We carry many forms of magnesium in the medicinary, and prescribe them for varied conditions including high blood pressure, anxiety, constipation, muscle tension, insomnia, muscle pain, and so much more! I imagine it is hard as a patient to know what form and how much you should be taking. Here is the basic run down:
Magnesium sulfate- most difficult to absorb, best left as used in the bathtub! This is the form of magnesium found in epsom salts, which are a great way to get a little extra magnesium in. I regularly put a cup of epsom salts in my kid's baths.
Magnesium glycinate- often used for anxiety and/ or insomnia. Glycine has additional calming properties.
Magnesium citrate- very common easily absorbable form, a good all around magnesium for general supplementation and high blood pressure.
Magnesium taurate- best for arrhythmias and high blood pressure.
Magnesium malate- best for muscle pain and fibromyalgia.
This is by no means an all inclusive list! What form have you found to be most effective?