Explanation for seeking chelated magnesium?

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   Posted 10/21/2005 1:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Can someone please explain to me why it is worthwhile to seek out chelated magnesium instead of simply taking the regular magnesium you find at any old drugstore or discount store? I hear and read this so much, but never really "get" the reasons. Thank you in advance. :)


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   Posted 10/23/2005 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   

I have not read anything that suggests that  chelated magnesium is any better than "regular" magnesium...where did you get that?


I am headed off to do some research on that now, gotta check my facts...


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   Posted 10/23/2005 11:44 PM (GMT -6)   


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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   Posted 10/24/2005 4:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Awesome! Thanks for all the information. :)

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   Posted 10/24/2005 4:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not read anything that suggests that chelated magnesium is any better than "regular" magnesium...where did you get that?

I read it in the book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Migraines. I am a member of another community of migraineuers, and it is a popular topic there. I've also seen it mentioned in a number of health columns about migraines that mention magnesium as a possible help. :)
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