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Is magnesium malate an acceptable form for supplementation?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 29, 2011 at 3:52 AM

I'm taking the Now brand magnesium malate because I read it was easily assimilated but it seems like no one ever talks about using this form so now I'm second guessing my purchase. Thoughts? Info?

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on December 05, 2013
at 06:49 PM

a spray on transdermal is easiest for me to use. I also use epsom salts which is transdermal and now I am trying mag water which is made with plain milk of magnesium and carbonated water - seems to be fine as well, as long as I don't drink too much at once.

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on July 30, 2011
at 01:58 AM

according to http://george-eby-research.com/html/stability_constants.html the order of bioavailability (most absorbed to least) of magnesium supplements is chloride - acetate - gluconate - lactate - malate - glutamate - aspartate and last citrate.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on July 29, 2011
at 10:19 PM

malate and taurate are more poorly absorbed but often do not produce the same digestive ailments.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on July 29, 2011
at 08:19 PM

Thanks for explaining that.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on July 29, 2011
at 07:30 PM

I don't seem to be having any digestion problems taking it (and I have a fairly wimpy stomach.) I space it out one in the AM and one at night, though.

D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

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on July 29, 2011
at 06:32 PM

citrate causes digestion problems because it is not being absorbed efficiently - it is working as a laxative. That would suggest malate and taurate are better absorbed since they do not cause digestion problems.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 29, 2011
at 04:36 PM

If I take any magnesium supplement near meals my stomach doesn't feel like it empties as fast and I get heartburn. I would suspect adding the equivalent of a tums to the mix would make it worse.

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on July 29, 2011
at 01:22 PM

2 tablets of NOW Magnesium Malate (300 mg elemental magnesium) contains calcium carbonate equal to a regular-strength TUMS. Does anyone know if that would affect digestion negatively?

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

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on July 29, 2011
at 01:14 PM

This answer looks like it's from The Quilt - You have to guess at what he's really saying =P

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on July 29, 2011
at 10:36 AM

? Can you expand a little on that answer? As in, is Mg taurate good? Are there any problems along this conversion route? Is there a benefit to Mg malate being further along than citrate? etc.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on July 29, 2011
at 04:03 AM

I don't understand your answer. Could you elaborate?

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on July 29, 2011
at 04:00 AM

Glycinate > Citrate > Malate > taurate

Glycinate is more absorbable than citrate. Citrate is more absorable than malate. Malate is more absorablable than taurate. You'll get the most bang for your buck from glycinate. Citrate is cheaper but causes some people digestive troubles. Malate and taurate are less absorbable and aren't that much cheaper.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on July 29, 2011
at 04:03 AM

I don't understand your answer. Could you elaborate?

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 29, 2011
at 10:36 AM

? Can you expand a little on that answer? As in, is Mg taurate good? Are there any problems along this conversion route? Is there a benefit to Mg malate being further along than citrate? etc.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 29, 2011
at 08:19 PM

Thanks for explaining that.

D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

(5801)

on July 29, 2011
at 06:32 PM

citrate causes digestion problems because it is not being absorbed efficiently - it is working as a laxative. That would suggest malate and taurate are better absorbed since they do not cause digestion problems.

D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

(5801)

on July 30, 2011
at 01:58 AM

according to http://george-eby-research.com/html/stability_constants.html the order of bioavailability (most absorbed to least) of magnesium supplements is chloride - acetate - gluconate - lactate - malate - glutamate - aspartate and last citrate.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on July 29, 2011
at 01:14 PM

This answer looks like it's from The Quilt - You have to guess at what he's really saying =P

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on July 29, 2011
at 10:19 PM

malate and taurate are more poorly absorbed but often do not produce the same digestive ailments.

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on December 05, 2013
at 06:56 AM

If I don't supplement with magnesium, I get leg cramps so I've experimented with many forms of magnesium. All of them keep away cramps. Most forms including glycinate and citrate also give me acne. Oxide form is said to have extremely low digestability so I haven't even tried it. Malate is the only form I now use, no acne and keeps the cramps away. Malate from is also popular in fibromyalgia circles. Seems the malic acid in magnesium malate is important in the Kreb's cycle (how the body makes energy) and is also believed to be a very good aluminum chelate (binds with aluminum and pulls it out of the body)

-Eva

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 29, 2011
at 07:16 AM

I gave away my copy of this book, but the first reviewer said that magnesium malate was a life changer for them, so it is probably okey dokey.

http://www.amazon.com/Magnesium-Miracle-Carolyn-Dean/dp/034549458X

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