The magnesium malate used in Active Magnesium Chewable is similar to magnesium citrate insofar as neither form is considered a chelated form, and each can be used to increase daily magnesium intake. Magnesium malate is magnesium bound to malic acid, so this form is sometimes used to support normal detoxification pathways and the Krebs cycle (cellular energy production). Magnesium citrate is magnesium bound to citric acid, and is often used more to support bowel relaxation. Magnesium malate may also be better tolerated by individuals with sensitive stomachs as it usually has a less pronounced stool-softening effect than the citrate. (A chelated form would be even gentler on the digestive system.)*
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- What is Active Magnesium Chewable derived from?
- What is the expiration date on Active Magnesium Chewable?
- Does Active Magnesium Chewable contain corn or grain-derived ingredients?
- Is Active Magnesium suitable for vegans and vegetarians? If not, why?
- Is Active Magnesium Chewable safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Can Active Magnesium Chewable be used for children?
- Are there any side-effects or precautions when taking Active Magnesium Chewable?
- Is Active Magnesium Chewable free of magnesium stearate?
- Does Active Magnesium Chewable contain sulfur?
- How much magnesium and malic acid are in each tablet of Active Magnesium?