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Is it true that magnesium oxide is the worst form you can take?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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In brief: Magnesium supplement

Magnesium oxide, and magnesium supplements in general, are generally not necessary and can cause some potential side effects.
It may be used in the short term for heartburn or as a laxative. They should not be used long-term unless under the care of a physician who recommended it. Magnesium of any sort can have interactions with many other medications. Good luck.

In brief: Magnesium supplement

Magnesium oxide, and magnesium supplements in general, are generally not necessary and can cause some potential side effects.
It may be used in the short term for heartburn or as a laxative. They should not be used long-term unless under the care of a physician who recommended it. Magnesium of any sort can have interactions with many other medications. Good luck.
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