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Choosing The Right Type Of Magnesium For You

Choosing The Right Type Of Magnesium For You

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is vital for over 300 metabolic process. Magnesium deficiency is common among all age groups, mostly due to inadequate intake through the diet, as well as increased requirements due to stress and exercise. In 2012, the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that one in three Australian did not meet their daily requirements for magnesium [1].

Potential Signs & Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:

  • muscle cramps
  • anxiety
  • poor sleep
  • fatigue & weakness
  • headaches
  • low mood
  • blood sugar dysregulation
  • high blood pressure

Whilst focusing on obtaining more magnesium through the diet is paramount, increased requirements due to daily stressors means that supplementing magnesium regularly is beneficial to treat the above issues. When it comes to supplementation of magnesium, there are various forms available which can be utilised for different needs.

Take Magnesium Citrate:

  • to calm your nervous system if you feel stressed or anxious
  • as a mild laxative if you are prone to occasional constipation [2]

Take Magnesium Glycinate:

  • to improve sleep in insomnia
  • to improve mood in depression
  • to calm your nervous system if you are stressed or anxious
  • if your gut is sensitive to magnesium oxide or citrate [3]

Take Magnesium Orotate:

  • to replenish your magnesium stores after exercise
  • to lower blood pressure in cases of high blood pressure
  • for improved cardiovascular health
  • if your gut is sensitive gut other forms of magnesium [4]

Take Magnesium Oxide:

  • for short-term alleviation of constipation [2]

See below for our wide range of high-quality magnesium supplements or come into one of our stores to speak with our Naturopaths to find the right product specific to you.


[1] https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/health/health-conditions-and-risks/australian-health-survey-usual-nutrient-intakes/latest-release

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5637834/

[3] https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/S1793545816500528

[4] https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/blog-post/magnesium-orotate-right-magnesium-cardiovascular-health

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