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what is the difference between magnesium citrate and magnesium oxide

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Nope: Although both could cause loose stools. Mag citrate is more effective for constipation. Mag oxide is used for muscle cramps and repleting low mag bloo ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Different mag salts: You cannot take magnesium alone. It has to be compound with something like oxide, citrate, or sulfate. We call these salts of magnesium. Like the salt ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Different salts: They are different salts of magnesium that one might use to replete magnesium deficiency or other clinical conditions. They do not have the same amoun ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
The magnesiums....: hello - probably the first option which are pills. The Mg Citrate is a liquid,.and it MAY help your migraine....but the method is rather primitive don ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
They are different : Salts of magnesium. The magnesium citrate may be absorbed a little better, but if you take too much of either one, you might end up with loose stools. ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Proper Tx is best: Therapy is the proper treatment for anxiety. Meds alone (even otc) will not yield long-term benefit, and can allow your situation to worsen. See a the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Magnesium citrate: Magnesium citrate is a saline laxative and is used for that purpose and is very effective.Magnesium oxide is used for heartburn and sore stomach and c ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not much: Both are good magnesium suplements
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
More mag in Mg oxide: Mag gluconate has less magnesium on weight to weight basis i.e. On milligram to milligram basis. But the product you buy may tell you how much of magn ... Read More
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