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Magnesium in Naru Revive

Why do we use 188mg of Magnesium in each sachet?

Each sachet of Naru Revive contains 188mg of Magnesium. The formulation has been used by us personally since 2020, founded on science and refined through our experience of helping hundreds of patients with their nutrition and lifestyle changes over the last 10 years.

When you hear ‘essential minerals’, they mean minerals that our body cannot make and therefore we need them from our diet.

Magnesium is a one of the top essential minerals and the second most prevalent electrolyte in our bodies. In fact, magnesium is involved in more than 300 essential metabolic reactions in our bodies. Subsequently, without magnesium our bodies would completely shut down.

What does Magnesium do in our body?

Energy Production

The breaking down of carbohydrates and fats require magnesium. The magnesium needs to form a complex with ATP (MgATP), which provides energy for almost all metabolic processes.

Synthesis of Essential Molecules

Magnesium is involved in many steps when repairing and making DNA, RNA and proteins.

Glutathione is a very important antioxidant, especially in our livers. Glutathione is a natural body antioxidant, which helps preserve all other antioxidants. So we can also try to think of minerals as antioxidant as they are crucial to many antioxidant pathways.

Structural Roles

Magnesium plays a structural role in our bone health, cell membranes and our chromosomes.

Ion Transport Across Cell Membranes

Magnesium helps potassium and calcium move across our cell membranes, which is important in the conduction of nerve impulses, muscle contraction and normal heart rhythm.

Insulin Sensitivity

Magnesium helps to improve the ability of beta cells to compensate for variations in insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic individuals. However, the beneficial effects of magnesium on insulin resistance seen in clinical trials were achieved with supplementation. If you already have insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, you need more magnesium than can be provided just through a healthy diet.

How you take your Magnesium matters!

When you visit your GP they can check for your magnesium levels in your blood, they look for Total Magnesium. Magnesium exists in a bound form and a free ionised form depending on temperature, pH and many other factors. The free Magnesium is able to be involved in many biochemical processes and the bound form cannot.

If we just check TOTAL Magnesium content of the blood rather than its free bioactive form, we cannot see the ratio of bound to free magnesium we have available to use. About 50% to 60% of all the magnesium in the body is found in the skeleton and the remainder is found in soft tissue, primarily in muscle. As we do not have any reliable test for magnesium status, are we missing many conditions of low Magnesium through this process that are then causing disease states?

Magnesium is tough to get into the body from our food. Only around 30% of the magnesium in our food ends up being absorbed. When you add magnesium to water, the absorption of the ionised magnesium (like in Naru Revive) can be increased by up to 40% by ingesting smaller amounts over a longer period of time. This is why we recommend to slowly consume Naru Revive over the course of an hour.

What is the research around Magnesium?

It is estimated that around 30% of the population could be deficient in magnesium.

Many studies have shown the importance of maintaining good magnesium status. The US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2015 analysed 9,148 adults found a 32% lower risk of metabolic syndrome in those in the highest versus lowest quantile of magnesium intake (≥355 mg/day versus <197 mg/day).

In 2011 a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of oral magnesium supplementation reduces insulin resistance in non-diabetic subjects. The results from the study provided significant evidence that oral Magnesium supplementation improves insulin sensitivity in overweight and non-diabetic subjects. This further emphasise the need for an early optimisation of Magnesium status to prevent insulin resistance and subsequently type 2 diabetes.

Are all Magnesium supplements the same?

Magnesium supplements can contain many different salts, but which ones are the most bioavailable? Bioavailable means how easy it is for the body to absorb it. It is important that any calcium supplement contains the following:

  • Magnesium Citrate

  • Magnesium Glycinate

  • Magnesium Malate

Numerous studies have found that these three forms of Magnesium have the highest bioavailability, and therefore, they are the most easily absorbed. In addition to choosing one of the most bioavailable forms of magnesium supplementation, by adding it to water you change the magnesium malate into magnesium’s free ionic form which further improves its bioavailability.

Malate will turn into malic acid and is often taken by people looking to improve muscle performance, reduce fatigue after exercise, and improve mental focus.

Are there any side effects from taking Magnesium?

Magnesium supplements are commonly labelled with gastrointestinal side effects, like diarrhoea and bloating. These side effects can occur, but are more common when magnesium oxide or magnesium chloride used as salts, due to the lower absorption rates of these two forms.

Thankfully we have chosen to use Magnesium Malate in our Naru Revive.

How much Magnesium do I need a day?

The NHS suggests that you need the following:

  • 300mg a day for men (19 to 64 years)

  • 270mg a day for women (19 to 64 years)

What foods contain Magnesium?

We have mentioned previously that magnesium deficiencies are common in the western diet, largely due to the prevalence of poor sources of magnesium in the diet. Below is a list of magnesium sources.

Good Sources of Magnesium

Food (100 g serving) Magnesium (in mg)

Brazil nuts 376

Cashews, raw 292

Almonds 270

Pine nuts, dried 251

Pumpkin and squash seeds, roasted 262

Hazelnuts 163

Walnuts 158

Pistachio 121

Mackerel, Atlantic, cooked 97

Spinach, raw 79

Black beans, cooked, boiled, without salt 70

Brown rice, long grain, cooked 43

Kidney beans, cooked, boiled, without salt 42

What happens if I take too much Magnesium?

If you supplement with more than 400mg a day for a short time, it can cause diarrhoea. Each sachet of Naru Revive provides you with 188mg of Magnesium Malate. Subsequently, this provides you with a fully bioavailable form of magnesium that leaves plenty of room to get magnesium from your diet.







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