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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can drinking magnesium citrate actually work to "clean you out"?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
No.: While having laxitive properti!es, it is mild and "does not always" clean you out!

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A 29-year-old female asked:

Magnesium citrate did not work for my problem. What could I drink to get instant relief.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Need examination: Magnesium citrate is effective laxative.If unsuccessful examination is needed to rule out GI obstruction
A 41-year-old member asked:

Should i eat before or after drinking magnesium citrate?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
30 years experience
Why taking?: If taking for constipation, drinking 10 ounces of magnesium citrate, induces large volume stool output between 1-6 hours later. Therefore eating after may be a little uncomfortable. If you are taking to raise your magnesium levels i would try a different form such as magnesium oxide or magnesium protein plus.
Last updated Oct 19, 2018


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