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Magnesium glycinate vs citrate which is more effective?

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Dr. Mohammed Karim
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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