- Maintains the activity of nerves and muscles
- Protects the heart from cellular damage
- Provides a correct balance of magnesium, potassium and taurine
Taurine helps support cardiovascular function. Magnesium and potassium are minerals that are factors in the maintenance of good health.
Magnesium and potassium are minerals and electrolytes that have many important functions, including maintaining the activity of nerves and muscles, regulating water retention and acid-base balance. Studies suggest that 50-90% of the population is deficient in magnesium. Deficiencies in potassium can often occur along with a magnesium deficiency since the minerals are closely related in function. Taurine is the most abundant free amino acid within the heart muscle and shares many of the same functions as magnesium, making it an ideal complement to the mineral.
Magnesium, potassium and taurine are essential for healthy cardiovascular function. The heart health benefits of magnesium and potassium are mostly due to their electrolyte effects on cells and nerves, supporting the ability of nerves to transmit signals and the ability of muscles to contract. A deficiency in either magnesium or potassium or both can result in high blood pressure. Study after study has found potassium supplementation effective for lowering blood pressure. Even mild deficiencies in potassium may result in nervous disorders, insomnia, and irregular heartbeat. Nutritional research has been gathered upon taurine's hypotensive activity, membrane stabilization effects and antiarrhythmic activity. In repeated studies, taurine has been shown effective in minimizing the injurious effects caused by a lack of oxygen to the heart tissues.
Mag-K-Taurine is ideal for those looking for a synergistic highly absorbable mineral supplement to correct a magnesium or electrolyte deficiency. Mag-K-Taurine is especially affective in regulating a healthy heart rate and to counterbalance an irregular heartbeat.