Best Mg Supplement

sample-surveyMagnesium Supplement Checklist

  • Clinically trialed
  • Highly bio-available
  • Single Magnesium ingredient – not mixed nutrients
  • Ability to take Mg dose over extended period of time if required
  • Powder rather than tablet – for optimized absorption
  • Dosage which matches research for efficacy
  • Main Magnesium Ingredient can be found in published literature

Ask your Practitioner for the best possible supplement suited for you.

Not all Magnesium supplements are the same

Sometimes it is not as simple as deciding to take magnesium and going to your Health Food Store and getting a Magnesium supplement. This is definitely an instance when the type of  person you are and the type of deficiency should  to be taken into account. Other factors such as bio-availability of the magnesium supplement are also vital. There does seem to be an optimal dosage window according to research – so the bio availability is important. Magnesium off any shelf may not necessarily be bio-available for you, be clinically proven or be at a dosage level that research has shown to be beneficial. The saying in this instance is certainly true – “Not all supplements are the same.”

What to look for – The ideal Magnesium Supplement

The ideal Magnesium supplement will come as a powder without other nutrients added because getting enough Magnesium is not always possible in a tablet or capsule. The benefits of a Magnesium powder is compounded by its  absorption optimization with delivery options, depending on the type of need or deficiency you have. After all not all digestive systems can take a big dose of magnesium all at once, so you may need to dissolve and sip during the day.

What to look for – Mixed Magnesium supplements – value adding not always the answer

It is not always a good idea to take a mixed compound for your Magnesium supplement. There are certain nutrients that directly compete for absorption with Magnesium and so this “mixing” in of extra nutrients with your magnesium supplement may look like it is giving you extra value – is in fact taking away vital absorption of your Magnesium. So with Magnesium supplementation – many ingredients is definitely not always best, especially if you want the great benefits that Magnesium can offer. Remember dosage is critical!

What to look for – Clinical Evidence

Magnesium supplementation does have a lot of data that is starting to indicate a dosage window if you have a symptom picture. Often, depending upon your type of digestion – capsules or tablets are not going to get close to giving you the bio-availability required to get the dosage just right. So it is recommended to get advice on what type of powder supplement you should take.

There are also types of Magnesium that have actual clinical evidence on the Magnesium powder itself – your practitioner will be aware of these. Sometimes to get a dose that will give relief for symptoms may be accompanied by Gastro -intestinal symptoms at first. Your practitioner can help you with strategies to supplement – especially taking into account your particular type of deficiency or need.

Practitioner advice

Yes it seems like a basic simple nutrient right! So surely it is as simple as going to the supermarket. Not really, there are many types of Magnesium supplements available – they are not all the same. Especially for a nutrient so widespread in deficiency and with such widespread health implications. At the start of a Magnesium supplementation program – please get the advice of a practitioner TRAINED in nutrition. They will have the  ability to guide you on the best way to supplement your Magnesium needs. As you can see from the research Magnesium is vital and could be lifesaving in some instances – so the time you take to get a little advice on the best type of Magnesium and the best way to take it for your particular need is time well spent indeed.