Oak Ridge, TN
A 37-year-old female asked:
whats the best magnesium supplement over the counter? i brought 100 mg magnesium citrate and was wondering if thats sufficient enough. thank you. ive been having leg cramps and diet doesnt have much of magnesium
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
400mg daily: It appears the main issue is leg cramps. Magnesium, calcium and potassium are the main culprits, if electrolytes are depleted, although there are other causes. Adequate hydration with water and/or electrolyte solutions can help, stretching before the sport, and strengthening muscles including endurance training will also help. Typical magnesium supplementation is 400mg daily. Excess causesdiahhrea
Last updated Jan 5, 2020
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