Magnesium glycinate

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Magnesium glycinate
ECHA InfoCard 100.035.305
Molar mass 172.423 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Magnesium glycinate, also known as magnesium diglycinate or magnesium bisglycinate, is the magnesium salt of glycine (one magnesium and two glycine molecules), and is sold as a dietary supplement.[1][2] It contains 14.1% elemental magnesium by mass. Accordingly, 100 mg of magnesium is contained in 709 mg of magnesium glycinate.


Magnesium glycinate has been studied with applicability to patients with a bowel resection[1] or pregnancy-induced leg cramps.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Schuette SA, Lashner BA, Janghorbani M (1994). "Bioavailability of magnesium diglycinate vs magnesium oxide in patients with ileal resection". JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 18 (5): 430–5. doi:10.1177/0148607194018005430. PMID 7815675. Magnesium diglycinate may be a good alternative to commonly used magnesium supplements in patients with intestinal resection.
  2. ^ a b Supakatisant C, Phupong V (2015). "Oral magnesium for relief in pregnancy-induced leg cramps: a randomised controlled trial". Maternal & Child Nutrition. 11 (2): 139–45. doi:10.1111/j.1740-8709.2012.00440.x. PMID 22909270. Forty-one women were assigned to magnesium bisglycinate chelate (300 mg per day) and 39 women to placebo. Details of leg cramps were recorded before beginning the treatment and the fourth week of study.