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Most Absorbable Form Of Magnesium
Magnesium: Before you waste your money on a magnesium (M) supplements (S), here is a food list rich in M: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Documents/CP0403MagnesiumRichFoods.pdf If you consume none of these foods, you then may need to have some supplements. M supplements can cause nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. It is always better to ingest M from foods rather that from S. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absorption: There is no need for any aids to absorb calcium (C) if you have normal levels of 1-25 DHCC (1-25), which is the agent responsible for the intestinal transport of C into body. Patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD, need some replacement of 1-25, as their diseased kidneys do not allow 1-25 to be made. Magnesium absorption is not effected by CKD. There are no drugs to improve it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Clever marketing?: The sellers of magnesium oil write that their product is magnesium dissolved in water, with a slippery feel, so is called an "oil". Sounds like clever marketing, with some slippery claims. One should ask them for research studies comparing patients who used the magnesium oil (water), with patients who used the regular oral forms of magnesium. If no good research study is available, then beware! ...Read more
Switching from pill to liquid form of magnesium and potassium. I'm told the body absorbs much more from liquid. Should i maintain dosage or take less?
Supplements?: If you potassium (k) and magnesium (m) are normal, you need no supplements. The body does not care if you take liquid k or m, or pills. Patients with m deficiency have low k levels that cannot be corrected until the m is normal. You are not on a diuretic that causes both k and m loss in the urine. Before you continue taking the k and m supplements, make sure you need to. Get a blood test. ...Read more
What is the best magnesium form for the body to absorb and how can we find fast relief for a defeciency can we use homeopathy and salt bathes too?
Magnesium is great!: Magnesium glycinate is usually the best absorbed orally but can be expensive. Any form of oral magnesium can act like a laxative if too much is taken at one time. Mg is very safe but people with kidney disease need to be careful and should ask their doctor. Topical Mg does work well, both oils and creams are available commercially- great for muscle spasms! Epsom salt baths work well for deficiency ...Read more
I heard magnesium & iron compete for absorption. Is it safe to take a magnesium & iron supplement together? If not, how long should I wait in between?
It depends,safe,why?: Poorly absorbed forms of magnesium like mag. Oxide interfere with iron absorption whereas water-soluble forms like mag. Aspartate may not interfere- see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8024640 it's safe to take together but might be prudent to take 2 hours apart. But iron deficiency is rare in men, even in men with anemia. I advise against men taking iron unless you're sure you're deficient. ...Read more
Is it ok to take calcium, vitamin D3 and magnesium together? Or do calcium and magnesium compete for absorption?
OK, to a degree but:: Calcium ; magnesium are often packaged together both in supplements ; foods. They compete a bit; calcium may reduce mag. Absorption but mag. Does not seem to reduce cal. Absorption. Those low in mag. Have difficulty absorbing cal.; if deficient in mag. It may be best to take it separately. http://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2011-09-14/magnesium-is-key-to-calcium-uptake/. ...Read more
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