Best magnesium supplement

8 of the best magnesium supplements

Magnesium is a mineral that helps keep our bodies going. Our bodies use magnesium to turn food into energy.

It’s also responsible for the normal functioning of our nervous system and muscle function, ensuring they work as they’re supposed to. Men ideally need 300mg of magnesium a day, and women need slightly less, 270mg. We can get magnesium from food, e.g. nuts, spinach, and wholemeal bread.1 We can get it by taking supplements too.

As with most mineral supplements, there are lots of different magnesium supplements out there. Knowing which is the ‘best’ magnesium supplement isn’t always obvious, especially if you’ve never taken a magnesium supplement before or are new to taking supplements full stop.

That’s where this article comes in. It features a list of some of our best-selling magnesium supplements, as voted for by our customers, and is designed to help you answer the all-important question, ‘What is the best magnesium supplement?’

8 of the best magnesium supplements

Best magnesium tablets

Holland & Barrett Magnesium 100 Tablets 250mg

Holland & Barrett Magnesium 100 Tablets 250mg

Customer rating: 4.5 stars

Suitable for both vegetarians and vegans, these magnesium tablets contain 250mg of magnesium and are easy to swallow. Simply take one tablet a day, preferably with a meal.

Together Natural Marine Magnesium 30 Capsules

Together Natural Marine Magnesium 30 Capsules

Customer rating: 4.7 stars

This magnesium supplement is complete, which means it contains the five natural forms of magnesium: oxide; hydroxide; sulphate; carbonate and chloride. Take one to two capsules daily as a food supplement, with or without food.

Nature's Way Magnesium Complex Citrate Blend 100 Capsules

Nature's Way Magnesium Complex Citrate Blend 100 Capsules

Customer rating: 4.8 stars

These capsules contain a blend of magnesium citrate for easier absorption. Take two capsules a day with food in the morning. Alternatively take two capsules an hour before winding down for bed, with a small snack.

Best magnesium oil spray

Holland & Barrett Magnesium Oil Spray 100ml

Holland & Barrett Magnesium Oil Spray

Customer rating: 4.5 stars

This magnesium oil spray delivers the benefits of magnesium in a convenient liquid for direct application. It can be applied to any area of the body. Apply 5 to 10 sprays in the morning and the evening. Ideally apply after having a shower or a bath. Massage into dry or wet skin. Suitable for children and during pregnancy.

Best magnesium flakes

BetterYou Magnesium Flakes 150g

BetterYou Magnesium Flakes 150g

Customer rating: 4.6 stars

These flakes are a highly concentrated form of 100% natural, pharmaceutical-grade magnesium chloride. Soaking in a magnesium flake bath, this product supports skin health, muscle relaxation, and remineralisation.

For foot soaks - dissolve 150g of magnesium flakes (one mug) in warm water, immerse your feet and relax for 20 minutes, or longer, if desired. For bath soaks - dissolve 250g of magnesium flakes (two mugs) in a warm bath and sit for 20 minutes..

Best liquid magnesium

Floradix Magnesium Mineral Drink 250ml

Floradix Magnesium Mineral Drink

Customer rating: 4.6 stars

This is a pleasant-tasting magnesium liquid formula that contains herbal extracts and fruit juice concentrates and can be taken by both adults and children. Take 20ml daily before a meal.

Children (between the age of six and 12) should take 10ml once a day, and children (three to five-years-old) should take 5ml a day.

Best magnesium powder

Holland & Barrett Magnesium Powder 200g

 Holland & Barrett Magnesium Powder 200g

Customer rating: 4.6 stars

This powdered magnesium citrate is a convenient and easily absorbable version of magnesium. Suitable for vegans, mix half a teaspoon (approximately 2.5g) with 200ml of water and take once a day. Do not exceed the stated dose.

Best magnesium oil

BetterYou Magnesium Oil Joint Spray 100ml

BetterYou Magnesium Oil Joint Spray 100ml

Customer rating: 4.6 stars

This magnesium joint oil spray has been formulated with glucosamine for direct muscle and joint application. It also incorporates the cooling and calming effect of menthol. Spray on the body, ideally after showering, and massage well into the skin. Reapply whenever you need to. For best results, apply to clean skin.

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Last updated: 7 October 2020

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