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Old 02-03-2017, 08:19 AM   #1
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Magnesium Citrate???

I have found many different kinds online and I'm so confused as to what brand and how many mgs to take for constipation...I would appreciate any suggestions...
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:24 AM   #2
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If you're actually constipated, you would need the laxative form--a liquid magnesium citrate that comes in a bottle. You can get it at any pharmacy. They even have it in my supermarket. You drink the bottle and follow with another glass of liquid. It's very effective.


To stay regular, you can supplement daily with magnesium citrate pill or capsules. Don't worry about the brand--just make sure the form of magnesium is 'ate'--like citrate or malate. The cheapest and most common form is oxide, and that's not as effective.

Most people are deficient in magnesium anyway, so taking this is actually good for your health. And you can increase the dosage to any level that keeps you 'regular' without worrying about overdose (the body eliminates what isn't useful).

I hope this is helpful.
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:36 AM   #3
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Thanks Leo41, and yes this is helpful because I was worried about taking too much
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Old 02-03-2017, 10:14 AM   #4
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I am currently taking magnesium citrate (200 mg per tablet). I take one tablet in the morning and another one at night for a total of 400 mg per day. I purchased the NOW brand and these tablets are big so if you have trouble swallowing you might want to check out other options.
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:47 AM   #5
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I saw this chart in my Magnesium Advocacy group after I spent $25 on ionic magnesium citrate.
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Old 02-03-2017, 02:48 PM   #6
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I don't really trust this information because Dr. Michael Eades recommends Magnesium Citrate, and I buy from Amazon where a lot of reviewers say that their doctors have recommended the Citrate form so I don't understand how it can cause 'health issues.'

I've been taking it regularly for quite some time and have had no negative effects.
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Old 02-04-2017, 04:03 AM   #7
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My doctor told me to take the citrate and I trust her so that's what I'm going to take, but the only thing she didn't tell me was how much so now that I know I can't overdose on it I can experiment with it till I know what's right for me
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:21 PM   #8
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I would start with the 200 mg and increase to 400 mg if needed. Also, would recommend taking it with the evening meal.

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I also take Magnesium Citrate, 200mg per day although the bottle says to take 400mg. I did start out taking Magnesium Oxide and I was getting terrible diarrhea with that (can't remember the dosage) so I tossed it, did some research and bought the Citrate form. I should probably take the full 400mg because I still have constipation issues, but I take so many supplements, I'm okay with taking one pill per day.
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I've been taking 300 mgs daily and so far so good
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