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Vitacost Magnesium -- 400 mg - 200 Capsules

Vitacost Magnesium
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Vitacost Magnesium -- 400 mg - 200 Capsules

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Vitacost Magnesium Description

An essential mineral for bone and cardiovascular health.*

What is Magnesium?


Magnesium is an essential mineral present in large amounts in the body. It’s one of the most important minerals, playing a part in energy metabolism, protein synthesis and more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.*


Magnesium can be obtained from high-fiber foods such as whole grains, legumes, seeds, nuts and vegetables, as well as from meat, dairy products and coffee. Most people do not consume enough dietary magnesium and may benefit from supplementation.


What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Magnesium?

  • Important for healthy bones*
  • Supports normal nerve function*
  • Supports normal muscle contraction and relaxation*
  • Supports the production of protein in all body cells*
  • Supports cardiovascular health*
  • Maintains blood pressure already within normal range*

Why is Vitacost® Magnesium your everyday essential?

  • Supplies 400 mg of magnesium per single-capsule serving
  • Contains 200 servings per bottle
  • High quality, great value

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As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food, or as directed by a healthcare professional.


Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 200
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)400 mg100%
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, gelatin and vegetable magnesium stearate.

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Magnesium: Why You Need It & How to Make Sure You're Getting Enough

Magnesium – a top mineral required by the body for proper function – is just one of many nutrients you'll find in the foods you purchase and consume. A day’s worth of eating ideally will provide the necessary amount of 310 to 420 milligrams of magnesium per day, for most adults. But let’s face it—not every day is an ideal day of eating.

Which Magnesium Foods are a Must for a Healthy Diet? | Vitacost Blog

Unfortunately, not getting quite enough magnesium is pretty common for many Americans. According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2005-2006), 47 percent of men and 54 percent of women between the ages of 19 and 50 got less than the estimated average requirement for magnesium on a daily basis.

It’s clear that we have some work to do, but luckily, foods containing magnesium are abundant and can be easily incorporated into the diet with a little planning.

Magnesium uses in the body

Magnesium has a variety of functions on the body, and a key one is its involvement in our metabolism: the process of converting food into usable energy. In fact, magnesium is involved in greater than 300 metabolic reactions within the human body! The type of energy that the body produces to provide energy to our cells is known as ATP, and magnesium is involved in the creation of ATP molecules. Additionally, ATP molecules must be bound to magnesium in order to be active and usable.

This electrolyte is essential for the health of our organs, including the heart. Magnesium plays an important role in muscle contraction and conduction of nerve impulses throughout the body. These processes, under normal circumstances, help us to maintain a normal heart rhythm.

However, a large change in the level of magnesium in our body has the potential to majorly disrupt our usual heart rhythm – the consequences of which can be severe. Such situations that could cause a sudden change in our serum magnesium levels include vomiting, diarrhea or rapid intake of food after a period of fasting (due to the need for magnesium in the process of converting food to ATP, as mentioned previously).

The mineral magnesium is also a component of our bones and our teeth. In fact, half of the magnesium in our body is stored in the bones. Traditionally, calcium and vitamin D have been emphasized as the two micronutrients most critical for bone health, but there is evidence that magnesium is linked to bone health.*

Low magnesium is sometimes thought to be a culprit in poor sleeping habits, and it has been associated with issues such as restless leg syndrome. Supplementing with magnesium is theorized to help, due to magnesium’s role in facilitating normal muscle contractions.*

Food sources of magnesium

So, where do we obtain more of this critically important mineral? Adequate magnesium can be obtained through a varied and well-balanced diet, with no need to take a supplement. Magnesium foods include spinach, chard, navy beans, lima beans and kidney beans.

Nuts and seeds can be a good source as well, with pumpkin seeds and cashews in particular providing an impressive amount of this mineral. Grains such as quinoa are also known to be rich in magnesium.

A simple meatless meal of sautéed chard and navy beans served over a bed of brown rice would pack quite the magnesium punch. Or, try a handful of cashews for an afternoon snack.

If a magnesium supplement is taken, it is important to note that magnesium may be better absorbed in some forms rather than others. A report from the Office of Dietary Supplements indicates “small studies have found that magnesium in the aspartate, citrate, lactate and chloride forms is absorbed more completely” into the body.

This article was contributed by Kate Kanner, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist with The Little Clinic (inside select Kroger locations). For more information about dietitian services, visit

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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