Magnesium Glycinate Chelate (60C) 2 Months Supply

Magnesium Glycinate Chelate (60C) 2 Months Supply

Magnesium Glycinate Chelate (60C) 2 Months Supply

Magesium Glycinate Chelate offers the benefit of fast and complete absorption without interference and without the advers effects of bowel intolerance. Glycine has important metabolic functions in the body, and research supports its use as a safe nutritionally functioning chelating agent.


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Glycine is complexed with magnesium to form the amino acid chelate magnesium glycinate. Glycine has interesting effects in the central nervous system where it augments N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-mediated neurotransmission and functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter via the glycine receptor (1). These effects may result in a calming, relaxant effect and could explain why glycine helps people sleep better,

Glycine may be useful for insomnia. Two human clinical studies have shown that 3 grams of glycine taken before bed can improve sleep and reduce daytime drowsiness (2).

Glycine is used to form collagen, a key protein in cartilage and connective tissues and helps to preserve muscle mass. it is an essential component in the synthesis of creatine, which helps prevent liver damage due to alcohol abuse, and prevents ulcer-formation. Glycine also plays important roles in the central nerve system (CNS), the immune system, energy production and the maintenance of a healthy prostate. Glycine is an excellent choice for an amino acid chelate ligand for more than one reason. It is the smallest amino acid and thus, forms minerals chelates of the smallest possible molecular weight (greatest absorption potential). the stability constant that glycine possesses is excellent, as well. It allows for the chelate to remain intact throughout the pH range of the gastrointestinal tract, but it is not too strong - allowing for the efficient release of the minerals to the biological tissues in need of them. Glycine (and other amino acids) is also a useful nutrient to the body.

Magnesium Glycinate also shown beneficial actions in a number of non-comparative studies including relief for pregnancy-induced leg cramps(3), improvement of symptoms in children with cystic fibrosis (4) and asthma (5). In people prone to kidney stones, an improvement in urinary citrate, magnesium status based on a magneisum loading test, and erythrocyte potassium concentrations was observed with magnesium glycinate. (6)

How much magnesium do I need?

According to clinical studies a typical dose of magnesium is 300 mg once to twice daily and should be continued for at least 3-4 months to notice benefits.

The amount of magnesium you need depends on your age and sex. Average daily recommended amounts are listed below in milligrams (mg):

Life Stage

Recommended Amount

Birth to 6 months

30 mg

Infants 7–12 months

75 mg

Children 1–3 years

80 mg

Children 4–8 years

130 mg

Children 9–13 years

240 mg

Teen boys 14–18 years

410 mg

Teen girls 14–18 years

360 mg


400–420 mg


310–320 mg

Pregnant teens

400 mg

Pregnant women

350–360 mg

Breastfeeding teens

360 mg

Breastfeeding women

310–320 mg

What foods provide magnesium?

Magnesium is found naturally in many foods and is added to some fortified foods. You can get recommended amounts of magnesium by eating a variety of foods, including the following:

  • Legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and green leafy vegetables (such as spinach)
  • Fortified breakfast cereals and other fortified foods
  • Milk, yogurt, and some other milk products

What kinds of magnesium dietary supplements are available?

Magnesium is available in multivitamin-mineral supplements and other dietary supplements. Forms of magnesium in dietary supplements that are more easily absorbed by the body are magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate, magnesium lactate, and magnesium chloride.

Magnesium is also included in some laxatives and some products for treating heartburn and indigestion.

Am I getting enough magnesium?

The diets of most people in theUnited Statesprovide less than the recommended amounts of magnesium. Men older than 70 and teenage girls are most likely to have low intakes of magnesium. When the amount of magnesium people get from food and dietary supplements is combined, however, total intakes of magnesium are generally above recommended amounts.

What happens if I don’t get enough magnesium?

In the short term, getting too little magnesium does not produce obvious symptoms. When healthy people have low intakes, the kidneys help retain magnesium by limiting the amount lost in urine. Low magnesium intakes for a long period of time, however, can lead to magnesium deficiency. In addition, some medical conditions and medications interfere with the body’s ability to absorb magnesium or increase the amount of magnesium that the body excretes, which can also lead to magnesium deficiency. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. Extreme magnesium deficiency can cause numbness, tingling, muscle cramps, seizures, personality changes, and an abnormal heart rhythm.

The following groups of people are more likely than others to get too little magnesium:

  • People with gastrointestinal diseases (such as Crohn’s disease and celiac disease)
  • People with type 2 diabetes
  • People with long-term alcoholism
  • Older people

What are some effects of magnesium on health?

Scientists are studying magnesium to understand how it affects health. Here are some examples of what this research has shown.

High blood pressure and heart disease

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Magnesium supplements might decrease blood pressure, but only by a small amount. Some studies show that people who have more magnesium in their diets have a lower risk of some types of heart disease and stroke. But in many of these studies, it’s hard to know how much of the effect was due to magnesium as opposed to other nutrients.

Type 2 diabetes

People with higher amounts of magnesium in their diets tend to have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Magnesium helps the body break down sugars and might help reduce the risk of insulin resistance (a condition that leads to diabetes). Scientists are studying whether magnesium supplements might help people who already have type 2 diabetes control their disease. More research is needed to better understand whether magnesium can help treat diabetes.


Magnesium is important for healthy bones. People with higher intakes of magnesium have a higher bone mineral density, which is important in reducing the risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis. Getting more magnesium from foods or dietary supplements might help older women improve their bone mineral density. More research is needed to better understand whether magnesium supplements can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis or treat this condition.

Migraine headaches

People who have migraine headaches sometimes have low levels of magnesium in their blood and other tissues. Several small studies found that magnesium supplements can modestly reduce the frequency of migraines. However, people should only take magnesium for this purpose under the care of a health care provider. More research is needed to determine whether magnesium supplements can help reduce the risk of migraines or ease migraine symptoms.

Can magnesium be harmful?

Magnesium that is naturally present in food is not harmful. Magnesium in dietary supplements and medications, however, should not be consumed in amounts above the upper limit, unless recommended by a health care provider.

The upper limits for magnesium from dietary supplements and/or medications are listed below. These limits do not include magnesium found naturally in food.


Upper Limit

Birth to 12 months

Not established

Children 1–3 years

65 mg

Children 4–8 years

110 mg

Children 9–18 years

350 mg


350 mg

High intakes of magnesium from dietary supplements and medications can cause diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramping. Extremely high intakes of magnesium can lead to irregular heartbeat and cardiac arrest.

Are there any interactions with magnesium that I should know about?

Yes. Magnesium supplements can interact or interfere with some medicines. Here are several examples:

  • Bisphosphonates, used to treat osteoporosis, are not well absorbed when taken too soon before or after taking dietary supplements or medications with high amounts of magnesium.
  • Antibiotics might not be absorbed if taken too soon before or after taking a dietary supplement that contains magnesium.
  • Diuretics can either increase or decrease the loss of magnesium through urine, depending on the type of diuretic.
  • Prescription drugs used to ease symptoms of acid reflux or treat peptic ulcers can cause low blood levels of magnesium when taken over a long period of time.
  • Very high doses of zinc supplements can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb and regulate magnesium.

Tell your doctor, pharmacist, and other health care providers about any dietary supplements and prescription or over-the-counter medicines you take. They can tell you if the dietary supplements might interact with your medicines or if the medicines might interfere with how your body absorbs, uses, or breaks down nutrients.

Magnesium and healthful eating

People should get most of their nutrients from food, advises the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Foods contain vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and other substances that benefit health. Dietary supplements might be helpful in certain situations to increase the intake of a specific vitamin or mineral. For more information on building a healthy diet, refer to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food guidance system, ChooseMyPlate.

Where can I find out more about magnesium?

    • For general information on magnesium:
      • Office of Dietary Supplements Health Professional Fact Sheet on Magnesium
    • For more information on food sources of magnesium:
      • U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Nutrient Database
      • Nutrient List for magnesium (listed by food or by magnesium content), USDA
    • For more advice on buying dietary supplements:
      • For information on the government’s food guidance system:
      • ChooseMyPlate
      • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Disclaimer

This fact sheet by the Office of Dietary Supplements provides information that should not take the place of medical advice. We encourage you to talk to your healthcare providers (doctor, registered dietitian, pharmacist, etc.) about your interest in, questions about, or use of dietary supplements and what may be best for your overall health. (Source: National Institue of Health)

1. Rajendra S, Lynch JW, Schofield PR. The glycine receptor.  Pharmacol Ther. 1997;73:121–146

2. Bannai M, Kawai N. New therapeutic strategy for amino acid medicine: glycine improves the quality of sleep. J Pharmacol Sci. 2012;118(2):145-8.

3. Oral magnesium for relief in pregnancy0induced leg cramps; a randomised controlled trial. Supakatisant, C. and Phupong, V. August 2012, Maternal and Child Nutrition, p. Epub ahead of pring.

4. Oral magnesium supplementation in children with cystic fibosis improves clinical and functional variables: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled  crossover study. Gonijo-Amaral, C., Guimaraes, E.V. and Camargos. P. 2012, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 96, pp. 50-56.

5. Oral magnesium supplementation in asthmatic children: a double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial. Gontijo-Amaral., et al. 2007, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol 61, pp. 54-60.

6. magnesium status of patients with renal stones and its effect on urinary citrate excretion. Reungjui, S., et al. 7, November 2002, BJU Internationall, Vol. 90, pp. 635-639.



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Magnesium Glycinate Chelate (60C) 2 Months Supply

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Magesium Glycinate Chelate offers the benefit of fast and complete absorption without interference and without the advers effects of bowel intolerance. Glycine has important metabolic functions in the body, and research supports its use as a safe nutritionally functioning chelating agent.

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