Magnesium citrate is used as a laxative in liquid form either singly or combined with other drug.magnesium citrate compounds increase muscle magnesium levels in only after high-dose administration.

Magnesium glycinate is a food supplement for Magnesium . This is esp. used as magnesium supplement in patients of bowel resection like ileal resection. This may also be useful in pregnant ladies with leg cramps. Because it is absorbed quickly and effectively, magnesium glycinate is gentle on the stomach and the least likely to cause loose stools. The calming and relaxing effect of both magnesium and glycine make it the best choice for chronic pain as well as muscle rigidity and spasms.