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best magnesium supplement for not causing diarhhea other than topical

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM

since starting a higher fat diet, my stools are too liquidy. i also have a mg deficiency so i take 1000mgs a day of either powder citrate + water or glycinate pills. i know topical is the best way to by-pass the gut but are there any other non-topical magnesium types that i am missing which are extremely gentle on the stomach? i might have to take out the citrate water. it always makes me too loose!

thanks in advance

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on September 12, 2012
at 03:11 AM

Good luck, I hope you have a similar experience. I have definitely been able to up my dosage of citrate over time, and rarely have an intestinal flush because of it (unless I skip it for a few days due to running out or leaving it home on a weekend trip). I also take the malate on top of it for a combined 1000 mg per day.

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on September 11, 2012
at 09:53 PM

The most important thing for not having diarhhea from magnesium is to take smaller amounts through out the day. Since we are always losing magnesium through fluid loss we need a constantly be replacing it.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on September 11, 2012
at 06:55 PM

that is amazing and gives me hope!! my fingers are like that. a few weeks ago they became less numb and then went numb again. thanks for sharing your story. traditional docs are zero help with this kind of stuff.

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on September 11, 2012
at 06:00 PM

i drink a lot of water so i am going to try drinking less and see if my rbc mg improves. if not i might find an alt. practitioner like you mentioned. thanks!

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on September 11, 2012
at 05:59 PM

wow, that sounds like it'd last AWHILE! i am looking into this

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on September 11, 2012
at 01:45 AM

I had to find a "wellness center" in NYC - it is out of pocket though, no insurance, and over $500. I was suspicious that I had a mag deficiency after reading about it, the causes of it, and all of my symptoms were tied to it. The skin of my inner calves was numb to the touch, from knee to ankle, and my toes were tingling all the time. The skin felt like it was shot with Novocaine. It was wild. Then one day, I realized I could feel the skin again, and I hadn't even noticed when/how it changed, but it was about 3-4 months of heavy mag supplementation.

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on September 10, 2012
at 08:42 PM

They usually save the drip for emergency situations like right after a heart attack or pre-eclampsia, but there are alternative practitioners out there who have started using it for less severe cases in people who are very depleted and possibly lacking the digestive strength to absorb it well.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on September 10, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Its weird bc my magnesium was REALLY low and nobody mentioned a drip. I wish I had gotten one. My levels are still low but not drip-worthy

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on September 10, 2012
at 08:12 PM

I don't take it all at once and I was dxd with hypomagnesemia

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on September 10, 2012
at 07:12 PM

awesome, i love carbonated water so this sounds good

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on September 10, 2012
at 07:11 PM

i have numbness in both my hands! did you get the urine test from a nephrologist? i test high in serum but low in RBC. i can't get a good referral anywhere. people dont take it seriously.

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on September 10, 2012
at 06:07 PM

There's a reason why mag. citrate is sold in drug stores as a laxative! (cuz it werx...)

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on September 10, 2012
at 04:28 PM

interesting, i have not heard of this

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on September 10, 2012
at 04:28 PM

i had hypomagnesemia so supplements are mandatory. thanks for the link!

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A2e1d12e293fc0157bffb5b3eedced3d

on September 11, 2012
at 05:27 PM

Liquid Ionique CMD (Concentrated Mineral Drops) provided 200 mg elemental magnesium per 2 ml. It may be added to water or any drink. 2 ml. in one gallon of purified water also brings the PH up over 9 it's great.

A2e1d12e293fc0157bffb5b3eedced3d

(10)

on September 11, 2012
at 09:53 PM

The most important thing for not having diarhhea from magnesium is to take smaller amounts through out the day. Since we are always losing magnesium through fluid loss we need a constantly be replacing it.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on September 11, 2012
at 05:59 PM

wow, that sounds like it'd last AWHILE! i am looking into this

1
6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on September 10, 2012
at 07:44 PM

1000 mg. is A LOT to take at once of any kind of magnesium, no wonder it is blowing right through you. Start LOW and build your way up, and more importantly spread what you take out over the course of the day. Most people shouldn't need more than 400-600mg./day on top of food sources. With oral supplements, it is one of those "Rome wasn't built in a day" situations, it takes long term moderate dosing to build up stores in the body. If citrate has too much of a laxative effect even at a lower dose, orotate and malate are usually tolerated well.

If you are really deficient and need to build up your stores quickly because of immediate health concerns (like fear of a second heart attack or really high blood pressure, or chronic insomnia, not just achy muscles or mild anxiety), talk to your doctor about the possibility of doing a magnesium sulphate drip. It isn't the most pleasant treatment, usually burns like a mofo, but it will get your numbers up very quickly.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on September 10, 2012
at 08:12 PM

I don't take it all at once and I was dxd with hypomagnesemia

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on September 11, 2012
at 06:00 PM

i drink a lot of water so i am going to try drinking less and see if my rbc mg improves. if not i might find an alt. practitioner like you mentioned. thanks!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 10, 2012
at 08:42 PM

They usually save the drip for emergency situations like right after a heart attack or pre-eclampsia, but there are alternative practitioners out there who have started using it for less severe cases in people who are very depleted and possibly lacking the digestive strength to absorb it well.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on September 10, 2012
at 08:14 PM

Its weird bc my magnesium was REALLY low and nobody mentioned a drip. I wish I had gotten one. My levels are still low but not drip-worthy

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on September 10, 2012
at 05:36 PM

Home-made alkaline magnesium water offers magnesium in its ionic form. It's very absorbable and inexpensive to make. All you need is milk of magnesia and carbonated water. Then dilute into mineral water or the water of your choice. You sip the water throughout the day so you aren't getting a large dose all at once.

http://www.afibbers.org/Wallerwater.pdf

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on September 10, 2012
at 07:12 PM

awesome, i love carbonated water so this sounds good

1
363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on September 10, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Magnesium Malate is absorbed more readily without causing intestinal distress. I have been able to build up my tolerance to Magnesium Citrate over time, and can now supplement quite a bit, but I also take Malate to hit the high recommendations of my drs.

I also had a deficiency.. hard to clinically diagnose since the blood keeps a stable level, but my drs. figured it out with a 24 hour urine test, and supplementing mag has changed my life - no more numbness/neuropathy, anxiety, tingling toes or fingers, or heart palpitations.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on September 11, 2012
at 01:45 AM

I had to find a "wellness center" in NYC - it is out of pocket though, no insurance, and over $500. I was suspicious that I had a mag deficiency after reading about it, the causes of it, and all of my symptoms were tied to it. The skin of my inner calves was numb to the touch, from knee to ankle, and my toes were tingling all the time. The skin felt like it was shot with Novocaine. It was wild. Then one day, I realized I could feel the skin again, and I hadn't even noticed when/how it changed, but it was about 3-4 months of heavy mag supplementation.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on September 11, 2012
at 06:55 PM

that is amazing and gives me hope!! my fingers are like that. a few weeks ago they became less numb and then went numb again. thanks for sharing your story. traditional docs are zero help with this kind of stuff.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on September 10, 2012
at 07:11 PM

i have numbness in both my hands! did you get the urine test from a nephrologist? i test high in serum but low in RBC. i can't get a good referral anywhere. people dont take it seriously.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on September 12, 2012
at 03:11 AM

Good luck, I hope you have a similar experience. I have definitely been able to up my dosage of citrate over time, and rarely have an intestinal flush because of it (unless I skip it for a few days due to running out or leaving it home on a weekend trip). I also take the malate on top of it for a combined 1000 mg per day.

1
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on September 10, 2012
at 02:54 PM

not solely mag (almost), but i put concentrace mineral drops (which have a strong taste) in my protein shake. the beauty of drops is that you can control the amounts better, particularly if you're sensitive -- e.g. start with a smaller amount of drops at first to make sure that you can handle it and build from there or break it up into multiple doses during the day (drops here and there) ... just remember that calcium and magnesium compete for the same pathways.

research the product and make sure that it works for you. cheers.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on September 10, 2012
at 04:28 PM

interesting, i have not heard of this

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on September 10, 2012
at 02:06 PM

I take 500mg of Sundown Magnesium right before I go to bed. It's cheap and of good quality. Knocks me out and has never given me stomach trouble.

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on September 10, 2012
at 01:51 PM

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on July 11, 2013
at 08:18 PM

I've tried many, many types and forms (capsules, teas, etc.).

The only one I can tolerate is Jigsaw Magnesium tablets.

(I don't take any supplements in tablet form, so I never tried this product until last month. I was shocked and amazed I could get 700mg magnesium in me without terrible GI consequences. )

Mike

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on September 10, 2012
at 02:07 PM

If supplements don't agree with you....don't take them.

Source all of your magnesium from food sources. Certain paleo nuts like pumpkin and squash, halibut, avocado, chocolate, it isn't that hard to not need a supplement.

Emphasizing these things will de-emphasize the need for the supplement so you could perhaps take 3 small doses throughout the day.

As far as supplements go I've had a lot of success with Ultra-Mag: http://www.sourcenaturals.com/products/GP1307/

Note: I had the same issue as you. Almost every mag supplement made me queasy with watery stools. I took the ultra mag and split each pill in half and took it six times throughout the day.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on September 10, 2012
at 04:28 PM

i had hypomagnesemia so supplements are mandatory. thanks for the link!

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