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Magnesium Citrate Vs Magnesium Oxide
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
What is the difference between magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate? Are they for the same purposes?
Nope: Although both could cause loose stools. Mag citrate is more effective for constipation. Mag oxide is used for muscle cramps and repleting low mag blood levels. Both can increase mag levels in urine which helps fending off kidney stone disease. However, mag citrate is much better bec citrates also prevent kidney stone disease. ...Read more
Different salts: They are different salts of magnesium that one might use to replete magnesium deficiency or other clinical conditions. They do not have the same amount of elemental magnesium for every milligram. Mag citrate is often used to treat constipation, whereas mag oxide is a preferred way of treating mag deficiency. ...Read more
Took magnesium citrate (300ml) & now worried because I take a daily magnesium oxide supplement. I feel very nauseous & my stomach hurts after drinking the mag.citrate. Will this lead to hypermagnesemia? My serum lvl was 2.3 last year. I'm worried.
Either: The magnesium is what might help with anxiety. The citrate could be easier to absorb than the oxide, but the oxide is a little more economical. Be aware that magnesium supplements can cause loose stools, so use divided doses and increase gradually. You need about 320mg/day of magnesium from all sources including food -- possibly more if under significant stress. Stools can be your dosing guide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the differences between magnesium citrate vs oxide? Which will work better with stimulant medication?
Yes: These 2 products can be taken together without any problems. Remember the "d" in Allegra d is usually pseudoephedrine, which can cause dry mouth, insomnia, rapid heart rate. Most people can get by with just plain allegra, if do need to use the "d" formulation, try to keep it to just a couple of days to reduce the congestion and then switch to just the Allegra for ongoing symptom control. ...Read more
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