The Many Benefits of Magnesium

The Many Benefits of Magnesium

By Trang Phan, PharmD candidate


Who Should Be Taking Magnesium?


Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body, involved in more than 300 enzyme reactions that play a significant role in maintaining bone health, supporting cardiovascular function, and managing stress and anxiety. Generally, individuals who may benefit from magnesium supplements included:


  • People with gastrointestinal diseases: Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, etc.
  • People with alcohol consumption: pancreatitis, renal dysfunction, vitamin D deficiency, acute alcoholic ketoacidosis
  • People with chronic health conditions: type 2 diabetes or heart disease
  • People dealing with anxiety, depression, ongoing stress, or problems with sleep
  • Athletes or those with an active lifestyle
  • Older adults aged 65 and above or individuals of any age who are experiencing magnesium deficiency


How Long Does It Take for Magnesium Supplements to Work?


The time it takes for magnesium supplements to show effects can vary. Factors like the severity of deficiency, the type of magnesium supplement, and individual metabolic differences play a role. Generally, some individuals may start to notice improvements in symptoms like muscle cramps or sleep quality within a few days to a week. However, for others, it might take longer, up to a month or more, to experience noticeable changes.


What Types of Magnesium to Take?


When it comes to choosing a magnesium supplement, the type of magnesium is crucial as it affects the absorption and effectiveness. Here are some common forms:


  • Magnesium glycinate: highly absorbable, neutral effects on the bowels, good for sleep and relaxation
  • Magnesium L-threonate: beneficial for cognitive functions and brain health
  • Magnesium malate: excellent for energy and muscle function as well as pain relief
  • Magnesium chloride: topical spray used for muscle relaxer
  • Magnesium citrate: laxative effect for constipation
  • Magnesium sulfate: soaking solution, also known as Epsom salt, helps relieve muscle soreness and stress
  • Magnesium oxide: for digestive issues such as antacid and heartburn relief


KC Pro-Nutrients Product Recommendations:


FocusMag (Magnesium L-Threonate): the only form of magnesium known to cross the blood brain barrier. Its Magnesium L-Threonate content is excellent for brain health and it’s best for those looking to support cognitive functions.


NeuroSorb Mag (Albion chelated Magnesium plus Magnesium L-Threonate): boosts the brain’s magnesium level, supporting healthy cognition. NeuroSorb Mag can be a key part of a stress management regimen as well as ideal for managing neurological functions.


Optimal Magnesium (Albion’s TRAACS magnesium lysinate glycinate and Albion’s chelated dimagnesium malate), also known as Magnesium Glycinate Complex: enhance absorption, suitable for overall health and wellbeing, especially has specific roles in antioxidant support and energy production.




Magnesium supplements, when chosen and used correctly, can offer significant health benefits. At KC Pro-Nutrients, we emphasize the importance of consulting with healthcare professionals to tailor the right magnesium supplement to your specific needs. Remember, your path to better health is unique, and we are here to support you every step of the way.




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