Provides 100% of the Daily Value for magnesium in two tablets. What is magnesium citrate? Magnesium is a mineral found in bone and other cells. It’s used in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. . How does magnesium support health? Supports normal muscle contraction and relaxation.*. Supports normal nerve function.*. Supports the production of protein in body cells.*. Important for healthy bones.*. Maintains blood pressure already within normal range.*. Why choose Vitacost Magnesium Citrate? Supplies 100% of the Daily Value for magnesium per 2-tablet serving. Contains 60 servings per bottle. Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value. PLEASE NOTE: The tablet size and color of this product has changed. The new slightly larger size and whiter color reflect improvements made for a consistently solid (“less crumbly”) tablet. The formula providing 400 mg of magnesium citrate per 2-tablet serving remains the same. . About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . . * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
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Rating breakdown153 reviews
125 out of 153(82%)customers recommend this product.
"I got this during a BOGO sale, and now I'm stuck with these horse pills! Not only are they large and hard to swallow, but they have a coarse, grainy-like texture. You NEED a large glass of water or juice to take this with (so that it doesn't scratch your esophagus), then some food as a chaser so that you don't have that "stuck" feeling in your throat.
Whenever I *am* able to get two of these suckers down (I have to break 'em up--one pill early, the second midday), they improve my regularity. But the downside is that they're so hard to swallow!
Vitacost brand products are typically a win for me in terms of both pricing and quality, but this was only good for the price. :-("
"There's no real way for a consumer to check the potency of a product, but I do like this mag citrate for the value. Citrate is a more absorbable form than many others and I can supplement daily, as I think most of us are slightly magnesium deficient due to depletion of soil in our modern agricultural climate."
"The bioavailability of Mg citrate equals that of way more expensive Mg products. Mg is high on my list of supplements as it is plays an essential role in so many enzymatic processes. I have to chew this as I have trouble swallowing tablets, but that's o.k."
"I notice a distinct difference when I take this magnesium, so I know it works. However, the pills are too big. I cannot take them with just water. I have to take them with food, otherwise I choke on it."
"I've been taking this product for awhile and recently had a full nutrition panel. My magnesium was in the normal range, so it does th job. Yes, the tablets are large but I don't have any problem swallowing--some of my other supplements are just as large. I believe it's misleading to put 400mg on front, however. Generally this means per tablet, but it is actually the amount in two tablets. I even forgot this for awhile and was thinking one tablet provided the full 400."
"I guess the citrate ingredient made this pill so much larger than the other Vitacost magnesium I usually take. I did not realize this when I purchased them. Naturally, I did not know until I opened the bottle.This was probably my fault, but I wish there had been a larger notation for those who have a hard time swallowing large pills. Otherwise, the product is great."
"Good source of Magnesium It is very effective and much better absorbed than magnesiumoxide Only one tablet of 200 mg per day is more than sufficient for me The tablets are relatively large; capsules would be better."
"My husband and I both supplement our diets with magnesium citrate and calcium citrate. I've been told by my Dr. the citrate is easier to absorb. We both find that we don't have the leg cramps at night when we take both products. They are easy on the stomach and easy to take."
"I have used Vitacost Magnesium citrate for a few years and find it works great to get rid of that restless leg thing...I sleep better as well and it helps with keeping the plumbing clear (although that was not an issue). I recommend it to anyone who has the jimmy leg or leg cramps. It is very inexpensive too, through vitacost and I usually get more than one at a time. I take 2 at bedtime..."