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Magnesium comes in different forms

Magnesium has over 700 biochemical reactions in the body must not be overlooked. Magnesium is a mineral found in the earth, sea, plants, animals and humans. Due to the declining state of our soil and environment, as well as the standard western diet lacking real food and nutrients, most people are severely low in magnesium levels.

According to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, magnesium deficiency makes you twice as likely to die as other people. Though that sounds alarming, supplementing with magnesium and eating foods rich in the mineral can quickly increase your levels. Magnesium deficiency is linked to thousands of symptoms including migraines, muscle cramps, insomnia, anxiety, autism, ADD, constipation, headaches, menstrual cramps, PMS, palpitations, chronic fatigue, asthma, Kidney stones, obesity and osteoporosis to name just a few.

Here is a breakdown of all the different forms of magnesium and their benefits. Please consult your doctor before changing or beginning a new supplement routine.

Magnesium Chloride: magnesium that includes chloride. This combination detoxes, invigorates Kidney function and metabolism. It can also be applied topically to relieve muscle soreness.

Magnesium citrate: magnesium bound with citric acid. Helps address the typically magnesium-deficient western diet. It is one of the most common used forms of magnesium, helping raise levels in the body. Before taking artificial citric acid please refer to my post on citric acid.

Magnesium glycinate: magnesium and the amino acid glycine. It relaxes and has a good absorption rate that helps sleep, stress, anxiety, pain, nerve pain and leaky gut. This amino acid is used in protein construction and is also found in proteins like meat, fish, and legumes.

Magnesium malate: includes malic acid that naturally occurs in foods like fruit. It energizes by being well-absorbed in the digestion without much of a laxative effect. It is noted to help fibromyalgia, muscle pain and fatigue. Fatigue is an interesting topic in itself as it does not always necessarily mean blood deficiency. Fatigue could also be from stress, CFS, alcohol, for another day.

Magnesium orotate: orotic acid is a natural substance in the body's formation of genetic material and DNA. It is easily absorbed and used for cardiovascular health, especially heart disease.

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