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Magnesium Citrate Mechanism Of Action
Acetazolamide: This drug works in the kidneys by inhibiting an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase. Carbonic anhydrase is the enzyme responsible for moving bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (a base) from the kidney back into the blood stream. Acetazolamide blocks this action, resulting in more acidic blood/more basic urine. This drug has a half-life of 15 hours, so depending on the dose may take a few days to clear. ...Read more
Counteracts effects: Aldosterone is a hormone produced by the body which acts to reabsorb sodium from the urine, which is very helpful during periods of dehydration. Diuretics counteract this activity by promotng sodium excretion in the urine. There are many types of diuretics but some like spironolactone directly inhibitthe activity of aldosterone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the 460 mg of magnesium carbonate in Gaviscon, the same as 460mg of magnesium citrate in a supplement?
Pretty similar: But not precisely the same. Elemental magnesium has a positive charge to it (technically a +2 charge) so the only way to get it into a pill form that you can take orally is to mix it with something that is negatively charged so that the resulting compound is neutral. Chloride and citrate both accomplish this. ...Read more
I think so: Interesting question. I spent quite a bit of time researching this and have not found a definitive answer, but as far as i could tell they are different names for the same thing. If any doctors here have other information i hope they will share it. I find magnesium glycinate/bis-glycinate and magnesium taurate to the best-absorbed and best-tolerated form of oral magnesium. ...Read more
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Can liposomal glutathione inhibit the absorption of methylphenidate, or facilitate its elimination from the body?
No but not proved: to help , nothing is proved to help by the fda, glutathione the natural antioxidant is in the liver, and foods absorb this bets like avacodoes but the amphetamines like methylphenidate are stimulants , most people do not need this btu side effects are liked so use it and addiction possible , better to go natural route in ,most case; sleep , eat well , less stress , discipline, concentrate ect. ...Read more
Not known: The best info i could find on this is on the wikipedia.Com website and reads as follows : the exact mechanism by which Levetiracetam acts to treat epilepsy is unknown. However, the drug binds to a synaptic vesicle glycoprotein, sv2a,  and inhibits presynaptic calcium channels. this is believed to impede impulse conduction across synapses.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Magnesium: Magnesium is fairly efficiently (30 to 40%) absorbed by the body. Any that is absorbed in excess can be excreted easily by the kidneys, assuming normal renal function. Any excess will be excreted in the stool, usually causing diarrhea if it is present in any significant amount. Most people do not need magnesium supplements, since it is present in many foods. ...Read more
What is the pharmacological mechanism of action of lithium carbonate when used to treat bipolar disorder?
Unknown: The exact mechanism is not fully understood. It effects sodium transport in nerve cells and may have effects on several neurotransmitters, most notably glutamate and serotonin. It is the most effective agent for mood stability, but may have effects on thyroid and kidneys after many years of continuous use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference from magnesium elemental from magnesium Glycinate/lysinate chelated, sodium bicarbonate, and magnesium oxide?
Diff. absorption and: Magnesium always occurs as a salt in combination with other things such as chloride, oxide, glycine, citrate, taurine etc. Some forms are poorly absorbed; for example magnesium oxide is only 4% absorbed, so it does not raise magnesium much but is a good laxative. The best-absorbed are glycinate and taurate and those amino have benefits. See https://www.organicnewsroom.com/magnesium-supplements/ ...Read more
Is magnesium l-threonate the only type of mg that crosses the blood brain barrier?What type of mg would help for GABA receptor upregulation?
Not really: Other forms of magnesium get into brain but at lower levels. There is one study in rats, not humans, that shows enhancement of learning & memory with magnesium l-threonate. In the study, the rats drank the compound in water -- 604 mg/kg/day. Of course supplement companies like life extension foundation are happy to sell you preparations of this although there are no clinical studies in humans. ...Read more
Different mag salts: You cannot take magnesium alone. It has to be compound with something like oxide, citrate, or sulfate. We call these salts of magnesium. Like the salt of table sodium chloride. But you can take sodium in other forms like sod bicarb (in baking soda). Mag citrate causes diarrhea that's why it is used for constipation. Also, good for preventing kidney stones. Mag ox is used for repleting low mg level. ...Read more
Depends on kidneys: Mag citrate has 2 benefits: treats constipation and prevents kidney stone formation. However, if you take mag citrate chronically, you need to check with your doctor because build up of magnesium in the blood could cause heart rhythm abnormality that is occasionally fatal (ventricular tachycardia). Kidney weakness decreases magnesium excretion and builds it up in the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
No.: While having laxitive properti!es, it is mild and "does not always" clean you out! ...Read more
No it does not try: If magnesium citrate does not work that does not mean you have blockage.If it is being used foe constipation you may need lifestyle changes like eating more fiber in your diet like20to35grms of fiber per day and increased fluids if that does not work you may use other over the counter laxatives like stimulant laxatives and or stool softners. ...Read more
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I've been taking 600mg of magnesium citrate everyday for the last month. What side effects should I be aware of?
Mg citrate: If using it as a laxative - you may be creating a situation where your body becomes dependent on it to have a BM. Otherwise - i might be concerned about the amount of magnesium your body is absorbing. I would talk to your doctor about this - rarely should constipation last this long. Also a serum magnesium level might be appropriate Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are most people really magnesium defficient? I take 400mg of magnesium citrate daily "just because". Is this a bad idea?
Will taking expired magnesium citrate still work? It says to "throw away any unused medicine 24 hours after opening the bottle".
Throw it away: Do as recommended by the pharmaceutical company ...Read more
I take a combination of 200 miligrams of magnesium citrate and a capful of miralax and that seems to help. Is that OK to do that?
Constipation: Yes, it is perfectly okGet a more detailed answer ›
How much magnesium citrate is safe to take? Is 400 mg to high? I take it to help with anxiety. I keep reading conflicting information on dosage.
Titrate: There are individual differences in magnesium absorption, so there is no standard dose. Basically, "titrate to bowel tolerance". Which means take as much as you can handle without giving yourself diarrhea. For anxiety, magnesium glycinate may be slightly better. More info: http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took 10 fl oz of magnesium citrate yesterday and no relief yet and its been 24 hours. Can I drink another 10 fl oz and hopefully get relief? Is th
Constipation: If you have no urge to have a bowel movement and no abdominal cramps or vomiting, another dose or dulcolax tablets may be taken. If you have urge for a BM and can't go, insert a rectal dulcolax suppository or administer a fleets enema. See a physician if there is abdominal pain, distension,tenderness, vomiting or total inability to have a bowel movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take two 200mg magnesium citrate pills daily as i understand most of us are deficient. Is this safe to do longterm? Any benefits if so? (41yr male)
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