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What Magnesium should I be taking as a woman?

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As women, Magnesium is an essential nutrient for all phases of our lives. I love recommending Magnesium to my patients and have seen wonderful results over the years. There are a lot of different forms that you may see in your drugstore or online. Magnesium is wonderful for PMS symptoms, headaches, sleep disturbances, muscle cramping and spasms, fetal development, menopause symptoms and so much more!

Here is a list a some you may see, what they are good for, and which ones are my TOP forms.

Magnesium Citrate: This form is known for its good absorption and can have a gentle laxative effect. It's often used to support digestive health and relieve constipation. This one will also be in products promoting muscle relaxation, stress reduction, and trouble sleeping. Please keep in mind when taking this form for say, muscle relaxation, you may also have changes in your bowel movements. Start with a small amount to see how your digestive system handles it. I like to recommend CALM. This is a powder that is mixed with warm water. I like to take this closer to when you go to bed.

Magnesium Glycinate: This form is bound to the amino acid glycine, which can enhance absorption and reduce the likelihood of digestive discomfort. It's often used to support relaxation, calmness, and sleep as well. This is a good one to take if you have a sensitive stomach. I like

products You can order it in powder, capsule, or liquid form

Magnesium L-Threonate: This form has a strong Bioavailability. This refers to how much the supplement is actually being absorbed in the body. is believed to have good brain-penetrating abilities and is being studied for its potential cognitive benefits. It's often taken to support brain health and memory Metagenics Brand makes this product I have used and recommended this brand for many years in the clinic.

Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt): Often used in baths, Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate. It's believed to be absorbed through the skin and can help with muscle relaxation and stress relief. I like Dr. Teal's products. There are also scented Epsom products if you prefer as well

Always consult with your medical provider on Magnesium supplementation. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you would like more information on Magnesium supplementation please message me!


Dr. Ariel Blackburn




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