What is HS Labs Magnesium Zinc B6?
HS Labs Magnesium Zinc B6 is a potent mineral-vitamin complex providing bioavailable magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B6 - three essential micronutrients that play key roles throughout virtually every body system (especially the digestive system, nervous system, and endocrine system).1
Zinc is an essential mineral commonly found as a part of metalloenzymes. It works to fortify the integrity of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, modulate gene expression, protect cell membranes, enhance immune function, support testosterone levels, and a variety of other biological processes.1
In a similar fashion, magnesium is a key mineral and electrolyte in the body, serving as a cofactor for upwards of 300 biological functions that affect things such as:
● Cardiovascular function
● Bone mineralization
● Muscular contraction
● Neurotransmitter balance
● Stress response and mood
● Blood sugar levels
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is a crucial B vitamin for supporting the nervous system as it catalyzes the conversion of L-tryptophan into 5-hydroxytryptophan (which is the precursor to serotonin). Consequently, individuals who lack vitamin B6 tend to be at a greater risk for mood disorders, such as depression and panic attacks.3 Vitamin B6 deficiency is fairly common in alcoholics and those who don’t eat many fruits/greens on a daily basis.
Moreover, current evidence suggests that as few as 30% of the adult population meets the recommended daily intake (RDI) of magnesium.2 Zinc deficiency may be just as prevalent since the typical Western diet often lacks vegetables and nuts/legumes which are generally the best organic sources of both zinc and magnesium.
Not consuming sufficient zinc and/or magnesium can significantly increase the risk of muscular weakness and impairment in motor function, as well as osteoporosis, dehydration, low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, GI complications, and neurodegenerative disease.
As such, supplementing with HS Labs Magnesium Zinc B6 can help you reach the recommended daily intake values of these essential micronutrients.
Benefits of Magnesium Zinc B6 Supplementation
Magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B6 work by supporting a myriad of physiological pathways.
For example, magnesium is necessary for helping your body properly absorb and utilize both calcium and vitamin D3, both which are key for overall wellness and a multitude of physiological processes, particularly bone mineralization, muscle function, and cardiovascular health.4
Furthermore, recent clinical evidence suggests that low magnesium levels in the body are strongly associated with anxiety and panic disorders, presumably via dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis which is responsible for producing stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine.5
In line with these findings, clinical research has shown that supplemental magnesium helps control cortisol levels, thereby promoting calmness, normal circadian rhythms, and healthy mood.6
Zinc, on the other hand, is mostly involved with gut and endocrine function. It is well-documented in scientific research to support GI integrity and intestinal permeability.7 A handful of studies have also shown that zinc supplementation in males supports healthy testosterone levels and sperm counts/fertility.8
Complementary to magnesium and zinc, vitamin B6 appears to play a key role in supporting symptoms of stress and adrenal exhaustion, primarily by assisting the metabolism of L-tryptophan into 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) - which eventually is metabolized into serotonin.9
Contrary to common belief, Vitamin B6 is also a more potent antioxidant than even vitamin C and vitamin E.9
As such, supplementing with Magnesium Zinc B6 helps to:
● Promote healthy muscle function
● Increase bone mineralization
● Support healthy testosterone levels and fertility
● Encourage healthy cardiovascular function
● Reduce stress and improve mood
● Balance blood sugar levels
The HS Labs Quality Difference
This product is made in a GMP-certified facility in Poland using highly bioavailable forms of magnesium (as magnesium lactate and magnesium citrate), zinc (as zinc lactate), and vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl). Ideally, consume 1-3 tablets per day about 30 minutes prior to bedtime.
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2.“Lack Energy? Maybe It's Your Magnesium Level". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
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5.Sartori, S. B., Whittle, N., Hetzenauer, A., & Singewald, N. (2012). Magnesium deficiency induces anxiety and HPA axis dysregulation: modulation by therapeutic drug treatment. Neuropharmacology, 62(1), 304-312.
6.Golf, S. W., Happel, O., Graef, V., & Seim, K. E. (1984). Plasma aldosterone, cortisol and electrolyte concentrations in physical exercise after magnesium supplementation. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 22(11), 717-722.
7.Livingstone, C. (2015). Zinc: physiology, deficiency, and parenteral nutrition. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 30(3), 371-382.
8.Kothari, R. P., & Chaudhari, A. R. (2016). Zinc levels in seminal fluid in infertile males and its relation with serum free testosterone. Journal of clinical and diagnostic research: JCDR, 10(5), CC05.
9.Mooney, S., Leuendorf, J. E., Hendrickson, C., & Hellmann, H. (2009). Vitamin B6: a long known compound of surprising complexity. Molecules, 14(1), 329-351.