Your Opinion of the Best Magnesium Formulations

by Stacey
(Los Angeles)

I noticed on your infographic, that you mention the best source of mag, is in the form of ionic magnesium colloidal minerals.

In my own search I read that ionic is better absorbed than colloidal, due to smaller particles.

I also came across a few brands that I wondered if you have heard anything positive about or might have tried yourself, other than the ones you mention on your site?

If you haven't tried, or know anyone who has, how do you think they compare to those you mention, just from what you can read?

There were 8 images I wanted to upload but the system only allowed for 4. The others were, Seeking Health Liposomal magnesium, Good State Ionic Magnesium, & 2 oils, Swanson Magnesium Oil, Magnesium Life magnesium chloride oil,.

The last image Magtein, states this on their website:
Now - Magtein Magnesium L-Threonate is a newer, emerging type of magnesium supplement that appears promising, primarily due to its superior ability to penetrate the mitochondrial membrane, and may be the best magnesium supplement on the market.

Does that mean that other types do not also penetrate the mitochondrial membrane?

Thank you so much for your educated opinion.

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You're overthinking it
by: Kerri Knox, RN, The Immune Queen

Hi Stacey,

You're overthinking this. Just try some magnesium formulations and see what works best for you. Everyone is different and has different body chemistry and different needs.

If you read my infographic, it's just 'general' and I have collodial and ionic in the same general category of 'the general best' magnesium formulations to use, but I did not rate them as one being better than the other. Just that they are 'better' that the ones mentioned.

And you are overthinking this because it's not even necessarily an advantage to have the 'best' absorbed magnesium (although that would actually be angstrom) because some people benefit from the lesser absorbed minerals, for instance, by INDUCING a 'bowel' response and helping people to have bowel movements. I personally use magnesium citrate BECAUSE it's not completely absorbed and I BENEFIT from minerals that are not absorbed.

Also, some people benefit from the substance that the magnesium is chelated in. For instance, magnesium malate (it's chelated with malic acid) is often particularly good for those with fibromyalgia, and magnesium citrate can benefit those who tend to get kidney stones.

So, stop overthinking it. Try a few formulations and see what works best for you. But I'm glad you noticed my infographic!

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