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Magnesium Malate and magnesium gluconate...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Tirre,

Thanks for the complement about my site. I try very hard to make it as accurate and informative as possible.

Unfortunately, I don't have a good answer to your question. Everyone's body chemistry is different and so every person is going to respond differently to different magnesium preparations. I address this a bit on this link where a woman asked me why there's No Mention of Magnesium Malate specifically on my site since 'her doctor says it's the best'.

While it might be the best for her doctor, it may not be best for you or for other people. So, there are one of two answers for you here.

1) If you normally have insomnia, the magnesium malate is working SO well that your insomnia is finally resolving and you are getting a temporary condition called 'hypersomnolence' which is common in people who have had insomnia for long periods of time and it is finally resolving. They end up having to 'pay back' their sleep debt.

If this is the case, then simply take the magnesium ONLY on the last day of your work before the weekend and plan on sleeping all weekend. You may need to do this a couple of weekends before you are balanced again.

2) If you have NOT had chronic insomnia, then maybe the magnesium malate just simply doesn't agree with you. ALL magnesium preparations absorb to some degree or another and you should simply ignore dosages on the bottle and follow the instructions from the Magnesium Dosage page and take 'enough' magnesium, in whatever form you choose, in order to relieve your symptoms.

If your theory is correct and you are not absorbing the gluconate well, then you'll need more of it to relieve your symptoms.

But it doesn't really matter. If you follow the instructions, you can take anything from the most poorly absorbing Magnesium Oxide to the best absorbing Mother Earth Minerals High Absorption Angstrom Magnesium and your results should be similar.

I recommend just experimenting with different preparations if one doesn't agree with you.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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


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Thank you
by: tirre

Will that a satisfying answer,Can't thank you enough.
Thank you.

Magnesium Malate
by: Tommy


I haven't been back to my doctor yet to ask her for substantial proof of her preference for mag. malate. Bear in mind, I don't always ask the doctor to produce such things when she is writing up my instructions, but I have come to trust her being that she is an MD with an extensive life long interest in pursuing holistic solutions. That being said, I was not challenging your opinion, simply wondering (at the time) why Magnesium malate hadn't been included in the topic.

In the meantime I did come across quite a few websites that list magnesium malate as having "improved bioavailability." Sometimes talking nutrition feels like talking politics ;-) People tend to get defensive or put more into what someone is saying than they really are. I allow that there are as many different needs as there are human bodies, perhaps. I just think it is good to keep learning and exploring. It is what has served me, anyway.

Not challenging you..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Tommy,

I wasn't actually challenging you (my tone is very 'brusque' most of the time) but as I said, I try to keep my site extremely accurate, so unless there is 'proof' of a claim, then I will always question it.

Having said that, EVERY practitioner has their own opinions. Dr. Carolyn Dean- author of The Magnesium Miracle believes that Mother Earth Minerals High Absorption Angstrom Magnesium is the best and she is probably the most knowledgeable person on the planet regarding magnesium.

And there are those for whom malic acid just is not going to agree with them for whatever reason. And for those with constipation, having a formulation that absorbs less and causes MORE loose stools might actually be an advantage over something like angstrom magnesium or Transdermal Magnesium Gel that DOESN'T contribute to loose stools!

As far as health being very 'political' it really is for me because most people believe that natural health is 'woo woo' and in the same league as seances and ghost hunting.

But it is actually VERY well researched and VERY effective. So, my goal with this site is to PROVE to people that these remedies work and to 'bridge the gap' so-to-speak between 'Alternative' therapies and 'Allopathic' or 'Western' medicine. And the only way to do that is to back up what I say with research- the only thing that western practitioners will 'believe' in.

So, I'm ADAMANT that there is research to back up everything on this site. And what it comes down to is that there is PLENTY of evidence that magnesium is safe and effective in helping a LOT of people to feel a LOT better in a LOT of conditions. Getting caught up in the argument of which is better is only going to confuse people more and make them frightened to try magnesium because they won't 'get the right one'.

Try out magnesium, in whatever form, and see how it makes you feel. Then when that bottle is done, try a different formulation and see how THAT one makes you feel. A lot of people end up with a preference to one over the other- and it's not always magnesium malate.

How long to take magnesium
by: Phillys

Last month i started taking magnesium,For my PMS headaches,I was fine at the beginning,after a month of taking magnesium I started to feel apathy,Choking feeling,bloating,fullness.

any way I continued taking it,but it's an awful feeling especially the choking feeling
I don't suffer from insomnia or constipation, nor of anything else.

Does my body need magnesium?

Maybe my body telling me to stop?

Yes, please Do Stop taking it...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!


Yes, if you are not feeling well, then PLEASE STOP taking the magnesium right away and start drinking lots of water.

There IS a possibility that you have Overdosed On Magnesium, so please DO read that page and DO stop taking magnesium immediately.

There is ALWAYS the possibility of overdosing on ANYTHING- even water. So, it's not a good idea to continue taking substances if you are feeling bad and you can't figure out why...

And please DO seek medical attention if you begin to feel worse, but magnesium is water soluble so stopping it and drinking water should be enough in most cases.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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


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