Zinc Magnesium Aspartate

 

Zinc Magnesium Aspartate represents an ideal and useful mineral supplement and satisfies the requirement of optimal nutrition. This proprietary blend is made to cater to the needs of "optimal mineral nutrition". This dietary nutrient effectively provides both the vital minerals zinc and magnesium.

As a source for food fortification, Zinc Magnesium Aspartate is a dual salt of magnesium and zinc organically bound to the energy rich substance-Aspartate. The anion -aspartate is not only capable physiological metabolism but also bioavailable and innocuous to the body.

Zinc is a component of the enzymes involved in most major metabolic pathways, and as such, is essential for human life. Large amounts of Zinc are deposited in bone and muscle, but unfortunately, these stores of Zinc are not easily available to the rest of the body. The human body’s pool of accessible Zinc is small and susceptible to rapid turnover----- deficiency signs appear quickly. Zinc deficiency has an immediate effect on cell growth and repair since it participates in over 80 enzymes and hormone functions, including many involved in gene expression.

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. About 60 percent is found in the bones and teeth; 28 percent is in the muscles, liver and other soft tissues; and 2 percent is in the body fluids. It is essential to build bones and teeth and numerous metabolic functions; magnesium is also an ingredient in some antacids and laxatives and is used to prevent premature birth as well as to treat certain types of convulsions and rapid heartbeats (tachycardia).

Role of Zinc:

Zinc is essential for development and proper functioning of the reproductive organs and normal functioning of the prostate gland.

Zinc plays a central role in cell-mediated immune function and also is supposed to play significant roles in HIV patients.

Recent research indicates that it may help fight the common cold and other infections; it may also be useful in treating fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Zinc is essential in human and animal nutrition with a wide range of biological roles. Zinc plays catalytic, structural and regulatory roles in more than 200 zinc metalloenzymes that have been identified in biological systems. These enzymes are involved in nucleic acid and protein metabolism and the production of energy among other things. Zinc plays structural roles in so called Zinc fingers. Zinc fingers are exploited by transcription factors for interacting with DNA and regulating the activity of genes. Another structural role of zinc is in the maintenance of the integrity of biological membranes resulting in their protection against oxidative injury, among other things.

Zinc is involved in well over one hundred metabolic process and body functions, which include the following:

Normal growth and development: Zinc plays important roles in bone growth and mineralization and the development of reproductive organs.

Maintaining healthy skin and bones: Zinc deficiency is linked to various skin disorders, including eczema, acne, and excessive flaking similar to what occurs in psoriasis. Hair becomes dull and lifeless looking.

Metabolic processes:Zinc is a component of various enzyme systems, and it is essential for the synthesis and metabolism of proteins and genetic material. The red blood cells also need zinc for the proper transfer of carbon dioxide.

Healing and immune function: Zinc promotes the healing of burns common infections.

Taste and smell:Zinc’s role in these senses enables a person to distinguish the taste of different foods.

Physiologically, zinc is vital for growth and development, sexual maturation and reproduction, dark vision adaptation, olfactory and gustatory activity, insulin storage and release and for a variety of host immune defenses, among other things.

Zinc may have immunomodulatory activity. It may also have antioxidant activity. Zinc has putative antiviral, fertility- enhancing and retinoprotective activities.

Zinc is essential for proper formation and maturation of spermatozoa. There is some evidence that zinc can promote and accelerate wound healing in some circumstances. Zinc is also very important to the newborn when breast milk may be its only sources of Zinc.

Role of Magnesium:

Magnesium works with calcium and phosphorus to build strong bones and teeth;
It also plays important roles in the following functions:

Normal metabolism: Magnesium activates many enzymes and works with others to carry out some three hundred metabolic functions, including protein digestion and synthesis, energy production, and the synthesis of insulin.

Proper nerve and muscle function: Magnesium is needed to transmit nerve impulses; it also allows muscles to relax after contraction, a critical factor in heart function.

Stimulating calcium function: By acting as a calcium antagonist, it balances the role of calcium in regulating the heartbeat and other functions.

Preventing dental cavities: Magnesium strengthens dental enamel and makes the teeth less vulnerable to decay.

Miscellaneous other functions: Promotes immunity, makes DNA, and boosts the actions of potassium and some of the B vitamins. It may also aid in the treatment of asthma, cardiac arrhythmia, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and diabetes.

In addition to its use for the treatment of hypomagnesemia, magnesium is used for the treatment of certain cardiac arrhythmias, in particular torsade de points, and eclampsia. It is also used as a laxative and antacid. Magnesium may also have value for the prevention of osteoporosis and for the management of migraine headaches in some. There is preliminary evidence that magnesium may help some with premenstrual syndrome, Type II diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and hypertension.

Magnesium is a vital anti-stress mineral, which has cardioprotective properties. Magnesium helps alleviate PMS symptoms and promotes bone and tooth integrity.

People suffering from diabetes benefit from higher than normal levels of supplemental magnesium.

Recent research revealed that magnesium deficiency accompanies conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and severe headache.

Nutritional Significance of Aspartate

The aspartate moiety is an important ingredient of the citric acid cycle. As the citric acid cycle is the center for energy production within the cell, aspartic acid must be present in every cell of the body. It is therefore not something foreign to the body.

Aspartic acid is a metabolic intermediate in several biochemical pathways in the body, including the tricarboxylic acid and urea cycles.

Aspartic acid salts are believed to be mineral transporters to the metabolizing cells, aiding in the metabolic process by replenishing vital electrolytes thereby contributing to efficient energy production.

In addition, the aspartate moiety is reported to reduce oxygen consumption by the cells during the energy cycle. Potassium and magnesium L-aspartate and DL-aspartate salts have been used clinically to treat fatigue in human subjects.

Aspartic acid is a metabolic intermediate in several biochemical pathways in the body, including the tricarboxylic acid and urea cycles.

Aspartic acid salts are believed to be mineral transporters to the metabolizing cells, aiding in the metabolic process by replenishing vital electrolytes thereby contributing to efficient energy production.

In addition, the aspartate moiety is reported to reduce oxygen consumption by the cells during the energy cycle.

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Zinc Magnesium Aspartate is a totally reacted, nutritionally functional chelate with the added benefits of better absorption, greater tolerance, better retention.


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