Magnesium is probably one of the most used supplements and is very well known as a muscle cramp remedy. This is because it relaxes muscles not only in the arms and legs but also the intestinal and abdominal muscles and more. Magnesium is a very helpful remedy because besides relaxing the muscles it also helps to absorb other electrolytes from foods like potassium, calcium, sodium,…

In this post I want to share with you what kind of magnesium supplements there are, which ones are the best and what are they helpful for.

  • Magnesium Citrate: This is the magnesium supplement which is commonly sold in supermarkets, drug stores and even health-food stores. Unfortunately it not one of the healthiest options because it is made up of citric acid. Citric acid does not come from citrus fruits as we might thing but it is derived from corn and raised on mold. So for people who already have a mold sensitivity this might cause an issue.
  • Magnesium Glycinate: Glycine is an amino acid that soothes the brain. This kind of magnesium have a very good bio-availability ans is well absorbable. It is also beneficial for the liver because it allows an easier blood flow through it and flushes out toxins. Furthermore it relaxes the muscles in the intestinal tract and helps to clean the colon.
  • Magnesium Malate:  This kind of magnesium is combined with malic acid. It is believed to be one of the best absorbable magnesiums. It is beneficial for physical relaxation and the malic acid effectively helps to detox heavy metals. This kind of magnesium is a good choice for athletes to improve their energy.
  • Magnesium L-Threonate: This is a new kind of magnesium which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and brings the magnesium directly to the brain.
  • Magnesium Chloride Spray: This topical form of magnesium is a good remedy for muscle cramps or after workouts but also to bring magnesium right into the cells. It can be beneficial for people who have difficulties of absorbing nutrients from the foods or supplements that they’re taking.

Magnesium is crucial not only for muscle function and recovery but also for bone density and mental acuity.