The Best Forms of Magnesium for Supplements: A Comprehensive Guide

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The Best Forms of Magnesium for Supplements: A Comprehensive Guide

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

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

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

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 Acetate
Magnesium L-Ascorbate
Magnesium Bisglycinate/Magnesium Glycinate
Magnesium Carbonate
Magnesium Chloride
Magnesium Salts of Citric Acid/Magnesium Citrate
Magnesium Gluconate
Magnesium Glycerophosphate
Magnesium Salts of Orthophosphoric Acid
Magnesium Lactate
Magnesium Lysinate
Magnesium Hydroxide
Magnesium Malate
Magnesium Oxide
Magnesium L-Pidolate
Magnesium Potassium Citrate
Magnesium Pyruvate
Magnesium Succinate
Magnesium Sulfate
Magnesium Taurate
Magnesium Acetyl Taurate

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