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A question on Magnesium supplement please

npr50npr50 Posts: 23
Hi,

With respect to preventing muscles cramps, is any of the Magnesium compositions such as Mag. Oxide / Hydroxide etc. is considered better than the others (citrate.. etc.) ?

Thanks !

npr50

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,295 Lives Here
    Moved to correct forum.
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,027
    It is the citrate that can be had from MyProtein as a supplement to guard against night cramps etc
    But I have some osteocare tablets that contain magnesium, as they are a lot cheaper.

    However I have not studied the chemistry of it, I admit.
  • npr50npr50 Posts: 23
    Moved to correct forum.


    Hi, it could be helpful if you'd tell me which is the correct forum thanks
  • npr50npr50 Posts: 23
    jgsi wrote:
    It is the citrate that can be had from MyProtein as a supplement to guard against night cramps etc
    But I have some osteocare tablets that contain magnesium, as they are a lot cheaper.

    However I have not studied the chemistry of it, I admit.


    Thanks.
  • Murr XMurr X Posts: 258
    jgsi wrote:
    It is the citrate that can be had from MyProtein as a supplement to guard against night cramps etc...
    ...More than anything else it will make you feel highly sedated at a dose of 2g or higher and will cause some bowel movement as it is also a laxative. It is used at high dose in pre operative bowel prep.

    It is a supplement which I have used successfully in the past at 1-2 grams several hours pre bed to help with sleep and de-stress. I can not say how effective it may be in relation with cramping as I would never get cramps myself.

    Murr X
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