Magnesium is the 4th most plentiful mineral in the body and necessary for healthy organs. In particular, the health of the heart, muscles and kidneys are affected by low magnesium levels. Magnesium aids in regulating many mineral and vitamin levels such as: potassium, Vitamin D, zinc, calcium and copper. It also assisits in energy production.
But....which type to take? Some forms of magnesium are: Citrate, gluconate, glycinate and aspartate, oxide, lactate , sulfate and hydroxide. Perhaps I can be of help by defiining what they are used for in general.
Mg (Magnesium) malate is the most absorable and effective while Mg oxide has the lowest absorption and therefore in high amounts relieves constipation. Mg citrate has a high rating for absorption and acts as a mineral transporter to enhance absorption across the intestinal barrier. Mg gluconate and lactate are used most often to corrrect a Mg deficiency and are easily absorbed. Mg hydroxide is most often used as an antacid or as a laxative and mg sulfate is most commonly used in mutivitamins.
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