Super Nutrition for Father’s Day

June 12, 2015
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

Why Magnesium is the Go-To Mineral for the Men in Our Life.

When it comes to keeping dad healthy, Magnesium truly covers all the bases. It can help keep the male heart as healthy as possible, protect against environmental stressors, slow down the aging process, ward off prostate woes, and aid in restful sleep.

It is simply good preventative medicine for all the men in your life—and especially for Dad.

Help for the Heart

For men who are overworked and stressed out, supplementing with magnesium is an easy way to reduce stress on the heart since it lowers high blood pressure.  Magnesium taurinate is one of the best forms for heart health. Taurine is an amino acid that supports healthy heart function and treats arrhythmias. Studies and experts agree that taking magnesium reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. So much so that many surgeons use magnesium supplements for bypass surgery.  One study indicated that merely 100 mg of magnesium a day can decrease your risk of stroke by nearly 10%!

Deterrence for Diabetes
Magnesium supplements can also be a preventative measure for anyone at risk of diabetes whether it be from obesity, inactivity or family history. Studies show that diets with higher amounts of magnesium support a significantly lower risk of developing the disease.  If you already have diabetes, you tend to lose magnesium quicker, and the deficiency may actually impair insulin. Magnesium plays such a vital role here that the American Diabetes Association suggests increased magnesium consumption for all groups regardless of activity levels, body weight or blood sugar levels.

Prevention for Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men; about 1 in 38 die from this disease. As men age, eating lots of red meat and dairy products put them at even higher risk. Several studies have found that higher levels of magnesium within the body lower the risk of prostate cancer. In fact, trials dating back to 1930 show positive results with magnesium as a treatment for enlarged prostate and other related concerns.

A Boost for Athletic Performance
Since magnesium enhances the availability of glucose in the blood, muscle and brain, it shouldn’t be surprising that magnesium is linked to athletic performance—specifically magnesium orotate and malate. Magnesium malate focuses on relaxing muscles which also makes it ideal for individuals with fibromyalgia. Since magnesium is excreted through sweating, following an intense workout may be an ideal time to take a supplement.

Ready to Mag-Up?

Conventional magnesium supplements like magnesium citrate and oxide remain effective as a laxative, but there are better forms that can offer a wider range of results with optimum absorption into your body. Magnesium taurinate and magnesium glycinate are a great combination for supporting your heart and relaxing your mind, while malate and orotate are ideal for muscle performance. It is also essential to take vitamin B6 along with your magnesium supplement to improve the absorption and assimilation of the mineral into your system.

Mag-Key is the ideal full spectrum magnesium supplement for men. It’s designed to deliver all four of the essential magnesium cofactors you are most likely missing including:

Magnesium Glycinate: For Your Mind

  • Controls anxiety, irritability, insomnia, concentration, and hysteria
  • Minimizes laxative effects and is the least likely form to induce diarrhea
  • Corrects long term deficiencies
  • Reduces numbness and crying
  • Increases mental calmness and relaxation

Magnesium Malate: For Your Muscle

  • Treats fibromyalgia
  • Treats Calms muscle fatigue
  • Manages PMS and headaches
  • Supports digestion (so take with meals)
  • Increases energy production

Magnesium Taurinate: For Your Heart

  • Supports healthy heart function
  • Prevents migraines
  • Suppresses heart palpitations and arrythmias

Magnesium Orotate: For Your Body

  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Boosts DNA formation and heart repair and function

This targeted delivery system focuses broadly on your body, and more specifically on your mind, and muscles—especially your heart. Studies show that men may need anywhere from 400 to 1000 mg of magnesium staggered throughout the day for head-to-toe health.

For An Extra Dose of Prevention…

Finally, as an extra preventative measure, an iron-free daily multiple is absolutely essential for males of all ages, but especially for those over 40.

Excessive amounts of iron—which can be measured by a ferritin blood test—have been linked to cardiovascular disease, arthritis, accelerated aging and iron overload.

For years, an iron-free male multi was nearly impossible to find on the market which lead to my formulation of UNI KEY’s Male Multiple.

The Male Multiple is not only iron-free, but contains the highest amounts of B vitamins including 100 mg of B6, 1000 mcg of B12 and 800 mcg of folic acid so helpful in keeping homocysteine levels low—another cardio risk factor that can come into play.

In addition, this comprehensive multi is uniquely designed to meet a man’s special needs and includes saw palmetto and lycopene for extra prostate protection, plant enzymes to support healthy digestion and a resveratrol blend for anti-aging.

With Father’s Day just around the corner, isn’t it time you got serious about protecting, healing and supercharging your man’s body?



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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

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  1. Philippa

    What about magnesium that can cross the brain barrier?

  2. Mary E.

    What an interesting blog! I always learn so much from your information Ann Louise. I love the Mag-Key that you have formulated. Last night I gave some to my husband because he had strained his leg muscle. The pain started to decrease immediately. It works when he has muscle cramps too.



  4. Lynda

    Can women take this?

    • Team ALG

      Yes Lynda, magnesium has incredible benefits for women, too!


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