Magnesium’s benefits for enzyme activity, cardiac function, and energy metabolism are far reaching. As a required cofactor in more than 300 enzymes, magnesium plays a fundamental role in numerous cellular functions including energy production, skeletal and cardiac muscle excitability, neurochemical transmission, bone formation, insulin secretion, normal intracellular calcium, sodium and potassium levels, and the synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Albion® amino acid chelate (magnesium bisglycinate chelate) is a highly absorbable and unusually well-tolerated form of magnesium. One of the prevalent pathways for magnesium absorption is via its formation of amino acid chelates which pass readily through the intestinal epithelium. Its low molecular weight and size allows it to be readily absorbed without dissociation and binding to a carrier. Unlike many forms of magnesium that commonly cause digestive disturbances including diarrhea, Albion® magnesium bisglycinate chelate rarely causes adverse side effects. Albion’s unique manufacturing process produces a true chelate in which the mineral and amino acid form a unique three-dimensional structure which protects the mineral compound from unwanted interactions during digestion yielding a highly bioavailable, natural absorptive form of magnesium.