Which Magnesium?

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Hello Ladies,

Over the past 2/3 months i have been taking Floradix liquid magnesium. I take 20ml after food as directed every morning then within 1 to 2 hours i have tummy ache and an upset tummy. Then i am fine until the next morning.

So i need to try a different one. I know from past topics that magnesium oxide is pretty much a waste of money.

Do any of you lovely ladies have a make ect that you swear by?

Thank you

xx

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    Hi - I can recommend - Osteocare original by Vitabiotics it has (Calcium-Magnesium-D3 & Zinc) I take this in the evening. The tablet is a bit large but I manage! I have been on these for at least 6 months & wouldnt do with out them. They have helped my muscle & bone pain that I had!

    Hope this helps?

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    PS:-

    I always take the In the evening I take Osteocare in the evening! 

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    Hi Mrs D 

    i take Solgar Chelated magnesium 

    jay x

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      Take Magnesium Supplements

      The RDA (the minimum amount needed) for magnesium is about 300 mg a day. Most of us get far less than 200 mg.

      Some may need much more depending on their condition.

      Most people benefit from 400 to 1,000 mg a day.

      The most absorbable forms are magnesium citrate, glycinate taurate, or aspartate, although magnesium bound to Kreb cycle chelates (malate, succinate, fumarate) are also good.

      Avoid magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate, and oxide. They are poorly absorbed (and the cheapest and most common forms found in supplements).

      Side effects from too much magnesium include diarrhea, which can be avoided if you switch to magnesium glycinate.

      Most minerals are best taken as a team with other minerals in a multi-mineral formula.

      Taking a hot bath with Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is a good way to absorb and get much needed magnesium.

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      I had to change to Solgar Chelated magnesium as i too was running to the loo every morning i was taking the ones that cause laxative effects before .

      now all fine fine again 😃

      jay x

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      Hi Jay

      I've just seen that H&b do a chelates magnesium! It's says its 5mg & to take 2 a day. What are your thoughts on the mg? Would it just be a waste of money?

      I've been taking the mag citrate for the past 3 weeks & I'm really not feeling the benefits. I loved the floradix I felt much calmer & less anxiety but could not cope with the tummy issues...anxiety is doing my head in at the minute! I seem to be losing it over the slightest thing!

      Take cae

      MrsD xx

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    Metagenics powdered magnesium is the best on the market not toxic and recommended by naturopaths I take 1 scoop am and 1 scoop pm before bed and it's been fine feel so much better my nails have come good too😃
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    Hi there, I'm so pleased you've posted this problem, I've been taking the same Floradix, caused me terrible Ibs symptoms on top of my menopausal troubles, didn't link these problems to Floradix, so thanks again ladies xxxx
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      sorry Jeanette i have only just seen your comment. I stopped using the floradix and have had not problems with my tummy since. I had purchased 3 new bottles of the stuff and luckily Boots let me return it. I am now on the magnesium citrate from H&B hopefully that will be better. Hope you are feeling better xx
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