It was recommended to me to try magnesium citrate for a number of reasons :
constipation from diet changes restless legs and painful leg cramps at night difficulty falling asleep/sleeping soundly
The second 2 have been remedied since adding magnesium citrate, but I have yet to experience this moving of the bowels that everyone talks about when you hit your tolerance level.
I take 300mg in the morning, another 300mg around midday and another 300mg around dinner. Then before bed I take 450-600mg. Still nada.
What is up?
asked byXucchini (120)
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on March 06, 2013
at 04:09 AM
A 'laxative' dose (one off type dose) of magnesium citrate is quite high,
according to wiki that could be,
"17.45 g of magnesium citrate in a single 10 oz dose resulting in a consumption of approximately 2.0 g of elemental magnesium per single dose" Source
Other forms of magnesium may be better options if you want to try using the laxative effects of magnesium, like magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia, cream of magnesia) or magnesium sulfate (epsom salts).
on July 17, 2013
at 03:08 PM
you could just try taking some psyllium seed into your diet. it tastes kind of gross because the way I take it is mixed with water, but it really works, plus psyllium seed is really good for you!
on July 16, 2013
at 07:27 PM
Try OxBile. Makes #2's awesome!! I only take one 500mg with breakfast daily.
on March 06, 2013
at 04:19 AM
You may have an issue with candida overgrowth in your digestive system. When I started a candida cleanse I was soooo backed up, but once I started taking magnesium it helped a lot. Then when I overcame the candida issue, I could function normally without the magnesium. Maybe look into dealing with candida and that may hopefully help!