NOW Foods Magnesium Citrate

120 vcaps
NOW Foods Magnesium Citrate

Magnesium is a micronutrient involved in multiple metabolic processes occurring inside the body. Significantly, magnesium is involved in the synthesis of fat, nucleic acid, and protein. Magnesium benefits nerve transmission, muscle relaxation, glucose regulation, and energy production. With its direct effects to the parathyroid gland, magnesium assists in maintaining calcium balance.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 40


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate)

400 mg


Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), silica and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

Suggested Use

Take 3 vcaps daily, in divided doses, preferably with meals.


Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.


Natural color variation may occur in this product


Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in more than 300 biochemical processes in the body crucial to well being. It plays an important role in the synthesis of fatty acids, protein, and nucleic acid. Magnesium also assists in regulation of glucose levels and protects the body from the side effects of extremely high or low glucose levels. In addition, magnesium participates in the production of energy from glucose. Also, magnesium is needed to prevent formation of blood clots that may obstruct blood vessels and cause circulation problems. To the muscles, magnesium citrate promotes relaxation and inhibits contractions. Magnesium supplements can help maintain tooth enamel that contributes to total oral health. Further, magnesium can benefit the immune system, which is the body’s natural defence against invading toxins and microorganisms harmful to health. Magnesium can be essential to maintain cardiovascular health. Low magnesium levels cause blood vessel constriction which requires the heart to increase its pumping action. Magnesium deficiency has been linked to high blood pressure and life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Magnesium supplements can aid in maintaining bone strength by regulating calcium balance. Magnesium supplements are recommended for people with increased risk of developing magnesium deficiency like those on long term contraceptives, with fluctuating blood sugar levels, and the elderly.

According to statistics, a huge part of the population in the different countries around the world do not get the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for magnesium. Some experts believe that the daily RDA of magnesium of 350 mg/day for men and 280 mg/day for women are not enough for the body to get all magnesium benefits. Magnesium is one of the essential minerals involved in calcium balance, energy production, nerve transmission, fatty acid and protein synthesis, nucleic acid synthesis, glucose regulation, enzyme production, and over 300 other metabolic processes. The diet is the best magnesium source. Magnesium-rich foods include green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, and sea food. Unfortunately, the modern regular diet does not usually include these foods in adequate amounts to contain magnesium levels needed by the body. For replenishment, magnesium supplements are made available. Now Foods Magnesium Citrate is a magnesium supplement that uses the most bioavailable form of magnesium. Magnesium Citrate is made from the combination of citric acid and magnesium carbonate, and is according to experts the form of magnesium best absorbed by the body.