Dietary supplement containing magnesium and potassium, two minerals that act synergistically to regulate many cell processes.
Their presence is extremely important in what is defined as the (mineral salts’) “electrolyte balance”.
Magnesium, which properties can be read in the description of Magnesio 3, is an essential mineral and yet its deficiency is quite widespread in Europe, so that the RDA was recently raised to 400mg per day.
Potassium is one of the main trace elements present in the human body and is involved in many biochemical reactions that are essential for life. Its functions have to do with the regulation of energy mechanisms (it boosts muscle glycogen synthesis), protein synthesis and the autonomic nervous system functioning. About 98% of potassium is found inside the cells. This concentration is closely connected with the concentration of sodium, the main mineral in extracellular fluids.
Any unbalance in their relationship in favour of sodium determines the percentage of water retention, which in women is associated with cellulite.
Intracellular potassium deficiencies cause oedema, intracellular damage and hypertension.
In addition, potassium is the main antagonist of calcium, so that reduced levels of this trace element in the tissues cause dangerous intracellular retention of calcium.
In case of potassium deficiencies, the organism has limited energy supplies and increases its fatty reserves.
In the event of diarrhoea or vomiting, or with high-salt diets, use of diuretics and cortisone, there can be a significant loss of potassium with the consequent reduction of arterial blood pressure, skeletal muscle tone, and hypoglycaemia.
Intense physical activity, if practiced in a hot-humid environment and with strong perspiration, also contributes to reducing the concentration of potassium, causing dehydration and hypotension.
MGK is indicated in case of an increased requirement or lack of magnesium and potassium following intense and prolonged muscle effort and heavy perspiration, in case of concentration disturbances and conditions of psycho-physical asthenia, muscle cramps and fatigue, diarrhoea and the premenstrual syndrome.
Take 1 tablet 2-3 times a day, with half a glass of water, preferably on a full stomach throughout the day.