Magnesium chloride supplementation

Oral magnesium chloride supplements

There aren't a lot of options available for oral magnesium chloride supplements, and I'm aware only aware of two of without junky additives. So if you don't have a reason to prefer magnesium chloride, I'd suggest homemade magnesium bicarbonate or magnesium glycinate capsules instead. But if you prefer magnesium chloride, I'd one of the following because of their minimal additives and heavy metal testing:

Photo of Trace Minerals Ionic Magnesium (Liquid)
Trace Minerals Ionic Magnesium (Liquid)
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • titanium dioxide-free
  • hypromellose-free / hydroxypropyl methylcellulose-free
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

ConcenTrace® mineral blend.

The magnesium is from Utah's Great Salt Lake. Here is a Certificate of Analysis for a mid-2013 batch, which looks good to me.

Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • titanium dioxide-free
  • hypromellose-free / hydroxypropyl methylcellulose-free
Negatives:
  • ConsumerLab-tested as having only 61.5% of the magnesium claimed on the label.
All ingredients:

Reverse osmosis water, picometer magnesium from ionized magnesium chloride, non-GMO sorbic acid.

The magnesium is from San Bernadino County dolomite mines. They provided me with a Certificate of Analysis for the current batch, and it looks good.

Making your own liquid concentrate

Scott Schlegel has an overview of making magnesium chloride concentrate using magnesium chloride powder from Greenway Biotech.

Other magnesium chloride supplements

Here are the only other oral magnesium chloride supplements I'm aware of, sorted alphabetically.

Name Ingredients
Alta Health Products Magnesium Chloride (Tablets)

Magnesium chloride, silicon dioxide, dicalcium phosphate, stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, starch.

NutriCology Magnesium Chloride (Liquid)

Magnesium chloride, deionized water, lactic acid.

Piping Rock Magnesium Chloride (Tablets)

Magnesium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, cellulose (plant origin), vegetable stearic acid, croscarmellose, vegetable magnesium stearate, silica.

Rising Mag64 Magnesium Chloride (Tablets)

Magnesium chloride hexahydrate, calcium carbonate, dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, hypromellose phthalate, microcrystalline cellulose, talc, titanium dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, povidone, triacetin, magnesium stearate, acacia, maltodextrin, hypromellose, shellac, FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake, mineral oil, propylene glycol.

Slow-Mag Magnesium Chloride (Tablets)

Magnesium chloride, calcium carbonate, magnesium chloride, polyvinylpyrrolidone, microcrystalline cellulose, methacrylic acid copolymer, hypromellose, acacia, maltodextrin, talc, titanium dioxide, triacetin, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, mineral oil, croscarmellose sodium, sodium lauryl sulfate, carnauba wax, FD&C blue #2 Aluminum Lake, pharmaceutical glaze, propylene glycol.

Trace Minerals Liquid Magnesium (Liquid)

Magnesium citrate, magnesium chloride from ConcenTrace®, purified water, xylitol, natural tangerine flavor, citric acid, stevia leaf, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate.

Trace Minerals Magnesium (Tablets)

Magnesium taurinate, magnesium citrate, magnesium chloride from ConcenTrace®, magnesium glycinate, stearic acid, vegetable cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, silica.


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