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Best Forms of Magnesium

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 08:40 AM

Question: Do you recommend specific types of magnesium supplements?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

I prefer magnesium malate or magnesium malate/citrate. Not only do you get excellent absorption of the magnesium and less gastrointestinal irritation, but the malate and citrate forms are metabolic stimulants, meaning they supply your cells with energy. This is especially important for the heart and brain.

Most chelated brands of magnesium bind the magnesium with aspartate, which is an excitatory amino acid. While the amount of aspartate used is quite small and probably of no real consequence, even small amounts of aspartate can trigger headaches in some people. At least one study found magnesium aspartate to reduce immunoexcitotoxicity in the brain.

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