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Switching from Mag Citrate to this? Thoughts?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I've been taking magnesium citrate (powder & capsule form with nothing added) for more than two years now and would like to try a different form to see how it effects me.

I've found one that is a mixture of magnesium dimalate, glycinate, and (again) citrate and contains the following ingredients per 2 capsules:

300 mg Magnesium (as MagnesiumDiMalate, -glycinate, -citrate) 2,8 mg Vitamin B6

Ingredients: Magnesium DiMalate, Magnesium Glycinate Chelate, mikcronized Magnesiumcitrate, plant cellulose (capsule), Magnesiumstearate, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)

What do you think of this? I'm not sure about the B6, can it cause any negative side-effects? Also, I've heard that magnesiumstearate as a filler is bad, others say it doesn't matter. What's the verdict?

And here's the link to the product: http://www.vitaminexpress.org/en/magnesium/magnesium-synergy/prod6813.html#productcontent

thanks! :)

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on May 14, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Good luck in finding it! Cheap supplements is definitely something I have taken for granted here in the US. I saw your comment above about paying a customs fine for ordering from iherb.. that sucks!! So I started on citrate because I have heard it is better than other salt forms, but that the chelates are more absorbable, and my physician recommended it when I told him that I was on mag citrate. Best - Jackie

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on May 14, 2012
at 05:40 PM

Thanks a lot Jackie! When I started to take citrate it seemed to be one of the best forms, nowadays i hear more and more not so good stuff about it, some even put it in the same category as oxide, that's why I thought about switching... I'll keep looking for an afforable malate or glycinate source in Austria/Germany!

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on May 14, 2012
at 05:35 PM

Thanks again! Yep that sucks, don't know if this is Codex in action or something else...

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on May 14, 2012
at 04:22 PM

Wow...what a pain in the rear! Well, you have to go with availability, so if the one you detailed is your only option, I don't guess there's much else you can do. I think that product will be fine.

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on May 14, 2012
at 04:04 PM

Just added a tag. Also keeping an eye on this since I just started mag citrate supplementation and am curious about folks' thoughts here. I'm liking the results so far and definitely notice a difference when I forget to take it. Like last night.

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on May 14, 2012
at 03:34 PM

Thanks for your answer! RE B6: I know that there are 2 forms of B12 and one of them is supposed to be bad, that's why I was concerned about the B6! True, if I could get my hands on glycinate I'd love to take it. Unfortunately, here in Austria it's quite hard to get. I could get the one made by Pure Encapsulations but it is too expensive right now. I used to order from iherb a lot but after the (stupid) new EU regulations I don't dare to order again, last time I ordered some Now foods glucosamine-chondroitin I had to pay a 60 Euro fine, never got the product and they threatened to sue me...

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E7320c552ab7453d2ff45d4be79f6b50

on May 14, 2012
at 02:52 PM

I don't think that the B6 will provide any negative effects.....why would it?

Personally, I've been taking Mag supplements for years, thanks to a congenital heart defect, and I find just regular old Magnesium Glycinate to be one of the most reliable forms. I don't really see a need to take something that has so many variations, when I know that Glycinate is one of the most absorbable forms.

E7320c552ab7453d2ff45d4be79f6b50

on May 14, 2012
at 04:22 PM

Wow...what a pain in the rear! Well, you have to go with availability, so if the one you detailed is your only option, I don't guess there's much else you can do. I think that product will be fine.

1a641bbff1a7b0a70f08410376bbdf6b

(1587)

on May 14, 2012
at 05:35 PM

Thanks again! Yep that sucks, don't know if this is Codex in action or something else...

1a641bbff1a7b0a70f08410376bbdf6b

(1587)

on May 14, 2012
at 03:34 PM

Thanks for your answer! RE B6: I know that there are 2 forms of B12 and one of them is supposed to be bad, that's why I was concerned about the B6! True, if I could get my hands on glycinate I'd love to take it. Unfortunately, here in Austria it's quite hard to get. I could get the one made by Pure Encapsulations but it is too expensive right now. I used to order from iherb a lot but after the (stupid) new EU regulations I don't dare to order again, last time I ordered some Now foods glucosamine-chondroitin I had to pay a 60 Euro fine, never got the product and they threatened to sue me...

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on May 14, 2012
at 03:37 PM

I take Mag Citrate and Mag Malate now (weaning from Citrate to Malate). I need to supplement a pretty significant dose to help me with stress/anxiety and the heart palpitations associated with those when I don't supplement magnesium. About a year and a half ago I went through an extremely stressful time in my life and I came out of it with a number of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and magnesium seems to be the one that still affects me which is why I supplement it (if I go off of it for 2 weeks my anxiety comes back). Mag Citrate can cause loose bowels which is why I am moving over to Mag Malate, which is supposed to be one of the most highly absorbable forms, with less intestinal flushing. I still feel good with the transition and I have been able to increase my dose, per my integrative physician, without the flushing effect of the Mag Citrate. I take Source Naturals brand because it has the fewest additional ingredients that I could, but since the Mag Malate is a chelated version, there would of course be malic acid in it as well. I don't think the B6 would be an issue for any reason.

1a641bbff1a7b0a70f08410376bbdf6b

(1587)

on May 14, 2012
at 05:40 PM

Thanks a lot Jackie! When I started to take citrate it seemed to be one of the best forms, nowadays i hear more and more not so good stuff about it, some even put it in the same category as oxide, that's why I thought about switching... I'll keep looking for an afforable malate or glycinate source in Austria/Germany!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on May 14, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Good luck in finding it! Cheap supplements is definitely something I have taken for granted here in the US. I saw your comment above about paying a customs fine for ordering from iherb.. that sucks!! So I started on citrate because I have heard it is better than other salt forms, but that the chelates are more absorbable, and my physician recommended it when I told him that I was on mag citrate. Best - Jackie

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