- Magnesium bisglycinate form is more easily absorbed than salt forms such as magnesium oxide
- Bisglycinate chelated form is less likely to cause laxative effects than salt forms
- Vegetarian capsules provide 200 mg of elemental magnesium per capsule
- Non-GMO and suitable for vegetarians/vegans
Magnesium helps maintain proper muscle function and bone health. It also supports metabolism, the ability to derive energy from proteins, carbohydrates, and fat. The body’s magnesium needs can be increased by stress, an unbalanced diet, coffee and alcohol consumption, and certain medications such as proton-pump inhibitors. As a result, it can be difficult to meet the body’s daily magnesium needs through diet alone.
In a randomized, controlled trial, healthy older women were assigned to the treatment group receiving 300 mg of magnesium daily or to a control group. After 12 weeks, the treatment group had significant improvements in physical performance compared to the control group. The authors concluded that supplementation may have a role in preventing age-related physical decline. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial found that supplementation with 300 mg of magnesium bisglycinate daily for four weeks decreased the frequency and intensity of pregnancy-induced leg cramps. Magnesium is an important factor in muscle mass and repair and has been shown to relieve muscle cramps of various causes. Magnesium is also an important factor for maintaining bone health. Multiple systematic reviews have found a higher intake of magnesium to be associated with both a higher bone mineral density as well as a lower risk of fracture among older adults.