Someone posted a message that when regular Magnesium doesn't work to try chelated Magnesium. I did a little research and found the following"
"Magnesium Chelate (Amino Acid): A chemically reacted magnesium ion, bound to
1 or more amino acids, thus allowing the magnesium to enter through the
intestinal wall via the amino acid pathway rather than active magnesium
diffusion. A true reacted chelate differs from simply mixing the amino acids
and minerals which is often referred to as "chelated"."
Magnesium comes in two types:
- soluble forms/organic (aspartate, malate, glycinate, citrate and succinate etc.)
- insoluble forms/inorganic salts (chloride, carbonate, oxide).
Overall, the chelated magnesium and magnesium glycinate are often referred to as
being very absorbable.
The soluble ones are pretty equally absorbed and as a group are much better
absorbed than the insoluble group. Of the insoluble group, the oxide is the
best absorbed. The insoluble group is far more likely to cause loose
stools/diarrhea than the other group. If magnesium nutrition is what you want,
go for the soluble group. If constipation is the issue, then some insoluble
forms are okay. The loose stool effect (if not wanted) can be minimized by
taking the magnesium with food.
Hopes this helps.
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