What's the difference between regular magnesium supplements and magnesium citrate and magnesuim chloride?

Different salts. The usual magnesium supplements are oxide salts. Mag citrate works as a laxative. The different salts have different effects on the body. If you want to take a supplement, you would take magnesium oxide. Good luck!

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Is the 460 mg of magnesium carbonate in Gaviscon, the same as 460mg of magnesium citrate in a supplement?

No. the Mg+ with carbonate is more of an antacid and the Mg+ with citrate is more of a laxative. Read more...
Yes & no. Magnesium is the same but the carbonate form is harder to absorb whereas the Citraite is easier & more complete absorption. Read more...

Is 0.91 magnesium level test range in UK a good level? If not supplements of Magnesium Citrate 300mcg a day helpful for migraine aura with 5 a month?

Low Magnesium. 1.8-2.6 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) [0.74-1.07 millimoles per liter (mmol/L)] Low magnesium levels may be caused by: • Alcohol abuse or withdrawal. • Complications from diabetes, such as diabetic ketoacidosis. • Diseases that block with the way food is absorbed in the intestines, such as sprue. • High blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia). • Infection and swelling of the pancreas (pancreatitis). • Kidney disease. • Long-term diarrhea. • Not getting enough magnesium in the foods you eat. • Pregnancy, especially in the second or third trimester. • Underactive parathyroid glands (hypoparathyroidism). Replace with Magnesium Replace withLBEST MAGNESIUM OIl. Read more...
Responses vary. Typically, magnesium supplements are only modestly helpful if a patient has sufficient blood levels, but other OTC approaches can be valuable, such as butterbur, feverfew, CoQ-10, and riboflavin. We can help get you situated via a Concierge visit at HealthTap. Read more...

If I just got over kidney stones, can I still take calcium / magnesium citrate as a supplement?

Stones. Reasonable calcium supplementation is not likely to increase calcium oxylate stone formation. Citrate may actually help prevent this type of stone from forming. There are, of course, other types of stones but they are much less common. Read more...
Ca Mg Citrate. Not a good idea but the calcium content may be low. Better to rely on other citrate sources, such as ReaLemon, orange juice, Bicitra, (citric acid and sodium citrate) Polycitra, Urocit K. Taking a calcium supplement is not wise at this juncture. Drink 4 liters per day as a habit. Read more...

I am 5.5 weeks pregnant and I want to know if I can continue taking a supplemental dose of magnesium citrate. 300 mg, every day. It helps with sleep, anxiety and tension headaches from slipped disc.

Certainly. Congratulations! magnesium is an essential nutrient and is especially important during pregnancy, where it can prevent high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) and other complications. It is completely safe to take during pregnancy. I imagine you are already taking a prenatal with folic acid. Biotin and dha are other beneficial nutrients during pregnancy. Read more...