Forms of magnesium, are you getting the right one?

June 5, 2018

 

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?

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