How to Choose the Right Magnesium Supplement

Are you getting enough magnesium? A lot of people don't, and that can lead to all sorts of health problems. If you're looking for a magnesium supplement, it's important to choose the right one.

This type of magnesium contains citric acid and is often used as a mild laxative. Small doses can be used to correct restlessness as well.

Magnesium Citrate

Magnesium glycinate is the type most often recommended for those who are trying to remedy a general magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium oxide is a non-chelated form of magnesium bound to an organic acid or a fatty acid. It has a mild laxative effect.

Magnesium Oxide

Magnesium malate is the type of magnesium that is often recommended for people trying to correct or prevent heart disease.

Magnesium Malate

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Carrie Forrest is the creator of Clean Eating Kitchen, a healthy recipe website. She holds a master's degree in public health.