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magnesium and malic acid OR magnesium malate

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by findinglife, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. findinglife

    findinglife

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    Hi guys,

    I'm considering giving magnesium/malic acid a try for my fatigue however am wondering do I have to take them as a magnesium malate supplement or can I take malic acid and magnesium at the same time as individual supplements?

    thanks for helping.
     
  2. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    Good question. I use Solgar's Viridian's Ca, Mg and Zn powder.

    The Mg is provided as oxide and citrate compounds and they are in a base of malic acid. The sales assistant recommended this form to me but beyond that I can't answer your question. Interested to see what others think.
     
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  3. Tammy

    Tammy Senior Member

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    Usually a magnesium malate supplement doesn't have a whole lot of magnesium in it.........and the form of magnesium is usually oxide.............so if you are wanting more magnesium you could take the magnesium malate plus a separate magnesium supplement.............that's what I do. I take magnesium malate and magnesium glycinate. I don't know what would be wrong with taking the malic acid and magnesium as individual supplements though..............just another option.
     
  4. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    I am currently using a Mg Malate product by NOW.
    The ingredients are : Magnesium (from 1000mg Mg Malate). . .150mg

    I have been taking this AM and a Mg Bisglycinate PM. I have found that I need to take potassium (at least 3x99mg/dose) otherwise I begin to feel unwell after several days without and then if I still don't take any I get Tachycardia.

    I don't have any answers why you would take Malic acid separate either. Although I see a fibrocare website that suggests it.
    Anecdotally, from reading here it almost seems as if the more deficient you are in a substance the more sensitive you might be to it.

    I wouldn't necessarily start with the high range doses recommended elsewhere.
     
  5. AaroninOregon

    AaroninOregon noob

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    I use Source Naturals magnesium malate...I have no idea if it's better to take them separate, but taking them together makes it one less supplement that I have to take.
     

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