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

Magnesium is an essential mineral that supports bone and muscle health, promotes normal blood pressure and regulates blood sugar. It helps protect against many diseases and can be therapeutic for migraines, fibromyalgia and inflammatory conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, etc.

Known as “the relaxation mineral,” magnesium also plays an important role in soothing tension—both in the body and the mind.

Epidemic of Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency is epidemic in America; most people don’t realize that they aren’t getting enough magnesium through their diets. Because magnesium plays a role in so many biochemical processes, symptoms of deficiency range widely and can be difficult to recognize.
Some of the most obvious complaints that lead to a diagnosis include muscle cramps and headaches, but deficiency can show up as a variety of other health problems—both subtle and severe.

If you have any of these symptoms, you may be deficient in magnesium:

  • Muscle soreness1
  • Muscle cramping1
  • Headaches3
  • Migraines3
  • Insomnia2
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue7
  • Anxiety8,11
  • PMS
  • Menstrual cramps1
  • Attention difficulties
  • Asthma
  • Kidney stones
  • Diabetes4
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis6
  • High blood pressure5
  • Palpitations
  • Angina
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel
  • Reflux
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable bladder
Magnesium in Food

Eating your way to magnesium sufficiency is very difficult. Most Americans have diets that are based heavily on foods that contain no magnesium—such as meat, dairy and white flour. Magnesium occurs naturally in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and swiss chard as well as avocados and a variety of nuts and seeds.

Even if you eat a plant-based diet, it’s likely that you aren’t getting enough magnesium. This is because most produce today is grown in mineral-depleted soil. Plants absorb magnesium from the soil; they don’t produce it on its own. Furthermore, calcium intake and medications that lower stomach acid can impede magnesium absorption. A magnesium supplement is the easiest way to get the recommended levels of this essential mineral.

The Nested Naturals Magnesium Glycinate is formulated for maximum bioavailability and easy digestion. What’s the point of taking a supplement if your body isn’t able to absorb and use the nutrients you need? Our Magnesium Glycinate is chelated, which means there’s no laxative effect that is so typical with other magnesium supplements.

Your Daily Dose of the 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.1

Improve Sleep

Magnesium relaxes both the body and mind allowing you to get the restful sleep you need.2

Boost Energy & Metabolism

Magnesium helps regulate blood sugar10 and supports the chemical reactions that metabolize carbohydrates and fats.

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.6

Support Physical Fitness

Healthy muscle and nerve function rely on adequate levels of magnesium.11

Support Cardiac Health

Magnesium promotes normal blood pressure and helps regulate a steady heart rhythm.9

The Active Ingredients Inside Nested Naturals 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 made in a NSF certified GMP facility in the USA.

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.

Read the Nested Naturals Approach
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.

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.

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. It does not have a laxative effect unlike other forms such as magnesium oxide and magnesium chloride.

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

Many Americans are deficient in magnesium. Some of the most common symptoms of a magnesium deficiency are muscle cramps/aches and headaches. 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.

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 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.
Andrew R
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.
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.
Ann G
does not upset my stomach.
Timothy C
I am very satisfied, this was my second order
Walter D
Non-laxative effect primary reason for taking. Have had no problems to date
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.
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.
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.
This has been the best for my sore and aching body!
i am happy with this purchase. thank you. ;~))
Gloria R
Gives me the Magnesium that I need without the side effects. Rapid shipping
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!
Patrica B
Very good. They say glycinate is the easiest magnesium to digest.
Ellen F
This is the only one I have found without negative effects. Works great.
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
As hoped. No problems here. Will continue buying this.
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The science behind all of our claims

  • 1. Bilbey and Prabhakaran, 1996: ‘Muscle cramps and magnesium deficiency: Case reports’, 42. Magnesium deficiency should always be included in the differential diagnosis of patients who present with persistent or severe muscle pain.
  • 2. Abbasi et al., 2013: ‘The effect of magnesium supplementation on primary insomnia in elderly: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial’, Journal of research in medical sciences : the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences., 17(12), pp. 1161–9.
  • 3. Sun-Edelstein and Mauskop, 2009: ‘Role of magnesium in the pathogenesis and treatment of migraine’, Expert review of neurotherapeutics., 9(3), pp. 369–79.
  • 4. Mooren et al., 2011: ‘Oral magnesium supplementation reduces insulin resistance in non-diabetic subjects - a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial’, Diabetes, obesity & metabolism., 13(3), pp. 281–4.
  • 5. Guerro-Romero and Rodriguez-Moran, 2008: ‘Journal of human hypertension - abstract of article: The effect of lowering blood pressure by magnesium supplementation in diabetic hypertensive adults with low serum magnesium levels: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial’, Journal of Human Hypertension, 23(4), pp. 245–251. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2008.129.
  • 6. Tucker et al., 1999: ‘Potassium, magnesium, and fruit and vegetable intakes are associated with greater bone mineral density in elderly men and women’, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 69(4), pp. 727–736.
  • 7. Cox, Campbell, and Dowson, 1991: Red blood cell magnesium and chronic fatigue syndrome. The Lancet, 337(8744), pp.757-760.
  • 8. Lakhan and Vieira, 2010: ‘Nutritional and herbal supplements for anxiety and anxiety-related disorders: Systematic review’, Nutrition Journal, 9(1), p. 42. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-9-42.
  • 9. Gyamlani, Parikh, and Kulkarni, 2000: ‘Benefits of magnesium in acute myocardial infarction: Timing is crucial’, American heart journal., 139(4).
  • 10. Mooren et al., 2011: ‘Oral magnesium supplementation reduces insulin resistance in non-diabetic subjects - a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial’, Diabetes, obesity & metabolism., 13(3), pp. 281–4.
  • 11. Wienecke and Nolden, 2016: ‘[Long-term HRV analysis shows stress reduction by magnesium intake]’, MMW Fortschritte der Medizin., 158, pp. 12–16.
  • 12. Petrovic et al., 2016: Magnesium Supplementation diminishes peripheral blood Lymphocyte DNA Oxidative damage in athletes and sedentary young man, Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity., 2016.