Magnesium glycinate is highly bioavailable as compared to some other forms of magnesium – oxide, carbonate, sulfate. In addition, it usually does not cause loose bowel movements.*
Dr. Z’s Vitamins – Magnesium glycinate:
Dr. Z’s Vitamins – Magnesium glycinate is of the highest quality. It is made in USA from globally sourced ingredients.
Take 2 capsules twice a day with with meals.
One bottle contains 120 capsules
Why is Magnesium Important?
Magnesium plays an important role in the normal functioning of each and every cell in our body. It is involved in in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. In particular, it is involved in energy and carbohydrate metabolism, insulin secretion, insulin action, muscle contraction and nerve conduction.
Low levels of magnesium are associated with high risk of insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, muscle aches, migraine headaches, Alzheimer’s disease, irritability, anxiety and ADHD.1
According to one study, magnesium supplementation significantly lowers blood pressure in individuals with insulin resistance, prediabetes, or other chronic diseases. 2
In another study, researchers found that higher magnesium intake is associated with a lower risk of stroke, heart failure, diabetes, and overall mortality. 3
Side-effects of Magnesium Supplements:
In general, magnesium supplements are safe in individuals without any kidney disease. However, toxicity can develop in patients with kidney disease. Magnesium supplements can sometimes cause loose stools, indicating a need to reduce dosage or change the type of magnesium supplement.
Various Types Of Magnesium Supplements:
A number of magnesium supplements are available. These include:
- Magnesium glycinate
- Magnesium taurate
- Magnesium chloride
- Magnesium lactate
- Magnesium oxide
- Magnesium citrate
- Magnesium sulfate/ Magnesium hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia)
- Magnesium carbonate
- Magnesium threonate
Magnesium glycinate has the best absorption.
Magnesium taurate is supposed to provide a calming effect on your mind
Magnesium chloride has good absorption, but contains only about 12% of magnesium.
Magnesium citrate and Milk of Magnesia are also stool-softeners.
Magnesium carbonate has antacid properties.
Magnesium threonate is a newer supplement.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.