What is Magnesium Malate?

Magnesium is such a valuable mineral for human consumption that most people are not aware of how vital it is to consume and how crucial it is for not just any healthcare purposes; it is needed for our happy healthy longevity. It is needed just as we need air, water, and food. It is so important for us in fact, that to function well in our environment and be free of pain and disease, we need it daily.

There are many types of magnesium and so far, my favorite type is Magnesium Malate. Here are the most common ones used: Magnesium Threonate (combine with a chelating element called L-threonate, the best utilizable form for brain cognition), there is Magnesium Citrate (made with salt and citric acid) and then there is Ionic magnesium (from molecular hydrogen), and lastly, Magnesium Malate (from acidic fruits).

Today I am going to talk about: What is Magnesium Malate, what are the benefits of taking magnesium and Magnesium Malate Absorption. Keep in mind, all these types are great for the human body and they all do the job that is so essential for our body processes.

What is Magnesium Malate?

What is Magnesium malate? Magnesium malate is a mineral that is combined with malate acid. This is a great mixture because it brings a good bioavailable form to the body for many important natural processes such as 300 or more chemical reactions.

Malate is an acid found in fruit, specifically fruit that has a “tart” like taste flavor akin to what you would find in grapefruits, lemons, apples, cranberries, grapes, and limes, just to name a few.

I like the taste of this tartness, but some people do not and prefer to use another type of Magnesium. I have a friend that adds it to hot water to eliminate the sour taste.

Whatever your preference is, it is just good to get it into the body as most people are deficient in this mineral anyway and getting enough of it from food can be challenging.

What are the benefits of taking Magnesium?

What are the benefits of taking magnesium? Well, there are many things it is good for. Let us discuss them now because this amazing mineral just may be the one thing you have been missing in your diet and just like me, will be a Godsend from above.

Magnesium is good for reducing muscle soreness, muscle cramping, fatigue, and fibromyalgia. I like it because it helps one to sleep better, reduces inflammation, gives a sense of calm, and it really helps one to stay regular when you go to the bathroom by cleaning out the intestines and bowels. This is where it has helped me quite a lot. I am thankful for that!

Another good thing it does is that it regulates blood pressure, glucose levels and heart rhythms. That is a good reason to take it right there! Do you have any heart problems, maybe you are deficient in magnesium?

That is something to think about. Plus, it helps in keeping good blood pressure normal, reduces bloating and constipation.

Magnesium helps our bone structure for maintaining strong bones and because it strengthens our bones, it helps reduction of bone loss. That means it helps in osteoporosis!

Another amazing miracle of this mineral is that it helps to prevent type II diabetes. There are so many people with adult-onset diabetes, which by the way is preventable and curable.

Do some research on that because that is a truth that not many doctors are willing to discuss and mostly because they want to keep you drugged up on insulin which just perpetuates the problem anyway and causes obesity. That is for another blog post.

In an article by Tony Isaacs in Naturalnews.com, he talks about how people who are experiencing specific pain such as leg cramping, constipation, eyelid muscle spasms, premenstrual syndrome, back pain, headaches or migraines, heart flutters, kidney stones and heart valve issues are all a result of calcium overload where the human body has too much calcium.

Calcium overload symptoms and side effects are rarely talked about by any doctors and disregarded by a good deal of health care professionals and considered signs of old age. Just think of the possibilities with this mineral. Taking some magnesium would help all these conditions.

And of course, as always, check with your doctor and health care provider for dosages and advice. In a nutshell this is magnesium deficiency and an overindulgence in calcium overload, i.e., eating too much dairy products and taking calcium supplements.

This is an amazing mineral and one I will never ever be without ever again. I just wish I knew about it sooner than later. However, one cannot look back on regrets, we must move forward and go from there.

Now is the time to start adding magnesium to your diet routine, don’t you think?

Magnesium Malate Absorption

When we talk about absorption of magnesium, we cannot leave out vitamin D because magnesium and vitamin D go hand in hand. Magnesium malate absorption along with other types of magnesium all require vitamin D and both must work in tandem for the human body because they play a crucial role in how much vitamin D is needed.

For vitamin D to be used efficiently, one must take magnesium as well because too much magnesium will lower the need for vitamin D, thus reducing one’s need for more vitamin D. This is great news because it shows that our mortality rate can then go down as vitamin D is such an important vitamin to have in the diet.

The vitamin D we take stays inactive in our bodies if we do not get enough magnesium and does not truly get immersed by the body. In this sense we need magnesium to help “activate” vitamin D and to live longer healthier lives. This is talked about in Dr Mercola’s blog post on The Role of Magnesium for Cognitive Function in Older Adults.

Dr Mercola states in this blog post that he believes people in general need more magnesium because of our high exposure to electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) in our daily lives and that a higher dose will help mitigate these frequencies that bombard us constantly. He also says in his article that one should take 1000-2000 mg of magnesium supplementation to be sufficient to combat them.

Dr Mercola says: My personal recommendation is that unless you have kidney disease and are on dialysis, continually increase your magnesium dose until you have loose stools and then cut it back. You want the highest dose you can tolerate and still have normal bowel movements.”

I have personally had this experience. When I first started taking magnesium, my bowels became more uniformed and less watery. Magnesium has shaped my bowels to become much more consistently healthy looking. That is a plus!

In Dr Mercola’s article he talks about a study done on magnesium threonate and mice, which showed that magnesium helps to improve learning to regard long- and short-term memory storage in the brain. This is terrific because as we age our memories shorten and brain fog is common among many people in our society now.

Some people do not realize that a foggy brain is a toxic brain, an unhealthy brain which can lead down a path to disease and a shorter lifespan. It is not normal to have a gummed-up brain full of toxins and of nutritional deficiencies. Thinking clearly and thoughtfully comes with a good synapse nerve/brain connection that will lead to clear thinking.

This should be a health goal by everyone, daily.

Dr Mercola cannot stress enough that even though you are supplementing your diet with magnesium, it is good to get it from a food source as well. Some good sources of magnesium to consume naturally are the dark green leafy vegetables like Brussel Sprouts, broccoli, beet leaves, Swiss Chard, avocados, Bok Choy, Turnip leaves, and Romaine Lettuce.

It is also in foods such as yogurt from grass fed cows, organic natto, and some fruits such as figs, bananas and kiwis. Or it is also in nuts such as almonds, walnuts and brazil nuts, and of course the standard kitchen herbs like parsley, chives, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, clove, and fennel seeds.

A lot of those seeds are used in Ayurveda cooking and in teas as well. You can find those recipes and make your own or what I call “seed tea” from a combination of coriander seed, fennel seed and cumin seeds. I combine one cup of each of the three different seeds and mix them together. Take one tablespoon of that mixture and put it into six cups of boiling hot water, turn down the flame a bit and then simmer for 15 minutes, strain, let it cool and refrigerate. Drink as often as you want. It is a wonderful detox tea that I love to drink daily and is a good way to absorb magnesium.


Magnesium, whichever form you take is a mineral that is life giving. It is a mineral so vital that it should be recommended by doctors for daily use because it is needed by our bodies for all kinds of life-giving processes.

Consume it and experiment with it, there are no adverse side effects except maybe some anticipated loose stools if you take too much. Again, it can be eaten in food sources as well as in supplement form.

Due to lack of it in our soils for harvesting crops, it is best to supplement it with your food as we cannot get enough of it in the foods we eat. If you take it for nothing else other than to eliminate your disease, mental brain fog, muscle spasms, PMS or just ingest it for general wellbeing or to reduce depression and anxiety, taking magnesium will improve your life and make life worth living well.

Please leave me a comment below if you have supplemented with this mineral in your diet. Tell me how well it has worked for you? How has it helped improve your health?

Readers Comments (2)

  1. I was wondering if it would be safe for me to take less than 350 mg daily. I know that in some people, magnesium might cause stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other side effects. And I also know that we must be careful about taking very large amounts (greater than 350 mg daily) because magnesium is possibly unsafe.

    • Ann,

      Thank you for your comment. I would check with your doctor on dosages.

      Magnesium Glycinate can have some bad side effects used with medications. Otherwise, this is a good type of magnesium to take.

      Magnesium Chloride on the other hand is great for type II diabetics but has some bad side affects if taken too much like breathing problems, fainting and paralysis of some muscles.

      Magnesium Oxide can contribute to side effects of vomiting, fatigue, itching, rashes, abdominal cramping, and mood swings just to name a few. It is best to eat food when taking this type of magnesium.

      I do not know of any bad side effects from taking Magnesium Malate which is the type of magnesium that I talk about in my blog article. Other than having soft stools when taken too much, the only other thing I can think of is that there may be an issue with some light skin irritation almost in the form of an itch but more of an electromagnetic static electricity coming off the skin like a buzzing feeling. This could have to do with nerves. This is from my own experience of course. I do not know how to explain that. Those are the only symptoms I ever experienced with taking too much of Magnesium Malate.

      Magnesium is so important for body functions that in fact it is involved in over 80% of our biochemical body functions and processes which is very important to acknowledge, and this cannot be ignored. The results are too good on the body to then deny it. If I were you, I would consider which type to take that would be most beneficial for your health.

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