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Magnesium Taurate - pros & cons ?

Answered on September 08, 2013
Created September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I have recently become aware of the importance of magnesium when one is taking D3. I have also read that large doses of Magnesium Taurate has been shown to improve symptoms of anxiety, which I could certainly benefit from. Other than a laxative effect, is there any reason for me to watch my intake? I take no medications and only supplement with D3, Maca, and occasionally omega 3 from fish oil. I have been taking other forms of magnesium (epsom salt baths and spraying mag oil on my feet, underarms, and back of knees), but because I suffer from malabsorption I am thinking that more might be better, so I can actually feel the soothing effects of this mineral. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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on September 08, 2013
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You ask: "Other than a laxative effect, is there any reason for me to watch my intake?"

Answer: No.

I take magnesium taurate for anxiety reduction, as well, and have found it quite helpful.

The only suggestion I'd have for you is to be conscious of getting your potassium, and your calcium (although most folks suck down way more calcium than mag/pot) as the minerals work together. Note, however, that magnesium and calcium are absorbed better when they are taken separately.

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