Magnessence contains 39 nutritious ingredients in all. Let’s have a look at the nutritional benefits of each ingredient individually while keeping in mind that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.
The high concentration of herbal ingredients and sulphur-containing nutrients in Magnessence, such as Chlorella, MSM and Alfalfa, which are rich in vitamins and minerals with many beneficial effects, together can sometimes produce a pungent odour. However, this is completely natural. We have chosen not to use a masking agent to eliminate the odour as it is our policy not to add unnecessary synthetic excipients to our formulations.
Responsible for the red, yellow and orange coloration of some fruits and vegetables, betacarotene is a potent antioxidant pigment that the body is able to convert into Vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin, a strong immune system, good vision, healthy mucous membranes, iron metabolism and cell specialisation.
Found in grains, nuts, legumes and meat, thiamine is an essential vitamin involved in maintaining efficient, energy-yielding metabolism, a resilient nervous system, balanced psychological function and a healthy heart.
Found in grains, meat, eggs, dairy products and green vegetables, riboflavin is an essential antioxidant vitamin that protects cells against oxidative damage. It also supports the body’s energy-yielding metabolism, reducing tiredness and fatigue, helps maintain healthy mucous membranes, red blood cells, healthy skin, good vision and a robust nervous system.
Found in yeast, meat, milk and green vegetables, nicotinamide is an essential vitamin that the body converts into NAD+ and NADH, critical factors in cellular energy production. Vitamin B3 is, therefore, essential in maintaining efficient, energy-yielding metabolism and reducing tiredness and fatigue. It also supports a robust nervous system, healthy psychological function, healthy skin and mucous membranes.
Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is another B vitamin critical for converting food into energy thus reducing tiredness and fatigue. Found in high concentration in egg yolks and liver, it is also essential for mental performance and the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters.
Found in meat, legumes, starchy vegetables and some fruit, vitamin B6 is also critical for an efficient, energy-yielding metabolism, keeping tiredness and fatigue at bay. Vitamin B6 plays a role in protein metabolism and helps support a sound nervous system and healthy psychological function through the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters and in maintaining normal levels of homocysteine in the blood. Vitamin B6 is also involved in regulating glycogen metabolism, hormonal activity, immune function and haemoglobin formation.
Found in eggs, milk and bananas, biotin is another B vitamin involved in converting food into energy thus keeping tiredness and fatigue at bay. It is also well known as a boon for healthy skin, hair and nails, while it also supports a sound nervous system, balanced psychological function and healthy mucous membranes.
Found in liver, legumes and green vegetables, vitamin B9 is needed to make red and white blood cells in the bone marrow, convert carbohydrates into energy, and produce DNA and RNA. Adequate vitamin B9 intake is extremely important during periods of rapid growth such as pregnancy, infancy and adolescence. It is also vital for psychological function and a healthy immune system.
Found in animal products, vitamin B12 is also critical for an efficient, energy-yielding metabolism, keeping tiredness and fatigue at bay. Vitamin B12 helps support a sound nervous system, a healthy psychological function and helps maintain normal levels of homocysteine in the blood. Vitamin B12 is also involved in cell division, immune function and haemoglobin formation.
Found in meat, eggs, dairy products and nuts, choline is a vitamin-like essential nutrient that plays a vital role in gene expression, cell membrane integrity and signalling, lipid transport and metabolism, healthy liver function and homocysteine metabolism, as well as being a critical component of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in numerous brain and nervous system functions.
Also known as ascorbic acid, the antioxidant vitamin C is an essential vitamin found in fruit and vegetables, which is involved in numerous processes. It supports the immune system, is essential in collagen production, protects against oxidative damage, increases iron absorption, aids in the healthy functioning of the nervous system, psychological function and energy-yielding metabolism to stave off tiredness and fatigue.
Found in fatty fish, fish liver oil, cheese, egg yolks and liver, vitamin D is also synthesised by the body through exposure to sunlight. It promotes the absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus, thus supporting healthy levels of calcium in the blood and the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It also plays an important role in immune function, muscle function and cell division.
Found in nuts, seeds and vegetable oils, this essential antioxidant vitamin protects cells from oxidative damage. Vitamin E is also involved in immune function, cell signaling, regulation of gene expression and other metabolic processes.
Found in animal products and fermented foods, vitamin K2 is essential in the process of blood coagulation that prevents haemorrhages. It also plays a vital role in the calcification of bones and in preventing calcium build-up elsewhere in the body, such as in the arteries and kidneys, thus promoting better heart and kidney health.
Molybdenum is an essential trace mineral that is present in soil and consequently in plant foods that grow in molybdenum-rich soils and animals that feed on those plants. Molybdenum acts as a cofactor for enzymes involved in processing sulfites and breaking down waste products and toxins in the body.
Found in green leafy vegetables, this vital mineral is critical to hundreds of enzymatic reactions in the body and yet it is estimated that over 50% of people in the Western world are deficient in magnesium. It is essential in energy creation, protein formation, cell division, muscle function, electrolyte balance, psychological function and nervous system regulation. It also contributes to the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
Found most abundantly in shellfish and meat, this antioxidant mineral plays an essential role in many vital processes in the body including DNA synthesis, cell division, protein synthesis, fertility and reproduction, growth and development, macronutrient metabolism, cognitive function, vision, wound healing and immune function. Zinc is also necessary for healthy hair, nails, skin and bones.
A potent antioxidant, this mineral is found in abundance in oysters, brazil nuts and fish. Selenium helps keep hair and nails strong and healthy, as well as supporting the immune system and the thyroid.
Found in fish and seafood, iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid hormones regulate many important biochemical reactions, including protein synthesis and enzymatic activity and are critical determinants of metabolic activity. Iodine also supports strong cognitive function, nervous system regulation and healthy skin.
This essential mineral found in seeds and whole grains helps protect the body against oxidative stress, helps maintain healthy bones and connective tissue as well as supporting the body’s energy-yielding metabolism. It also plays a role in regulating blood sugar levels.
Found in liver, oysters and other seafood as well as in nuts, seeds and leafy greens, copper helps protect the body against oxidative stress. It supports the body’s metabolism, the nervous system, the immune system, connective tissue and iron transportation. It is also essential to pigmentation of the skin and hair.
Found in meat, whole grains and in some vegetables, such as broccoli, chromium plays a vital role in the regulation of healthy blood sugar levels. It is known to enhance the action of insulin, which is critical in the metabolism and storage of macronutrients and in regulating blood sugar levels.
The trace mineral boron has diverse and vitally important roles in metabolism that render it essential for human health. It has been shown to support healthy bones, wound healing, it improves the use of oestrogen, testosterone, vitamin D and magnesium, helps protect against oxidative stress and supports strong cognitive function.
Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant enzyme present in all cells that plays a vital role in cellular energy production. Improving cellular energy production and oxidative stress protection can help all systems in the body, including muscle function, heart health, cognitive function and skin health.
This antioxidant plant compound is found abundantly in grape seeds and skin and it has been deemed responsible for the cardiovascular benefits of red wine. As a potential sirtuin-activator, resveratrol may also be implicated in healthy, disease-fighting gene expression.
Rich in vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and protein, this antioxidant plant has a long history of use as a herbal remedy. High in beneficial saponins, it has been used to lower cholesterol levels. In China, it has been used for centuries as a mood-enhancing and rejuvenating tea.
Beetroot is rich in a wide range of vitamins and minerals, such as manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin C and vitamin B9. It is also rich in nitrates, which convert into nitric oxide in the body, which in turn causes blood vessels to relax and dilate, improving the delivery of nutrients and oxygen and lowering blood pressure.
Turmeric has been used for centuries in India as a herbal remedy in the Ayurvedic tradition. It contains potent plant compounds (polyphenols) called curcuminoids, which have shown impressive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been shown to increase levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which is vital in staving off degenerative processes in the brain.
Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which, as well as being a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, has been shown to enhance the absorption of curcumin, calcium and selenium.
Taurine is an amino acid found most commonly in meat, fish and dairy products. It supports the immune system, the nervous system, healthy vision and muscle function, thus improving exercise performance, reducing fatigue and increasing fat burning.
A good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6, rosemary has been used for centuries as a herbal remedy to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, aid digestion, boost the immune and circulatory system and promote hair growth. It is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Found in green and yellow vegetables and in egg yolks, lutein is a potent antioxidant carotenoid (plant pigment). It is best known for supporting healthy vision and is found in high quantities in the retina of the eye. It helps to filter blue wavelengths of light in order to protect eye cells. It is most effective in conjunction with zeaxanthin.
Known as a fountain of youth and the herb of longevity in Eastern traditions, gotu kola is claimed to support cognitive function, skin health, good circulation, liver and kidney health. Some studies have shown its calming properties, which supports its use traditionally to help counteract anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Found in many fruits and vegetables, this plant compound (polyphenol) has antioxidant properties. It has been used traditionally as an allergy remedy, to boost immunity and to maintain overall health. Some studies have highlighted anti-inflammatory properties.
Methylsulfonylmethane is a sulphur-containing compound commonly found in plants. It has been used traditionally for joint and muscle issues and to help with recovery after exercise. It also upgrades levels of the body’s own antioxidant, glutathione. It has been used as an allergy remedy, to boost immunity and to maintain overall health.
This herb has been known as a longevity remedy in Chinese healing traditions for centuries. It is prized for its immune-boosting, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also used to combat fatigue and other common ailments.
Found in green and yellow vegetables and in egg yolks, zeaxanthin is a potent antioxidant carotenoid (plant pigment). It is best known for supporting healthy vision and is found in high quantities in the retina of the eye. It helps to filter blue wavelengths of light in order to protect eye cells. It is most effective in conjunction with lutein.
This nutrient-dense, freshwater algae is used to help the body rid itself of heavy metals and toxins. Rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and vitamin C, this antioxidant algae has been shown to boost the immune system and improve exercise performance.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, iron and phosphorus, this Asian fruit has been used as a traditional remedy for anxiety, insomnia, circulation, anaemia and immune strength. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can support optimum skin health and general health.