Yes, it matters which Magnesium supplement you use…

I don’t usually write too many personal notes here at Headache and Migraine News, because, after all, the focus is on the news. Also, because every person is so different, you’ll find that different treatments are more or less helpful for different people.

But when I ran out of “my brand” of magnesium recently, I was reminded that, yes, it does matter which supplement you buy.

For a quick primer on why migraine patients should seriously consider taking a magnesium supplement, read Magnesium: Top of the List for Migraine. For tips on how to take it, read Magnesium for Migraine (graphic).

Anyway, yes, I ran out of the brand I use, but I had some left over of another brand. But – not nearly as good.

You’ll find that some types or brands of magnesium won’t absorb as well. That means they won’t protect you as well from migraine attacks. And they can cause diarrhea.

For the record, I most often recommend (and use) Ultra-Mag Hi Efficiency Magnesium. If you want to see what brands our readers have recommended, see Which Magnesium Supplements Work?

And now, back to our regular programming.

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  • Robin Morgan Nov 28, 2017

    I was informed that the only form of Mg that crosses the blood brain barrier effectively was Magnesium L-Threonate. I buy the LifeExtension brand, Neuro-Mag, 2000mg, which has never bothered my sensitive stomach.

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