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.



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.

Comments (4)

Magnesium ; the right one

By: on 15 February 2019
Very helpful and all the details of Magnesium tablets & powder. thanks you

Good work

By: on 2 January 2017
Keep up the good work

Magnesium, which one is the right one

By: on 7 August 2016
This is very helpful, thank you. My pain is in my heals and feet and especially lower legs i.e. varicose veins. I take magnesium and other vitamins, plus apple cider vinegar to assist absorption. I'm thinking these that you talk about may be better


By: on 3 August 2016
I don't like taking tablets, capsules or powder suits me best.

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