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Who can recommend a Magnesium form?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by amaru7, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. amaru7

    amaru7 Senior Member

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    Hi,
    I'd like to get to supplement Magnesium, now there are too many forms and dosages available out there and many tablets too large to swallow. I heard Magnesium Citrate and Glycinate are g2g.

    https://uk.iherb.com/c/Magnesium

    Could anyone recommend me a product? I want it for improving energy, muscle and nerve function.
     
  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    I use Mg Malate. Malic acid is used as part of the Krebs cycle.
     
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  3. pattismith

    pattismith Senior Member

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    I use Glycinate, fine for my gut.
     
  4. amaru7

    amaru7 Senior Member

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    Mg Oxide has the highest elemental part (300mg per 500mg) but low absorption if that I remember correctly.
     
  5. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    Yes, that's my understanding. The absorption rate is abysmal.
     
  6. alicec

    alicec Senior Member

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    You may need to experiment. For example, I can't tolerate magnesium malate but do well with magnesium bisglycinate.
     
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    realturbo Senior Member

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    I have been buying this one
     
  8. Learner1

    Learner1 Professional Patient

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  9. amaru7

    amaru7 Senior Member

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    Thanks to all, I got me some Citrate, because it was available in the shop near me. is 400mg enough?
     
  10. arewenearlythereyet

    arewenearlythereyet

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    Try transdermal? Mg chloride or sulphate. Taking magnesium orally might be better little and often rather than in infrequent great big slugs, due to the way the body only takes what it needs. There's another thread on this somewhere although too foggy to find it right now.
     
  11. amaru7

    amaru7 Senior Member

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    I opened a discussion about transdermal Magnesium before and the evidence is inconclusive, that's why I will be sticking to oral Mg first.
     
  12. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    WHat works for me is mag glycinate when I'm in a loose stool phase, and mag citrate when more constipatey.
    I also have a huge bag of mag chloride brine to add to my bath, which is a really soothing way to uptake
    both for sore muscles and aggravated CNS, with no overt effect on the gut.
     
  13. Stretched

    Stretched Senior Member

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    I found Mg Theonate by Source Naturals a couple of years ago, referenced in a journal
    for being highly efficient biochemically, neurological vs e.g. Mg Oxide (which passes through
    the system, used to relieve constipation).
     
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  14. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    My whole problems stopped while using the oil of magnesium ( I have too mcuh stomach issues so oral bad idea for me)
     
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    keenly

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    Most malate supplements are mixed with oxide, yet not labeled.
     
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  17. Azriel

    Azriel Senior Member

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    I'm low in magnesium and I take magnesium citrate and it has improved my levels. It makes me "regular" too :woot:
     
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