Magnesium Glycinate is a pharmaceutical compound that is commonly used as a dietary supplement to address magnesium deficiencies in the body. It is a combination of the essential mineral magnesium and the amino acid glycine. The molecular formula of magnesium glycinate is C4H8MgN2O4, and its molecular weight is 172.41 g/mol.
It is also known by several synonyms, including magnesium bisglycinate, magnesium diglycinate, and magnesium glycine chelate. It is available in different forms, such as tablets, capsules, and powders, and is commonly used to promote bone health, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality. For the past 60 years, WBCIL has undoubtedly been one of the top manufacturers of Magnesium Glycinate in India.
Magnesium glycinate has a high bioavailability, meaning that the body can easily absorb and utilize it. It is also less likely to cause digestive issues compared to other forms of magnesium supplements. Additionally, magnesium glycinate is considered safe for most people, although high doses may cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal issues.
Chemical Formula – Mg(NH2CH2COO)
Molecular Weight – 98.3 g/mol
Internal Code # – MGLNL22
CAS # – 14783-68-7
EC # – 238-852-2
Pharmacopoeial/Non-Pharmacopoeial Reference – IHS
|2.||Solubility||Partially soluble in water.|
|3.||Identification||Positive for Magnesium & Glycine.|
|4.||pH of 1% w/v suspension||7.50 – 10.50|
|5.||Loss on Drying (at 105°C till constant weight)||NMT 5.0% w/w.|
|6.||Arsenic||NMT 3 ppm.|
|7.||Heavy Metals (as Lead)||NMT 10 ppm.|
|8.||Magnesium Content (On Dried Basis)||NLT 22.0% w/w.|
Magnesium Glycinate has several applications due to its unique properties and health benefits. Some of the common applications of Magnesium Glycinate are:
Magnesium Deficiency: Magnesium Glycinate is used to address magnesium deficiencies in the body. It is a highly bioavailable form of magnesium, which means it is easily absorbed and utilized by the body.
Bone Health: Magnesium Glycinate is used to support bone health and prevent osteoporosis. Magnesium is essential for bone formation, and Magnesium Glycinate is a highly absorbable form of magnesium.
Anxiety and Depression: Magnesium Glycinate is used to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms. Magnesium helps regulate neurotransmitters in the brain, which can help improve mood and reduce anxiety.
Insomnia: Magnesium Glycinate is used to improve sleep quality and treat insomnia. Magnesium can help regulate the body’s circadian rhythm, which can help improve sleep quality.
Muscle Function: Magnesium Glycinate is used to support muscle function and prevent muscle cramps. Magnesium is essential for muscle relaxation and contraction.
Cardiovascular Health: Magnesium Glycinate is used to support cardiovascular health and prevent heart disease. Magnesium can help regulate blood pressure and improve blood flow.
Migraines: Magnesium Glycinate is used to prevent and treat migraines. Magnesium can help regulate neurotransmitters in the brain and reduce inflammation, which can help prevent migraines.