Which Magnesium is best for me?

Author: Corinne Bett   Date Posted:6 June 2016 

With so many Magnesium supplements on the market, it can be confusing when trying to choose the best product. You should look for a product which provides you with a form of Magnesium that will be effectively absorbed by the body. Minerals need to be bound to a carrier molecule to aid in their absorption and transport around the body.

The type of molecule a mineral is bound to affects how well it is absorbed and utilised. Some forms are more bioavailable in the body than others, depending on the carrier molecule they are bound to. 

Some well absorbed forms of Magnesium include:

  • Amino acid chelate.
  • Citrate.
  • Glycinate.
  • Aspartate.

We’ve given you an easy summary of our products and their benefits in our range, so you can choose the best Magnesium supplement for you.

Magnesium Chelate 1000mg

Form of Magnesium used: Amino Acid Chelate.

Benefits: Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate is one of the best absorbed forms of Magnesium as it is attached to an amino acid molecule, which means it can easily travel along the digestive tract without getting trapped by other compounds. It is also less irritating on the gut than other forms of Magnesium.

Amount: Magnesium Chelate 1000mg provides you with 200mg elemental (or active) Magnesium per tablet, or a maximum daily dose of 600mg (1-3 tablets).

Who this product is best for: Someone who wants a good quality magnesium supplement which is well absorbed and gentle on the stomach.

Advanced Cramp relief with Magnesium

Form of Magnesium used: Citrate.

Benefits: Magnesium Citrate is derived from the magnesium salt of citric acid, it has a high level of absorbability and bioavailability (about 90%) and is a part of the Krebs cellular energy cycle, which means it is one of the better types of Magnesium to help increase our energy levels.

Amount: 75mg elemental Magnesium per tablet, or 300mg per daily dose (4 tablets).

Who this product is best for: Advanced Cramp Relief with Magnesium also contains the herbs Cramp Bark, Ginger and. Cayenne Pepper. It is designed to help those suffering from muscular cramps and spasms, period pain and those in need of muscular relaxation.

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Aches & Pains Buster

Form of Magnesium used: Citrate.

Benefits: Magnesium Citrate is highly bioavailable in the body, well absorbed and can help with cellular energy production. We’ve also used it in our Advanced Cramp Relief.

Amount: Aches and Pains Buster includes 105mg elemental magnesium per tablet, or 420mg per daily dose (4 tablets).

Who this product is best for: We have included the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving herbs Corydalis, White Willow and Ginger in this formula. It is best used by those experiencing aching and painful muscles, mild osteoarthritis, lower back pain, period pain and migraines.

Fusion Health Muscle Recovery Powder

Form of Magnesium used: Glycinate.

Benefits: Magnesium Glycinate binds magnesium to glycine, a non-essential amino acid and is one of the most bioavailable and absorbable forms of magnesium. Like Magnesium amino acid chelate, it does not bind with other substances in the digestive tract, aiding its absorption.

Amount: 300mg per 5g daily dose.

Who this product is best for: For someone wanting to relieve sore muscles and improve muscle recovery post exercise. Coconut water (for hydration), B complex vitamins, amino acids and essential minerals are also included in this formula to aid post work-out recovery.

Written by Corinne Bett

Corinne spent her childhood helping her mother and grandfather in the garden grow various herbs and vegetables. This sparked a great interest in herbal medicine and nutrition in later life, and a passion for a wholefood diet. As a Naturopath today, she likes to empower others to utilise food as medicine, and live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. In her spare time she like to spend time in nature bushwalking and swimming, adventuring in far and exotic places, and dreaming about what kind of dog she might like to have one day.


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