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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
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
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
Why do all vitamins and supplements advise to take w food? So it absorbs or so you won't get sick? I would like 2take my omega and magnesium w/o food!
Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.
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
Am taking 50k iu vit 8wks for vit d deficiency. Should i take magnesium as well to support absorption and decrease muscle pain? If so what dosage? Ty!
Don't think so: I see no reason to take magnesium with this good dose of vit d. If you wonder about deficiency of magnesium, you can ask your doc to check levels. It is ok to take otc mag 250 mg or 400mg daily for a few days on your own without blood test. But, if you you have kidney disease or take other prescriptions you need to clear it with your doc since interaction may occur. ...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
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