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Magnesium Glycinate Benefits
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
Depends: Both are a good source of elementary magnesium supplement in deficiency. Magnesium cittrate is a laxative and good for constipation but citrate inscreases stomach acid assimilation and worsen pain especailly people with acid reflux or if taken in empty stomach. The glycine in magnesium glycinate is an Amino Acid can help with sleep and feeling calm if taken at night. It is not a laxative. ...Read more
Yes, and no: Yes, ok to take together. No, doubtful any adverse interaction ...Read more
Is it safe to take 400mg magnesium glycinate daily? Do I need to worry about toxic levels from this dose?
Absolutely: I do not know why you are taking it, but this dose is safe and often the dose I start at when using it with my patients. In general, I am typically worried about too low levels of magnesium in patients rather than too high. Excessive intake of magnesium will result in loose stools. ...Read more
Is it ok to take Metoprolol XL and Magnesium Glycinate? My EP suggested magnesium but I've read some interactions with the two.
Interaction checker: You're smart to ask about interactions. Two of best sources for info are your prescribing doc & your dispensing pharmacist. Of course, you have to tell them everything you're taking, including dietary supplements such as magnesium plus OTC (non-prescription) medications. Interaction checkers are also available online (which show no interaction (http://goo. Gl/jKOf8x) btwn Metoprolol & magnesium). ...Read more
Ask the Dr/druggist: There's no bad reports but that is not a guarantee that it's a good idea. Ask the Dr who prescribed or your pharmacist to be safest. Do this for any new substance to be sure. ...Read more
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
Can too much magnesium glycinate chelate be absorbed in the body (with high doses) and cause permanent damage? Or do good kidneys filter it all out?
Likely filtered out: High dose magnesium can cause muscle weakness / fatigue / lethargy, but with good hydration, the kidneys will filter and excrete the excess over time. Use all medications / treatments according to dr's recommendations. Call poison center for specific advice and recommendations if concerned. ...Read more
How much magnesium glycinate should I take with 1000mg of calcium citrate a day (for osteoporosis)?
I am trying magnesium glycinate for anxiety. Should I be taking it with other supplements or vitamins?
I have read that Magnesium Bisglycinate can cross the Blood Brain Barrier, I wanted to know if Magnesium Glycinate can also do this?
Why is Magnesium oxide always recommended by doctors while it has the lowest absorption rate of all types of Magnesium? Why not chelated Glycinate?
Magnesium: Magnesium glycinate is a chelated form that tends to provide the highest levels of absorption and bioavailability and is typically considered ideal for deficiency. Magnesium oxide is a non-chelated type of magnesium and is less well absorbed. Why magnesium oxide is often prescribed likely has to do with its lower price and stool softening properties. ...Read more
Are there long term side effects of taking too much magnesium glycinate for a week (2000mg)? Ie. Joint/cartilage weakness/deterioration?
Probably not good: 2000mg sounds like 5-6 times the recommended daily intake of magnesium (which includes mg from one's diet and whatever supplements she takes). Not sure anybody knows what happens to a previously normal person's joints and cartilage if she takes large daily doses for a long time. ...Read more
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 one particular form of magnesium better for heart palpitations? I like Glycinate because it doesn't have a laxative effect. Is this good for palps?
Magnesium taurate or:
My favorite form of mag. By far is magnesium taurate. Glycinate is a good form too; both are well-absorbed but the taurine in magnesium taurate is good for heart health- see https://tinyurl. Com/hpdlzgl
It's hard to find but there's a good form from Cardiovasculat Research Ltd.
Magnesium orotate, sold as Cardo-Mag, is another good choice.
All will be effective if the cause is low magnesium! ...Read more
How much magnesium glycinate should I take against 600mg of elemental calcium (carbonate) and 400iu vitamin D3 for osteoporosis?
About 400- 600 mg: There is no consensus. Some experts advise a 2:1 ratio of cal. To mag others advise a 1:2 ratio. I feel a 1:1 ratio is reasonable. Calcium carbonate is relatively poorly absorbed; citrate is much better. Mag glycinate is well-absorbed. Most adults need 5000 iu of d in fall ; winter for optimal levels. I advise adding vit k to your regime-see http://bit. Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit. Ly/18qtb7y. ...Read more
Currently take metformin 2, 000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?
Supplements: 27F of unknown medical Hx other than metformin. Wants to know if can take several supplements. ANS. If u need to waste money on unproven supplements that may contain dangerous additives (the are no standards for supplements) then you might consider it. I never recommend them. I would focus on diet & exercise so you don't meet to take metformin either. Get your BMI < 25 & you likely won't need it. ...Read more
Any interactions? :ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate, taurate, glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline, acetyl l carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d, prilosec
Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...Read more
MgCl2: More than likely you are inquiring about magnesium chloride, also known as epsom salt, used for cellular detoxification, and tissue purification. Magnesium in different forms: present in milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) for constipation; given IV in eclampsia during pregnancy; IV in cardiac irregularity; used to treat muscle cramping. ...Read more
Magnesium: Individuals on diuretics often feel better with magnesium, it lowers likelihood of ectopic activity, it reverses leg cramps in some. There are many benefits. It must be used careflly with poor kidneys and can cause diarrhea. If you are serious get the "magnesium factor" by mildred seelig md. ...Read more
Magnesium tablets: Most Americans (and most likely most people in general) are low or suboptimal in their magnesium. This predisposes to constipation, muscle cramping, muscle spasms, muscle tension, headaches, and abnormal heart rhythm, especially when taking certain medications like azithromycin. Those are all great reasons for an older woman to take magnesium. ...Read more
What are the benefits or negatives of taking magnesium powder (2 tablespoons) a day with water? Is there any harm I should worry about?
Many benefits: Magnesium deficiency is extremely common. Symptoms include muscle tension/spasms, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, constipation and headaches. One can not overdose unless you have kidney failure. The only side effect is diarrhea if you choose a form that is poorly absorbed. Magnesium glycinate, taurate and citrate are well-absorbed. See http://drcarolyndean. Com/magnesium_miracle/ ...Read more