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What is better for anxiety? Magnesium citrate or oxide?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry

In brief: Either

The magnesium is what might help with anxiety.
The citrate could be easier to absorb than the oxide, but the oxide is a little more economical. Be aware that magnesium supplements can cause loose stools, so use divided doses and increase gradually. You need about 320mg/day of magnesium from all sources including food -- possibly more if under significant stress. Stools can be your dosing guide.

In brief: Either

The magnesium is what might help with anxiety.
The citrate could be easier to absorb than the oxide, but the oxide is a little more economical. Be aware that magnesium supplements can cause loose stools, so use divided doses and increase gradually. You need about 320mg/day of magnesium from all sources including food -- possibly more if under significant stress. Stools can be your dosing guide.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Proper Tx is best

Therapy is the proper treatment for anxiety.
Meds alone (even otc) will not yield long-term benefit, and can allow your situation to worsen. See a therapist. And, reportedly, mag-ox has less diarrhea issue than mag-citrate--but that tends to be the dose-limiting step in either eventually.

In brief: Proper Tx is best

Therapy is the proper treatment for anxiety.
Meds alone (even otc) will not yield long-term benefit, and can allow your situation to worsen. See a therapist. And, reportedly, mag-ox has less diarrhea issue than mag-citrate--but that tends to be the dose-limiting step in either eventually.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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