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Magnesium and diarrhea

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 15, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Hi I started to take 2 cups of magnesium everyday.

Today I took 3 cups and now i've got a diarrhea , maybe 3 cups it's too much? or maybe just because I took the 3rd spoon at full stomach ?

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on October 20, 2012
at 12:19 PM

I meant this as a "where did you hear it from, point away".

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on October 19, 2012
at 12:39 PM

Thanks for clarifying. Yep, one teaspoon (5 grams) is 495 mg magnesium! I was also surprised by the large dose listed on the carton of epsom salt - up to 6 teaspoons, or 2970 mg magnesium?!

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on October 18, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I believe that is the oral dosage to treat constipation, and as a medicinal foot soak, not as a supplement. 2 cups per full bath is the recommended amount I've seen for a full body soak, more concentrated full body exposure and you are likely to get diarrhea. Drinking that much magnesium at once would blow the back out of my pants.

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on September 24, 2012
at 03:23 PM

I've read that you should raise your dose until you experience loose stools, then back the dose down. I take magnesium citrate, but in a tablet form, not power, so I don't know what dose you are getting. If you are experiencing diarrhea, you've taken too much.

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on September 16, 2012
at 07:02 AM

i think something got lost in translation from Italian to English

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on September 16, 2012
at 12:27 AM

man this site has really become terrible. read the labels on whatever it is you're taking.

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on September 15, 2012
at 07:10 PM

How many mgs of magnesium are in your product? A cup seems huge - maybe it is in some sort of drink?

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on September 15, 2012
at 06:14 PM

I can't take any magnesium citrate...nor can my kids. Even in small divided doses.

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on September 15, 2012
at 05:50 PM

CUPS of magnesium?!? What kind of magnesium product are you taking - milk of magnesia? How many mg of magnesium per cup does it contain? Cups sounds like an awful lot!! And yes, magnesium will give you loose stools. Taper it back.

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on September 15, 2012
at 06:11 PM

For comparison, I take 2 TABLESPOONS. As mentioned by the other poster, that is a RIDICULOUS amount of magnesium. Sounds like your $$$ is going down the toilet.

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on September 15, 2012
at 07:49 PM

As you have discovered, magnesium is a potent laxative. No point in taking more than you need.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on September 15, 2012
at 06:30 PM

This seems pretty crazy. Out of curiosity, why did you do this?

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on October 20, 2012
at 12:19 PM

I meant this as a "where did you hear it from, point away".

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on September 24, 2012
at 12:28 PM

Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) has dose instructions for either soaking in a bath (2 cupfuls per gallon water) or drinking dissovled in 8 ounces of water (2-6 teaspoons).

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on October 18, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I believe that is the oral dosage to treat constipation, and as a medicinal foot soak, not as a supplement. 2 cups per full bath is the recommended amount I've seen for a full body soak, more concentrated full body exposure and you are likely to get diarrhea. Drinking that much magnesium at once would blow the back out of my pants.

Cbdc8318738324492f2d5918868ce4c9

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on October 19, 2012
at 12:39 PM

Thanks for clarifying. Yep, one teaspoon (5 grams) is 495 mg magnesium! I was also surprised by the large dose listed on the carton of epsom salt - up to 6 teaspoons, or 2970 mg magnesium?!

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