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A 32-year-old female asked:

How much magnesium do you absorb from an epson salt bath? if i take 800 mg a day of oral magnesium can the bath daily make me overdose in magnesium?

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Very little Magnesium is absorbed from topical application while in a bathtub. No the daily bath while taking Magnesium will not make you overdose in Magnesium. Side effect that is commonly found at 800 mg is loose stools. Magnesium is a good remedy for constipation due to its bowel loosening properties.
Last updated Apr 30, 2017

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