults and children over 7 years of age: Take half to 1 tablet twice daily.
    • Children 4-7 years of age: Take half a tablet daily.
    • Take with or shortly after meal/s.

    Cautions | Warnings | Interactions

    Consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. If you are on medication, taking nutritional supplements, suffering from any medical condition, pregnant, or breastfeeding, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new food, supplement or remedy. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Keep out of the reach of children. 


    • Magnesium should generally be avoided in individuals with severe renal impairment and heart block. 

    Side Effects

    • Side effects may include gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
    • High doses exceeding the recommended dosage can result in low blood pressure, muscle weakness and irregular heartbeat.


    • Vitamin D: Vitamin D assists in the absorption of magnesium. Low levels of vitamin D may thus lead to reduced absorption of magnesium.
    • Biphosphonates: Magnesium can decrease the absorption of bisphosphonates. Doses of magnesium and biphosphonates should be separated by at least 2 hours.
    • Calcium channel blockers: Magnesium could have an added blood pressure lowering effect. Use with caution especially if taking high doses of magnesium.
    • Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids increase urinary magnesium excretion.
    • Potassium sparing diuretics: These diuretics are also magnesium sparing potentially leading to increased levels with concomitant magnesium supplementation.
    • Quinolone antibiotics: Magnesium can form insoluble complexes with quinolone antibiotics leading to reduced absorption. Individuals should take these medicines at least two hours before or four to six hours after magnesium.
    • Tetracycline antibiotics: Magnesium can form insoluble complexes with tetracycline antibiotics leading to reduced absorption. Individuals should take these medicines at least two hours before or four to six hours after magnesium.

    Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

    • Safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding


    Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.

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