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magnesium citrate 160 mg vs magnesium 500 mg

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 Posted 1/5/2014 12:00:58 PM
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LEFs magnesium capsules (500 mg) include MgO wich is poorly absorved.

I wonder if the 160 mg capsules of the highly bioavailable magnesium citrate are more effective than the 500 mg ones.

What do u think ?
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 Posted 1/6/2014 6:01:55 AM
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There have been a number of positive magnesium studies that utilized the oxide form. However, comparative studies show that other forms are better absorbed.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14596323 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2407766

So, yes, the magnesium citrate capsules are more effective, but one has to take more of them.


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