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Constipation? From Magnesium? Weird...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Mark,

Congratulations, you are the first person that I've ever heard of that got constipation from magnesium. Very strange.

Most people take cheap magnesium oxide unless they research magnesium on their own and get a better formulation. The cheap magnesium formulations often have 'fillers' and other ingredients that may be causing your problems.

Try going to a health food store and getting a 'chelated' formulation with good quality ingredients. Keep your old bottle and try a couple of different formulations. If you DON'T have a problem with one of them, but you do with others then check the ingredients and compare them to see if there is a common ingredient that might be the problem and not the magnesium.

But if you go through 4 or 5 formulations and are still constipated, then you must have a Paradoxical Reaction to magnesium.

But don't assume that the problem is the magnesium until you try a couple of different formulations first.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System


mag and constipation
by: Anonymous

I also had the same results from taking magnesium , and I took very good magnesium. And the constipation started when I started the supplements

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