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Does Magnesium Gluconate Surpress Your Appetite
It may.: Magnesium products can cause GI upset and diarrhea. For people with kidney failure they are contra indicated since the blood level can rise to dangerous levels. On the other hand if you are on diuretics such as Lasix (furosemide) it can be deficient and cause cardiac arrythmias so it should be replaced just as we replace potassium. ...Read more
More mag in Mg oxide: Mag gluconate has less magnesium on weight to weight basis i.e. On milligram to milligram basis. But the product you buy may tell you how much of magnesium on it. Sometimes they specify "contains however many milligrams of mangesium". Clinically, there is not much of a difference since all magnesium products over the counter are of low dose since if much will cause diarrhea and possible arrhythmia. ...Read more
Absorption: Magnesium gluconate is likely better for you. The studies that show good absorption of magnesium oxide were done on rats. Human studies do not show great absorption of magnesium oxide. This being said, oral magnesium in general is not all that well absorbed, which is why too much tends to cause diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: The best form of magnesium is zig-zag magnesium. The best magnesium salts are orotate,citrate,glycinate & taurinate.Magnesium can be tried for PVCs,avoid caffeine,do yoga,especially yoga breathing.Meditation also may be tried.Get zig-zag magnesium from drhoffman.com & you may find alternative medicine solutions for PVCs in that website. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like to try magnesium supplement. What is the difference between magnesium sulfate, oxide, gluconate and aspartate. Are they all the same?
No: The sulfate & oxide are magnesium attached to inorganic molecules. They are not harmful, but inadequately absorbed. Oratate, gluconate, & aspartic acid are natural organic amino acids, which effect much greater absorption & magnesium release in the body. These organic forms are more expensive but worth it. A formulation that releases about "500 mg of elemental magnesium" is a good daily dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
250mg magnesium 500mg slow niacin with nicotinic acid and potassium gluconate.Healthy male 35 yes. Take these, or no?
Wallet drain: If healthy and normal diet, no reason to take supplemental potassium or niacin, both of which can have bad side effects. As most people tend to run low on magnesium, and it has a weak muscle relaxer & cathartic effect, you could take the magnesium, but it isn't essential either. Save you cash for good quality food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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