Vitamin B6 improves magnesium absorption and bioavailability. Also, a clinical study compared the effects of magnesium with magnesium combined with B6. They found that subjects who enrolled with severe stress experienced 24% greater reduction in stress scores with magnesium and vitamin B6 compared with magnesium alone. The vitamin B6 in this product is made from carbohydrate fermentation (not potato starch).
When some ingredients are included in very small quantities (milligrams), a carrier substance is necessary. Stabilized rice flour is a naturally-occuring, hypoallergenic, and non-toxic medium that ensures you absorb these ingredients properly.
If you have a rice allergy, we recommend consulting your physician on whether to try this product. We do have a 90-day refund policy.
Magnesium is critical for a healthy nervous system. Magnesium deficiency is a major contributor to neurological problems that may lead to a migraine. A clinical study found that at least 50% of migraine patients have low magnesium, and their symptoms are relieved with magnesium administration. Another study also showed that intravenous magnesium helped with various types of headaches. A clinical trial also showed that magnesium citrate reduced migraine attack frequency by 41.6%, compared to 15.8% in the placebo group. With combined effects of multiple studies, oral magnesium reduces frequency by 20% and attack intensity by 27%. The relief achieved from magnesium also depends a lot on whether the subjects were deficient in magnesium.
Keep in mind, however, that no magnesium supplement has been FDA-approved to treat or prevent any disease. Magnesium Breakthrough is formulated to be the highest bioavailability (resulting in the most usable magnesium to your cells) with the following ingredients:
- Magnesium Chelate and Bisglycinate, which can be absorbed like dipeptides even in compromised gut
- Magnesium Orotate, which is the most bioavailable and beneficial for the heart
- Magnesium Malate, which results in the highest blood and overall tissue levels
- Magnesium Aspartate, which has been shown to help with mood
- Magnesium Taurate, which results in the highest brain and neuronal tissue levels
- Magnesium Citrate, also a highly bioavailable form of magnesium with neuronal benefits
- Vitamin B6, which promotes magnesium transport into the cells
- Fulvic/Humic acid, which enhances magnesium absorption in the gut
- Manganese, which balances out magnesium and enhance the stress-balancing effects of the formula
The combination of these forms of magnesium, along with other ingredients in the formulation, maximize the absorption while minimizing any side effects. Magnesium Breakthrough also contains the optimal dose of 500 mg elemental magnesium per serving.
Most people only supplement with 1 - 2 forms of magnesium at most, and even then they don’t get the recommended daily intake of elemental magnesium. A typical magnesium supplement that contains 200 mg total ingredients per capsule contains about 50 - 70 mg of elemental magnesium, requiring at least 5 - 8 capsules to meet even the recommended daily intake dose.
Emptying the contents into a beverage/liquid will not alter magnesium absorption in the body but will definitely influence the taste and not in a good way.
We recommend taking Magnesium Breakthrough® with meals due to it’’s laxative effect. If taken on an empty stomach, it may cause diarrhea.
No. The recommended daily allowance of magnesium for children 9-12 is 240 mg/day which is lower than included in Magnesium Breakthrough®.
Magnesium breakthrough is best taken on an empty stomach for best absorption. If you get an upset stomach taking it without food, you may want to take it with some food. The recommended daily dosage is 500 mg of elemental magnesium (2 capsules) for general health.
For maximum relaxation, cognitive, and physical performance, some people experience even more benefits when they gradually step their doses up to 5000 mg/day, broken into a few doses. Our bodies are intelligent and can tell how much magnesium you need if you continue to experience improved relaxation and wellbeing. You can take it at any time that works best for you. Taking it in the morning can boost mood by promoting calmness throughout the day. However, many people take it at night to relax before bed and promote more restful deep sleep.
Not all magnesium supplements are created equal due to the differences in bioavailability.
Bioavailability correlates with health benefits. If the magnesium doesn’t reach your target tissue, you won’t reap the benefits from it.
Magnesium Breakthrough® provides the most bioavailable combination of different forms of magnesium in the market.
For pregnant women, the German Nutrition Society recommends a daily magnesium intake of 310 mg (slightly above the recommended amount for non-pregnant women over the age of 25). This is in part because hormonal changes during pregnancy cause more magnesium is excreted through the urine.