I started taking about 500mg of magnesium daily a few years back. It was trial and error to find a preparation of larger doses of magnesium that did not cause diarrhea. Albion lab chelated minerals are the best I've found for magnesium and calcium in terms of absorption with no side effects. I highly recommend these if the doses are what you're looking for.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 01, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have been in the nutritional supplement industry for 24 years. When it comes to minerals, calcium and magnesium get almost all of the attention. But, there are several other minerals that deserve a lot more time in the public eye (especially manganese, zinc, chromium, selenium). These minerals, among others, play so many roles in essential life processes. Unfortunately, our diets - and supplements do not provide the proper amounts (and forms) of these minerals. Far too many supplements contain "inorganic" forms of minerals (made from sources that humans are not meant to take, such as rocks, and synthetic sources). This product contains the multi-patented Albion TRAACS (Truly Reacted Amino Acid Chelate System), which provides minerals in a form similar to plants. This makes these minerals far better utilized by the cells, tissues and organs throughout your body compared to most other supplemental forms (i.e. oxides, carbonates). I would love to give this product 5 stars. However, in my opinion the levels of chromium and selenium could / should be higher. P.S. - These pills are pretty large. If you have trouble swallowing big tablets, this may not be the right product for you.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 08, 2011 | Verified Purchase
My Doctor who specializes in nutritional medicine recommended a compounded script that had similar levels of minerals to this product - and it worked but I couldn't afford it. This product is one tenth the price. The pills are a bit bulky, and it might be worthwhile taking twice as many at half the size.