PurePharma M3 - Essential Minerals

Magnesium is conditionally essential to our existence; it has a major influence on around 325 enzymatic reactions within the body, around 80% of all enzymatic reactions regulating virtually every bodily process/activity. Magnesium plays a fundamental role in many cellular reactions where food is broken down (catabolized) and new products formed, such as carbohydrate metabolism, fat oxidation, protein synthesis, ATP synthesis and the second messenger system. Magnesium also plays a fundamental role in neuromuscular, cardiovascular, immune and hormonal function.


By using only the most absorbable and organic forms of Magnesium and Zinc combined with a proprietary absorption enhancer (Vitamin B6 and Malic Acid), we have created a product without compromise, designed for restoring and replenishing depleted intercellular magnesium and zinc levels, thus improving athletic performance. Basically PurePharma M3 is a much more potent and healthy version of the better-known standard ZMA product.


What is Magnesium and Zinc?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total magnesium is found in the bones. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant.

Zinc is one of the 24 classical micro-nutrients needed for survival. It can be found in various meat, egg, and legume products and is especially high in oysters. Zinc is known as an aphrodisiac and Testosterone Booster, although the former is anecdotal and the latter only applies to the deficient.

How much Magnesium / Zinc do I need daily?

The RDI (Recommended Dietary Intake) for magnesium is 420 mg/day for men and 320 mg/day for women.

Dr. Seeling, an internationally recognized magnesium specialist, recommends that athletes in training obtain at least 6-10mg/kg/day of magnesium to help replace the losses from exertion, sweating and stress.

Some experts even suggest that athletes competing in high-intensity sports have a 10 – 15% increased requirement for magnesium.

For a 190lb (approx. 86kg) man: 510-855mg/day
For a 150lb woman (approx. 68kg): 408-680mg/day

Where can I find Magnesium in my natural diet?

Green vegetables such as spinach are generally good sources of magnesium because the center of the chlorophyll molecule (which is what gives green vegetables their color) contains magnesium. Some legumes (beans and peas), nuts and seeds, and whole, unrefined grains are also good sources of magnesium.

Refined grains are generally low in magnesium. When white flour is refined and processed, the magnesium-rich germ and bran is removed. Bread made from whole grain wheat flour provides more magnesium than bread made from white refined flour. People are becoming more deficient in magnesium because our diet contains less magnesium. Vegetables and fruit absorb magnesium from the soil, but due to over farming the natural volume of magnesium has been significantly lowered. Depleted soil of minerals we need prevents the adequate amounts available from our food; an example is the amount of magnesium in potatoes and carrots, which have declined 75% from 1940 to 2000.

Are there any forms of Magnesium should I avoid?

Avoid magnesium glutamate; it breaks down into the neurotransmitter glutamic acid, which without being bound to other amino acids is neurotoxic.

Avoid magnesium aspartate; it breaks down into the neurotransmitter aspartic acid, which without being bound to other amino acids is neurotoxic.

Besides these two forms, it’s best to avoid Magnesium Oxide because of the very low bioavailability.

How should I best take my M3 supplement?

Minerals are generally known to have an antagonistic effect when it comes to absorption. Thus high intake of any of the following minerals could potentially reduce magnesium bioavailability:

- Calcium
- Phosphorous
- Iron
- Copper
- Manganese
- Phytic acid (in grains & wholegrains)
- Alcohol

So try not to take your M3 supplement with any dairy products. We recommend that you take your M3 half an hour before bedtime for optimal absorption.

Why use PurePharma M3?

  • Essential mineral for normal muscle function
  • Each batch is quality assured
  • Optimal absorption using vitamin B6 and malic acid
  • Optimized recovery after training and minimization of soreness
  • 300mg magnesium per serving (from Taurate and glycinate)
  • 15mg zinc for optimal hormonal support
  • The preferred choice of athletes