Magnesium aspartate, the chelated magnesium salt of aspartic acid, it is a mineral supplement.
Magnesium is a mineral essential for blood pressure and blood sugar regulation, muscle and nerve function, and the construction of protein, bone and DNA.
Magnesium supplements are sold in a number of preparations. Of these, magnesium aspartate is among the most bioavailable, or readily absorbed by the body, the Office of Dietary Supplements reports. When you look at the nutrition facts label on a bottle of magnesium aspartate, note that the label reports the amount of elemental magnesium.
Based on dietary surveys, the Office of Dietary Supplements reports that Americans fail to consume adequate quantities of magnesium. A magnesium aspartate supplement may help you meet your recommended dietary allowance of 400 milligrams for men and 310 milligrams for women per day.
Magnesium is found in a variety of foods including nuts, seeds, legumes, leafy greens, dairy products and fortified foods. Bran cereal is a particularly good source of magnesium, with around 93 milligrams per 1/2- cup serving. Brown rice is another option, with 86 milligrams per cup.
People with kidney problems are more likely to experience an overdose of magnesium. Symptoms of toxic magnesium levels can range from upset stomach and diarrhea, to more serious symptoms of vomiting, confusion, slowed heart rate and dangerously low blood pressure. Severe magnesium overdoses can lead to problems breathing, coma, irregular heartbeat and even death.
Magnesium supplements can interact with several drugs. Taking magnesium too close to a dose of some antibiotics, including ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin, may interfere with how the body absorbs the medicine. Similarly, magnesium can interfere with some osteoporosis drugs if the doses are taken too close together. Magnesium can also interfere with some thyroid medications. Magnesium can worsen side effects of some blood pressure medications, and increase the potency of some diabetes medicines.
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_aspartate