Magnesium glycinate is not a good tasting chemical, so getting compliance from children to take this important nutrient can be difficult for parents. Kirkman has addressed this problem. This new, improved Buffered Magnesium Glycinate Powder is pure magnesium glycinate from Albion Labs, Inc. that contains stevia. The powder can be dissolved in fruit juices so that very little bad taste is still evident. It can even be dissolved in water with only a slight aftertaste. Each 1/2 teaspoon (1.5 grams) supplies 997 mg of magnesium glycinate, which is equivalent to 182 mg of elemental magnesium.