Magnesium Bisglycinate

Ingredient common name

Magnesium Bisglycinate

Muscle and tendon support*
Bone support*
Heart and blood vessel support*
Respiratory support*
Metabolic support*
Promotes women’s health* 


Patented ingredient name

TRAACS® Magnesium bisglycinate chelate

Dietary sources

Spinach, Swiss chard, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, almonds, black beans, and avocados.

Why our form
Magnesium bisglycinate has superior absorption. A 4-arm, crossover study found that serum levels of magnesium over an 8-hour period were the highest for magnesium bisglycinate, followed in order by dimagnesium malate, buffered magnesium bisglycinate, and magnesium oxide.

Glycine, the amino acid in magnesium bisglycinate, helps decrease the pH of the small intestine, which improves magnesium bisglycinate’s solubility and absorbability.*

Two separate glycine molecules occupy an active site on each magnesium molecule, which reduces magnesium’s propensity to complex with phytates and other substances that can inhibit absorption.

Magnesium bisglycinate has a lesser laxative effect. Because glycine takes up active binding sites on the magnesium molecule, less water can attach to the magnesium, which reduces the laxative effect typically seen in magnesium compounds.
What we test for
  • Identification (via HPTLC)
  • Heavy metals
  • Microbes

Contained In

Clinical References