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Mineral/magnesium supplements and white stool?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 15, 2011 at 10:45 PM

I started taking a multi-mineral supplement at the recommendation of my doctor, and have been popping magnesium supplements last night and this morning for 1. pre-period cramps and 2. I've been semi-constipated the past 2 weeks (I have been doing VLC/ZC for the past week and it began before that). This morning I went more than I have in a while and it was soft and white/chalky mixed in. Then I did a saline enema about an hour later because I still felt constipated and literally nothing happened and I wasn't feeling crampy like I have in the past and was laying there for like ten minutes. So I got up and only water came out. Thoughts?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 23, 2011
at 04:02 PM

Just to neutralize the basic character of calcium carbonate or magnesium oxide, you're going to need quite a dose of betaine HCl!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on November 23, 2011
at 03:20 PM

So let's supplement Betaine HCL :D!

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on November 06, 2011
at 10:03 PM

And this may also be indicative of slow stomach acid.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on November 06, 2011
at 09:31 PM

Citrate does some strange things to me. Try magnesium glycinate from pure encapsulations.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on November 06, 2011
at 09:30 PM

Also a good reason to take supplements with a meal (for most supplements).

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 24, 2011
at 02:21 AM

I see intact (read: ineffective) supplement tablets on the right side.

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

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on October 10, 2011
at 06:32 AM

Sorry, I'm slow... I don't know what the x-ray is showing. Lol. I'm very curious, though, as I take several supplements every day... and am now, essentially, worried.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

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on September 24, 2011
at 10:23 PM

That picture explains why I've thrown so many bottles of supplements away over the years, lol. Most of them did nothing for me at all.

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on September 16, 2011
at 04:40 AM

I have nothing to add other than wow I feel bad for you! It sounds really uncomfortable and sorry you have to go through it! Best of luck.

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on October 09, 2011
at 07:45 PM

Try epsom salt baths or Natural Calm (people seem pretty split on this, but I like it) for magnesium and liquid/ionic forms of trace minerals (ConcenTrace).

The binder in many supplements/pills/tablets (usually magnesium stearate) makes production easier for the manufacturer, but all you get is expensive poo.

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Dd40d0c909b782c547bc374e6adfdb97

on December 04, 2011
at 11:51 PM

The trick with magnesium supplements is to pop some Vitamin C at the same time. This helps to increase absorption. Also, try to avoid taking it on an empty stomach. Just after a meal is perfect to decrease the chance of stomach pain.

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on November 06, 2011
at 09:59 PM

I take NOW Foods Magnesium Citrate Powder if need be and just mix it in in water and it works wonders. I also add some of their Magnesium Ascorbate powder with it (to supply some vitamin C). I prefer liquids and powders for maximum efficacy. Also, senna tea or a senna tablet laxative, like Swiss Kriss, can be very helpful when eating no carbs or very low carb. I think the body can eventually get used to this, but in the beginning it is easy to get constipated. Best wishes.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 24, 2011
at 10:06 PM

Mineral supplements aren't that great (or effective) if they don't dissolve. All the more reason to eat real food instead of supplements.

mineral/magnesium-supplements-and-white-stool?

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on September 24, 2011
at 10:23 PM

That picture explains why I've thrown so many bottles of supplements away over the years, lol. Most of them did nothing for me at all.

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

(581)

on October 10, 2011
at 06:32 AM

Sorry, I'm slow... I don't know what the x-ray is showing. Lol. I'm very curious, though, as I take several supplements every day... and am now, essentially, worried.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on October 24, 2011
at 02:21 AM

I see intact (read: ineffective) supplement tablets on the right side.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on November 06, 2011
at 09:30 PM

Also a good reason to take supplements with a meal (for most supplements).

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on November 06, 2011
at 10:03 PM

And this may also be indicative of slow stomach acid.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on November 23, 2011
at 03:20 PM

So let's supplement Betaine HCL :D!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on November 23, 2011
at 04:02 PM

Just to neutralize the basic character of calcium carbonate or magnesium oxide, you're going to need quite a dose of betaine HCl!

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