Fabulous Floradix : Reviewed & Recommended

As part of my efforts to remedy some of my deficiencies & issues with malabsorption, magnesium was one key element I wanted to tick off the list. It’s vitally important yet rarely gets checked or mentioned by GPs. Most supplements seem to be large tablets, so I wanted to share an excellent alternative. I’ve been trying this liquid magnesium thanks to the wonderful team at Floradix, and it gets a huge thumbs up from me.

The Importance of Magnesium

This element can be highly under-appreciated. It contributes to nerve, psychological, bone and muscle function, among other things.

Magnesium, a mineral found in the sea, plants, animals, earth and humans, is often underrated and overlooked when it comes to our health. Every cell in that fabulous body of yours needs magnesium to function. 

It has various functions and reactions in the body. For instance : 

  • Muscles – contraction and relaxation
  • Energy – converting food into much-needed energy
  • Maintenance of genes – creating & remaining RNA & DNA
  • Maintenance of bones
  • Neurotransmitter regulation – Such as GABA, important for sleep
  • Forming proteins from amino acids
  • Regulation of the nervous system 

It’s thought that about 50% of those in Europe & the US don’t get enough magnesium. What’s more, you need a little more of it when exercising, and studies suggesting the mineral can help boost performance not just in athletes but in the elderly and those of us with chronic illness, though more research is needed in this area.

According to UK guidelines, the recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 300mg for men and 270mg for women. While you can get magnesium from your diet (ie. nuts, spinach, bananas, seeds), many people may struggle to get enough each day or have problems with absorption. Those with stomas / ileostomies like myself may particularly experience issues with deficiencies. Maybe you have ME or fibromyalgia and chronic pain, and want to see whether healthier magnesium levels can help. It’s important for everyone, with or without chronic illness. This is where supplements come in as a hugely helpful addition to your diet. If you’re unsure of whether taking magnesium is right for you, please consult your GP or speak with a pharmacist first.

A lack of magnesium has also been linked to depression and insomnia, in addition to chronic inflammation. It’s associated with various illnesses and diseases, from clogged arteries and high blood pressure, to stroke and osteoporosis.

Conversely, a boost of magnesium has been associated with a reduction of inflammation as well as benefits for those with Type 2 Diabetes, high BP and heart disease, and migraines. Magnesium is additionally used in some instances of PMS, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, constipation, MS, CRPS, surgical recovery, Lyme disease, CFS and fibromyalgia.

About Floradix & Their Range

The Floradix brand is well-known, so you may have seen it advertised & on the shelves.

The company behind the Floradix brand is Salus-Haus, which was originally founded back in 1916. With over 100 years of experience, they supply the excellent quality, safe & effective healthcare products and a popular range of lifestyle and dietary supplements.

The UK brand – Salus (UK) Ltd – is an integral aspect of the worldwide Salus company, having been operating for more than 35 years to distribute to various retailers and help support the help of countless customers.

Floradix focuses on natural, healthy living, and pride themselves on the best quality of the products and the ingredients that go in to making them, as well as being environmentally aware and socially responsible.

While liquids come to mind first, they actually do a range of formats, from liquids and tablets, to herbal teas, candies & plant juices. Where liquids are concerned, they offer the following supplements :

Floradix Liquid Iron  /  Floravital Liquid Iron  /  Vitamin B Complex / Detox Bio  /  Kindervital for children original & fruity versions  / Magnesium (which I’m reviewing)  /  Epresat  /  IntestCare  /  Saludynam  /  Protector  /  Alpenkraft Herbal Syrup  /  Gallexier  /  Ginseng Elixir  /  Calcium.

For more information, you can check out the Floradix website & Facebook page.

About The Product

The magnesium in Floradix is already dissolved so your digestive system should be able to absorb it quickly and more effectively than tablet supplements.

There are fruit juice concentrates and also some herbs thrown in for good measure to improve the taste, making taking this more pleasant and palatable.

It’s worth noting that supplements, including this one, are in addition to a healthy lifestyle and shouldn’t be used as an alternative to a healthy, balanced diet.

There are no nasties in this, which means no artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives. It’s also suitable for vegetarians, while being lactose free and gluten free.

Available at Amazon UK & Amazon US

You can also find Floradix Magnesium on eBay

Directions For Use

Shake the bottle before you use it and pour the recommended amount into the clear plastic cap provided. You’ll find measurements on this to make it simple to make sure you’re getting the right amount.

Adults and children over 12yrs : 20ml once a day before a meal

Children 6-12yrs : 10ml daily

Children 3-5yrs : 5ml daily

Magnesium content per 20ml (for adults) is 250mg (67% NRV)

Once opened, keep this as fresh as possible by making sure you close the bottle after each use, store it upright in the fridge and consume the liquid within 4 weeks. Unopened bottles should be kept in a cool, dry place.

My Thoughts

Considering it’s suggested we need around 270-300mg of magnesium per day, the content in this liquid is absolutely excellent. It’s high strength and spot on, with 250mg per 20ml.

The consistency is just right – not too thick & not too thin – so that it’s as mess-free as possible. In fact, I’ve noticed no spills or drips anywhere, no stickiness or dribbling down the bottle at all.

The metal lid is a screw top, but it’s very easy to open and close as it only requires a slight twist, while being completely secure. It’s easy to dispense the liquid into the plastic measuring cup. Once you’ve used it, it can be washed and replaced onto the lid of the bottle, where it fits nicely so you won’t lose it. I keep mine standing upright in the fridge, right in front of me so when I open the fridge I can’t miss it or forget to take it!

I’ve not had any liquid supplement that’s ever tasted ‘nice’ before. Most have been outright vile, so this made for a pleasant surprise. It’s better when refrigerated, and you should be able to down it like a shot. It’s very sweet, and palatable enough that I don’t have any issues taking it. Also, you take the taste away by eating afterwards as it recommends taking it before a meal.

I find this incredibly quick and convenient to take. It’s simple to dispense, mess-free and easy to store. The brand is one I have a lot of faith in, and they’re really responsive, with very helpful customer service. It’s reassuring the know the product is good quality with no nasties or artificial additives. I wanted a product that would absorb well and provide a high strength of magnesium so that only one portion a day would be required to get enough. This ticks all the boxes so I can’t rate it highly enough.

If you’re looking for a liquid magnesium, I would definitely recommend checking this one out. If you’re considering other supplements, such as iron, B12 or calcium, I’d also suggest checking the rest of the Floradix range, whether you tablets or need another format such as a liquid or gummies. This is an honest review and I wanted to share it as I think it could be of interest to others who struggle with related symptoms, such as exhaustion, and may find tablets unsuitable or ineffective. Final result : Highly recommended.

Bottle with easy screw on lid & plastic measuring cup.

Check out the whole Floradix range here on Amazon UK.

Find Floradix Liquid Magnesium on Amazon UK.

Floradix at Boots UK


Floradix Magnesium at Amazon US

Floradix range at Amazon US


I received this product so that I could try it and give my honest, genuine opinion here, which I have done. Please note that this is a supplement and doesn’t replace a balanced diet. This post does not constitute a medical opinion; if you are unsure of whether this is suitable for you, please speak to your GP 🙂

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51 Comments

  1. March 20, 2019 / 4:36 pm

    How funny you posted this. I just spent 30 minutes looking for calcium chewables that included Magnesium (I can’t swallow big pills anymore). I’ll check this.

    • March 22, 2019 / 6:17 pm

      What good timing to write this post then! They do a range of liquids and chewables so I hope you find something that suits you 🙂
      Thanks for reading & the comment, Jacqui, I really appreciate it. Have a lovely weekend xx

  2. March 20, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    If it works then it’s a winner. Great review.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

    • March 24, 2019 / 5:08 pm

      I could have forgone the review and just wrote that : ‘It works, it’s a winner’! That’s so much more concise and to the point! Thanks Sandee, I hope you’re having a good weekend 🙂
      xx

  3. March 20, 2019 / 5:24 pm

    Terrific review! Yes, yes, yes to it all! I’m definitely saving this post! I need to read again when the cog fog lifts… set in last night. Yuk. I absolutely take a liquid magnesium every single day! It took me a long time to find one in liquid form that made any difference. I’ll keep this one in mind Incase the company that makes mine goes into hibernation! All of the benefits you listed are spot on, an it s amazing how much bett you feel in a short few days! 😊

    • March 24, 2019 / 5:10 pm

      Ugh, brain fog is awful. I get that far too often, along with just utter exhaustion, and find it beyond frustrating. How’re you doing today? It’s great you already take liquid magnesium; way too many people don’t think of magnesium so it’s important to get the word out because it’s such an important element for our bodies. Thanks for sharing, Kim! I do hope this weekend is treating you more kindly.. ♥
      xx

  4. March 20, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing the information about this. I hope it helps you and you feel some benefit soon.. I really wish that doctors would routinely check for deficiencies. I’m sure many of us have some.

    • March 22, 2019 / 4:52 pm

      I think a lot of us will have undiagnosed deficiencies, and it’s frustrating because picking up on those could mean we can treat them, feel a bit better, and avoid long term problems. But, even when things are tested for, they can often we borderline and we don’t get told about it unless we ask, so it’s always worth checking what’s being tested and what the results are. Thanks for the great comment! xx

  5. March 20, 2019 / 8:11 pm

    Nice to know Caz..It’s so informative to know magnesium plays such an important role and how the lack of it can cause so many symptoms. As you say even if we take multivitamins some of us may have problems absorbing it . Thanks for the share and review!

    • March 22, 2019 / 4:46 pm

      Absolutely! Thanks for the great comment, Nisha, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great weekend 🙂
      xx

  6. March 20, 2019 / 9:25 pm

    I forgot about this!, I tried this years ago and loved the taste!.

    • March 22, 2019 / 4:46 pm

      Yeah it’s really not bad – waaaaay much better than any supplement liquid I’ve ever had before! Why did you stop taking it? I used to take magnesium tablets years ago but stopped as I couldn’t take them any more and couldn’t absorb things, so it wasn’t until a few weeks ago I got back into taking it with this liquid and I’m really glad I did xx

  7. March 20, 2019 / 9:52 pm

    A great review, Caz; thoroughly enjoyed reading!
    xoxoxo

    • March 22, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Aw I’m so glad you enjoyed it, thanks very much, Carolyn! Have a great weekend  ♥
      xx

  8. March 20, 2019 / 10:14 pm

    Great review Caz! I often get the liquid iron one, as I’m a veggie, so always think it’s a good idea for a little top up now and then. 🙂 But I’ve never tried the magnesium one before! I will be considering it now. 🙂 xxx

    • March 22, 2019 / 4:32 pm

      Liquid iron seems to be more tolerable usually than the tablet form. The Floradix liquid magnesium is suitable for vegetarians so it’s worth considering! Thanks for the great comment – I hope you & Dizzy have a restful weekend ahead  ♥

  9. March 20, 2019 / 10:16 pm

    Great review and very interesting post 🙂

    • March 22, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Glad you thought so, thanks Leyla! 🙂

  10. March 20, 2019 / 10:25 pm

    Great info. I haven’t thought of Magnesium, what I like about this the most is that it’s a maintenance for bones. I’m going to ask my doctor about this, I may need to have a knee replacement, so I’d like to know if I can take this and if it may help me to maintain healthy bones. I like all the other benefits you mention that Magnesium has. Thank you

    • March 22, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Magnesium seems to be very underrated, as you say with not having thought about it before. It’s important for so many things, bones included, so I think it’s a good idea to speak to your doctor about it. And as you say, with a possible knee replacement, it could be really useful to boost your levels of it. Do you know when you’ll find out about the replacement..? Thanks for the great comment, Masha – I hope you have a good weekend =]
      xx

      • March 22, 2019 / 5:04 pm

        Thanks for asking, I haven’t set a date, this just came up so I need to make an appointment with the surgeon to discuss things. And again thanks for this post, I’m looking into taking this. Have a beautiful day.

  11. March 20, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    Very thorough and informative review! I hadn’t considered my magnesium intake before, but now I’m curious–thanks to your post! Cheers!

    • March 22, 2019 / 4:28 pm

      It’s worth being curious about! Thanks for reading & the comment, have a lovely weekend! 🙂
      xx

  12. March 20, 2019 / 11:11 pm

    well written review…
    have a great day

    • March 22, 2019 / 4:13 pm

      Aw it’s lovely that you thought so, thank you! Have a lovely weekend, Tanza! 🙂

  13. March 21, 2019 / 3:49 am

    You are so right about the importance of magnesium, Caz! I just started taking a magnesium supplement and hope it will help with muscle cramps.

    • March 24, 2019 / 5:38 pm

      I’m glad you’ve recently discovered magnesium, too. All too often it gets forgotten about or people just don’t know how important it is. I really do hope your supplements help you! xx

  14. March 21, 2019 / 5:38 pm

    thanks for the info Caz! I’ve been using magnesium baths and oils, but this sounds good for days when I don’t 🙂 Jen xxx

    • March 24, 2019 / 5:45 pm

      It’s great you already use magnesium in other ways, and baths are a great alternative to still get the good stuff absorbed. Thanks for sharing, Jen! xx

  15. March 22, 2019 / 9:44 am

    Interesting review. I take a magnesium supplement myself as I am prediabetic. However, it’s a tablet the size of a horse pill! A liquid supplement like this sounds well worth checking out.

    • March 24, 2019 / 6:19 pm

      Yikes, those tablets sound like the ones I used to take years ago (Boots own brand). This liquid is certainly easier and far nicer to take, and should absorb better, too. Worth considering but I’m glad you take a supplement regardless as it’s an important element so I do hope it helps you. Thanks for the comment, Nick, I hope the weekend is treating you well 🙂

  16. March 22, 2019 / 9:56 am

    I’m glad you’ve covered this – I often take a magnesium supplement to help with muscle and bone recovery before and after rugby, but like you say, the tablets are often the size of horse tranquillizers! The ones I get at the moment I have to snap in half to be able to swallow lol but this sounds like a really great alternative. Magnesium is a really important one for me as I suffer a lot with lower limb cramps after training, so I’ll definitely be giving this a try 🙂 xx

    • March 24, 2019 / 6:25 pm

      I really don’t know why they can’t make these things smaller! The ones I used to take years ago were massive, too. This liquid really is so much easier to take, and it should absorb better than tablet form too. I’m glad you take a supplement though as magnesium is such an important element for our bodies, and I hope it helps with recovery before/after training. I hope you find liquid a better alternative if you do decide to give it a try! Thanks for sharing – I hope the week ahead is a good one for you 🙂
      xx

  17. March 22, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    I went to the doctor a while back and asked her to check my magnesium levels and she wouldn’t. I’m sure it’s low, but apparently my insurance wouldn’t cover it. I know I need something to get more magnesium since I don’t eat a lot of magnesium rich foods. Thanks for sharing this! There’s a lot of great information and your review is wonderful!

    • March 24, 2019 / 6:27 pm

      I’m so sorry you can’t have your levels checked, it’s awful that insurance can’t cover things that are so important. I think a heck of a lot of people will be low on magnesium without realising it. A supplement is really good idea and it’s worth trying to see if it helps, and regardless it’ll do your body good as it’s vital for so many things. I’m really glad you liked the post & thank you for such a wonderful comment, Michelle!  ♥
      xx

  18. March 22, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    good info – it’s not easy finding supplements with so many good qualities all in one

    • March 24, 2019 / 5:02 pm

      It can be a bit of a minefield because there are a lot of supplements out there but too many are too expensive yet not strong enough, so I hope this one can help some. Thanks for the comment lovely! 🙂
      xx

  19. March 24, 2019 / 9:35 am

    Thank you Caz. I did not know Floradix made a liquid Magnesium. I have used some of their products in the past and they are all excellent. I have taken a Magnesium tablet since my mid twenties. I do not feel human without it!

    • March 25, 2019 / 3:08 am

      I’m really glad you’ve found Floradix to be so good, too. Their liquid version of magnesium is fantastic, especially if you can’t take or absorb tablets. But I’m glad you do take magnesium in some form, it’s interesting that you notice such a difference with it so I hope it continues to help you. Thanks so much for sharing! =]

  20. March 24, 2019 / 3:45 pm

    I will have to check this out when my magnesium malate supplements run low. I have difficulty at times swallowing pills. Thanks for the review!

    • March 25, 2019 / 3:10 am

      Pills can be pretty big for magnesium, so it’s worth keeping liquid magnesium in mind if you want to try something a little easier to take that absorbs better, too. Really glad you liked the review – thanks for the comment, Cynthia! 🙂

  21. March 24, 2019 / 6:58 pm

    I didn’t know that Magnesium had so many roles in our bodies. I already take a calcium and magnesium supplement but might have to check the dose. Have you been taking it long enough to notice any impact?
    Great review, hope you’re doing ok x

    • March 25, 2019 / 3:14 am

      It seems to be a very under-appreciated element, that’s for sure. I think a lot of benefits will go unseen, a case of it ‘working behind the scenes’ so to speak. That said, I’ve had really bad restless legs and almost ‘itching’ in my thigh muscles since my last op, no idea why, and that seems to have improved since starting this. I imagine it’ll take time for it to make distinctive changes but I have every intention of continuing this for the foreseeable future. I’m glad you already take a supplement, and it’s worth checking the levels it contains. I’m really glad you liked the review – thanks so much for the great comment, Karen! xx

  22. March 24, 2019 / 9:53 pm

    Charlee: “I’m glad you found something you can take to help you get enough of that magnesium stuff!”
    Chaplin: “And I’m glad you found something that tastes good!”

    • March 25, 2019 / 3:15 am

      Aw thanks Charlie, thanks Chaplin! Hope you purrrfect little guys are doing well! =]
      xx

  23. March 24, 2019 / 10:17 pm

    A friend was recently telling me that she takes magnesium supplements. I’m not sure if it’s capsules or liquid form. It seems like this one is easy to take and your honest review of it is appreciated, Caz!

    • March 25, 2019 / 3:17 am

      I’m glad your friend takes some form of supplement, it’s certainly an important yet underrated element for various functions of the body. This is definitely easier to take than in tablet form (magnesium tabs typically seem to be huge for some reason) & it absorbs better, which is always good. Thanks for the great comment, Christy =]
      xx

    • April 15, 2019 / 3:14 pm

      Beautiful flower, thank you! 🙂

  24. April 15, 2019 / 12:38 pm

    Great review thank you – I’d forgotten the value of Magnesium.. have made a note.

    • April 15, 2019 / 3:13 pm

      It’s one that I think is very underrated. Thanks for stopping by & for the comment, Susan – really glad you liked the review! =]

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