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Magnesium Glycinate vs Magnesium Citrate

Discussion in 'Vitamins & Labs' started by LizJ, Nov 13, 2018.

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    LizJ

    LizJ Well-Known Member

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    So, I was taking the wrong type of Magnesium until last week when I switched and all of a sudden my bathroom habits have increased drastically. This has been the only change in daily food/supplements, well and I haven't taken any Mirlax the last few days...[​IMG] Anyone else have this problem or is this why most other DSer's I've talked to don't need daily Mirlax? I was taking Magnesium Glycinate for a few weeks and realized it was the wrong kind and switch to Citrate.:X3:

    Liz
     
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    chevtow

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    Glycinate is better option I do believe. It is absorbed better than citrate
     
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    LizJ

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    All the boards I've read say Citrate, including Vitalady.
     
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    chevtow

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    Glycinate is more bio available. Most of the DS FB pages have that listed as the best. KAL is popular brand.
     
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    LizJ

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    I'll look into it. Thanks
     
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    southernlady

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    Just avoid Mag Oxide.
     
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    Susan in Tennessee

    Susan in Tennessee Well-Known Member

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    I do a mixture of glycinate and citrate!
     
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    Sheanie

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    Watch YOUR labs, listen to YOUR guts. Citrate or Glycinate to ABSORB magnesium. Oxide for constipation. Citrate in Vitalady DS dosages should not cause loose stools. Look at something else.
     
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    LizJ

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    When I looked into it, the Citrate is what helps with constipation due to iron, which is what I had for a while. It looks like I won’t need the Mirlax if I use the Citrate. I didn’t take any Mirlax today and I’ve been regular, which hasn’t happened since I increased my iron after my tests in July. :sneaky:
     
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    DianaCox

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    Many people find that calcium of any type is constipating. It doesn't bother me, but I don't take a lot of it (1260 mg/day, in two doses). I take 200 mg of MgCit with each dose. I still seem to have bones and decent PTH.
     
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    RainCity

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    Is it OK to take magnesium with calcium? I thought they were supposed to be taken 2 hours apart.
     
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    DianaCox

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    Together, actually. Calcium and magnesium should be taken separately from iron. Probably away from copper too, but I take my copper at the same time, and my numbers went up. And I take zinc at the same time too. (I don't worry about iron anymore, because I get mine from infusions as needed.)
     
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    southernlady

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    Dr. K's FB group has shared some information suggesting they need to be apart. Yet most calcium includes magnesium. So if we can find solid research on the question, it would help.
     
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    Settledownnow

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    Magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate both have laxative effects. Magnesium glycinate is like less to have laxative effects, is easier on the stomach, and is better absorbed.
     
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    LizJ

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    I actually need the laxative effect. I'm now off Mirlax for the first time in almost 6 months! Long term Mirlax is not recommended and it's pricey as hell compared to the Magnesium...:sneaky:
     
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