The most common question I get in my practice as it relates to supplements is around “which form of Magnesium is best?”
Now, in an ideal world, we are getting all our nutrition from the food we eat & supplementation is not needed. However, the reality is supplementation can be beneficial & sometimes needed.
Some of the top reasons supplementation may be required to fill in the gaps include:
Access to whole foods is limited due to food security issues (which is accessible to both affordable, and whole food based on a number of factors)
Digestive & Intestinal Disorders impact one’s ability to breakdown nutrients
Deficiencies & some Diagnosis impacts absorption and/or nutrients are needed in greater amounts.
Higher amounts of a nutrient are being used with your doctor to address unpleasant symptoms
The nutrition in our food has changed with modern farming practices & soil health from our grandparent’s time.
Now Magnesium is responsible for over 300 metabolic functions in the body!
Magnesium deficiency is also found in many of those with mood disorders & experience chronic fatigue & stress.
We need this mineral & sometimes supplementation is used. Just as there is many uses for Magnesium there are also MANY forms of it with different functions.
Here are a few of the major forms & some of their uses. Magnesium food & supplementation can be a great way to support the Gut-Hormone-Brain Connection.
1. Magnesium Citrate & Bicarbonate
2. Magnesium Lactate
3. Magnesium Glycinate
4. Magnesium Threonate
5. Magnesium Oxide
6. Magnesium Malate/Sulfate/Chloride
7. Magnesium Orotate/Bicarbonate
What is your fav form of Magnesium? Share below I would love to know. Additionally, if you need help in selecting the right Magnesium from your favorite professional brand message me and I can help! I also can set you up with my Fullscript Dispensary account where you can shop ALL the brands you find at your local health store for LESS.
** Not medical advice. Talk to your Doctor or Pharmacist.