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Magnesium Facts?


#1

What form of magnesium is best? I remember reading somewhere that a certain form of it was essentially useless.

Would it be more advisable to just buy ZMA rather than to try and purchase zinc, magnesium, and b6 seperately?

Just curiosity, thanks!


#2

For the price you cant beat ZMA. It has the heigest available types of each (short of real food sources) and is what $9.

Other than that try and get it in your food,. regular eating of things such as sunflower seeds will give you a nice dose of natural Mag.


#3

really sunflower seeds? consider them bought!


#4

Yes sir one serving (1/4 cup) has 250 k/cals or so and has 162.840 mg of Magnesium. Also a great source of Vit. E

Eat em up.

My names Phill and Im a seeder. LOL


#5

Magnesium Oxide


#6

magnesium oxide is useless? or is that the best one :-p

I'm just going to get ZMA and a costco size crate of sunflower seeds. Definitely not a bad snack between training sessions (like a 20min break between wrestling and conditioning)


#7

Magnesium citrate is great...depending on your use. I usually only see citrate in formulas to help relax the muscles for sleep.


#8

Yes


#9

I think ZMA is definitely the way to go. From what I've read, the absorbtion is better than when you take each component separately.


#10

I don't know what the absobtion is like, but epsom salt baths are always nice.