What is Magnesium Oxide?

Magnesium as a chemical element is the ninth most abundant element in the universe and is the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body.

Without Magnesium we could not produce energy; muscles would be in a permanent state of contraction, and levels of cholesterol produced and released into the blood stream could not be regulated. 

Magnesium is necessary for the conversion of food to energy and ensures the parathyroid glands (which produce hormones important for bone health) work normally.


What does Magnesium Oxide do?

Magnesium ions regulate over 300 biochemical reactions in the body through their role as enzyme co-factors. The NRV for Magnesium for adults is 375mg.

Magnesium supplements are available in a variety of forms. 


Magnesium Oxide is often used pharmaceutically as an Antacid and a Laxative. 

It consists of 57% - 60.6% Magnesium bound to Oxide. So, in one capsule of 320mg there is 182-193mg of elemental magnesium. 

However, Magnesium Oxide form is not readily absorbed and it can cause diarrhoea in some people. 

Magnesium Oxide is dependent upon Hydrochloric Acid for absorption. 

With adequate Hydrochloric Acid in the stomach, approximately 43% may be absorbed.



Suggested Adult Use

1 capsule per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.

This product is suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

If you have a medical condition, are taking medication, are pregnant or nursing, always seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before using any food supplement. Discontinue use if any adverse reaction occurs.

Contraindications: Exceeding the NRV of 400mg may cause mild stomach upset in sensitive individuals.

Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. 

Store in a cool, dark place away from pets and children.


Health Leads formula

Each plant source vegetarian capsule contains:

320mg Magnesium Oxide (consists of 57-60.6% Magnesium bound to Oxide)

Organic rice flour

Other ingredients: None


Health Leads Commitment to You

We will never use known harmful additives, hydrogenated oil, trans fats, colourants, sweeteners, or excipients such as magnesium stearate. 

Rarely we may have to use a natural filler but research carefully those we do use, such as organic rice flour. 

These efforts are born of our desire for good quality at the best price.