Easy to read science on magnesium

Science can be very dry and digging into the detail of trials and experiments can be time consuming and taxing. So it is great to find a relatively easy to read review paper. We have highlighted the key bits that support our views that:

    • Typical horse diets almost always have enough magnesium

    • Getting a horse into a magnesium deficient state is actually really hard

    • Absorption of magnesium is not affected by the Calcium : Magnesium ratio

    • Artificial magnesium sources have a different impact than natural sources (described as organic in this paper)

    • The more magnesium you feed the more builds up all over the body

    • The homeostatic control system for magnesium is weak

    • Drawing conclusions about horses from human studies is potentially very misleading


Here is the paper "Magnesium disorders in horses" Allison J Stewart. Vet Clin Equine 27 (2011) 149–163