Supplements are confusing. Which one do you need and how much now to add to the confusion you have to think about which ‘form’ is right for you. I hope to take a boring topic and make it useful and fun. Did you know there are Nine different types of Magnesium and they’re not all great for you but you need this supplement!
You might say I eat nuts and beans so I don’t need to take a pill. Maybe you eat brown rice, salads, or whole wheat bread too but are you absorbing this co-factor that regulates so many things! Okay so you’re thinking like what Deb?
Why We Need Magnesium
“Magnesium is a co-factor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Taking one of the different types of magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis.”
I guess it’s pretty important. I take it and knowing which kind was best for me took some time so I hope this article helps you. If you’re still lost then come see me as a patient or become a health coaching client by Skype or phone. Both are affordable!
The Quick And Dirty List Of Nine Different Types Of Magnesium
- Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate – the mineral form combined with an amino acid. It’s not your best bet.
- Magnesium Oxide – This is not your right one either. You’ve likely seen this on the shelf it’s magnesia.
- Magnesium Citrate – now we’re getting somewhere. This is the salt of citric acid and it works great for constipation and to prevent kidney stones. Still there may be better ones out there for you.
- Magnesium Orotate this is the best because our bodies can absorb it. All plants and animals use this to create RNA and DNA so it’s important for us humans. It provides us with energy and all the others things we want from this cofactor. It’s hard to find a good quality but I do have it available for my patient.
- Magnesium Lactate is great for digestive issues but should be avoided if you have kidney disease or kidney related problems. It’s the mineral by the way.
- Magnesium Glycinate, Malate & Taurates another three types are the most available. They each act differently and you should check with your alternative practitioner to know which is right for you.
There’s a ton of research for decades now recommending that we take calcium and magnesium together. More recently the ratio has changed. Because we do get some calcium from our diet and rarely get magnesium it’s important that you use a 1 to 1 ratio. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find a supplement made properly.
For a top-notch blend, I recommend a super blend of various types of this vitamin that is inexpensive for the best absorption. My other favorite source of this co-factor contains organic spinach and also available through our office for patients and online health coaching clients. To learn how to become a office patient or virtual client, contact our office. Both these are by professional-medical recommendation and we are happy to assist you with enrolling as a virtual client.