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What would doctors recommend magnesium citrate vs magnesium glycinate?

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Dr. Mohammed Karim answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Depends: Both can be used in magnesium diciency. Magnesium Citrate used for bowel irrigation and cause diarrhea. Citric acid will increase stomach acid and assimilation & should be taken with meal. The glycine in magnesium glycinate is an Amino Acid which can help with sleep and feeling calm. Least likely to cause loose stools & should be taken at bedtime.

Answered 1/25/2020



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