Type of Magnesium supplement

by Anita
(Kent (UK))

Hi, just a very quick question. My local health store in UK only has Magnesium Citrate (SOLGAR) 400 mg. It's not on your list of best types. Is this okay or should I find a different one?

I was able to buy Magnesium Oil (BETTER YOU) concentrated solution of Zechstein Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate.

I've been up all night reading your book - my husband is suffering!



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Any magnesium will work
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Anita,

Any magnesium will 'work', even the 'worst' choice magnesium oxide, will still work, you just may not absorb a lot of it.

Magnesium citrate is fine, the only problem with it is that it has a higher tendency to cause loose stools. So, while that may be a problem for someone with already normal or loose bowel movements, it may actually be the perfect choice for someone who tends towards constipation.

In either case, citrate is fine, just be cautious and monitor the correct dose not to cause overly loose bowels. The pure Zechstein magnesium oil can also be taken orally as well. It just tastes VERY VERY strong and will need to be diluted in a strong tasting liquid like orange juice. I've taken it that way and it's not horrible, it's just strong. Just start out with low doses orally and see what levels you can take that you don't gag on it.

Also, be careful of the orange juice, though. I'm not a big fan of juices because most people with health problems have a blood sugar regulation issue, even if they are not aware of it, and drinking juice can make it worse. If you can figure out something else to put the magnesium oil in, that would be better, but if the juice doesn't affect him negatively, you can try it and just use the smallest amounts of juice that you can in order to get the magnesium down.

Kerri Knox, RN

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