Magnesium Oxide Vs Magnesium Citrate

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.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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