Magnesium Threonate?

Has anybody ever used this type of Magnesium before?

I'm contemplating buying this supplement but I'm not sure. It doesn't state elemental magnesium which is important as it demonstrates what is actually available to the body.

Currently using a supplement that contains 75mcg Elemental Magnesium (from magnesium glycinate, fumarate, taurate, and orotate) and I am taking about 3-4 of these a day however I'm having trouble sourcing it now and I'm looking for a good alternative.

It is said that chelated magnesium is better absorbed compared to cheap salts. I once tried Thorne's Magnesium Citrate and it did nothing for me. I started to get cramps and a twitching eye after a few days.

Can anybody recommend a good magnesium supplement? Thanks.

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  • Personally I really like Calm Vitality Magnesium powder.

    Makes a nice drink. You can buy original or a flavoured variation. Easy to adjust dose up or down

    I think quite a few on here use this

    Also used Remag magnesium liquid but its more expensive.

  • I do prefer a capsule/tablet as it's more portable however if it's really effective I may consider it.

    Do you mean this?

    Natural Calm - Superior Magnesium Powder, 8 oz.

  • Yes that's the one. They also sell in 16oz and is better value (try smaller size first)

    I have been taking daily for approx year, so if I am out I do now occasionally miss a daily dose with no symptoms.

    I did find initially had to build up tolerance slowly started with just 1/4 teaspoon

    Max recommended dose is 2 teaspoons which I did for several months before dropping to my current dose of one teaspoon.

  • Hi

    My specialist recommendeds bio care multi minerals which contain mag chloride. Apparently it's the best one for absorbtion-64% as appossed to the average other brands at 7%. If you have severe cramps you can get magnesium sulphate injections on the NHS but you need to have a red cell magnesium test and a deficiency. They are amazing. Failing that Epsom salt can be made into a paste and left to dry on you.

    You can have it in your bath but you need a huge amount - large mug at least.

    Also your other vitamin levels and thyroid levels need to be at optimum levels.

  • Do you mean this one?

    This one actually contains Magnesium Citrate.

    I've been doing strength training for some time now and that's why my Magnesium intake has increased. I've been taking upto 300mcg. Its only when I train and I don't take enough that I feel the cramps. Thanks.

  • I use BioCare magnesium EAP complex and have no side effects. Also Epsom salt baths - 1 mug in a bath three times a week - is a good way to get magnesium.

  • Magnesium threonate is good, just expensive. Magnesium glycinate and bisglycinate are also good. The one you've been taking is pricey so I guess it makes no difference on your wallet whichever one you use.

  • Yes it is pricey and that's why I was looking into other options. At the same time I didn't want to purchase another "cheaper" product like the Thorne Magnesium Citrate and find that it didn't work.

    Do you have any particular brand recommendations for Magnesium Glycinate and Bisglycinate? Thanks.

  • I have been using Carlson Chelated Magnesium. Except they changed the formulation since I bought my supply and added Magnesium oxide (BAD). I guess it's cheaper.

    So right now I'm between brands. Don't know which one I'll go with eventually.

    Mostly though I eat a lot of pulses which are good sources of dietary magnesium. And cooked green leaves. Various types.... When I eat pulses every day or drink coconut water, I figure the magnesium requirement is met.

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