WomenSense Fibro Sense
MALIC ACID WITH MAGNESIUM
FibroSense is a natural source of magnesium and malic acid designed to support healthy muscle function and energy metabolism in women with fibromyalgia. This non-GMO and gluten-free formula addresses soreness and fatigue in working muscles by helping to maintain normal electrolyte balance and supporting the body’s ability to metabolize nutrients.
- Helps maintain proper muscle function, including the heart muscle
- Source of minerals to support biological functions for the maintenance of good health
- Helps in energy metabolism, tissue formation, and normal growth and development
- Contributes to the development and maintenance of bones and teeth
- Assists in maintaining normal electrolyte balance
- Supports the body’s ability to metabolize nutrients
Each vegetarian capsule contains:
Magnesium (bisglycinate, oxide) .....................................................83.333 mg
L-malic acid.......................................................................................400 mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Glycine, vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum, purified water), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), silica.
Recommended adult dose: 1–3 capsules daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Approximately 3% of Canadians are affected by fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain throughout the body, extreme fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Women are at a significantly greater risk of fibromyalgia, with four to nine times the rate than men. The chronic pain and fatigue that come with fibromyalgia can have a significant impact on quality of life and in many cases can make it difficult to maintain a regular job.
Magnesium and malic acid are naturally derived alternatives to standard fibromyalgia therapies. They play important nutritional roles in numerous physiological functions and are both involved in the intracellular production of the body’s energy source adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Although some malic acid is produced by the body, it can also be obtained through the diet from fruit, such as apples, cranberries, and cherries.
Fibromyalgia patients are commonly deficient in magnesium, making it a pertinent mineral for helping manage symptoms. The body needs magnesium for healthy muscle contraction and relaxation, building muscle mass, energy production, the development of bones, teeth, fats, proteins, and enzymes, and heart health. As an electrolyte, it has a vital role in regulating the flow of calcium and potassium in and out of cells.
Because of magnesium’s role in muscle formation, deficiency can negatively impact physical performance and strength. It is a significant dietary component for counteracting muscle deterioration in older age. A cross-sectional study reported that women who maintain healthy magnesium levels have increased skeletal muscle mass and leg power. Furthermore, a randomized, placebo-controlled study found that elderly women who took 300 mg of bioavailable magnesium per day for 12 weeks significantly improved their physical abilities, such as walking speed, chair stands, and balance.
Low magnesium levels can also negatively impact communication between the neurons and muscle fibres that control muscle contractions. This can lead to muscle cramps. A double-blind, placebo controlled trial found that pregnant women who took 300 mg of magnesium bisglycinate per day for four weeks experienced fewer and significantly less intense leg cramps.
In cases where fibromyalgia patients have suffered a breakdown in muscle protein, supplementation with magnesium and malic acid has shown promise in supporting healthy tissue formation. A placebo controlled study found that female fibromyalgia patients who took 1200–2400 mg of malic acid and 300–600 mg of magnesium for eight weeks experienced significantly less pain in soft tissue, such as their muscle tissue. Some women also reported a decrease in pain within just 48 hours of supplementation.
In addition, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that after six months, fibromyalgia patients who took 200 mg of malic acid and 50 mg of magnesium up to six times per day experienced significant reductions in pain and tenderness.
Preliminary studies on magnesium supplementation also indicate its importance in reducing and nervous tension. It has also been shown to reduce pre-menstrual tension compared to placebo, making magnesium a promising nutrient for further women’s needs.