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Magnesium Glycinate – 10 Effervescent Tablets

Your Answer to Magnesium Deficiency

Due to poor lifestyle and environmental factors, supplementation has become key in our daily lives. One supplement that stand out above the rest is magnesium; essential for optimal functioning in our day-to-day lives. Annique introduces the new Magnesium Glycinate effervescent tablets to help you achieve just that.

Did you know?

According to the World Health Organisation, 75% of South Africans only consume half of the required daily amount of magnesium.

What makes Magnesium Glycinate so beneficial?

Magnesium glycinate is a popular choice of Magnesium due to it being easily absorbed by the body.

Magnesium glycinate contains glycine.  Glycine is an amino acid, what makes this amino acid quite special is that it works synergistically with the neurotransmitters in our brains.  Some information shows that magnesium glycinate can help promote neurotransmitters like GABA, which can make you feel calmer and help improve your sleep. But that’s not the only thing magnesium glycinate is good for.  It may also lower inflammation and improve your blood sugar levels.

The lowdown on magnesium deficiency

You could be suffering from magnesium deficiency without even knowing it. Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency is globally widespread due to poor lifestyle choices, diet and environmental factors. Our soil, for example, is farmed to the point that is depleted of magnesium. 

A number of factors can lead to magnesium deficiency including:

Health conditions:

  • Gastrointestinal diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Diabetes
  • Pancreatitis
  • High thyroid hormone levels
  • Kidney disease


  • Prescription drugs used to treat acid reflux or peptic ulcers
  • Diuretics that assist with water retention 

Lifestyle factors:

  • Drinking too much coffee, fizzy drinks or alcohol
  • Eating too much salt
  • Heavy menstrual periods

Magnesium deficiency can also result in a number of illnesses including:

  • Poor mental performance
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Muscle spasms

Difference between magnesium citrate in OptiCalMag and new Magnesium Glycinate:

Magnesium citrate in OptiCalMag

Magnesium Glycinate


One of the most bioavailable and absorbable forms of magnesium

Great for people suffering from constipation due to its laxative effect

Works alongside many neurotransmitters like GABA which brings about feelings of calm

Great for preventing migraine

Helps with stress relief, insomnia, anxiety and more

OptiCalMag contains 343mg magnesium providing 55mg elemental magnesium

Magnesium glycinate contains 1100mg magnesium that provides 200ml of elemental magnesium


Forever Healthy OptiCalMag

Forever Healthy Magnesium Glycinate

Combination of Calcium and Magnesium Citrate

Combination of Magnesium and Glycine

Easy on the stomach

Easy on the stomach

Contains Vitamin D3 & E essential for bone, heart and arterial

Magnesium and Glycine or important for neurotransmitter production as well as insulin and cortisol balance

OptiCalMag builds and maintains strong bones, hair, nails and skin

Contains much more magnesium than OptiCalMag to assist with insomnia, stress, blood sugar control, depression, PMS and much More

1. Dissolve one tablet in a glass of water.
2. Take in the morning, on an empty stomach, at least 1-2 hours before a meal for improved energy or take just before bedtime for a sound nights sleep.

Is Magnesium Glycinate safe during pregnancy?

There is no research suggesting that magnesium can adversely affect your or baby. However it is still recommended that a health care practitioner be consulted before taking this supplement.

Can children take Magnesium Glycinate?

If your child is not consuming enough dark, leafy green vegetables then you can supplement their diets with half an effervescent tablet from the age of 8

  • Relieves anxiety
  • Promotes bone health
  • Manages blood sugar in people with diabetes and may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • Maintains normal heart rhythms
  • Reduces symptoms of premenstrual syndrome
  • Amplifies exercise performance
  • Everyone, most people have a severe deficiency
  • People who battle to take magnesium supplement capsules or tables – easy to swallow
  • People with following conditions:
  • Fibromyalgia, according to a study published in Rheumatology International
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Risk of stroke, heart failure and diabetes, according to a study published in the journal of BMC Medicine
  • Rooibos aids in absorption
  • Unique formula
  • Easy to take (for people who cannot tolerate pills) – dissolve in water
  • Convenient
  • OptiVite (zinc aids in absorption of magnesium)
  • OptiC
  • OptiToniQ+