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Understanding the Types and Benefits of Magnesium Supplements

Magnesium plays a vital role in the optimal function of your body and brain. It is important for many chemical reactions in the body. This standout mineral is known to promote heart health, support muscle function and calm your mind of stress and anxiety.

Magnesium can be found in foods like spinach, chard, avocados, black beans and almonds. But according to Dr. Lynne Ahn, magnesium deficiencies are very common. An alternative way to get magnesium is through nutritional supplementation.

A quick trip to the drugstore or an Amazon search will turn up many different types of magnesium supplements — each with its own unique use and formulation. But before purchasing anything, you should have your magnesium levels tested and discuss the results with Dr. Ahn so you can find the supplement amount and type specific to your needs.

In this post, Dr. Ahn breaks down some of the forms of magnesium, so you can get an idea of which one may be most appropriate for your health and wellness needs.

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