With more and more people enjoying the benefits of magnesium and its body regulating functions, we thought we’d break down different types of the popular mineral and how they help the body.

General benefits of magnesium include:

  • Helping with sleep
  • Reducing headaches
  • Aiding with muscle cramps
  • Strengthening bones
  • Keeping bowel function regular
  • Enhancing cognitive function
  • Calming anxiety
  • Boosting energy

Magnesium can come in many different compounds. Here’s a run down of its most common forms.

Magnesium Bisglycinate (Glycinate) is considered the most bioavailable form of magnesium.The benefits include its abilities to decrease the pH level in the small intestine, further helping to increase the absorption. It is also an amino acid which has been shown to help with sleep quality and is useful for conditions like anxiety, insomnia, chronic stress, and inflammatory conditions. It is very easy on the stomach and entire digestive tract.

Magnesium Citrate is one of the most popular types of magnesium supplements and easily absorbed by your body. It’s mainly used to raise magnesium levels and treat constipation.

Magnesium Chloride is a good option if you’re looking for a general magnesium supplement. This supplement can help replenish if your magnesium levels are low and some end-users use it in a lotion. The lotion can help soothe muscles but there is little to no absorption of the magnesium through the skin. 

Magnesium Oxide is a common form for supplements. This form has relatively lower absorption compared to other forms of magnesium, but can still be useful at higher, meaningful doses seen with targeted supplements. Magnesium Oxide can also be used to help with constipation as it helps pull fluid into the intestines to get things moving. Not only that, it can also be used to reduce stomach acid. 

Magnesium Lactate can be taken as a supplement, it actually shows up more as a food additive ingredient to reduce acidity in food formulations. It is absorbed well by your body and  may be used by individuals with specific medical nutrition therapy who needs large doses of magnesium.

Magnesium Malate is thought to be “easier to digest” than some other forms of magnesium and can help regulate your body. It also has a sour taste and is sometimes added to foods to enhance flavor. Magnesium malate is also sometimes used to help with muscle soreness.

Magnesium Sulfate is better known as Epsom Salt which is often sprinkled into a bath to relieve sore muscles. As a supplement, it’s the ‘most potent form of magnesium to encourage bowel movements.’

If you’re interested in learning more about magnesium, or how you could produce your own magnesium supplement range for customers, please get in touch. We can offer it as a tablet & capsule form, as per the customer requirement.

Our dedicated technical team will be more than happy to help you.