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How do I Choose the Best Magnesium Glycinate?

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  • Written By: A. Pasbjerg
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 13 July 2018
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If you are looking to take magnesium glycinate to help increase your energy, improve your mood, or support healthy circulatory function, then there are several factors you may want to consider to ensure you are getting the best supplement. It is important to ensure the supplement you are taking is providing enough of the mineral to meet your daily requirements. You may want to do some research on different manufacturers to make sure your tablets are being produced following high standards for quality, while at the same time are not prohibitively expensive. If you have certain medical conditions, you should consult with a physician prior to starting a regimen of magnesium glycinate, as too much could have a negative impact on your health.

To know which is the best magnesium glycinate supplement for you, you have to first determine what is the correct dosage. The minimum recommended daily allowance is typically 400 mg for men and 300 mg for women, so you should choose tablets or powders that give you at least that much each day. For some people, a higher dose may be appropriate for optimal health; you may wish to start with the minimum and then slowly increase until you achieve the desired effects. If you start noticing side effects like diarrhea, you may need to scale back the amount you are consuming.

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Another thing to consider to ensure you are taking the best magnesium glycinate is the quality of the product. Look for supplements manufactured by a reputable company; it is also probably a good idea to do research on what standards are followed during their production. You will probably have to balance the quality of the product with what you are willing to pay, as higher quality products may be more expensive and therefore not within your budget.

People with certain diseases and other medical issues need to be cautious when taking magnesium glycinate, and should talk to a doctor to determine the best supplement for them. Conditions like kidney disease and myasthenia gravis may be aggravated by too much magnesium. Heart problems like atrial fibrillation or a slow heart rate may also be worsened. Those who already have high levels of magnesium in their bodies may not require any more from a supplement. Pregnant women should also use caution and ensure they are not taking more magnesium than their doctor would recommend.

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