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Heidinem 08-28-2013 08:06 AM

Magnesium Supplements-pills and powder difference?
I've been taking magnesium citrate supplements probably for several years. Last week I opted for the powder equivalent. I took only half the recommended dose of 2 rounded teaspoons. I noticed that I slept much deeper than usual since I made this switch. Is this possible? Anyone else notice differences the 2 different supplements?

E.W. 08-29-2013 12:19 AM

There is a new form of magnesium, Magnesium L-Threonate. There are some good scientific papers saying this form of magnesium is absorbed better and it unlike other forms of magnesium can cross the blood brain barrier easily. And the higher magnesium content in the brain can help memory. Unfortunately it is expensive compared to other forms of magnesium at about $30 for a month's supply.

Mimosa23 09-09-2013 12:34 AM

I use magnesium chloride during the day (morning and afternoon), which doesn't make me tired, or cause potty problems. I dissolve 3T of the chloride flakes in 1L of water (filtered tap water is recommended) and then take one shot of this twice a day. I use magnesium citrate before bed. It helps me go potty in the morning, and I sleep well too.

I am convinced everyone is lackind in magnesium, and we should focus on getting much more. So many issues could be resolved or helped by increasing our magnesium intake.

It is hard to find the right one for you, but I've heard magnesium chloride has high bioavailability, and it is not too expensive.

I also make magnesium cream and use magnesium oil to increase my intake. They say the uptake of magnesium through skin is much more effective than taking it internally.

E.W. 09-09-2013 06:40 AM

Do you use a magnesium oil based on magnesium cloride or magnesium sulfide?
I didn't seem to get any benifits from magnesium sulfate used this way. So I use
magnesium chloride desolved in water like you do. Oh I bought some vitamins a while back and due to a packing error I got a bottle of magnesium citrate. I contacted then
and they shiped the item I was shorted and sent me another 19 bottles of magnesium
citrate. They said just keep them.

Mimosa23 09-09-2013 07:58 AM

I use magnesium chloride made into oil. There are plenty of ready made ones, but I make mine at home with distilled water and magnesium chloride flakes.

The magnesium citrate is not too bad. Just be careful with the amounts (potty issues can occur). It is still more bioavailable than for example magnesium oxide!

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