Pure Lab Vitamins’ Magnesium Glycinate has been developed in the compounding lab of a community pharmacy in Ottawa, On.
It was clear to us early on that Magnesium plays an important role in the alleviation of chronic pain, muscle pain, spasms and general relaxation.
In the very beginning we used Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate), Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Citrate to treat muscle pain and spasms, but diarrhea as a side effect was always a problem. Research on the NMDA receptors of chronic pain neurons brought our attention towards L-Glycine, an inhibitory (calming) neurotransmitter itself.
And from day one, when we compounded the first batch of Magnesium Glycinate, the patient feed back was overwhelming. Not only were patients able to tolerate much higher doses of magnesium without getting loose stools/diarrhea, but more importantly, these patients reported almost immediate improvement of their muscular issues. Pain levels dropped, flexibility increased, strength increased. Most patients reported to have more energy, which they explained with better and deeper sleep.
Magnesium bound to the smallest of the 20 amino acids, L-Glycine, can be considered hydrophilic (water soluble) and hydrophobic (fat soluble), due to glycinate’s single hydrogen atom side chain and overall small molecular size. This amphi-philicity is the reason for Mg-glycinate’s high absorbability and fantastic deep tissue availability.
We dug deeper and found it extremely helpful in other magnesium deficiency related conditions like Migraines, Restless Leg Syndrome, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Insomnia, Chronic Constipation and even mild Anxiety Disorders.
It should not be overlooked as an aid in Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease and Hypertension, Raynaud’s Syndrome, Asthma, Cystitis, Depression and probably many more conditions.
Today, Magnesium Glycinate is produced following the same simple and pure formula and its success speaks for itself. We could not keep up with the demand it generated in the compounding setting, so it is now a NPN licensed, Canadian product, used and recommended by MD’s, ND’s, Chiropracter’s, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and Health Professionals of all kinds.
It is prescribed by physicians at CHEO, the Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario
The Ottawa Hospital - Chronic Pain Clinic recommends it.
It is Gluten Free, certified by R5 Elisa Testing, the most accurate testing method for gluten to date. It is also dairy, soy and yeast free !
Each capsule contains 165 mg of Magnesium and 660mg of L-Glycine.