There are many different forms of magnesium, but below we have listed the ones we consider to be the best.
Magnesium Glycinate/Magnesium Bisglycinate
Magnesium glycinate and magnesium bisglycinate are two different names for the same type of magnesium form. Magnesium glycinate is magnesium bound to the amino acid glycine. Magnesium glycinate is a form that is very well tolerated and has very high bioavailability. This form is often taken to positively affect sleep.
Magnesium malate is magnesium bound to malic acid. Magnesium malate is a form that is very well tolerated and has very high bioavailability. It stays in the blood longer than any other form of magnesium. Magnesium malate also has the highest elemental magnesium of magnesium glycinate, magnesium citrate, and magnesium taurate.
Magnesium citrate is magnesium bound to citric acid. It is a form that is well tolerated and has very high bioavailability and is recommended for people who need to quickly increase their magnesium levels. It has a mild laxative effect.
Magnesium taurate is magnesium bound to the amino acid taurine. Magnesium taurate is a form that is well tolerated and has high bioavailability. Taurine acts as a calming neurotransmitter in the nervous system.
Magnesium L-Threonate and other forms of magnesium
Magnesium L-threonate is not approved in the EU according to EU Commission Regulation No. 1170/2009. It is therefore not allowed to be sold within the EU. Those who sell or import Magnesium L-threonate to the EU are doing so illegally, whether they are private individuals buying from a foreign site or companies importing Magnesium L-threonate. Only the forms of magnesium listed below are allowed in the EU, and you have just read about the forms we consider to be the best.
Magnesium Bisglycinate/Magnesium Glycinate
Magnesium Salts of Citric Acid/Magnesium Citrate
Magnesium Salts of Orthophosphoric Acid
Magnesium Potassium Citrate
Magnesium Acetyl Taurate