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What's the most bioavailable / absorbable form of (supplement) dietary magnesium?

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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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?

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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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!

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

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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What should I do to get calcium and magnesium absorbed into the body through supplementation?

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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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!

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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I take magnesium citrate powder in cold bottled spring water and wonder about how well it's being absorbed. ?

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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Can magnesium oil be as easily absorbed as a magnesium pill? Less tummy issues?

Can magnesium oil be as easily absorbed as a magnesium pill? Less tummy issues?

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

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Why is Magnesium oxide always recommended by doctors while it has the lowest absorption rate of all types of Magnesium? Why not chelated Glycinate?

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

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Is it ok to take calcium, vitamin D3 and magnesium together? Or do calcium and magnesium compete for absorption?

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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