I've been doing some research on the best form and dosage of magnesium, but I am quite surprised by the various different types you can get: ascorbate, aspartate, chelate, citrate, glycinate, malate, oxide, plus more! Even more worrying (to me!) is some forms give some people diarrhoea, whilst others are fine.
So as the title suggests, what form of magnesium would Grok have been consuming in his natural lake/river water?
asked byCave_Man_Mind_2 (491)
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on March 11, 2010
at 11:01 PM
Mg in river water is generally in ionic form (Mg+2), though it can also be hydroxide. However, the concentrations are normally very low, roughly 2 ppm--which really isn't enough to be considered a dietary source.
Animal products are an excellent source of Mg, and of course Mg is at the center of the chlorophyll molecule, so green plants are another good source.
As far as supplements go, the most absorbable forms are the amino acid chelates, such as glycinate or aspartate. Mg Citrate is good because it's inexpensive and easy to take in quantity (for example, Natural Calm). The worst / least absorbable form is magnesium oxide.