Magnesium products, in pharmacy quality, are available today in various dosages and pharmaceutical forms. Find out here what is important when making a selection and to what extent individual circumstances need to be taken into account.
Restoring your magnesium reserves
Special products such as Biolectra® Magnesium can help to directly restore your magnesium reserves. Food supplements and medicinal products are available in different dosages and dosage forms and allow individual magnesium provision, based on your individual requirements. These guidelines can help you navigate your way through magnesium effervescent tablets, magnesium capsules, and all the other options. Good to know: magnesium is a substance naturally present in the body and is therefore well tolerated.
Magnesium from the pharmacy: Because quality counts
Restoring your magnesium reserves: The best tips
- Magnesium from the pharmacy will be high quality
- The pharmacist’s advice is important
- Choose your dosage according to your requirements
- Long-term intake is important: at least 4 – 6 weeks
Good to know: with modern magnesium products such as Biolectra® Magnesium, a dose once or twice daily is sufficient – and this is how you stay on the ball.
When it comes to magnesium products, the pharmacy is the right place to go. Here you can be sure that the magnesium food supplements or medicinal products on offer are of tried and tested quality. In addition, comprehensive advice is available from the pharmacist – and this is important when you consider how much individual magnesium requirements can vary. For example, pregnant women have a different daily magnesium requirement than athletes. Here, the pharmacist’s professional advice can be helpful, which is just one more reason why Biolectra® Magnesium products are exclusively available in pharmacies.
What magnesium dosage is suitable for me?
Tip: Take magnesium over the longer term
A one-time dose of magnesium is rarely sufficient to restore your magnesium reserves – even using a high-dosage magnesium product. This is something that takes a little patience. Softer stools can be an indication that the magnesium intake was sufficient.
The recommendation from the German Nutrition Society for adolescents and adults is between 300 and 400 mg of magnesium per day. However, particular circumstances, such as stress, pregnancy, or taking part in frequent and intensive sports activities, can suddenly increase an individual’s requirements. Fortunately, nowadays modern magnesium products such as Biolectra® Magnesium are offered in different dosages – this makes individual magnesium provision even easier.
Using the dosages of Biolectra® Magnesium products as an example, here are some guidelines:
|Magnesium dosage||Biolectra® product||Product status||Suitable for (examples*)|
|150 mg magnesium||Biolectra® Magnesium 150 mg effervescent tablets||Food supplement||As a supplement for covering your daily magnesium requirements|
|243 mg magnesium||Biolectra® Magnesium 243 mg forte effervescent tablets||Over-the-counter drug||For muscle and calf cramps**|
|300 mg magnesium|| Biolectra® Magnesium 300 mg capsules
Biolectra® Magnesium 300 mg Direct
|Food supplement||Covers your daily magnesium requirements***|
|365 mg magnesium||Biolectra® Magnesium 365 mg fortissimum effervescent tablets||Over-the-counter drug|
*Please refer to the package leaflet of the respective products and obtain advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
**For magnesium deficiency.
***Magnesium intake recommended by the German Nutrition Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung, DGE) for women aged 25 years and older.
Magnesium once a day – modern products make it possible
Magnesium: Dosage forms (examples)
- Effervescent tablets
- Effervescent granules
Magnesium provision is now even more convenient – it’s just a matter of choosing between dosage forms such as magnesium effervescent tablets, magnesium effervescent granules, or magnesium capsules. In the end, it’s a question of taste and individual preference: if you wanted to increase your liquid intake anyway, a magnesium effervescent tablet or effervescent granules could be the right choice for you. Magnesium micro-pellets (Biolectra® Magnesium 300 mg Direct), however, can be taken without water and are especially convenient when out and about.
Those who only want to take one capsule daily, rather than several tablets, may be well advised to take Biolectra® Magnesium 300 mg capsules.
By the way: there is no reason not to take selected magnesium products, such as Biolectra® Magnesium, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. They are especially suitable for times when an increased magnesium intake is important, such as in these life situations.