Everything you want to know about magnesium supplements before you buy them
Do you want to supplement your magnesium? Do you prefer to take a tablet or capsule instead of lubricating with magnesium oil?
Read this blog first so that you can make a good choice.
About 75% of the (healthy) Dutch population has a magnesium deficiency. Pain patients consume more magnesium than healthy people. It is therefore important to supplement this mineral.
I, myself, am in favor of supplementing magnesium through the skin (magnesium oil), but some prefer to use a magnesium supplement to swallow.
But there are so many! Which magnesium supplement is good?
- Most magnesium supplements are expensive, much more expensive than magnesium oil.
- Most magnesium supplements have very poor “bioavailability”. (Translation pain dance fairy tale: It is best to bring magnesium to the village of Body with a train, but when it's not unloaded then it's not available to the pain dancers.)
Magnesium oxide is one of the worst absorbable forms of magnesium. The bioavailability (what can get between the cells) is about 0.05%.
Magnesium citrate is already a lot better. This has a bioavailability of up to 35%.
Magnesium Chloride (magnesium oil) is the most natural form of magnesium with a bioavailability of up to 75%. All other magnesium preparations have a bioavailability of (much) less than 15%.
- Magnesium reacts quickly with other foods, drinks (coffee, soft drinks) and medicines, making it no longer absorbable. The medicines (especially painkillers) can work less as a result.
- The stomach has only a very limited capacity to process the magnesium so that it can be absorbed by the intestinal mucosa. The rest is drained directly through the kidneys and leaves our body as urine.
- Magnesium is the first mineral that is no longer absorbed by the intestine if the intestinal mucosa is even slightly damaged. In many chronic pain patients and also in many healthy people, the intestinal mucosa is damaged. The magnesium that is not absorbed is directly discharged in the form of feces. If the body has to remove a lot of magnesium through this route, you will get diarrhoea.
In short, you can take a magnesium supplement, but that does not mean that you supplement your magnesium deficiency. Nevertheless, I have noticed that some people do benefit from taking a magnesium supplement.
I myself notice much better results with magnesium oil on the skin, in my drinking water (I put 7 sprays on 1 liter of water = 25% of the RDA) and in the bath. In addition, every morning I take a dietary supplement that contains a small amount of magnesium gluconate (18 mg), which corresponds to the 5% of the RDI.
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Which magnesium supplement do you use? Share your experience with magnesium below.