Magnesium lactate dihydrate is the magnesium salt of lactic acid. Taken as a supplement, it is used to supply an adequate amounts of the essential element, magnesium.
Dietary magnesium is required by every cell in the body and is a necessary component in hundreds of metabolic processes. Magnesium supports muscle, immune and nerve function, and energy transport. Magnesium functions as a cofactor in many biochemical reactions. Magnesium is also a coordinating ion for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) , the main carrier of metabolic energy in the body. Magnesium is also required for biosynthetic processes such as glycolysis, formation of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), energy-dependent membrane transport, and transmission of genetic code for protein synthesis.
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Elemental magnesium refers to the amount of magnesium in a molecular compound. Because magnesium lactate dihydrate is 10% elemental magnesium, taking 1600 milligrams will provide 160 mg of elemental magnesium. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends a Daily Value (DV) of 400 milligrams (mg) for adults and children four or more years of age. A serving of 160 mg elemental magnesium will provide 40 % of the Daily Value.
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