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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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Hi DDye,

At your convenience, please provide the amount of each of the components in the Magnesium Cap.

I would be very interested in how much of the 500 mg is oxide, the amount of citrate, as well as the amount of glycinate.  And, would the amounts you provide be the elemental form?

Thanks so much!

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Did anyone try Remag??.Wanted to read reviews on remag but didn't find one.
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The content of Magnesium caps is as follows:

481.25mg Mg (as magnesium oxide); 6.25mg Mg (as magnesiumcitrate); 6.25mg Mg (as magnesium succinate); 6.25mg Mg (as TRAACS® magnesiumlysyl glycinate chelate)

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Hi D Dye,

Thank you for the content.  I appreciate the numbers.  However, they do make me wonder if the Mag. Cap can provide sufficient amount of bioavailable magnesium

Thanks also for the study by Walker et al. which confirms the poorbioavailability of the oxide form.

If my goal is to get 250 mg of Magnesium via supplements, what would you advise to me to take?  I have been taking LEF's Mag. Citrate, 160 mg and I would like to add an additional magnesium, preferably in a different form.  Taking both a Mag Citrate and a Mag Cap was too much for my tummy.  

Hi P.C,

There are a few posts in the forums.phoenixrising regarding Remag.  Robertpcx said; "There are plenty of people taking ReMag, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mag.../479259235475484/?notif_t=group_comment_reply here for ReMag ..."  There were also a few people in Curezone planning to take it and report, but I couldn't find the reports.

I personally have not tried Remag, since I am rather pleased with LEF's Mag Citrate.  I just want to increase my Mag. dosage from 160 mg to 250 mg. 

Thanks again,

Syl

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My own magnesium combination is magnesium citrate and magnesium L-threonate http://www.lef.org/vitamins-supplements/item01603/Neuro-Mag-Magnesium-L-Threonate.htm 

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Hi DDye,

Thank you so much!  This is a good solution.

It will be perfect for me to take one Mag. Citrate and two Magnesium L-Threonate to get ~ 250 mg per day.

Since the Neuro-Mag has less of a laxative effect than other forms of magnesium, I wonder if it's fine to take all 3 capsules at the same time.   I usually take my Mag at night, 2 to 3 hours after dinner.  What do you think would be optimum?

Have a good day!

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It is fine to take all capsules at the same time. Mine are taken at a separate time from my calcium at around noon.

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Thank you DDye,

I will take mine at night.  Yes, I've read that it's best to take Mag at a separate time from any calcium intake, since Mag and Calcium utilize the same absorption pathway.  Thus, I take the Mag supplement 2 or 3 hours after eating a meal which provides calcium. 

And, what is your opinion on the subject of Calcium and Magnesium absorption and on whether we need to take Calcium supplements.  I recently read Dr. Thomas E. Levy's book "Death by Calcium" and it's enlightening.  I've stopped taking the solely Calcium supplements and get calcium from food.  Some of my multi-vit contains a little, which is unavoidable.  I continue to take the multi-vits.

Thanks again,

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