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Magnesium Supplements for Children = Calmer, Happier Kids

Updated on October 13, 2014

Chewable and liquid magnesium supplements made especially for kids

Here are the best chewable and liquid magnesium supplements for kids, as well as scientific research about magnesium's effects on children's health.

Magnesium is important for all of us, but the effects on children's health can be incredible. Improved sleep, reduced hyperactivity, a strong immune system and easy digestion are just some of the benefits.

Picture of Source Naturals Chewable Wafers courtesy of Amazon.

In an ideal world, nobody would need any nutritional supplements. However, depleting levels of minerals in our soil mean that many adults and children are deficient in magnesium and other essential minerals.

Even a child consuming a perfectly balanced diet (and let's be honest - most of our kids aren't) may need a little extra to keep their body in good condition.

Fortunately, there are some great magnesium supplements made especially for children. They taste good, are easy to chew or swallow and will visibly improve your child's health and moods in no time.

On this page, I'll walk you through the most popular and best-rated magnesium supplements for kids so you can choose the brand that's best for your growing family.

Is magnesium a miracle mineral?

It seems too simple to be true, but magnesium can truly be credited for healing many serious ailments. From chronic back pain to ADHD, magnesium can erase or at least dramatically heal these problems and lead to a better, pain-free life.

The Magnesium Miracle is my personal recommendation for those wanting advice on how to start taking magnesium. Written by a medical doctor and featuring dozens of scientific studies, this book will change your life with its message that magnesium is the 'unsung hero' of good health.

After reading this book, I started taking magnesium daily and no words can describe the change in my health and comfort. Of course, you need to try it to believe it.

It's a great resource for finding out:

- The role of diet and lifestyle in creating magnesium deficiency

- The best magnesium-rich foods (and those you should avoid)

- How to combine magnesium with other minerals to enhance absorption

- How to treat specific ailments with magnesium

- Which magnesium supplements are best for you and your family

ADHD in Children - Can Magnesium Help?

Magnesium and children - what the research says

The positive and life-changing effects of magnesium supplements on children isn't just some alternative theory made up by hippies. It's been proven time and time again by scientists, doctors and researchers.

There are dozens of studies and articles about magnesium's effect on kids, but I've hand picked the following resources as a starting point. These are the resources I found to be well-researched, easy to read and most interesting.


I'm not a doctor, nurse or health professional. I'm just a mother who's interested in health and has done lots of research about magnesium.

For any advice about dosages or to find out whether your child would benefit from magnesium supplements, ask your doctor who has all the facts.

Chewable tablets

Fun and easy to chew, you won't have any problem convincing your child to take their magnesium each day.

L'il Critters Gummy Vites - 220 Gummy Bears
L'il Critters Gummy Vites - 220 Gummy Bears

- Made in USA

- No artificial colours or preservatives

- Gluten and dairy free

- Mix of flavours: orange, strawberry, cherry, lemon

NOW Kid Cal,100 Chewables
NOW Kid Cal,100 Chewables

- Chelated minerals for better absorption and digestion

- Sweet orange taste

Bluebonnet Super Earth Rainforest Animalz Calcium Magnesium And Vitamin D3 Chews, Vanilla Frosting, 90 Count
Bluebonnet Super Earth Rainforest Animalz Calcium Magnesium And Vitamin D3 Chews, Vanilla Frosting, 90 Count

- Tastes like vanilla frosting

- Mix of magnesium, calcium and Vitamin D

- Kosher


Garden of Life Vitamin Code

Although these vitamins contain magnesium, it's in quite low amounts. I'm including them, however because they contain plenty of beneficial probiotics, a wide range of minerals and vitamins that will aid the absorption of magnesium. If your child has a magnesium rich diet, these vitamins are the perfect complement to that.

Source Naturals Chewable Wafers

Formulated to help children focus, these wafers contain magnesium and other ingredients that help balance your child's energy. Several parents have left positive reviews saying that their children's ADHD or hyperactivity improved after taking these.

Source Naturals Attentive Child 120 Chewable Wafers
Source Naturals Attentive Child 120 Chewable Wafers

- Free of yeast, dairy, eggs, gluten & wheat

- Sweet and tart wafers that are fun to eat


Autism - is there a link with magnesium deficiency?

Watch this short video and make up your own mind.

Child Life Liquid Calcium/Magnesium,Natural Orange Flavor Plastic Bottle, 16-Fl. Oz.
Child Life Liquid Calcium/Magnesium,Natural Orange Flavor Plastic Bottle, 16-Fl. Oz.

- Convenient liquid form

- Great combination of minerals and vitamins for best absorption


Child Life Calcium & Magnesium

Magnesium, calcium, Vitamin D and zinc combined in a tasty liquid form. Reviewers describe the taste as orange jello or orange soda flavoured.

Thanks for stopping by - What do you think about magnesium supplements for children?

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    • Rosetta Slone profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosetta Slone 

      5 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      @rhondalynnjohnson: What a great story about your son's recovery. Thanks for sharing!

    • rhondalynnjohnson profile image


      5 years ago

      I love your lens. I have been trying to tell people this so they stop giving their kids toxic prescription drugs. My son had a tic at 8 years old. The neurologist just said he would have to live with it until he grew out of it around 18. Oh my, not my son. After a lot of research I gave him liquid magnesium and five weeks later the tic was about 95% gone. Great lens!

    • MamaWise LM profile image

      MamaWise LM 

      5 years ago

      Very interesting! I myself take Magnesium, but never thought about possibly having my children take it. My son is on the autism spectrum and am wondering if this may help him somehow. Thanks for all the info!

    • choosehappy profile image


      5 years ago from US

      I think it's important yes and I think it's even more important for adults. That book you have featured up there, Magnesium Miracle, is absolutely wonderful---it's my favorite in regards to the importance of magnesium for all of us. Great information you have here ;)

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      5 years ago

      Magnesium is healthy !


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