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Doctor insights on: Magnesium Citrate Vs Glycinate

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What would doctors recommend magnesium citrate vs magnesium glycinate?

What would doctors recommend magnesium citrate vs magnesium glycinate?

Depends: Both can be used in magnesium diciency. Magnesium Citrate used for bowel irrigation and cause diarrhea. Citric acid will increase stomach acid and assimilation & should be taken with meal. The glycine in magnesium glycinate is an Amino Acid which can help with sleep and feeling calm. Least likely to cause loose stools & should be taken at bedtime. ...Read more

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What if any benefit is Magnesium Citrate?

Depends: Magnesium citrate may be helpful for kidney stones. For magnesium supplementation, I prefer magnesium glycinate, which is better absorbed and may have a calming effect. More info: http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read more

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Can magnesium citrate help you lose weight?

Can magnesium citrate help you lose weight?

Not on its own: It will definitely help you have bowel movements. You need a comprehensive program to help you lose weight. That is the right good choices, the right exercise program, nutraceuticals and pharmacological medications as determined by a qualified doctor in weight loss. ...Read more

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How often can you take magnesium citrate safely?

How often can you take magnesium citrate safely?

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 more

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Will magnesium citrate cause you to lose weight?

Will magnesium citrate cause you to lose weight?

Yes, but: It will all be "water weight". Mag citrate acts as a laxative and makes you poop out water/electrolytes. You might see weight loss because of that, but it is not fat that you are losing! too much mag citrate use to lose weight is a possible sign of laxative abuse. ...Read more

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Should i eat before or after drinking magnesium citrate?

Should i eat before or after drinking magnesium citrate?

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