Magnesium

Does magnesium work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Magnesium

The overall effectiveness rating for magnesium is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using magnesium may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Magnesium

There are 6 studies in the database on magnesium; the confidence rating is 24. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for magnesium as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Magnesium

Products Containing Magnesium
B-Nox
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Animal Rage XL
S.M.A.R.T Creatine
EAA Sleep
Full list of all 84 products containing Magnesium.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about magnesium. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
decrease body fat

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cardiovascular endurance
improve cycling performance
improve muscular endurance
improve sports performance
increase strength

Hormone Function Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase testosterone

Immune Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve immune function

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower blood pressure

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve mood

References

Title of Study
A pilot study on the effects of magnesium supplementation with high and low habitual dietary magnesium intake on resting and recovery from aerobic and resistance exercise and systolic blood pressure
Effects of magnesium supplementation on blood parameters of athletes at rest and after exercise
Effects of magnesium supplementation on testosterone levels of athletes and sedentary subjects at rest and after exhaustion
Effects of Zinc Magnesium Aspartate (ZMA) Supplementation on Training Adaptations and Markers of Anabolism and Catabolism
Magnesium status and the physical performance of volleyball players: effects of magnesium supplementation
Promising hypotensive effect of hawthorn extract: a randomized double-blind pilot study of mild, essential hypertension