If you're interested in cognitive benefits in addition to other magnesium benefits, magnesium l-threonate supposedly gets more magnesium to the brain. It costs quite a bit more than malate or glycinate. Worth it if you want cognitive effects, but not if you're after magnesium for other reasons.I've been using Mg. malate for 2-3 years, it's been my preferred mg. Unfortunately it's been unavailable at iherb for many weeks, and I'm running out. I have malic acid, can take it separately. Any suggestions for next best form of mg? thanks.
That's the one I've ordered. Looking forward to trying it out.I think the Albion chelates are very high quality. I use Doctor's Best and it is a chelate of glycine and lysine, both of which are typically helpful AAs for MECFS. View attachment 1008
BTW, in reading and watching Dan Neuffer’s info. (no, I haven’t enrolled in his ANS Rewire program), he mentions that one of the first thing he recommends is, if you aren’t already on it, to start taking supplemental magnesium. I haven’t been because it messes with my IBS.
But I found a type that doesn’t. It’s called TRAACS (reg. trademark of Albion Labs) magnesium bisglycinate chelate. On Amazon, I bought the lesser expensive one by Viva Labs.
I had been going for acupuncture and PT, paying a high Medicare co-pay, for spasms in my shoulders and upper back, and the terrible headaches they bring on. Didn’t work.
Within a few days of taking the magnesium, I felt marked relief as well as more energy, and I haven’t had a headache in more than a week. None of my other supplements contain much magnesium, and I hadn’t given it any thought before.
I cannot take the magnesium w/malic acid because it’s hard on my intestines and too stimulating for me.
It’s strange how we come across things now and then, by coincidence, and they help us feel a bit better. Hopefully, that will continue. Definitely not recovery by any means, but helpful. Cheers! Judith