Many of you may be taking Magnesium in one form or another to help increase testosterone levels, synthesise protein, turn food into usable energy, as well as keep your bones strong. Did you know that there are different forms of magnesium available to you as consumers including magnesium carbonate, magnesium sulphate, magnesium gluconate, magnesium lactate, magnesium aspartate, and the most popular forms that are magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate. However, one form is preferred and more readily absorbed by the body…but which one is it? What you want is a supplement that contains as much elemental magnesium as possible, so which one contains the most elemental magnesium?
ANSWER = Magnesium Oxide contains approx 60% elemental magnesium whereas magnesium citrate contains just 15%.
A good example of a predominantly magnesium oxide based supplement is Optimum Health Magnesium 300.