I'm wondering some things.
What do you think about this product? It looks like a good source of magnesium and malic acid.
Yes, the Source Naturals Magnesium Malate is a good product.
I'm wondering also where are these calories from?
The gums. The FDA with its unlimited stupidity requires that the fibers the body the body cannot digest still have to be counted as carbohydrates and thus the calories listed (4 calories per gram).
Jamie what do you think about malic acid as an aluminum chelator? Can you tell more about aluminum, herbs, minerals etc. and their interactions?
Malic acid will bind aluminum and lead. Silica from plants also bind aluminum and displaces lead. Pectins from fruits and vegetables and algins from seaweeds bind a variety of heavy metals. And phytates from grains have a high affinity for heavy metals and bind them for removal from the body.
"Malic Acid readily crosses the Blood-Brain-Barrier and has been shown to bind to aluminum. It functions in the body by drawing aluminum away from the tubulin enzyme, so that Magnesium can plug into the receptor sites instead. Malic Acid's unique ability to bind with aluminum means it can be flushed out of the body, preventing unwanted build-up. "
The problem is that aluminum has NEVER been proven to cause Alzheimer's. Presence of aluminum does not make it a cause. Calcification is also suspected in Alzheimer's.