Magnesium Glycinate

What are the best and worst types of magnesium?

Magnesium citrate *Absorbs easily 

This can potentially be good for: • Nocturnal leg cramps  • Constipation  • Preventing headaches 

Magnesium glycinate *Absorbs easily * No laxative effects 

This can potentially be good for: • Promoting a sense of calm • Supporting sleep • Reducing anxiety  • Reducing inflammation  • Supporting the blood sugars

Magnesium threonate  *Best for the brain

This can potentially be good for: • Improving cognitive function  • Preventing the loss of synapses (in animal studies) 

Magnesium orotate  *Good for top athletes 

This can potentially be good for: • Improving energy  • Supporting the mitochondria 

Magnesium taurate 

This can potentially be good for: • Supporting the blood sugars • Supporting blood pressure (in animal studies)

Magnesium malate  * Laxative effect is small to none 

This can potentially be good for: • Fibromyalgia  • Chronic fatigue syndrome 

You may want to avoid these versions of magnesium: • Magnesium sulfate • Magnesium carbonate  • Magnesium oxide  • Magnesium hydroxide 



Last updated: Jan 16, 2024 02:29 AM