niner, on 08 April 2013 - 04:13 PM, said:
Sulphate isn't very popular as an oral dose form. I'm not sure why, but I'd guess it's too much of a laxative. Citrate has the same problem in some people. Like norepinephrine said, there are a lot of other forms, some of which may have advantages. Contrary to popular internet opinion, there isn't a huge difference between them as far as correcting deficiency. Even the much-maligned oxide, which is also very cheap, is pretty good. There was a paper published some while back claiming that its bioavailability was only 4%, but that was in error. Some of the counterions, like orotate, are large and heavy, so you need to take a huge dose of the compound in order to get the RDA of elemental magnesium.
I'd be careful with high doses, depending on how high you're talking about. There's such a thing as too much magnesium, and you could hurt yourself if you take too much. What are you taking it for?
citrate doesn't give me laxative effects, so sulfate is branded as a laxative? that's kinda dangerous i don't want to stop my bowels from working.
is there a cheap version of magnesium that doesn't produce laxative effects?
magnesium oxide i had a huge bottle of it from twinlabs, i'm not even sure it did anything, it had a laxative effects but pretty innefective for my issues.
i read about that 4%, so finally does it get to the brain like citrate and sulfate? i'm trying high dose to correct anxiety and have better brain function, i read a paper saying magtein is a fraud and sulfate raises brain magnesium by 15% like magtein.
do you know elemental magnesium per mg of magnesium orotate? i can't find this anywhere, they just list the content of magnesium orotate.
i'm taking between 750-1000mg elemental in powder, half in the morning, half in the evening. what do i risk?
norepinephrine, on 09 April 2013 - 02:30 AM, said:
FWIW, I got a 4 month supply of glycinate on Amazon for around $15 dollars. Say you take 2 a day - cost per dosage is 12.5 cents.
how much magnesium elemental in this? if 2 gives 200mg then i would need 7 to 10 a day it would be too costful.
i already tried glycinate that says it's more gentle in your stomach but it doesn't change anything from citrate, i don't get bowel syndrome from citrate.
i don't think you can overdose on citric acid but on glycine yes you can, 10 a day would make something like over 5 grams of glycine that's huge.