Magnesium Supplements

Here are your options:


1) My favorite (affordable and reliable)

Now Foods, Magnesium Citrate, 120 Vcaps

The capsules are better than tablets, based on my experience, my research and also common sense. They are absorbed faster and are also easier to swallow.



Magnesium caps 400 mg Now 180 caps

Swanson Ultra Albion Chelated Magnesium Glycinate  133 mg 90 Caps

The best choice possibly being this one: Chelated Mag powder: Magnesium Citrate powder (900mg/d)  (1/2tsp 3 times a day; 945mg/d)

iHerb: Now-Foods-Magnesium-Citrate-100-Pure-Powder 8 oz 227g

Magnesium (Mg) – 900 mg/day, in 6 tablets of Magnesium Citramate (Thorne  Research)

Also you can get the more affordable Magnesium Citrate powder from Now foods


Number 1 above is my favorite, here are some comments people who used this product ( wrote:

Magnesium Citrate is produced from the synthesis of Magnesium Carbonate and Citric Acid and is a readily bioavailable source of this key mineral. It plays key roles in the activation of amino acids for protein biosynthesis and is highly concentrated in intracellular fluid and bone.

Since adding this supplement to my schedule I have been resting better and have been very regular with my bowl movments! I take 3 capsuls per day and can really tell a difference for the worse if I don’t take them.

I tried a more expensive Magnesium that came in tablets. I had to take twice as much and it still did not work so I tested it, and it did not dissolve. With the NOW product in capsule form, I cut my dosage in half with great results.

One of my best iherb purchases so far. Really helps to calm me down before going to bed. Also useful in stressful situations. Much better tolerated than the Oxide form.

I actually carry some of these caps around with me in my purse at all times. Magnesium is so helpful if you tend to get leg cramps or twitches. In fact, I carry some of these caps with me at all times, in case my magnesium level gets low, and I feel a leg cramp coming on while I am away from home.

This is one supplement where the effects are almost immediately noticeable. (usually overnight) I take magnesium citrate to help reduce muscle spasms but it also works as a mineral laxative. I’ve tried other brands and other formulas and I prefer this particular Now Foods formula. The capsules are easy to swallow and they don’t upset my stomach.

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Great magnesium for anxiety, and improved sleep Thanks

I take this for extreme muscle pain and tension and it works great. It also works for bowel pain.

I bought this for my mother to help with restless nights and it’s working very well. In addition it seems to have calmed her nervous system.

I take magnesium citrate for migraine prevention and muscle cramps…Now Foods is a brand I trust and iHerb has incredible pricing – especially when bought in quantity like I do. I buy 4 of each item, get a good discount & free shipping (since my orders are high enough), and don’t run out nearly as often as when I was running to the local GNC…oh yeah, have I mentioned I don’t waste a drop of gasoline!!!

After having surgery for a kidney stone in spring 2008, the urologist who operated on me recommended that I take magnesium citrate to prevent more stones from forming. Have been using this supplement and so far no more stones.

I occasionally wake in the night with leg cramps and find that one capsule relieves the cramps in about 6 minutes and I can then get back to sleep.

I need extra magnesium to keep my heart beat regular. I take this mag citrate if I’m having trouble with constipation, and high absorption magnesium if I’m not.

Most of us are deficient in magnesium. I read about magnesium citrate in “The Magnesium Miracle”, by Dr. Carolyn Dean. Magnesium oil is more easily absorbed by the body, but this product is not as messy.

This magnesium is one of the best absorbed and is great if you tend towards constipation.

I trust all NOW Products. I have found them all to be the best. I take the magnesium citrate for my heart paplations. Upon taking it for about a week they have gone away completely. I use to have them upon laying down for sleep at night and now I never have them. Magnesium is excellent for this problem and also we do not get enough magnesium in our diets here in the US any more so taking Magnesium is great for many other functions of the human body. Also, being on a fixed income the prices at Iherb are the best. Thank you IHerb.

Easy on the intestines and feels very absorbable.

I take just one 160mg Magnesium Citrate capsule (don’t want to get the laxative effect) about 1 hr before bed, and wake up next morning with clear mind and a good disposition to start the day. To me this is an indication that the citrate form of magnesium is well absorbed. Good Now Foods product.

Helps both my husband and me to sleep better.

This is the best magnesium supplement I have used. Excellent.

I started taking this in the spring or early summer, to help with calcium absorption. But I’ve since learned that magnesium might help prevent Migraines too. I haven’t had a migraine since May, so I’m optimistically hopeful!!! I don’t dare be without it!

I take these almost daily as magnesium is an essential nutrient. I feel I get the best quality and price with this brand and would recommend to anyone.

Much better to have the Vcaps for absorption, rather than the tablets. It’s an excellent product for balancing out calcium intake. Very happy with the price and quality.

2 Vcaps daily should be enough for everyone. If you take three of these daily your stomach might not like it. Magnesium citrate helps to keep my muscles going. Helps me to sleep much better and relaxed.

Magnesium Citrate made by Now Foods has been a product that I have used for several years. When taken with calcium, it provides the appropriate balance to keep my bones healthy. Now Foods makes Magnesium Citrate in capsule form which is better to digest with food. Good product! Thank you iHerb for keeping the cost reasonable. I will order again when needed. Peggy


Also read: About Magnesium

Edited: 5/31/2011, 10/11/2012

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