• Chronic fatigue
• Muscle function
• Mineral supplement
What Is It?
Aspartate or aspartic acid is a naturally-occurring amino acid with moderate excitatory neurotransmitter activity. Alongside magnesium, it also plays a role in the production of ATP, the body's energy source. Potassium is an essential electrolyte involved in both electrical and cellular functions that assist in the regulation of the body's acid-base balance and the proper functioning of nerve cells, which is essential for the transmission of neurochemical messages. Magnesium and potassium are known to cooperate in the body, with magnesium enhancing the cellular transport of potassium.
What Does It Do?Primary Uses: Studies with this combination have involved over 3000 human subjects, and 65 to 91% of chronic fatigue sufferers taking fully-reacted magnesium and potassium aspartates (500 mg of each, twice daily) experienced clear-cut alleviation of their symptoms within 5 to 10 days. The term "chronic fatigue syndrome" is an increasingly common condition characterized by soul-draining exhaustion, poor stamina, flu-like symptoms, unrefreshing sleep, concentration and short-term memory problems. Potassium deficiency results in symptoms very similar to aspects of chronic fatigue, featuring muscular weakness, low mood, fatigue, and malaise.Secondary Uses: Magnesium and potassium are important electrolytes, and several studies have examined the effects of magnesium and potassium aspartates on sports performance.
Who Should Take It?
Chronic fatigue sufferers may benefit from the support of true magnesium and potassium aspartates. Overreached or overtrained athletes may also benefit from supplementation.
Take 2 capsules daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Formica PE. The housewife syndrome. Treatment with the potassium and magnesium salts of aspartic acid. Curr Ther Res Clin Exp. 1962 Mar; 4: 98-106.
Hicks JT. Treatment of fatigue in general practice: a double blind study. Clin Med. 1964 Jan; 71(1): 85-90.
Nagle FJ, Balke B, Ganslen RV, Davis AW. The mitigation of physical fatigue with “
. FAA Office of Aviation Medicine Reports. Rep Civ Aeromed Res Inst US. 1963 Jul;26:1-10.
Shaw DL, Chesney MA, Agersborg HP. Management of fatigue: a physiologic approach. Am J Med Sci. 1962 Jun; 243: 758-69.
Disclaimer: This content is subject to change. The information is intended to inform and educate; it does not replace the medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional. www.nhpassist.com © 2014 NDAssist Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.