Magnesium: How to Find the Best Type for You

Magnesium: How to Find the Best Type for You

Magnesium is an abundant mineral that’s involved in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. It's involved in energy production, DNA synthesis, muscle contraction, and several other systems.** 

Magnesium is found in foods like leafy green vegetables and legumes. But many families have a hard time meeting their magnesium needs. Whether it’s a lack of time, picky eaters, or budgetary constraints, getting enough magnesium from your food can be difficult. 

That’s why many people look to supplements to support their magnesium levels. But with so many varieties, how do you decide which one meets your specific needs?

Here’s a rundown of four common types of magnesium and what they’re often used for:

Magnesium Citrate

Magnesium citrate is magnesium bound with citric acid. Citric acid is typically found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit. 

It’s considered a good formula for laxatives because, when combined, magnesium and citrate cause the intestines to release water. This can soften the stool, which may help maintain regular bowel movements.** It’s suggested you take it when experiencing irregular bowel movements. 

KAL Magnesium Citrate Gummy is a great option for people who prefer the tasty orange & vanilla chewable. 

Magnesium Malate

Magnesium malate is when magnesium is bound to malic acid. Malic acid is typically found in fruits and wine. 

Some research suggests that magnesium malate is one of the most absorbable types of magnesium, increasing its bioavailability and, possibly, its efficacy. This could make it a great option for people who have typically low levels of magnesium.**

It’s also used to support cellular energy and healthy muscle function. KAL Magnesium Malate is recommended for people with low magnesium levels and for those who lead an active lifestyle.**

Magnesium Taurate

Magnesium taurate is when magnesium is combined with the amino acid taurine. Taurine is naturally found in meat, fish, and dairy products. 

Magnesium taurate benefits include the calming effects magnesium has on the nervous system. In addition, research suggests that taurine helps the heart pump blood effectively throughout the body, improving blood flow and supporting heart health.**

KAL Magnesium Taurate + is recommended for people who want to support their nervous system and cardiovascular health.**

Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium glycinate is when magnesium is combined with the amino acid glycine. It’s found in protein-rich foods like meat, fish, dairy, and legumes. 

Magnesium glycinate offers relaxation support and is thought to soothe your nervous system. It also carries many benefits found in most magnesium types including healthy bone, muscle, and heart health.

At KAL, we understand the value of this magnesium type. So we’re now offering it in new and improved ActivMix powder. These are easy, fast-dissolving, and come in delicious flavors including:

  1. Calming Magnesium Powder Blueberry
  2. Calming Magnesium Powder Cherry
  3. Calming Magnesium Powder Lemon Lime
  4. Mood Magnesium Powder Mandarin

What Magnesium is the Best to Take?

Magnesium is an important mineral involved in hundreds of bodily processes, making it a key player in your family’s health and wellness. Many people who lack the necessary amount of magnesium experience adverse symptoms in their energy levels, bone health, nerve health and many more areas.** 

With a variety of magnesium forms to choose from, you have the power to decide which one meets your family’s needs best. 

*Source: SPINS US Natural Enhanced, Magnesium and Magnesium Citrate Caps, Tabs & Veg Caps, 4 Weeks Ending February 20, 2022 

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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