- Contributes to calcium absorption*
- Essential for cardiovascular and bone health*
- Helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function*
- Involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis*
- Plays an important part in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body*
- Gentler on the stomach
A chelated, buffered form of magnesium that’s highly absorbable and gentler on the stomach than other forms. Chelated Magnesium has been chemically bound to other molecules (typically amino acids, in this case, glycine) to facilitate transport through intestinal walls. Minerals are naturally chelated during digestion, when stomach acid and enzymes break down protein into amino acids. The body, however, is not efficient at this process. Albion® magnesium bisglycinate chelate (pronounced biz-GLY-sin-ate kee-late), a patented form that’s been clinically researched and chemically validated with TRAACS® (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System). Albion developed an exclusive technology that mimics the body's natural chelation process, producing readily absorbable magnesium for supplement use.* Albion's magnesium is sourced from Israel and manufactured at an Albion facility in Utah.
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What Types of Magnesium Are Out There?Magnesium glycinate:
Glycine is a well-known calming amino acid. This combination has good bioavailability and does not have a laxative effect since glycine is actively transported through the intestinal wall. Due to the calming and relaxing effect of both glycine and magnesium, this combination has been used successfully for body relaxation and calming effects.Magnesium oxide:
Often used in milk of magnesia products since this form has a strong laxative effect. Even though this combination contains a large proportion of magnesium compared to the oxide molecule, it has poor bioavailability and readily causes loose stools; therefore, it is considered the least optimal form to use as a supplement.Magnesium sulfate:
This form is often used as an intravenous preparation but it is not used in oral formulations. Since it does have some absorbability through the skin, it is also found in Epsom bath salts. This is also the typical Magnesium used in laxatives.Magnesium citrate:
A commonly used form that has a good bioavailability compared to oxide. It is also very rapidly absorbed in the digestive tract but it does have a stool loosening effect. This form is found in many supplements and remains a solid option for delivering magnesium into the body.Magnesium carbonate:
This form of magnesium has antacid properties and can contain from 29-45% elemental magnesium.