Solaray’s higher absorption magnesium glycinate (also called bisglycinate) is believed to offer superior availability of this essential nutrient. The glycinate form is gentler on the stomach and helps improve absorption in the body. It’s also a good choice for people looking to add a magnesium supplement to their diet but don’t want to risk side effects from the acidity or bloating that some capsules can cause.
Trace Minerals Cal/Mag/Zinc
While most magnesium supplements are formulated with a single form of magnesium, this one has a much larger supporting cast to help your body absorb and utilize it more effectively. This means you’ll see a wider range of benefits in your body, including immune support, muscle maintenance, bone health, and cellular health, to name a few.
NOW Magnesium Citrate Softgels
Price wise, this is one of the best values out there for magnesium. A nickel cheaper than solaray per 100 mg, these softgels are formulated with three highly absorbable forms of magnesium--citrate, glycinate, and malate--to boost the potency and absorption of this key mineral in the body. We’re not sure about the vegan crowd, but NOW does use bovine gelatin in their formulation.
For value hunters who prefer an easy 1-a-day capsule that they can use regularly with minimal impact to their budget, Hi-Health Magnesium is the clear winner. It packs 350mg of highly absorbable magnesium glycinate in just one capsule and comes with 5 mg of BioPerine from black pepper extract, which is said to boost the absorption of this nutrient.