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What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« on: October 12, 2015, 03:12:22 am »
I am trying different supplements to see if they will make any difference.  From what I read it looks like those multivitamin pills are not well absorbed.  Can anyone advise what is the form of magnesium that offers good absorption?

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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 03:46:18 am »
I am trying different supplements to see if they will make any difference.  From what I read it looks like those multivitamin pills are not well absorbed.  Can anyone advise what is the form of magnesium that offers good absorption?

Lots of debate on that one, but "anything but magnesium oxide" is what I have heard.  I was just in Vitamin Shoppe and a lot of their formulations are actually going to multi-forms.  That's actually what I got when I was in there.
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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 04:05:52 am »
I am trying different supplements to see if they will make any difference.  From what I read it looks like those multivitamin pills are not well absorbed.  Can anyone advise what is the form of magnesium that offers good absorption?

Lots of debate on that one, but "anything but magnesium oxide" is what I have heard.  I was just in Vitamin Shoppe and a lot of their formulations are actually going to multi-forms.  That's actually what I got when I was in there.

Yes, I heard that about magnesium oxide as well.  Guys on forum, anyone can recommend a brand?  Links to web  sites will be appreciated.

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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 04:15:36 am »
Mark Gordon says he prefers encapsulated minerals/supplements best, and/or citrate forms. 
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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 04:50:22 am »
Mark Gordon says he prefers encapsulated minerals/supplements best, and/or citrate forms.

There's a product out there that is a powder that has Concentrace included in it, so you get trace minerals along with the Mg - don't know if that is what you are talking about.

Btw, it is actually quite difficult to even test if you are magnesium deficient, so I would imagine that this part of the difficulty in knowing which form is most "absorbable."

I think most guys try it and see if they feel better of if it has the desired effect, i.e. making you sleepy at bed, getting rid of palpitations/twitches, etc.
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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 04:56:04 am »
Mark Gordon says he prefers encapsulated minerals/supplements best, and/or citrate forms.

There's a product out there that is a powder that has Concentrace included in it, so you get trace minerals along with the Mg - don't know if that is what you are talking about.

Btw, it is actually quite difficult to even test if you are magnesium deficient, so I would imagine that this part of the difficulty in knowing which form is most "absorbable."

I think most guys try it and see if they feel better of if it has the desired effect, i.e. making you sleepy at bed, getting rid of palpitations/twitches, etc.

From what I read it is difficult to test for any mineral deficiency.  Same goes about zinc, copper.  Even eggheads in medpubs recognize that there are no tests that will tell you zinc status.

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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 05:19:22 am »
Mark Gordon says he prefers encapsulated minerals/supplements best, and/or citrate forms.

There's a product out there that is a powder that has Concentrace included in it, so you get trace minerals along with the Mg - don't know if that is what you are talking about.

Btw, it is actually quite difficult to even test if you are magnesium deficient, so I would imagine that this part of the difficulty in knowing which form is most "absorbable."

I think most guys try it and see if they feel better of if it has the desired effect, i.e. making you sleepy at bed, getting rid of palpitations/twitches, etc.

From what I read it is difficult to test for any mineral deficiency.  Same goes about zinc, copper.  Even eggheads in medpubs recognize that there are no tests that will tell you zinc status.

Remember to try things for more than a few days.  It takes weeks to correct some of these things.  Also, if you have GI issues, it's tough to take enough some times unless you correct the underlying gut/stomach issue.
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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2015, 06:09:12 am »
From what i heard different forms of magnesium have somewhat different effects, i think it was oxide that can help with sleep issues and constipation, not seen any hard sources for this only random pages and random comments on forums and facebook.

Remember to try things for more than a few days.  It takes weeks to correct some of these things.  Also, if you have GI issues, it's tough to take enough some times unless you correct the underlying gut/stomach issue.
At minimum 30 days preferably 90 days is what im going for when trying vitamin and mineral supplements and due to GI issues at least 100% of the daily need, if its something more harmless then i can go for 200% when testing.
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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2015, 11:30:33 am »
I have been using DermaMag for years. It is expensive but I feel it works.
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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2015, 12:30:27 pm »
Magnesium is a strange subtance that comes in several forms and has some surprising applications outside the human body. One form that is particularly well absorbed is Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate. This is freely available without prescription and is immediately soluble in water. In a concentrated solution, it is known as magnesium oil and can be applied to the skin to relieve a wide variety of skin conditions. Doctors are divided about the relative benefits of topical or internal absorption but my view is that internal consumption of the liquid is best because magnesium is rapidly distributed throught the body.
My wife and two of our three children suffer from a rare debilitating and incurable genetic skin condition. They belong to an international support group run by dermatologists who recently discovered that a 3.3% solution of MCH in purified water is extremely beneficial for victims of this and other skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. All of them have been taking a small glass (70ml) of this solution per day for the last few months and the benefit has been magical.
As an experiment, I also decided to try it and have found that it has regularised my bowel movements, which were previously very erratic. That is the only benefit I have noticed.
The solution is easy to make up; 33g of MCH added to 1 litre of water. Some people use distilled water but we use bottled mineral water without gas.
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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2015, 01:36:40 pm »
Magnesium is a strange subtance that comes in several forms and has some surprising applications outside the human body. One form that is particularly well absorbed is Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate. This is freely available without prescription and is immediately soluble in water. In a concentrated solution, it is known as magnesium oil and can be applied to the skin to relieve a wide variety of skin conditions. Doctors are divided about the relative benefits of topical or internal absorption but my view is that internal consumption of the liquid is best because magnesium is rapidly distributed throught the body.
My wife and two of our three children suffer from a rare debilitating and incurable genetic skin condition. They belong to an international support group run by dermatologists who recently discovered that a 3.3% solution of MCH in purified water is extremely beneficial for victims of this and other skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. All of them have been taking a small glass (70ml) of this solution per day for the last few months and the benefit has been magical.
As an experiment, I also decided to try it and have found that it has regularised my bowel movements, which were previously very erratic. That is the only benefit I have noticed.
The solution is easy to make up; 33g of MCH added to 1 litre of water. Some people use distilled water but we use bottled mineral water without gas.

I've got a son with exzema at times.  Where do you get the MCH?
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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2015, 01:44:12 pm »
My doctor told me that he recently switched from magnesium oil to magnesium threonate with good results. There are some interesting studies on magnesium threonate and how it is able to cross the BBB.

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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2015, 03:11:42 pm »
I have been having good luck with Magnesium Citrate and 50mg zinc before bed.  Good sleeping and morning erections.  Havent tested T levels sicne I started however.
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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2015, 04:29:38 pm »
My doctor told me that he recently switched from magnesium oil to magnesium threonate with good results. There are some interesting studies on magnesium threonate and how it is able to cross the BBB.

I'll have to check that out cuzz quite a few guys on here have said that magnesium helps them sleep, which implies that their forms of calcium are crossing the blood brain barrier, right?
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Re: What is the best absorbing magnesium?
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2015, 09:52:32 pm »
My doctor told me that he recently switched from magnesium oil to magnesium threonate with good results. There are some interesting studies on magnesium threonate and how it is able to cross the BBB.

I'll have to check that out cuzz quite a few guys on here have said that magnesium helps them sleep, which implies that their forms of calcium are crossing the blood brain barrier, right?

Ive also heard about threonate and the ability to cross the BBB. But it doesn't make much sense for it to be the only form of Mg to cross the BBB. Otherwise how would the other forms of Mg like natural calm or glycinate provide the anti anxiety effects as well?
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