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
asked byChenZhen (1587)
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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.
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.