skip to main content

Vitacost Magnesium -- 500 mg - 180 Capsules

Vitacost Magnesium
  • Our price: $7.99

    $0.05 per serving

  • +

Added to My List as a guest.

Your guest list will be saved temporarily during your shopping session.

Sign in to add items to your saved list(s).

1 item added to your list

Vitacost Magnesium -- 500 mg - 180 Capsules

Oops! Something went wrong and we were unable to process your request. Please try again.

Vitacost Magnesium Description

An essential mineral for cardiovascular and bone health.*

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is one of the body’s most important minerals and is used in more than 300 biochemical reactions.* It is essential for cardiovascular and bone health.*

Magnesium is a form of magnesium containing the highest concentration of elemental magnesium. Elemental magnesium refers to the amount of magnesium in each capsule.


What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Magnesium?

  • Supports cardiovascular health.*
  • Important for healthy bones.*

Why is Vitacost® Magnesium your everyday essential?

  • Many people do not obtain adequate amounts of magnesium in their diets.
  • Features high-potency magnesium.

Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.


About Vitacost® Brand
The search is over. Vitacost® Brand supplements are focused on helping you create a strong foundation with simple, transparent formulas that support – and easily fit into – your daily life. Whether it’s Everyday Essentials you’re looking for or Targeted Wellness support, Vitacost® Brand supplements offer the high-quality solution you need at the value price you deserve. We continuously look for ways to improve technology, processes and ingredients, so you feel confident about what you’re putting in your body or giving to your family. And it’s all right here, at®.


As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.


Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*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.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 180
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)500 mg119%
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

The product you receive may contain additional details or differ from what is shown on this page, or the product may have additional information revealed by partially peeling back the label. We recommend you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
View printable version Print Page

Magnesium: Why You Need It & How to Make Sure You're Getting Enough

Magnesium – a top mineral required by the body for proper function – is just one of many nutrients you'll find in the foods you purchase and consume. A day’s worth of eating ideally will provide the necessary amount of 310 to 420 milligrams of magnesium per day, for most adults. But let’s face it—not every day is an ideal day of eating.

Which Magnesium Foods are a Must for a Healthy Diet? | Vitacost Blog

Unfortunately, not getting quite enough magnesium is pretty common for many Americans. According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2005-2006), 47 percent of men and 54 percent of women between the ages of 19 and 50 got less than the estimated average requirement for magnesium on a daily basis.

It’s clear that we have some work to do, but luckily, foods containing magnesium are abundant and can be easily incorporated into the diet with a little planning.

Magnesium uses in the body

Magnesium has a variety of functions on the body, and a key one is its involvement in our metabolism: the process of converting food into usable energy. In fact, magnesium is involved in greater than 300 metabolic reactions within the human body! The type of energy that the body produces to provide energy to our cells is known as ATP, and magnesium is involved in the creation of ATP molecules. Additionally, ATP molecules must be bound to magnesium in order to be active and usable.

This electrolyte is essential for the health of our organs, including the heart. Magnesium plays an important role in muscle contraction and conduction of nerve impulses throughout the body. These processes, under normal circumstances, help us to maintain a normal heart rhythm.

However, a large change in the level of magnesium in our body has the potential to majorly disrupt our usual heart rhythm – the consequences of which can be severe. Such situations that could cause a sudden change in our serum magnesium levels include vomiting, diarrhea or rapid intake of food after a period of fasting (due to the need for magnesium in the process of converting food to ATP, as mentioned previously).

The mineral magnesium is also a component of our bones and our teeth. In fact, half of the magnesium in our body is stored in the bones. Traditionally, calcium and vitamin D have been emphasized as the two micronutrients most critical for bone health, but there is evidence that magnesium is linked to bone health.*

Low magnesium is sometimes thought to be a culprit in poor sleeping habits, and it has been associated with issues such as restless leg syndrome. Supplementing with magnesium is theorized to help, due to magnesium’s role in facilitating normal muscle contractions.*

Food sources of magnesium

So, where do we obtain more of this critically important mineral? Adequate magnesium can be obtained through a varied and well-balanced diet, with no need to take a supplement. Magnesium foods include spinach, chard, navy beans, lima beans and kidney beans.

Nuts and seeds can be a good source as well, with pumpkin seeds and cashews in particular providing an impressive amount of this mineral. Grains such as quinoa are also known to be rich in magnesium.

A simple meatless meal of sautéed chard and navy beans served over a bed of brown rice would pack quite the magnesium punch. Or, try a handful of cashews for an afternoon snack.

If a magnesium supplement is taken, it is important to note that magnesium may be better absorbed in some forms rather than others. A report from the Office of Dietary Supplements indicates “small studies have found that magnesium in the aspartate, citrate, lactate and chloride forms is absorbed more completely” into the body.

This article was contributed by Kate Kanner, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist with The Little Clinic (inside select Kroger locations). For more information about dietitian services, visit

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Vitacost is not responsible for the content provided in customer ratings and reviews. For more information, visit our Terms of Use.

Sign Up & Save

Get exclusive offers, free shipping events, expert health tips & more by signing up for our promotional emails.

  • Instant Online Service
  • 1-800-381-0759

    Monday-Friday 8am-9pm EST

    Saturday: 9:30am-6pm EST

    Sunday: Closed

Please enter a valid zip code