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Supplement Breakdown - Magnesium

Have you ever wanted to start taking magnesium for your health, but did not know where to begin? Then this post is for you... I will break down the common types of magnesium supplementation and give a few of my favorite brands that I have used personally or recommend to my clients/patients.

Magnesium Chloride

This form of magnesium is well absorbed as it is bound to chlorine making it a salt. You can use this to replete (increase) low magnesium levels or to support stomach symptoms like heartburn or constipation. Often you will find this supplement in capsule or tablet form, but can also be applied topically to the body to sore muscles for recovery after a good workout.

Magnesium Citrate

Magnesium form found naturally in citrus fruits. It has a tart, sour taste and is one of the more common supplements found on the shelf. While it can be taken orally to boost your magnesium levels I tend to reserve this form for patients or clients who are suffering from constipation as it has a mild laxative effect.

Magnesium Glycinate

This is probably my most prescribed form of magnesium, because it contains the amino acid glycine, which is needed for protein construction in the body. Glycine alone has benefits to improve sleep and decrease systemic (full-body) inflammation. This can often improve c