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magnesium question

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 05, 2012 at 10:12 PM

i have really bad fibro

which magnesium absorbs better liquid citrate or glycinate pill form? not expecting a definitive answer but curious what you all think, thanks

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on April 10, 2012
at 01:53 PM

id like to know this too, id like to know more

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on April 09, 2012
at 09:50 AM

What about epsom salt?

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on April 09, 2012
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on April 09, 2012
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Could you please elaborate on the idea that transdermal mag doesn't seem to work? I was under the impression that there were numerous studies showing that Epsom Salt baths increased tissue magnesium levels in people with deficiencies.

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on April 09, 2012
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Welcome! Good info, but I just want to give you a heads up that it isn't cool advertise in answers here. You can edit it out, or it will likely be done for you shortly. You can post all that info in your profile except your price/hour and direct folks to your business website or email for more info.

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on April 06, 2012
at 05:38 PM

Glycinate absorbs slightly better than citrate, but citrate is really cheap! Avoid hydroxide which is hardly absorbed at all and is unfortunately what you find in most drug stores - really only useful for relieving constipation. I use mag oil in a spray bottle on my skin and epsom salt baths (very soothing).

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on April 06, 2012
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Magnesium is absorbed through the intestines and only in small amount (meaning even if you take 500mg, you don't absorb nearly as much). As I said, for people with gut issues (food allergies/malabsorption, leaky gut, crohn's disease, IBS...etc) this is a problem. The transdermal magnesium, as the name suggests, is absorbed through the skin.

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on April 06, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Mike I've used both and with great results (I had severe calcium and magnesium deficiencies). And since you asked, here are the links: -Transdermal Magnesium: http://www.ancient-minerals.com/ -Ionic magnesium (from Trace Minerals Research): http://www.traceminerals.com/products/liquid-tablet-minerals/ionic-magnesium And here's an interesting blog post by someone who also suffers from magnesium deficiency and has been using the transdermal magnesium: http://www.yolkskefirandgristle.com/2011/04/06/taking-waters-or-the-importance-of-magnesium/

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on April 06, 2012
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Without some links to credible resources, I'm going to say that this sounds like hippie nonsense (I'm happy to be proven wrong). Red flags just go up when I hear things like "traditional" or "natural". I take Natural Calm which is some type of chelated Mg, I forget which; and it's very easily and quickly absorbed.

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on April 05, 2012
at 11:14 PM

i have not even heard of ionic mag i will have to look that up, thank you!

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on April 09, 2012
at 12:33 AM

My name is Jim. I???ve been in the medical magnesium business for thirty years. I have international credentials in the field. I think that I can answer your question. In fact, I help a lot of people answer their medical questions. I can be contacted at magnesium_matters at comcast.net

Magnesium from all sources is absorbed at a rate between 25% and 33% with citrate being the highest. Absorption rate is only a salesman's gimmick as absorption of dietary magnesium falls right in the middle of that spread.

The other side of the magnesium chemical is important. While citrate increases the absorption of magnesium, it also increases the absorption of lead and aluminum. Not good. Glycinates and glutamates are well absorbed but glycine and glutamine can affect brain function. Gluconate and lactate are well absorbed even in stomachs lacking acid.

Transdermal is simple hype. Soaking in a magnesium chloride bath seems like a good idea until you realize that the is not designed to absorb nutrients and your diet is brim-full of chlorine (salt, tap water).

500 mg of magnesium oxide provides 300 mg of elemental magnesium, of which about 100 mg are absorbed. Most diets fall short of recommended by about 100 mg. The oxide part is inert.

If you want to improve absorption AND utilization, take 2000 IU of vitamin D3, 25 mg of vitamin B6 and ask for a Pre-biotic at the healthfood store.

If you would like to verify what I've written look here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on April 10, 2012
at 01:53 PM

id like to know this too, id like to know more

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on April 09, 2012
at 06:29 AM

Welcome! Good info, but I just want to give you a heads up that it isn't cool advertise in answers here. You can edit it out, or it will likely be done for you shortly. You can post all that info in your profile except your price/hour and direct folks to your business website or email for more info.

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on April 09, 2012
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P.S. I changed the formatting of your email so you don't become a spam target if it gets auto-harvested.

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on April 09, 2012
at 08:59 AM

Could you please elaborate on the idea that transdermal mag doesn't seem to work? I was under the impression that there were numerous studies showing that Epsom Salt baths increased tissue magnesium levels in people with deficiencies.

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427c8cbb9c2492d74b887fc5cf7a8ce0

on April 05, 2012
at 10:33 PM

The best magnesium source out there is transdermal magnesium and is absorbed through the skin (perfect for people that have gut related issues). The 2nd best is ionic/colloidal magnesium (liquid drops to be taken orally). They are both natural magnesium unlike the magnesium supplements sold on the shelves.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on April 05, 2012
at 11:14 PM

i have not even heard of ionic mag i will have to look that up, thank you!

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on April 06, 2012
at 02:01 AM

Without some links to credible resources, I'm going to say that this sounds like hippie nonsense (I'm happy to be proven wrong). Red flags just go up when I hear things like "traditional" or "natural". I take Natural Calm which is some type of chelated Mg, I forget which; and it's very easily and quickly absorbed.

427c8cbb9c2492d74b887fc5cf7a8ce0

(432)

on April 06, 2012
at 02:30 AM

Magnesium is absorbed through the intestines and only in small amount (meaning even if you take 500mg, you don't absorb nearly as much). As I said, for people with gut issues (food allergies/malabsorption, leaky gut, crohn's disease, IBS...etc) this is a problem. The transdermal magnesium, as the name suggests, is absorbed through the skin.

427c8cbb9c2492d74b887fc5cf7a8ce0

(432)

on April 06, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Mike I've used both and with great results (I had severe calcium and magnesium deficiencies). And since you asked, here are the links: -Transdermal Magnesium: http://www.ancient-minerals.com/ -Ionic magnesium (from Trace Minerals Research): http://www.traceminerals.com/products/liquid-tablet-minerals/ionic-magnesium And here's an interesting blog post by someone who also suffers from magnesium deficiency and has been using the transdermal magnesium: http://www.yolkskefirandgristle.com/2011/04/06/taking-waters-or-the-importance-of-magnesium/

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