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What’s in Magnesium?

Rice bran, magnesium (from magnesium bisglycinate), hypromellose capsule shell.

Is Magnesium vegan?


Is there any published scientific evidence of a benefit for Magnesium?

Magnesium is a food supplement and it has health claims on the back of label which were approved by the EFSA (Magnesium contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and to normal balance of energy, metabolism and electrolytes. Magnesium is required for psychological function and the normal functioning of the nervous system. Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function and normal protein synthesis.
Magnesium contributes to maintaining normal bones and teeth and the process of cell division). There are other conditions which people take magnesium for which are not mentioned.

What is the recommended dose?

2-7 capsules daily, spread throughout the day.

Can Magnesium be taken by people with Diabetes?

Magnesium can be taken by those with diabetes.

What is the recommended age for taking Magnesium?

Magnesium can be taken at the age of 18 and above.

Does Magnesium have to be taken with food?


Can I take it if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Probably not, unless you are treating a known deficiency. It is best to be advised by your midwife on this.

What are the side effects of Magnesium?

While most people tolerate magnesium well, it can cause some mild side effects including stomach upset, nausea and diarrhoea.

Does Magnesium contain any artificial additives?

Only natural preservatives, colours and flavours are used.

What allergens does it contain?

It does not contain any of the 14 allergens which are listed by the EFSA.

Where are the products made?

Magnesium is made in England.

Are you sure the ingredients are genuine and free from contaminants?

Absolutely – the manufacturers have a long and strong history of quality assurance and compliance with international standards. They also do their own in-house analysis of each ingredient looking for purity and authenticity.

Are the supplements organic?

These are completely natural products but they are not organic.

Should I take Magnesium at a certain time of day?

If you are taking the maximum dose you will need to spread them throughout the day. If you are taking them for sleep, take a few before bed.

Can I take Magnesium with my usual supplements such as glucosamine, multivitamins and omega 3 etc?

Yes, you can take with some other supplements, but not with other high dose magnesium containing supplements.

Storage. Do I have to keep Magnesium in the refrigerator?

Magnesium should be stored in a cool dry place. Storage in the refrigerator is acceptable.

Are there any concerns with taking Magnesium while I am on prescription medications?

There may be drug-nutrient interactions with magnesium, e.g. antibiotics. Check with your pharmacist before purchasing.

Can I take Magnesium before surgery?

Probably, but always check with your surgeon first.

How long will it take for me to feel the effects of the supplements?

Just as the effects of a healthy diet are long term and are seen over a lifetime, it is difficult to say when you would feel an observable effect from supplements. However, we do know that it is always important to maintain a balanced diet for good health.

Do I have to take Magnesium every day? Can I take every alternate day?

Yes, but it may be best to take every day to get the desired effect.

If I cannot consume capsules, what are the other alternatives to taking Magnesium?

You can open the capsule and pour the ingredients into your cold or warm food/drink.

Are the supplements kosher or halal?

Magnesium Bisglycinate and the rice bran hold certification for halal and kosher diets. Although the capsules are vegan and are suitable, they do not hold a certificate.