What is Magnesium Malate?
Magnesium Malate is a composition and reaction of Magnesium Oxide and Malic Acid. Magneisum is an essential macro-mineral
for humans, whereas malic acid is an organic molecule commonly found in fruits and is important for energy production and
helping to reduce pain. When Magnesium and Malic Acid are chelated, or bonded with one another, the health benefits
include helping to prevent headaches, promoting bowel movement, helping to treat depression, supporting exercise performance, promoting muscle recovery,
helping to reduce chronic pain, and supporting energy production.
Approximately 50% of Americans are Magnesium deficient due to people living busier lives and eating more
processed foods. As the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, Magnesium is responsible for over 300
functions. Individuals who do not consume enough Magnesium are more at risk for cardiovascular disease,
skeletal deformities, muscle spams and fatigue, inefficient Vitamin D metabolism, and much more.
The recommend Magnesium allowance for females is 320 mg per day and 420 mg per day for males. While foods such
as spinach, broccoli, kale, and nuts are rich in Magnesium, most adults do not get the recommended daily
allowance of Magnesium from diet alone. Thus, it is essential to take supplements, especially those that
contain highly absorbable chelated Magnesium, for maximum bodily functions and health benefits.
Molecular Formula: MgC4H4O5
Molecular Weight: 156.38 g/mol
What Makes Magnesium Malate Different From Magnesium Oxide?
Although Magnesium Oxide contains a high elemental amount of Magnesium, it is an inorganic mineral that does
not contain carbon molecules, is difficult to absorb, and dissociates more readily in the body, leaving the
mineral exposed and in a less stable state. When the mineral is exposed, it is more likely to bind with other molecules,
forming new compounds and preventing the mineral from getting properly absorbed. Additionally, Magnesium
Oxide can irritate the gut lining and cause digestive problems in some individuals.
Magnesium Malate, on the other hand, is a fully reacted mineral which has high bioavailability,
absorption, and retention, is more stable, and is safe for the gut. Novotech Nutraceuticals
manufactures high quality NovoMin® Magnesium Malate that is created through chelation, a phenomenon
related to a specific form of chemical bonding between an inorganic molecule, such as Magnesium, and
an organic molecule, such as Malic Acid, that can make more than one chemical bond. Since the body
readily absorbs organic molecules, chelating magnesium with malic acid facilitates absorption across
the intestinal wall.
What are the Benefits of Magnesium Malate?
- Supports Energy Production and Increases ATP Production
Supports Energy Production and Increases ATP Production: Malic Acid is an organic molecule
commonly found in many fruits such as apricots and blueberries. Present in most human cells, Malic Acid
is an intermediate in the Krebs Cycle (also known as the citric acid cycle), an important process
that generates energy in the form of ATP . In addition, magnesium is an essential mineral requried for several
hundred processes and to produce energy at the cellular level.
- May Provide Aluminum Detoxing
Aluminum Aluminum is a potentially hazardous compound that can be found in the air, food, and water.
Linked to several neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Aluminum has been shown to
negatively affect the neural tissue in the brain. Aluminum and Magnesium are both metals that can
bond with organic natural acid compounds like citric acid and malic acid. When natural acids are consumed,
the amount of aluminum in the body decreases because the aluminum gets neutralized. As a result,
Magnesium Malate can help detox the body of potentially harmful aluminum.
- Promotes Bowel Movement
Magnesium Malate can help promote bowel movement and act as a laxative by drawing water into the intestines
and stimulating food movement. Additionally, it can help soften stool and increase the ease
in which it moves through the intestines. As a result, Magnesium Malate can help prevent the
likelihood for constipation while naturally detoxing the body.
- May Help Treat Depression and Anxiety
Since the early 1900s, Magnesium has been used to treat depression. Over the years, research has
shown that many individuals experienced better mood and less anxiety when the proper amount of
Magnesium is consumed. The main reason as to why Magnesium may help treat depression and anxiety is
because it helps improve brain function and plays an important role in the proper function of
In a study with 126 individuals with mild-moderate depression, half of them took magnesium supplements
for 6 weeks straight, whereas the other half did not take any. After the 1.5 month period, depression
symptoms improved for those who supplemented with magnesium. 
- Enhances Exericse Performance and Promotes Muscle Recovery
As a major mineral, Magnesium Malate plays an essential role in enhancing exercise performance and promoting
muscle recovery. Not only does Magnesium Malate increase energy production, but it also helps clear lactic acid
buildup in the muscles after exercising.
One study found that rats that took Magnesium swam longer than rats in the control group that did not consume
any Magnesium. Another study concluded that rats that supplemented with Magnesium had increased glucose
availability and decreased lactic acid buildup in the muscles, while resulting in increased exercise
Athletes or individuals who exercise frequently may expect higher loss of Magnesium while working out because
of the strenuous physical demands. This in turn, may result in higher risk for muscle damage.  One
study included a group of cyclists who participated in a 21 day cycling race. Half of them consumed
Magnesium, whereas the other half did not consume any. After the 3 week cycling competition,
researchers found that the group that supplemented with Magnesium had slightly less muscle damage than
the group that did not take Magnesium.
- May Help Reduce Chronic Pain
Magnesium Malate may help reduce symptoms of chronic pain, especially fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia
is a musculoskeletal condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body. It is commonly
accompanied by fatigue, lack of energy, and occasional mood swings.
Several studies have found that individuals suffering from fibromyalgia typically had
low energy levels due to decreased levels of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Both Magnesium and Malic acid
are key molecules that help increase ATP production.  In a study with 80 women, they found that those
that consistently took Magnesium for 8 weeks reported less overall pain and tenderness compared to
the control group. 
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