Magnesium Citramate™

Thorne Research

Price: Magnesium Citramate™
Quantity:
Size: 90 capsules
   
 

Magnesium is an essential trace mineral, required for a large variety of the body's metabolic pathways. Magnesium is present in all cells of the body and is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes, including energy production.

The diet your companion animal is on can easily be deficient in magnesium. Disease will commonly increase the amount of magnesium the body needs. With many diseases, adding magnesium will help your companion animal become well again.

But, when taken orally, as a supplement, it is poorly absorbed. Magnesium Citramate provides magnesium bound to citrate-malate for superior absorption. Magnesium in the citrate form is probably the most readily-absorbed version.


    Your companion animal's diet can be easily be deficient in enough magnesium. Disease will comonly increase the amount of magnesium the body needs. With many diseases, adding magnesium will help your companion animal become well again.

    But, when taken orally, as a supplement, it is poorly absorbed. Magnesium Citramate provides magnesium bound to citrate-malate for superior absorption. Magnesium in the citrate form is probably the most readily-absorbed version.

    Magnesium is required in glycosyl transferase, a process required for cartilage formation. It is common to add magnesium to arthritis formulations to improve cartilage tissue.

    Magnesium in the urine decreases the formation of calcium oxalate crystals. Dogs and cats that have developed calcium oxalate stones in the past are likely to form them again. These animals should be on special diets (see Calcium Oxalate Stone Diet) and a magnesium supplement is probably a good idea.

    Magnesium is essential for maintaining normal bone density, normal cardiac rhythmicity, normal pulmonary function, and normal blood glucose regulation.

    Other body functions requiring magnesium include nerve conduction, methyl-group transfer, conversion of pyridoxine to pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6), production of energy, and muscle contraction.

    Magnesium supplementation appears to be a significant support to maintaining already normal bone density.

    • Calcium Oxalate Stones
    • Arthritic animals
    • Growing dogs and cats
    • Geriatric animals
    • Broken bones
    • Dogs with weak, shaky legs

    Dogs:

    • 1-25 lbs=1/4 capsule daily
    • 25-50 lbs=1/2 capsule daily
    • 50-100 lbs= 1 capsule daily

    Cats:

    • 1/4 capsule daily; ok to mix into foods
    • Oxalate stones: 1/4 capsule twice daily; ok to mix into foods

    Birds:

    • All birds need only a small pinch, a few grains, placed in readily consumed foods daily.
    • Eclectus parrots with toe tapping: a small pinch twice daily in soft foods/readily consumed foods
    One Capsule Contains:

    Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate-Malate), 150 mg

    Other Ingredients:Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.