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Which type of magnesium supplements are best for a low blood mag level? tyvm

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Magnesium supplement: I prefer very absorbable magnesium e.g. Magnesium malate or magnesium citrate. Do use magnesium oxide as it does not absorb very well into your system. Foods with magnesium are magnesium is found in fish, artichokes, bananas, grains, yogurt, black beans, almonds, cashews and brazil nuts.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Taurate,glycinate &: Good question. Magnesium deficiency is very common but many forms of magnesium are difficult to absorb. The 2 best absorbed forms are magnesium taurate and glycinate. Citrate and chloride are also fairly well absorbed. Magnesium is also absorbed through our skin. Epsom salt baths are proven to raise mag. Levels and topical mag. Chloride solution also works.

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