Magnesium supplements with the fewest additives

Taking magnesium in homemade liquid form

Magnesium bicarbonate liquid is my default recommendation if you don't mind the hassle of making it:

Magnesium bicarbonate recipe >>

Taking magnesium as a capsule or powder

Magnesium glycinate

Magnesium glycinate is my default capsule/powder product recommendation:

Magnesium glycinate product suggestions >>

Other forms of magnesium

Topical magnesium for absorbing through the skin

There's some evidence that magnesium can be absorbed transdermally. I take advantage of this with epsom salt baths and topical magnesium oil.

For epsom salt brands, see my dedicated page.

For magnesium oil, you can either buy it premade, or make it using magnesium chloride flakes. I do both, using Swanson's premade spray and Ancient Minerals brand magnesium chloride flakes dissolved in an equal amount of water. These can irritate sensitive skin when used frequently, and using too much can make you resemble a magnesium dust monster. Which I consider to be a plus.

Testing your magnesium levels

I have a sister site to Toxinless about ordering your own bloodwork. On it I have a list of magnesium blood test providers, with testing as low as $22 if you don't mind a blood draw.

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