WHAT FORM OF MAGNESIUM IS BEST:
The most common question I’m asked about magnesium is “What form of magnesium should I be taking?” In other words,
What type or form of magnesium is best? Which form of magnesium is best absorbed? Which is most bioavailable?
I always answer:
“The research, which I’ve been studying since 1985, tells me over and over that it’s not the form of magnesium that’s important but the dose. Meta-analysis studies gathering several clinical trials of magnesium for certain conditions, like high blood pressure, show us that the form of magnesium is not what really matters – what really matters is the daily dose of magnesium given.
How much elemental magnesium is in your daily oral supplement?
250 – 500 mg per day if you are very healthy and have a really good diet that is high in micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) including magnesium
600 – 800 mg per day if you are showing any signs of a magnesium deficit: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high fasting blood glucose, or if you have none of these but engage regularly in vigorous exercise
800+ mg per day plus transdermal magnesium daily if you have a chronic condition that is magnesium related: afib, mitral valve prolapse, osteoporosis, copd, depression, cardiovascular disease, or are healing from an operation, illness or have had a recent trauma.
IN all cases, if your GI tract is not comfortable with the high levels of oral magnesium, give a transdermal magnesium a try. Getting a whole-body massage with Magnify magnesium cream mixed with cocoanut oil or other massage lotion can really do wonders for someone with a magnesium deficit.
Getting a whole-body massage with Magnify magnesium cream mixed with cocoanut oil or other massage lotion can really do wonders for someone with a magnesium deficit.