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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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Can magnesium citrate help anxiety?

Can magnesium citrate help anxiety?

Magnesium & anxiety: Magnesium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety & depression, like muscle weakness, fatigue, eye twitches, apprehension, nervousness, and rapid pulse. Serotonin depends on magnesium for its production & function. Talk w/your doctor first, but 150mg twice daily of magnesium citrate, taurate, or glycinate may be helpful. If diarrhea, split the doses up more. ...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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What is magnesium citrate taken for?

What is magnesium citrate taken for?

Constipated?: It is used for treating magnesium deficiency states and it is also a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestine. It usually results in a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 3 hours. This is why it is used for bowel preparation for colonoscopy and surgery. ...Read more

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How long does ten ounces of magnesium citrate last before it wears off?

How long does ten ounces of magnesium citrate last before it wears off?

Not known: Half life of magnesium citrate is not clearly known. It's not possible to state how long they last in the system. ...Read more

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What problem could it indicate if magnesium citrate doesn't work?

It depends!: If you are saying that mag citrate does not work for constipation, then you have a severe constipation ie need a doctor to evaluate and rule out the possibility of other causes including rarely cancer colon. But if you are saying it did not work for preventing kidney stones, then the causes are different! but if you are saying did not work to control hypomagnesemia then it is different discussion. ...Read more

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What if any benefit is Magnesium Citrate?

What if any benefit is Magnesium Citrate?

Laxative: Magnesium citrate solution is mainly used as a strong laxative. If you are looking for a magnesium supplement, try magnesium oxide instead. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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