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    Which form of magnesium is the best?

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    Which form of magnesium is the best?
    And if I supplement magnesium, do I need to supplement other things to balance it out? vitamin K2, etc.
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    I've recently heard in a Chris Kresser podcast that chelated forms (glycinate and malate) are best. Apparently calcium citrate is not absorbed as readily, at least for some people. Epsom salt baths are another method to get magnesium.

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    I don't know which form is best. I do know that many of the pills are poorly absorbed. But epsom baths are easily absorbed. I have heard it said that it takes two years to correct a deficiency with pills and two months with baths.

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    From my research, everything I've read says that magnesium citrate is one of the most bioavailable forms. I buy it in powder form (from NOW) and mix in a teaspoon to my water in the evening. The benefit of using powder form is not having any binders/fillers.

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    I've tried a few kinds and found magnesium citrate works best for me. I use the Solgar brand.

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    I use the topical magnesium brine (magnesium oil). It works great for me and I like it because there is no risk of GI upset. It does feel a little "tacky" on your skin at first, but I still use it every night.
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    I heard the same thing from Chris Kresser, tried a chelated version and it didn't work as well for me as the crappy drugstore version I was using.

    I have heard good things about the citrate version, though.
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    I take 400 mg chelated magnesium every night before bed. I don't have leg cramps anymore and it helps me drift off to sleep pretty reliably.

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    I've been used this, which is cold water extracted from purified sea water:
    Magnesium | together

    It contains all the different natural forms of Magnesium, including oxide, hydroxide, sulfate, carbonate and chloride.

    Be interested to know what you think of it.

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    I like my Solaray magnesium asporotate. Tried magnesium oil but it made me itch.

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