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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What's the most bioavailable / absorbable form of (supplement) dietary magnesium?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
43 years in practice
4M people helped
What's the most bioavailable / absorbable form of (supplement) dietary 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 more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. William Weirs
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
13 years in practice
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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?

Dr. William Weirs
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
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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

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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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?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
43 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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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!

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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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!

Marine Fish: Oil may make you burp but ok w/out food. If burping happens you can store the MFO in fridg and it may not happen. Magnesium ok w/out food but food helps protect the stomach. You can try liquid or powder if that is easier for you to metabolize. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
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Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux will damage your teeth. Te acids will erode your teeth. It is not the medication that is the problem so keep taking it. Talk to your dentist about strategies that will help strengthen your teeth. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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What should I do to get calcium and magnesium absorbed into the body through supplementation?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
43 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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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!

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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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 more

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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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I take magnesium citrate powder in cold bottled spring water and wonder about how well it's being absorbed. ?

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
35 years in practice
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A brand called: Jigsaw magnesium is thought by some professionals to be very bio-available. You can give that a try. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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Does magnesium citrate inhibit levothyroxine absorption?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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If taken...: If taken simultaneously! take them at least one hour apart! ...Read more

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