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Which magnesium for what?

MAGNESIUM supplementation can be a game changer!

Symptoms of low magnesium can include:  

Anxiety, weakness, depression, menstrual problems, headaches, irritability, sleep problems, muscle spasms, muscle twitching, leg cramps, restless leg, memory problems, constipation, weight gain, insulin resistance and diabetes, kidney stones, asthma, chronic fatigue, osteoporosis, hypertension, heart disease.


Magnesium is the first mineral to be depleted with STRESS. Most of us do not get enough from the diet either because we have poor dietary intake of our leafy greens which are full of magnesium or we have poor absorption due to underlying gut issues. It can be super helpful to supplement with this important mineral but there are many types of magnesium for different symtpoms.


  • Magnesium citrate: known as a powerful laxative as it helps pull water into the bowel, helping to flush waste out of the body, best used for constipation. 

  • Magnesium Glycinate: known to ease anxiety, enhance sleep, improve memory & boost IQ. Also helps with PMS, cramps, fibrocystic breasts, pain and cravings and is the best option for long term use as it is gentle and well absorbed. 

  • Magnesium Malate: best for those with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia because it helps the body produce energy, this form of magnesium can interfere with sleep and it also promotes regular bowel motility. 

  • Magnesium Taurate: support heart health, especially with high blood pressure, also known to improve exercise performance.

  • Magnesium Oxide: can be used for short term relief of constipation and heartburn but it has low absorption and doesn’t often raise magnesium levels. 

  • Magnesium Sulphate: found in epsom salts when added to bath water ease muscle pain & tension and promote relaxation. Taken internally it has the most powerful laxative effect.

  • Magnesium L-Threonate: This is a newer option formulated to cross the blood brain barrier and can have benefits for brain health reducing risk of memory loss and cognitive decline and shown to improve both. 

  • Magnesium Chloride: applied topically to relieve cramps also soothes anxiety, relieves heartburn and improves sleep. When applied topically magnesium directly enters bloodstream so good for those who don’t absorb nutrients well.  

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