Magnesium Glycinate

Get your fill of this crucial mineral with no laxative effect

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The most bioavailable form of supplementary magnesium available

Pure, chelated magnesium glycinate formulated for maximum absorption

You know that you need more magnesium, but you sure don’t need the runs. We feel you! Unlike so many other magnesium supplements out there, our Magnesium Glycinate is chelated–which has several advantages, but the most often appreciated is that there’s no laxative effect.1

Magnesium deficiency is crazy common in America; 2 most people don’t realize that they aren’t getting enough magnesium through their diets. Mysterious muscle cramps (charley horse, anyone?) and headaches can tip people off, but because magnesium plays a role in so many biochemical processes, symptoms of deficiency range widely and can be difficult to recognize.3

Even if you listen to Mom and eat your greens on par with Popeye (magnesium occurs naturally in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and swiss chard as well as avocados and a variety of nuts and seeds), it’s likely that you aren’t getting enough magnesium.

This is because most produce today is grown in mineral-depleted soil.8 Plants can only absorb magnesium; they don’t actually produce it. Mineral-depleted soil means magnesium-deficient greens.9

We developed Nested Naturals Magnesium Glycinate to give you an easy, reliable way to get the recommended levels of this essential mineral. It is chelated, which eliminates the “inconvenient” laxative effect that is so typical with other magnesium supplements.1,10 It also gives you absorption rates of up to 80%, making it one of the most bioavailable forms of magnesium supplements available.1

This is pure magnesium with no additional nutrients. We leave the calcium out of our magnesium supplement so that you have a better shot at absorbing all the magnesium you need.12 It is formulated for maximum bioavailability and easy digestion. Because what’s the point of taking magnesium if your body isn’t able to absorb and use it?

An Essential Mineral that Supports 300+ Biochemical Processes

Relieve Chronic Muscle Cramping

Muscle cramps are often the result of an imbalance of calcium and potassium. Magnesium helps regulate these minerals to keep you pain-free.13,14

Strengthen Bones

Calcium, vitamin D, copper and zinc are needed for bone health and magnesium plays a critical role in regulating these vitamins and minerals.17

Improve Sleep

Magnesium relaxes both the body and mind allowing you to get the restful sleep you need.15

Support Physical Fitness

Healthy muscle and nerve function rely on adequate levels of magnesium.13 Research has shown that magnesium supplementation may help curb the effects of physical stress on the body.18

Boost Energy & Metabolism

Magnesium helps regulate blood sugar and supports the chemical reactions that metabolize carbohydrates and fats.13,16

Support Cardiac Health

Research suggests magnesium may promote normal blood pressure and helps regulate a steady heart rhythm.13,19

The Active Ingredients Inside Magnesium Glycinate

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Vegan Capsules Servings Per Container: 60
Amount per Serving %DV
(as Magnesium bisglycinate chelate) (TRAACS®)
150 mg 100%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

Other Ingredients: Plant Cellulose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate

This product contains no wheat, gluten, GMO, soy, dairy, egg, fish, nuts, corn, yeast, barley, sugar, or preservatives. Proudly vegan, third-party tested, and manufactured in a NSF certified cGMP facility in the USA using worldwide ingredients.

Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid excessive heat. Do not use if safety seal is broken.

*TRAACS®, Albion Gold Medallion are registered trademarks of Balchem Corporation or its subsidiaries.

No Laxative Effect

Check out the reviews and you’ll see the thing people most love about our Magnesium Glycinate is that there’s no laxative effect, in contrast to so many other magnesium supplements.

Chelated Magnesium Glycinate for Maximum Absorption

Of all of the various forms of supplementary magnesium available, chelated magnesium glycinate is the most bioavailable, which means your body is able to extract more benefit.1,11

No Added Calcium

We leave the calcium out of our magnesium supplement so that you have a better shot at absorbing all the magnesium you need.12

Non-GMO and Vegan

We are relentless about sourcing the best, most natural, most ethically produced ingredients available. The active ingredients in Nested Naturals Magnesium Glycinate are 100% non-GMO and vegan.

Pure and Made with Love

We make our Magnesium Glycinate with love. We believe that nutritional supplements should be like mother’s milk: natural, full of good stuff, but nothing extra. We don’t add any sugar or preservatives.

Your Questions, Our Answers

See the most popular questions asked about Magnesium Glycinate.

Does Magnesium Glycinate have a laxative effect?

No laxative effect! Nested Naturals uses non-buffered, chelated magnesium glycinate which is the most bioavailable form of the mineral.1,11 It does not have a laxative effect unlike other forms such as magnesium oxide and magnesium chloride.10

How is Nested Naturals Magnesium Glycinate different from other forms of Magnesium?

Nested Naturals has formulated our dietary magnesium for easy digestion and absorption without a laxative effect. Not all forms of supplemental magnesium are equal. We chose the most bioavailable--Magnesium Glycinate--rather than the cheaper Magnesium Oxide or Magnesium Chloride

The Form: Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium is an essential mineral that the human body needs, but can be difficult to digest depending upon what it bonds to. When magnesium is absorbed from the soil by vegetables, it bonds to amino acids in the plant. The amino acids help our body absorb the magnesium efficiently when we eat our greens, sesame seeds, avocados and other plants that are rich in this mineral.

It’s not feasible to extract from plants sufficient quantities of magnesium to create a dietary supplement. As a result, magnesium supplements on the market are produced synthetically in a lab.

What a supplement maker chooses to bond magnesium with makes a big difference in how the body is able to process the mineral. Nested Naturals bonds our magnesium with an organic compound called glycine—it’s an amino acid that the body readily identifies and easily absorbs. It does not have a laxative effect since the magnesium isn’t left in the bowels to relax those muscles.

Magnesium that is bonded with inorganic elements such as oxygen and chlorine (e.g. Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Chloride) are more difficult for the body to absorb and can lead to bowel irritation and a laxative effect.

What does magnesium do in the body?

Magnesium is involved with more than 600 biochemical reactions in the body.13 It helps maintain muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, strengthens bones and more.13 It is known as the “relaxation mineral” and helps soothe body and mind.

Many Americans are deficient in magnesium.2 Some of the most common symptoms of a magnesium deficiency are muscle cramps/aches and headaches. 13 People who suffer from migraines sometimes find relief by taking a magnesium supplement.

What does it mean that Magnesium Glycinate is chelated?

Supplementary magnesium needs to be chemically bonded with something else for the body to be able to process it. There are two different manufacturing approaches, one creates chelated magnesium and the other creates ionic magnesium.

Chelated Magnesium

The chelation process bonds the magnesium to an amino acid such as glycine (creating Magnesium Glycinate) which works as a carrier for the magnesium. It’s as if the magnesium hitches a ride on an express train with top level clearance to your bloodstream. As much as 80% is absorbed. Very little magnesium is wasted and there’s no laxative effect.1

Ionic Magnesium

The ionic process bonds the magnesium to an inorganic element such as oxygen or chlorine (creating Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Chloride). It’s a cheaper manufacturing process, but this ionic form doesn’t work as efficiently. Ionic magnesium needs to separate from the element it rode in with before it can be absorbed through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. For a variety of complicated reasons that will take us deep into chemistry, that’s a tall order.

The bottom line is that lots of ionic magnesium ends up sticking with its ride and flows out through the digestive tract. That’s what creates a laxative effect; it is wasted magnesium that your body couldn’t absorb. In the case of Magnesium Oxide, for example, some sources 11 say that the absorption rates can be as little as 4%.

Chelation is a more expensive process, but the bioavailability of chelated magnesium is so much higher that we believe that it’s the way to go.

What is the magnesium chelated with?

Nested Naturals chelates (bonds) our magnesium with glycine, an amino acid. The resulting synthesis — Magnesium Glycinate — offers the closest approximation to the magnesium found in the vegetables we eat. This is the most absorbable form of supplementary magnesium. It does not have a laxative effect.

How bioavailable is the magnesium in this supplement?

Chelated Magnesium Glycinate has absorption rates of up to 80%, making it one of the most bioavailable forms of magnesium supplements available.1

Why doesn’t Nested Naturals Magnesium Glycinate include calcium?

We take pride in offering a pure source of premium-quality magnesium. Calcium is typically included in magnesium supplements to help offset the laxative effect caused by using cheaper forms of magnesium. Our chelated Magnesium Glycinate has no laxative effect so we do not include calcium.

It’s worth noting that adding calcium can actually make it harder for someone with a magnesium deficiency to absorb the magnesium in the supplement.12 The human body needs a balance of calcium and magnesium. These minerals compete for absorption; if you take them at the same time, you may decrease your body’s ability to process and use the magnesium.12

People often take in greater amounts of calcium than magnesium—whether through diet or supplements. Using a pure magnesium supplement gives you more control in striking the balance between these two essential minerals.

Is Nested Naturals Magnesium Glycinate a synthetic form of magnesium?

Supplementary magnesium is typically synthetic. It’s not feasible to extract the mineral from plants or other organic material in sufficient quantities to make a dietary supplement.

Customer Reviews

Discover what real customers say about Magnesium Glycinate.

So far so good. No issues at all with my stomach like I had with other forms of magnesium. Very happy with the quality of the product, the packaging and the follow up from the company. Just purchased a 2nd bottle.
Pat R
This is a great product. I have major stomach sensitivities and have tried all kinds of magnesium. This is the ONLY one that doesn't cause issues and never causes irritable bowel symptoms. I take this daily and no longer have leg cramps.
Christine D
I just started this supplement after a friend suggested it. So far I am very happy with this product. Thank you! :)
Jayme B
A little goes a long way. I took only one and it was enough to manage my menstrual cramps. Excellent product.
Donna T
Great product!
Arthur B
Works for me
Ellen F
This is the only one I have found without negative effects. Works great.
David M
Good product. Easy on the stomach and my blood test final came back with good levels of magnesium. I will continue buying them.
Mary A
Well, I just reordered it! 'Nuff said??? I like it a lot, and it controls leg cramps just as well as other forms of magmesium.
Walter D
Non-laxative effect primary reason for taking. Have had no problems to date
Timothy C
I am very satisfied, this was my second order
Ann G
does not upset my stomach.
Daniel T
It's VEGAN:))) Finaly another new company prooving that it's not necessary to use animals to make great products,thank you guys!!! I take 2 capsules every day before going to sleep and I feel great! Excellent product.
Andrew J
Chelated magnesium supplements, like this, where magnesium is bound to an amino acid or two, are much more bioavailable than inorganic magnesium supplements. Inorganic magnesium supplements, like magnesium oxide, have such poor bioavailability, in fact, that they're often used as laxatives - they go straight through most people, to the extent that they're effective stool softeners, and the upshot is that, with supplements like magnesium oxide, little-to-no magnesium is actually absorbed by the body. This supplement, on the other hand, provides magnesium bound to two glycine residues (that's what individual amino acid units are called), which makes it orders of magnitude more effective (because the glycine is actively transported across the intestinal barrier, and the magnesium is transported with it). The USRDA of magnesium is 400mg/day, for an adult, though many paleo-minded researchers and practitioners point out that our paleolithic ancestors probably consumed twice that much on average. This product is a great way to easily get enough highly bioavailable magnesium for optimal health without breaking the bank.
Andrew R
Excellent product
Jairo E
It has worked perfectly and noticed great improvements in my health within the first few days. I would recommend this product and I wish there was a refill option for previous customers.
Patrica B
Very good. They say glycinate is the easiest magnesium to digest.
Karla F
Just started taking this brand of Magnesium, so, it's too early to tell quite yet, but, I've loved every Supplement that Nested Naturals that I've tried, so, I'm sure I'll love this one, too!
Gloria R
Gives me the Magnesium that I need without the side effects. Rapid shipping
Marvin W
Propduct is wonderful, helps me sleep at night and seems to keep a little energy when I need it at 75 years young. I have regrets that your company does not accept Discover Card for transactions. I also have regrets that when I call for ordering it takes 3 days to get a reply. Great product and I am a loyal customer as of now. Thank You, Coach Willett
Ellen F
It's the best. The perfect dosage. No side effects. I've been buying it for a few years.
Timothy W
I started taking one 150 mg dose of Magnesium about a week ago. I think it's helping with my blood pressure. I'm not sure, because I haven't had time to really evaluate results with any concrete data. My girlfriend is taking a 300 mg daily dose for her anxiety. I don't think it helps her as much as the CBD oil does. We will continue to monitor the results. Thank you for making a quality product.
Marie-Luise A
Hi Jeremy ! Your Magnesium Glycinate is truly the best Magnesium I ever got. I‘ am from Germany and will continue ordering it from you guys in the US. Dito for my friends & family
Lissette M
I ordered the Magnesium Glycinate for my son, who was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder a few months ago. He is adamant about not taking any prescribed medications because he hates the side effects and how they make him feel. After doing some research I found quite a number of articles recommending Magnesium which supposedly works similar to lithium. He has been taking the Magnesium now for a little over a week along with some other supplements I ordered and he really likes them. I have also seen a an improvement in his mood.
It is the best I would recommend to anyone
I'm very happy with this product!
Terry S
Particularly interested in your magnesium, because it's good for nerves. Amount and price will keep me coming back. Best wishes, Terry Smith
Coach W
Helps me sleep better at night and love it!!
It's a great product. I never try any other brand. It settles nicely in the system and it works. Doing business with Nested Naturals is always a pleasure. You guys find a way to make ordering fun and personal every time.
Terry S
good stuff. good price. hope it makes you a big company. I'm sure you'll be hearing from me again. Thanks, T. Smith
I really like this magnesium glycinate chelate. It really helps me sleep so much better ! Thank you!!
Coach W
What can I say, it gives me more energy during the day and helps me fall asleep at night
Miriam H
I love it ! it helps me sleep better ! thank you !
Carol B
Bottom line, this magnesium has been a boon for my sleep patterns, and definitely has added a missing ingredient in my life. In all the reading I've done, magnesium is commonly at too low a level from just one's diet. Since taking this, which is very easy to swallow, with no side effects, I know it is working. I used to get premature ventricular contractions and read that magnesium might help. I do not get them any longer, taking two capsules a day. So this is readily absorbed and beneficial in my life in both these ways.
Helped with knee pain
This has been the best for my sore and aching body!
i am happy with this purchase. thank you. ;~))
As hoped. No problems here. Will continue buying this.
I have been taking the magnesium for a few months and it has helped me. I have recommended it to family and friends, my Dr. Is aware I Take it and she is OK with it.
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