I know Magnesium is not the sexiest of supplements. It is not on the cutting edge but it is wildly important for the serious athlete.
I encourage everyone to do research into magnesium glycinate. It is vastly superior to the other forms of magnesium as far as absorption. Additionally some of the other forms of magnesium such as magnesium aspartate (commonly found in ) can actually have some nasty side effects. I will let you do the research since I am unable to post links. There hundreds of studies (as well as forum discussion) to be found simply by googling but I will share my story....
I have been battling anxiety and depression for about 7 months now. Somehow I stumbled upon a magnesium supplement that was touted to provide a sense of calmness. My interest was peeked and I started researching.....because I get obsessive over new and exciting things. It turns out that almost every modern human living in the United States is deficient in this mineral. The symptoms of this deficiency include hypertension, anxiety, depression, muscle spasms/twitching, and heart palpatations, among a vast laundry list of other things. I started supplementing with the magnesium glycinate and within two days I am sleeping like a rock and my disposition is calm and relaxed. I no longer have the urge to self medicate with alcohol at night. Everything it seems is just back to normal. It's not as if I am high or feel anything in particular. I'm just normal.
Does anyone have any experience with this supplement? I would really like to spread the word about this.