Country Life, Gluten Free, Chelated Magnesium, 250 mg, 180 Tablets
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16 people found the following review helpful
Posted by FlyingDutchman on Feb 12, 2011
I get cramps and gas from this product, perhaps because it contains magnesium oxide. The tablets have sharp edges which hurt my esophagus. I switched over to the chelated magnesium of Bluebonnet, which is far superior.
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Dodgy ingredient labeling
3 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1971755 on Sep 13, 2014
The bottle says &quot;chelated magnesium&quot; on the front but in the list of ingredients it says:
Magnesium (as magnesium amino acid chelate, magnesium oxide)
It doesn't say what percentage of the Magnesium is from magnesium amino acid chelate and what percent from magnesium oxide.
It makes a big difference - magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed. It may only have a very small percentage of chelated Magnesium. Probably why it is cheaper than the other brands of chelated magnesium
It is dodgy labelling. You don't know what you are getting.
1 person found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2245391 on Feb 24, 2011
I ordered this just before I identified a skin problem as being related to corn allergy. Unfortunately this product can not claim to be corn-free, so it is useless to me. Live and learn.
Posted by 4871441214480765874 on Mar 05, 2014
very expensive it is not all chalated
Posted by 5578077030459069503 on Jan 28, 2015
These pills are composed primarily of magnesium oxide, which is not easily absorbed by the body. I tried to find out the ratio of magnesium oxide to magnesium chelate, but was unsuccessful. All I learned is that there is more magnesium oxide. Each pill could, theoretically, be composed of 95% magnesium oxide and only 5% magnesium chelate, but as consumers we would never know because the exact ratio isn't divulged.
There are higher quality, though more expensive, brands of magnesium chelate on Iherb. It's worth spending the extra money since products containing 100% magnesium chelate have a higher rate of absorption.