In addition to providing magnesium, magnesium malate also supplies malic acid. Malic acid is found in fruits such as apples, and is also produced in the human body. Malic acid is a metabolite of the Krebs cycle – the metabolic process used to produce 90% of all energy in the cells of the body.
Malic acid readily crosses the Blood-Brain-Barrier (BBB) and has been shown to bind to aluminum. In the brain, aluminum breaks down the structure of neurons, causing them to starve by displacing magnesium from tubulin, a glycoprotein responsible for making microtubules. These tiny pipe-like structures within a neuron provide needed rigidity. They also transport neurotransmitters and nutrients from the nucleus to the far ends of the cell. A chronically low intake of magnesium has been associated with increased levels of toxic aluminum deposits that destroy the microtubules and the cell. Magnesium malate is an excellent chelator that makes magnesium available to neurons.
Malic Acid’s unique ability to bind with aluminum means it can be flushed out of the body, preventing unwanted build-up. Magnesium malate is a good source of magnesium and would be your best choice in depleting unwanted aluminum build-up in the body.
Magnesium Malate can help with the following
Heavy Metal Toxicity
Magnesium malate may be one of the few compounds capable of pulling aluminum from the body over time.
An essential mineral. The chief function of magnesium is to activate certain enzymes, especially those related to carbohydrate metabolism. Another role is to maintain the electrical potential across nerve and muscle membranes. It is essential for proper heartbeat and nerve transmission. Magnesium controls many cellular functions. It is involved in protein formation, DNA production and function and in the storage and release of energy in ATP. Magnesium is closely related to calcium and phosphorus in body function. The average adult body contains approximately one ounce of magnesium. It is the fifth mineral in abundance within the body--behind calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Although about 70 percent of the body's magnesium is contained in the teeth and bones, its most important functions are carried out by the remainder which is present in the cells of the soft tissues and in the fluid surrounding those cells.
Any product (foodstuff, intermediate, waste product) of metabolism.
The chemical processes of living cells in which energy is produced in order to replace and repair tissues and maintain a healthy body. Responsible for the production of energy, biosynthesis of important substances, and degradation of various compounds.
Chemicals in the brain that aid in the transmission of nerve impulses. Various Neurotransmitters are responsible for different functions including controlling mood and muscle movement and inhibiting or causing the sensation of pain.