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For those who use magnesium for constipation, what type of magnesium is it?

Guy at vitamin store asked me -& said it should be two words "Magnesium _________".. like Magnesium citrate....

Anyone have any info on this?

Thanks

Deb


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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The magnesium that I take is from Allergy Research Group, I get it at the health food store, it is relatively expensive. It is magnesium with malic acid and I started taking it to help with my fibromyalgia at the recommendation of the man that owns the stor. He is very smart and has celiac disease. He actually recommended it when I first was diagnosed with fibro and had not been diagnosed with celiac yet. I can't say that it cured the constipation---it did help with the fibro, I guess. The thing that helps that the most is prunes. They are very healthy for you as they have lots of fiber and are a natural way to help you along. I eat them every three or four days and I am regular now. It is far less expensive than the magnesium. However, people that have fibro and migraines have been found to be seriously lacking in the magnesium department, I will continue to take it.

Barbara

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You can buy a blend of the magnesiums: oxide, stearate, & calcitrate (I may be a little off on those names, but you get the picture). I use NOW brand. Also, if you can't find them in a blend, just try one out and see if it helps. If it doesn't, move on to the next one.

I've been using magnesium to help with constipation for years. I started using milk of magnesia (which I still use a few times a week - it does the best job, I think), then switched to the magnesium caplets, also sold by Phillips (found near the laxatives at the drugstore), and then when I realized how much I was spending on that, I switched to just magnesium supplements. Play around with brands and dosages until you find one you like.

Also, I was on Zelnorm, which was the greatest thing ever, but they yanked that off the market and my doctor put me on Amitiza. I don't like it quite as well, but it does help a lot. Amitiza is gluten-free.


ELIZABETH

gluten-free (04.17.2006)

corn-free (03.27.2007)

xanthan gum-free

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For those who use magnesium for constipation, what type of magnesium is it?

Guy at vitamin store asked me -& said it should be two words "Magnesium _________".. like Magnesium citrate....

Anyone have any info on this?

Thanks

Deb

I use Country Life Magnesium Aspartate with Potassium. The aspartate form is very absorbable and potassium also facilitates magnesium absorption. However you might consider WHY you have a magnesium deficiency and constipation. I believed celiac disease and food allergies, esp. dairy, caused my constipation. However after eliminating gluten, dairy, soy, egg and cane sugar and restoring gut bacteria with probiotics I STILL had hard stools. Then I read that low stomach acid prevents absorption of magnesium from foods. (I eat lots of magnesium rich foods.) Many people are misdiagnosed with excess stomach acid and given acid blocker meds. However docs RARELY measure a patient's stomach acid before prescribing those drugs. I took acid blocking meds for 10 years after my celiac disease related reflux was misdiagnosed as 'gastritis'. Now I'm taking magnesium plus digestive enzymes with HCl and have regular, soft stools every day for the first time in my life.

Here's a link to an article about magnesium (which someone previously quoted on this message board):

http://www.mbschachter.com/importance_of_m...um_to_human.htm

BURDEE


Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.

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Thank you Burdee...your link was very helpful.

Deb


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Because magnesium and other minerals are so important to the function of the gut, it is vital that primary digestion is optimal. It is common in coeliac that stomach acid is low, therefore supplementing HCl & pepsin will ensure magnesium and others are absorbed more efficiently from food. Of course, as long as magnesium food sources are provided!

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