Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are debilitating conditions that severely impact quality of life. While they are distinct and separate diagnoses, FMS and CFS have many common and overlapping symptoms including muscle fatigue, pains, stiffness and aching, low mood and generalized fatigue.
Although no single cause for either condition has been identified and the treatment of each condition is challenging and complex, at its core both FMS and CFS are conditions of mitochondrial impairment with low cellular energy. Certain nutrients have been found to positively impact these physiological shortcomings and subsequent symptoms of muscle pain and fatigue. One such nutrient is magnesium.
Magnesium is well-known for its ability to relax muscles and regulate nerve receptors, making it a crucial mineral for conditions such as muscle tension, pain and hypertension. However, on a cellular level, magnesium is needed as a cofactor in the Kreb’s cycle for Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) production. Its ability to generate cellular energy is one of the many reasons why magnesium has been shown to be helpful in individuals with FMS and CFS.
Malate, also known as malic acid, is actually a substrate found in the mitochondria that is used to create ATP. As such, malic acid works synergistically with magnesium to improve energy and reduce pain. In fact, placebo controlled and open-label trials have confirmed that magnesium malate can reduce pain and tenderness in fibromyalgia sufferers. Malic acid is also an effective chelator of aluminum.
Magnesium Malate-Matrix contains a di-magnesium malate compound that provides 180mg of elemental magnesium and minimum 540mg of malic acid per capsule. This makes Magnesium Malate-Matrix one of the most potent and therapeutic magnesium malate products available for your patients.
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