HempMag – Featuring Two Highly-Bioavailable Forms of Organic Magnesium

by Timothy M. Marshall, Ph.D. 
Neuropharmacologist, Nutritional Biochemist 
NorthStar Neurology PC, Tucson, AZ 
Chief Science Officer at FoodPharma
Widespread Magnesium Deficiency

The scientific literature provides extensive evidence of magnesium deficiency in many populations around the world.  Dietary intakes of magnesium in the United States have been declining over the last 100 years from about 500 mg/day to 175–225 mg/day.  Epidemiological studies in Europe and North America have shown that people consuming Western-type diets are typically low in magnesium, supplying less than 30%–50% of the RDA for magnesium1.  Studies have shown that nearly two-thirds of the population in the western world is not receiving the recommended daily allowance for magnesium, a deficiency contributing to a wide-variety of health conditions such as chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, ADHD/ADD, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, muscle weakness, tremors, chronic pain, headaches, and sleep problems.1-3


A Powerful Protective Shield

Magnesium has been called the body’s primary “anti-stress” mineral because of its mood-boosting, calming effect on the brain and nervous system1-6.  As a fundamental brain nutrient, it serves important neuroprotective functions in the body, and acts as a vital “protective shield” against environmental toxins and stress7-9.  Magnesium serves as an essential co-factor in over 300 enzymes and neurotransmitter systems and has been shown to boost mood, reduce neuro-inflammation, decrease oxidative stress (i.e. slow the aging process), promote vitamin utilization, increase toxin clearance, promote increased blood flow and nutrient delivery through its vasodilatory effects, possess powerful cardioprotective benefits, improve symptoms of ADHD, and promote healthy brain function1-11.

With all of its many benefits, magnesium works best in combination with other nutrients such as chromium12, and the B-complex vitamins13-16.  Together, they exert powerful, beneficial effects on mood, focus, stress tolerance, and inflammation1-15.  Magnesium is an essential cofactor for the proper utilization of thiamine (B1)13-15 and pyridoxine (B6)16.17, and research suggests that vitamin B6 may also be required for proper magnesium uptake into cells17.


Supplemental Forms of Magnesium

There are 5 primary inorganic forms of magnesium: Mg-bicarbonate, chloride, oxide, phosphate, and sulfate AND more than 10 organic forms of magnesium including Mg-amino acid chelate, aspartate, citrate, gluconate, glycinate, malate, orotate, taurinate (taurate), and threonate.

So, which is the BEST FORM?  The answer to that is…it depends on the reason you’re taking it.

For example, if you’re looking for the best forms of magnesium for promoting restful sleep and relaxation, magnesium glycinate and taurinate are two of the best forms for these indications.  Other forms of magnesium such as magnesium citrate also work – it’s just that with the extra glycine and taurine (both calming amino acids) that these forms provide – gives them an added boost to magnesium’s natural calming, stress-relieving activity.


Supports Your “Feel-Good” Neurotransmitter Systems

Magnesium in all of its various forms supports the optimal function and activity of your “feel good” neurotransmitters, which include serotonin, GABA, dopamine, oxytocin, and the opioid/endorphin system.  When the body is deficient in magnesium, these finely tuned systems can under-function and get out of balance.

In addition to magnesium, there are a number of nutrients that enhance “feel-good” molecules and neurotransmitters in your body such as high-quality protein, carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, B-complex, vitamin D, copper, chromium, magnesium, molybdenum, selenium, iodine, and zinc.


HempMag Product Suite

Our HempMag line of high-performance brain and nutritional supplements features two highly-bioavailable sources of magnesium: magnesium (malate) and magnesium (taurinate).  In addition to being well-absorbed sources of magnesium – Mg-malate and Mg-taurinate provide the two beneficial bioactive molecules: malic acid, an organic acid that removes Al from the body, and taurine, a calming, neuroprotective, antioxidant amino acid.

Each 2 chew serving provides 100 mg of organic magnesium, a healthy dose of malic acid, and nearly 800 mg of taurine along with a broad-spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.

For those wanting to increase their dietary consumption of magnesium, the best natural sources of magnesium include nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, seafood, and whole grains.


Our Mission

We view this as a sacred mission to serve the world with products that strengthen and provide nutritional support at the deepest level.  Based in irrefutable science and grounded in nature — our products embody the values of our company — with unsurpassed quality, safety and effectiveness. Designed to provide our customers with profound nourishment while promoting a greater sense of vitality and well-being.


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