Q: I was reading about the Tri-Magnesium online and it makes sense to me why this would be a good product to try. However, I also read that magnesium should be coupled with calcium in a 2:1 ratio in order to have maximum magnesium absorption. I was wondering about your thoughts on that as I don't believe this product has calcium.
A: Calcium and magnesium do have a synergistic relationship. However, Calcium is not needed in order for a high quality magnesium to be absorbed.
The reason why calcium is added along with magnesium for most supplements is that magnesium can push out calcium. This is why there is twice as much calcium as there is magnesium in common Ca:Mg 2:1 formulas. If one gets ample calcium from their diet, calcium supplementation is not needed.
Magnesium is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies known, right there with Vitamin D3. Thus, taking added calcium in a magnesium supplement is not needed for many individuals.
For those needing calcium and magnesium, then I...Read More