Mg Optima Relax by Medlab - Magnesium Deficiency and Stress

Magnesium deficiency and stress: a vicious cycle


Low levels of magnesium increase your susceptibility to the physical damage caused by stress, and the effect of stress can contribute to lower levels of magnesium. So a vicious cycle is set up: low magnesium worsens stress, and stress lowers magnesium.

MG Optima Relax

The good news is that taking magnesium has a protective effect and it is the main ingredient in Medlab’s Mg Optima Relax. Magnesium works alongside the other ingredients in Mg Optima Relax to enhance the effect of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) which is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. It promotes relaxation during times of stress.

Mg Optima Relax by Medlab contains:

  • Magnesium bisglycinate – Magnesium activates the calming GABA receptors in the brain, while the glycine acts to send inhibitory messages in the brain to help to relax you and promote sleep.
  • Glutamine - the building block for GABA
  • Theanine – an amino acid from green tea that may promote relaxation by inducing alpha wave activity in the brain.
  • Vitamin B6 – the activated form of this vitamin is pyridoxal 5 phosphate. It helps to convert the building block glutamate into GABA.
  • Zinc – also needed for the activation of glutamate.

Mg Optima Relax is indicated for:

  • Stress, mild anxiety and nervous tension
  • May help to reduce the frequency of migraines
  • Relief of muscular aches and pains

Magnesium has many other roles in the body including:

  • Acting as a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme reactions, including those involved in glucose utilisation, synthesis of fat, proteins, nucleic acid and coenzymes, muscle contraction, methyl group transfer and many other processes.
  • Energy production, muscle contraction and relaxation, nerve function and neurotransmitter release.
  • Normal functioning of the heart and blood vessels

Early signs of magnesium deficiency may include:

  • fatigue and weakness
  • numbness and tingling
  • muscle contractions and cramps
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Side effects

  • Magnesium supplements can occasionally stomach upset and diarrhoea in some people.
  • Caution should be used in patients with kidney problems as poorly functioning kidneys do not excrete magnesium from the body well leading to dangerous levels of serum magnesium levels
  • Vitamin B6 may cause peripheral neuropathy when taken at more than 200 mg per day for a prolonged period of time.

Medlab Optima Relax is available to members in 2 sizes:

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