is a summer musthave, but many people get confused about which form of magnesium to use for what. Magnesium citrate is an osmotic laxative, meaning it pulls water into the intestines to relieve constipation. It is safe in moderation, even for young children. I recommend taking it before bed, which will often lead to a soft bowel movement in the morning. It can be purchased in powder form and mixed into a small amount of water. Magnesium glycinate supports restful sleep, relaxed muscles, and balanced mood, making it a must for the holiday season.