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How Magnesium Multitasks in the Body

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Meet magnesium and learn how it multitasks in the body.
Meet magnesium and learn how it multitasks in the body.

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Magnesium is a jack-of-all-trades nutrient, participating in a vital way in many key functions like bone health, normal muscle function, and normal protein synthesis.*

Intake

Although Magnesium is found in many foods, it is easily removed by refining, processing and cooking. Most of us do not get what we are supposed to out of our diet. In fact, more than half of adults aren't meeting their daily magnesium needs through diet alone.*

Size

You need a big amount of Magnesium compared to other essential micronutrients, second only to Calcium. That means it usually takes an entire pill to get a decent amount, no matter which form is used. That translates to more and/or larger pills, which most people do not want.

Absorption

Magnesium frequently interacts poorly with other nutrients, blocking some and being blocked by others. Certain forms are well-absorbed, and others are not. The difference between just enough and too much can make it a tricky nutrient to formulate within a multivitamin.*

Form

Some forms (inorganic salts) have a high percentage of Magnesium (25-60%, which makes for smaller pills), but these often have other problems that make them tough to turn into pills. Easier-to-work-with forms (organic chelates) contain a lower percentage (5-10%) of Magnesium, making for bigger and/or more pills.*

Ritual's Magnesium is from Dimagnesium Malate, a chelated form of Magnesium. Chelated minerals mimic the forms minerals take when inside our cells (which are many and ever-changing). Magnesium is used throughout the body in cells for many key functions.*

Dimagnesium Malate is an absorbable form of Magnesium, with human study evidence.*

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Dr. Luke Bucci received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas and has over thirty years of experience in the nutrition industry, encompassing all aspects of scientific applications. He has brought blockbuster products to market, written books, patents and numerous articles, and developed certification programs for clinical nutritionists.

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Dr. Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS, Research and Technical Fellow

Dr. Luke Bucci received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas and has over thirty years of experience in the nutrition industry, encompassing all aspects of scientific applications. He has brought blockbuster products to market, written books, patents and numerous articles, and developed certification programs for clinical nutritionists.

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Victoria Hoff is an accomplished writer, journalist, and former wellness editor who has covered a wide variety of health, nutrition, and wellness topics during her tenure. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, and after writing for Vogue, Elle, Byrdie, The/Thirty, and more, channeled her editorial skills into a marketing career.

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Victoria Hoff, Writer

Victoria Hoff is an accomplished writer, journalist, and former wellness editor who has covered a wide variety of health, nutrition, and wellness topics during her tenure. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, and after writing for Vogue, Elle, Byrdie, The/Thirty, and more, channeled her editorial skills into a marketing career.

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