A 36-year-old female asked:
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what's the difference between regular magnesium supplements and magnesium citrate and magnesuim chloride?

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Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Different salts: The usual magnesium supplements are oxide salts. Mag citrate works as a laxative. The different salts have different effects on the body. If you want to take a supplement, you would take magnesium oxide. Good luck!
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

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