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Old 03-14-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Best type of Magnesium

I've been having bathroom issues lately. I take 4 Magnesium tablets per day, I'm not sure what the dosage is... but it's the Spring Valley brand with chelated zinc. Is this the right Magnesium to be taking to help with regularity? Or should I be taking something else?

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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I have limited knowledge, but my doctor just prescribed magnesium supplements for me (otc). She said to avoid Magnesium OXIDE, and also told me about a powdered product called "Calm". Magnesium oxide is the active ingredient in milk of magnesia. The advantage of the powder was in adjusting the dose.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
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I take 500 mg with my first meal of the day. If I still haven't moved by midday I take another. Usually that's all I ever need. Most times the one pill in the morning does the trick.

If you are really backed up repeat until you have some movement. Hope that helps!
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I recently started using the powered Calm after reading about it on one of the Forums here. Start out with 2/3 tsp., gradually up the dosage if necessary. Excellent, gentle stuff.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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Been taking 400 mg Mag-Ox for several years to curb kidney stones and am clear. It has not increased any movement whatsoever. Calcium seems to be plugging me up. Using softeners
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