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Old 05-09-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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Magnesium Question

I know I read on these boards that magnesium helps with staying regular. I have been taken stool softeners for a while now and worried that they may cause issues but need some help. How much Magnesium do most people take to help with regularity? Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:40 AM   #2
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started adding Magnetism two weeks ago. First by capsule (oxiode) now powder (citrate) and it has greatly improved in cleaning out the bowels. Before i would be lucky to go twice a week but now its one in the morning and sometimes again in the evening. Guess i was really full of crap lol.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:32 AM   #3
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I've been taking Magnesium supplements for this reason for several years now. The answer to "how much" is really going to vary. My suggestion is you buy a GOOD supplement and try the daily recommended dose, along with water before bed, and then a big glass of water first thing in the morning. If that doesn't do it for you, then up the dose until you find what works.

There is a difference in supplements too. I have finally settled on the Nature Made 400 mg High Potency Gelcaps from Sam's Club. Not sure if it's oxide or citrate. I can take two of those every night and be okay. Before, sometimes I was taking 3000 mg of other brands to get the same effect. Had one batch from Shopko that I don't think was working at all, as I got really hard stools and ended up having to use Milk of Magnesia to clear it. TMI, perhaps, but my life.

If you want my whole story of how I started this, PM me, as it's really TMI for public reading. LOL
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