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Hack this magnesium supplement

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 05, 2012 at 3:07 PM

So I normally take a liquid magnesium product by Ancient Minerals, but I ran out and today at the store this product called "MagSense" by WomenSense was on sale, so I made the purchase. I know it is advertised for women, but I don't see how that really makes a difference. I take magnesium for muscle recovery and to calm my CNS before bed. Does this product look okay for a male to take? I'm not going to grow breasts suddenly, am I? The main source of magnesium is magnesium glycinate, which from what I have read is the best. How does this product look? Is it okay for a young man to take, or should I return it and just order another thing of the Ancient Minerals Magnesium oil?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

MagSense Magnesium Glycinate Formula Serving Size: 1 Scoop (6.78 g) Servings Per Container: 29 Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 80 mg 267% Thiamin (vitamin B1) (as thiamin hydrochloride) 25 mg 1,667% Niacin (vitamin B3) (as niacinamide) 20 mg 100% Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 50 mg 2,500% Folate (as folic acid) 150 mcg 38% Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 20 mcg 333% Calcium (elemental, as dicalcium phosphate) 18 mg 2% Magnesium (elemental, as magnesium glycinate) 280 mg 70% Selenium (as selenomethionine) 25 mcg 38% Molybdenum (as molybdenum citrate) 60 mcg 80% Potassium (as potassium aspartate) 55 mg 2% Malic Acid 1,560 mg ** Taurine 500 mg ** Glutamine 500 mg ** Inulin 270 mg ** Stevia Leaf Powder 10 mg ** Selenomethionine 62.5 mcg ** **Daily Value not established.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on September 05, 2012
at 03:45 PM

I prefer to take my zinc with food. Zinc can upset an empty stomach. Otherwise, I don't micromanage my timing of minerals, though others may have differing opinions.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on September 05, 2012
at 03:44 PM

Oh, sorry! I misread the amount of Calcium. Not likely to be a problem.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on September 05, 2012
at 03:21 PM

...also, I have zinc picolinate. Is it okay to take this simultaneously with the Magensium before bed?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on September 05, 2012
at 03:20 PM

Great, I was hoping you would answer this! Yeah, I think I'll order it again, I just didn't want to wait, lol. I was wondering about the calcium too, but it's only 18mg. Do you really think that'll do much to compete with absorption? Thanks

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on September 05, 2012
at 03:14 PM

What a heck of a lot of ingredients!

Looks fine for guys (no breast growth enhancers, haha), but I personally avoid Magnesium supplements that also contain Calcium. Kind of defeats the purpose.

You would be better off with you Ancient Minerals or Magnesium Glycinate/Malate capsules, IMO.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on September 05, 2012
at 03:44 PM

Oh, sorry! I misread the amount of Calcium. Not likely to be a problem.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on September 05, 2012
at 03:20 PM

Great, I was hoping you would answer this! Yeah, I think I'll order it again, I just didn't want to wait, lol. I was wondering about the calcium too, but it's only 18mg. Do you really think that'll do much to compete with absorption? Thanks

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on September 05, 2012
at 03:21 PM

...also, I have zinc picolinate. Is it okay to take this simultaneously with the Magensium before bed?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on September 05, 2012
at 03:45 PM

I prefer to take my zinc with food. Zinc can upset an empty stomach. Otherwise, I don't micromanage my timing of minerals, though others may have differing opinions.

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on September 05, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Agree with Dragonfly, that's an awful lot of ingredients in there. My guess is that it is marketed to women because of the folic acid and calcium.

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739e19f6a6433bd767168b59e5148930

on September 05, 2012
at 03:35 PM

If your mag oil is magnesium chloride, stick with that - it's the best (topical/foot soaks). Magnesium takes a long time to absorb in the gut, so if taken orally, you might be wasting a good deal of mag by excreting it before it gets absorbed. If you want to take orally, I suggest a slow-release type like Jigsaw Magnesium (uses dimagnesium malate).

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739e19f6a6433bd767168b59e5148930

on September 05, 2012
at 03:38 PM

(as for zinc picolinate, yes, it's actually beneficial to do so)

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