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Magnesium types

Mar 25, 2015 1:13 PM

I'm interested in the type of magnesium you ate all on I.e. magnesium citrate or magnesium taurate.
I will post later about what type is best for what but I can't right now so would like to know which you use and what results you get.

Mar 25, 2015 3:25 PM

I use magnesium oxide which is what my body responded to best. Mag citrate caused diarrhea on very low dose.

Mar 25, 2015 3:30 PM

I thought ma citrate's purpose was to make you "go." My gastroenterologist gives it to me before procedures. It's awful salty tasting. I can't imagine taking even a teaspoon a day. Blah!!!😛

Mar 25, 2015 4:13 PM

Flappsy you are right about mag citrate. It's used to clean you out for Colonoscopy .

Mar 30, 2015 4:03 PM

I can't post all of the magnesiums on here so i am going to post the best and the ones to never takes after over 48 hours of research (actual time researching, over about a 1 and a half). A general rule of thumb is that chelated magnesiums are the best however 2 of them are poisonous but still sold!

Best Magnesiums:
Magnesium Threonate - The best form of magnesium, helps with brain health, believed to cross the Blood Brain Barrier to the Brain!
Magnesium Glycinate - Relaxation, Pain and fatigue (symptoms and conditions) and Brain Health
Magnesium Malate - Muscle Pain, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
Magnesium Taurate or Magnesium Orotate - Heart Health and Repair over 6-12 months
Magnesium Citrate - Laxative (To aid going to the toilet/moving your bowels)
Magnesium Carbonate - Acid Reflux
Magnesium Chloride - Low level of stomach acid
Magnesium Hydroxide (Commonly know as Milk of Magnesia) - Antacid/ for Acid Reflux and Laxative

Stay Away from:
Magnesium Oxide - Although it has a high magnesium content only 4% is absorbed so if you took 100mg you would only actually be getting 4mg
Magnesium Sulfate - With the exception of epsom salts, useless
Magnesium Pidolate - Apart from raising magnesium levels, no health benefits
Magnesium Lactate
Magnesium Phosphate

Magnesium Aspartate - NEUROTOXIC, if taken in large quantities this can lead to pain conditions and many brain conditions as it contains a Neurotransmitter which in high enough quantities is deadly
Magnesium Ascorbate - Again NEUROTOXIC

Any I haven't mentioned feel free to ask about but they are most likely useless

Mar 30, 2015 7:05 PM

Yes FlappysLady, you are right. Mag citrate is designed to make you go. That is the most vile stuff I have ever tasted?

Mar 30, 2015 11:54 PM

I am not on any magnesium. Should I be?

Mar 31, 2015 4:10 AM

You don't have to be however it has yielded some great results from what I've seen in clinical trials and this community

Mar 31, 2015 4:46 AM

If anyone wants me to recommended which magnesium is best for them please make a thread I. E. "Reece - Magnesium" and list your symptoms, current supplements ts and medications and the effect you are hoping for from the magnesium. ( I. Might also recommend other vitamins and minerals I. E. Vitamin D)

So that everyone knows: I have no formal medical training at present except very advanced first aid (close to paramedical training). However I do have access to nearly every book that doctors do, even the ones not avaliable to the public so I am able to use many professional medical references. (I only put all that to A) make you seats that I have advanced first aid training and access to nearly all of the reference books and B) To ensure that catchmypain don't mind me offering advice/my opinion because I've said I don't have an M.D.

Mar 31, 2015 12:24 PM

Thanks Reece! I thought magnesium is just magnesium. I had no idea how many there were.

Mar 31, 2015 3:51 PM

Your welcome, if you'd like I can advise you in the beat one for you. I did it so the time in the pharmacy

Mar 31, 2015 6:32 PM

From what you posted earlier I need the malate, threonate, glycinate & taurate are the ones for my symptoms.

Mar 31, 2015 6:44 PM

You can supplement from many and it is imposible to overdose. I would recommend starting on one I. E. Malate and finding your optimal dose then add the next and do the same and the next etc.

Mar 31, 2015 6:52 PM

Also if Magnesium taurate doesn't agree with you then try the orotate. With the exception of the laxatives all of the magnesium barely touch your stomach as they are quickly absorbed and so shouldn't cause any discomfort however as the laxatives have to stay in the gut for a little while longer that can cause a little upset in some

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