From blood pressure to muscle function to mood, magnesium is critical to the health of your brain and body.
Even though magnesium is present in nuts, seeds, whole grains, and green leafy veggies, many people do not consume adequate amounts.
That’s where supplementation comes in.
But here’s the thing. Magnesium supplements come in many different forms, and it can be confusing to figure out which type is best for your needs.
So let’s look at 4 forms of magnesium supplements and the benefits of each:
1️⃣ Magnesium Citrate
Magnesium citrate is one of the most common forms found in supplements. Like all forms of magnesium, it has a calming effect so that it can be nice to take in the evening before bed. This is also the form to choose to support bowel movements when there is a tendency toward constipation.
2️⃣ Magnesium Glycinate
Magnesium glycinate is one example of an amino acid chelated form of magnesium. Others include magnesium bisglycinate and magnesium taurate. These forms are well absorbed and good options when using magnesium to support blood sugar, blood pressure, or bone health. It can also be used to support sound sleep and to relieve anxiety and stress.
3️⃣ Magnesium Threonate
Magnesium threonate has been found to cross the blood-brain barrier to support magnesium levels in the brain. It is most commonly used to support mood, memory, and concentration.
4️⃣ Magnesium Malate
Magnesium malate is a combination of magnesium and malic acid. It is well absorbed and supportive for muscle soreness, aching, tenderness, and pain.
If you read supplement labels, you will likely come across even more forms of magnesium. Some are cheaper than others and some are not as readily absorbed. Quality matters when it comes to supplements!
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