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Is it ok to take calcium, vitamin D3 and magnesium together? Or do calcium and magnesium compete for absorption?
OK, to a degree but:: Calcium ; magnesium are often packaged together both in supplements ; foods. They compete a bit; calcium may reduce mag. Absorption but mag. Does not seem to reduce cal. Absorption. Those low in mag. Have difficulty absorbing cal.; if deficient in mag. It may be best to take it separately. http://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2011-09-14/magnesium-is-key-to-calcium-uptake/. ...Read more
I heard magnesium & iron compete for absorption. Is it safe to take a magnesium & iron supplement together? If not, how long should I wait in between?
It depends,safe,why?: Poorly absorbed forms of magnesium like mag. Oxide interfere with iron absorption whereas water-soluble forms like mag. Aspartate may not interfere- see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8024640 it's safe to take together but might be prudent to take 2 hours apart. But iron deficiency is rare in men, even in men with anemia. I advise against men taking iron unless you're sure you're deficient. ...Read more
Why is Magnesium oxide always recommended by doctors while it has the lowest absorption rate of all types of Magnesium? Why not chelated Glycinate?
Magnesium: Magnesium glycinate is a chelated form that tends to provide the highest levels of absorption and bioavailability and is typically considered ideal for deficiency. Magnesium oxide is a non-chelated type of magnesium and is less well absorbed. Why magnesium oxide is often prescribed likely has to do with its lower price and stool softening properties. ...Read more
Can i take magnesium with amino acids together? Also, what vitamins and minerals should I not take with mg. Affecting absorption?
It should not: Magnesium might interfere with some medications but not Amino Acids absorption. Why would you need to take Amino Acid supplement? Is it better that you eat a balance diet with enough protein, which would give you plenty of amino acids? It is more natural and complete variety of Amino Acids including the essential ones. Only in severe food allergy that you need a complete Amino Acid diet. ...Read more
Am taking 50k iu vit 8wks for vit d deficiency. Should i take magnesium as well to support absorption and decrease muscle pain? If so what dosage? Ty!
Don't think so: I see no reason to take magnesium with this good dose of vit d. If you wonder about deficiency of magnesium, you can ask your doc to check levels. It is ok to take otc mag 250 mg or 400mg daily for a few days on your own without blood test. But, if you you have kidney disease or take other prescriptions you need to clear it with your doc since interaction may occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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