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can magnesium citrate help you lose weight

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Not on its own: It will definitely help you have bowel movements. You need a comprehensive program to help you lose weight. That is the right good choices, the righ ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes, but: It will all be "water weight". Mag citrate acts as a laxative and makes you poop out water/electrolytes. You might see weight loss because of that, bu ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not much: Magnesium citrate is a saline laxative which works by drawing water into the small intestine even though you will loose some water but it will not ca ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No.: It does not cause weight gain!
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It appears to have worked better than needed. Please consider a laxative that is easier on your system in the future.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: 1 to several hours depending on how sensitive you are.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
28 years experience Internal Medicine
2 to 4 hours: Recommended adult dose 1 gm magnesium citrate (160 mg of elementary magnesium) daily or in divided dose. Check kidney function before taking extra dos ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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12-24: usually gone wiqthin 1 day,
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
30 minutes to 3hours: It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to work.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Safe: Safe.
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