Magnesium: Most Overlooked Mineral for Improving Health – Part 6

Magnesium: Most Overlooked Mineral for Improving Health - Part 6

Brands of Magnesium I Recommend

Recommended Magnesium Glycinate Supplements:

Other Recommendations:

Recommended Magnesium Malate Supplements:

Other Recommendations:

Recommended Magnesium Citrate Supplements:

Other Recommendations:

Recommended Magnesium Gluconate Supplement:

Recommended Magnesium Chloride Supplement:

Recommended Magnesium Peroxide Supplement:

  • New Earth Oxy-C Magnesium Peroxide

Recommended Magnesium Ascorbate Supplements:

Recommended Magnesium Orotate Supplement

Recommended Magnesium Taurate Supplement:

Recommended Dermal Magnesium:

Other Recommendation:

Recommended Magnesium Sulfate:

Recommended Magnesium 2AEP Supplement:

Recommended Magnesium Arginate Supplement:

  • Advanced Research Magnesium Arginate with Aspartate (It’s the only Magnesium Arginate I can find, but it does have Magnesium Aspartate in the supplement, so use the supplement sparingly)

Recommended Magnesium Lysinate Supplement:

Recommended Magnesium L-Threonate Supplements:

Other Recommendation:

Recommended Magnesium “Blend” Supplements:

Other Recommendation:

Recommended Magnesium Supplement for Athletes:

  1. Just out of curiosity, I’m currently supplementing with mag citrate at bedtime approx 2500mg.I’m about 175lbs and losing weight. I haven’t done the math yet based on your guidelines, but long and short of it, I tend to awake with some righteous disasterpants looming and need to make a b-line to the throne to avert it. I’m considering modifying the mag I’m using and I’m wondering whether it would be beneficial to use all of the mags on your recommended list together (reducing the more toilet time ones, naturally), modifying for dosage, naturally. Or would it be detrimental?

    • If you are taking 2,500 mg of elemental magnesium from magnesium citrate that is a lot, but I do not think that is what you mean, haha. I suggest stitching to magnesium glycinate and see if it reduces it. I would take 200 mg of elemental magnesium from glycinate for every 50 pounds of body weight. OF course ask your doctor.

  2. Hello John,

    Would you recommend this over Pure Encapsulations Magnesium Glycinate?

    Magnesium Bisglycinate POWDER

    Thanks! Tomaso

  3. Hi
    My brother is diagnosed with h pilori and he chooses herbal med for now, is it important to take magnesium glycinate now? or any magnesium will do the job?
    is magnesium oil better?
    thanks a lot

    • It all depends if he can absorb magnesium from taking it orally in the form of magnesium glycinate without it causing him digestive issues. If he cannot, magnesium oil can be used with less digestive side effects.

  4. Previously on Bulletprof forum you mentioned you mentioned /other recomendations: Douglas Labs Magneisum Glycinate. I´ve used it for a couple of months with good results. Do you not recomended it anymore?

  5. I have mercury fillings… which type of mag will not chelate mercury?

  6. KAL Magnesium Glycinate 400 MG is not on your recommendation list, do you have any issue with it?

  7. John,

    I can’t tell you how great I feel taking the Magnesium Glycinate.. I have AFib and its working wonders. I sleep better, feel calmer, and overall doing great on only 200mg of KAL MG per day taken at night. I had palpitations which are almost gone, so I was thinking of taking the full 400mg, but…

    The only side effect I am having is a little constipation. I see you recommend Taurate for heart health anyway. Should I switch? Since the MG has been working so well, I am wondering if I should stick with it and add something to my diet to help before trying the MT. or should I mix in citrate? or use the blend Ultra-Mag?


    Thanks for all the great insight into Magnesium!

    Funny I did not know that chocolate cravings are related to Magnesium deficiency, those are subsiding too!


    • It all depends on how much you weigh. If you weigh more that 150 pounds you can get away with 400 mg of magnesium citrate during the day and 400 mg of magnesium glycinate at night. It might help with loosening your stools. If you eat meat, you get enough taurine in your diet. In addition, squat when you are using the toilet to help relieve constipation.

  8. Is tablet form okay? Doctors Best glycinate and Source Naturals malate are in big tablet form.

  9. I thought Magtech was your favorite. Has something changed?

    • It is my favorite I help design the product formulation. The only issue with Magtech is that it cannot be used to supplement all the average supplemental requirement of daily magnesium because l-threonate at very high doses may cause headaches and because of cost.

      • Sorry, I’m a little confused. So for the average person who just wants a better sleep, more relaxed muscles, and comfortable magnesium levels you would NOT recommend Magtech, which is more focused on the threonate — correct?
        In which case, what would be your favorite?

        • MagTech is fine but to reach the doses needed to correct magnesium imbalance which is 200 – 400 mg per 50 pounds of body weight it would cost to much to supplement with. You can take Magtech and supplement the rest with another magnesium like magnesium glycinate before bed to make up the difference.

          • Thanks for your help. Much appreciated.

  10. Does calcium interfere with the absorption of magnesium?

  11. I take magnesium malate for muscle pain. I have constipation lately. Can I take magnesium citrate as well as the malate? Do I have to reduce the magnesium malate while I use the mag citrate?

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