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Doctor insights on: Magnesium Citrate Vs Magnesium Carbonate

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Is the 460 mg of magnesium carbonate in Gaviscon, the same as 460mg of magnesium citrate in a supplement?

Is the 460 mg of magnesium carbonate in Gaviscon, the same as 460mg of magnesium citrate in a supplement?

Yes & no: Magnesium is the same but the carbonate form is harder to absorb whereas the Citraite is easier & more complete absorption. ...Read more

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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

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What if magnesium citrate doesn't work? Does that mean I have a blockage?

What if magnesium citrate doesn't work? Does that mean I have a blockage?

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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Magnesium citrate did not work for my problem. What could I drink to get instant relief.

Need examination: Magnesium citrate is effective laxative.If unsuccessful examination is needed to rule out GI obstruction ...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?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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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

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 more

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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)

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)

Not really: Have you had a serum magnesium level checked? It is highly unlikely you are deficient unless you are on diuretics. You are likely wasting your money. ...Read more

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How does. Magnesium citrate work?

How does. Magnesium citrate work?

Purges colon: Magnesium citrate causes fluid shifts within the intestines to promote large amount of bowel movement to occur usually within a few hours. ...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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Is magnesium citrate effective if flat?

Yes: I presume you are referring to a "fizzy drink" that contains magnesium. The fizziness does not matter. ...Read more

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How long does magnesium citrate always work?

Depends: 1 to several hours depending on how sensitive you are. ...Read more

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How long would magnesium citrate start to work?

2 to 4 hours: Recommended adult dose 1 gm magnesium citrate (160 mg of elementary magnesium) daily or in divided dose. Check kidney function before taking extra dose ...Read more

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Can expired magnesium citrate be harmful? Or effective?

Can expired magnesium citrate be harmful? Or effective?

Two questions here: 1) We can't endorse the use of expired medications; 2) what are you hoping to treat with magnesium citrate? ...Read more

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How long does it take for magnesium citrate to take action?

How long does it take for magnesium citrate to take action?

See below: Usually it will produce a bowel movement within a few hours of taking it. ...Read more