MAGNESIUM, why is it so important?

There is a lot of information on the internet regarding magnesium. How come not everybody knows about this amazing and important mineral? Magnesium could be a life saver and that might be a bold statement but I do believe it is. Let me tell you about magnesium, what can it do for you! How do you use ittake it in? What is the best kind of magnesium? What are his best friends and why do you have to use it together?


Magnesium is a mineral that our body needs to stay healthy. Magnesium is important for lots of processes in the body, such as regulating muscles,  nerves and how they function. It regulates blood sugar levels, blood pressure and proteins, bones even DNA. Let’s see how many kinds of magnesium there are and what is the best one to us.

Here they are:

  • Magnesium chloride.
  • Magnesium oxide.
  • Magnesium aspartate
  • Magnesium carbonate
  • Magnesium fosfate.
  • Magnesium bisglycinate
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Magnesium sulfate
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Magnesium L-Theronite
  • Magnesium Taurate
Forget a lot of these and concentrate on: Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Biglycinate, Magnesium Taurate and Magnesium L-Theronite. Most of the magnesium will not give your body the best resorption, so using it will do nothing for you. Also the amount of stearate will give you either a good stool or again will do nothing for you.

Magnesium Bisglycinate, Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium L-Theronate, Magnesium Taurate

These are the kinds you have to focus on. But why? When you do not supplement magnesium this will occur: cramps in your feet, in your toes or other places. You will not to be able to sleep, to relax. You know the feeling of your eye-lid moving like crazy? Or feeling weak when you are working out? And there is more: irregular heartbeats, osteoporosis, diabetes.

I see a lot of sports-people who do not use magnesium. Not the professional ones, but people that love to work out but do not know what their body really needs. People that start practicing for a marathon, they use these drinks, try to eat lots of carbs, but forget: magnesium. The human system needs magnesium. Here is why:

Magnesium supports the function of the heart. The heart is a muscle and needs to relax while pumping our blood into our bodies. When the heart is not well fed, not able to relax, it will cramp and if this is state will continue there might be a defect.

Magnesium supports the function of the brain, of the arteries, of the rhythm of your sleep. Nerves need it to send signals. It supports a healthy immune system, keeps bones strong, and helps regulate blood sugar. People with thyroid disease need it. Older people need it. Sports people need it!

How much and when?

There is a difference in countries and their advice regarding the amount of magnesium you take on a daily base.

My advise is the following:

Women take 300 mg up to 800 mg. But: there are days you use up the amount of magnesium you took in. So take more. Your body will tell you what you need.

Men take 400 mg up to 1000 mg. But if you are under a lot of stress, a tough job, working out: you might need some more! Please read the message underneath!


  • Magnesium supplements can cause nauseacramps, and diarrhea. Magnesium supplements often cause softening of stool. This is why you need to check the magnesium stearate, this gives you diarrhea.
  • Magnesium supplements may interact with certain medicines, including diuretics, heart medicines, or antibiotics.
  • Always check with your health care provider if you are taking any medicine before taking magnesium. Same for people with diabetes, intestinal disease, heart disease or kidney disease.
  • Signs of a magnesium overdose can include nausea, diarrhea, low blood pressure, muscle weakness, and fatigue. At very high doses, magnesium can be fatal.
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