Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Gretchen12, Feb 27, 2007.
What type is best--citrate, glycinate, malate, or whatever?
my doc said gly. for energy, citrite for pain
health food store guy said the differences are how the cells absorb them.
not sure which is more easily absorbable. if it's not absorbed easily it can have a laxative effect. maybe u should ask a pharmacist about this.
Glycinate is a highly absorbable form of magnesium so I use that. Citrate is also a good absorbable form.
I am surprised to see that a doctor prescribed someone the magnesium oxide. That is not a very good form. It isn't absorbed as well into the body. It is the better of the less soluable ones but isn't a good one to be absorbed into the body.
Many doctors may suggest mag oxide for constipation relief but otherwise you would need one of the more absorbable forms.
I used that natural calm stuff. Its Mag Citrate powder that you mix with hot water and take before bed. It seems to help a lot.
That's interesting that glycinate might be more effective for energy and citrate for pain.
I've always thought that glycinate was better for me, but perhaps that's because I don't have pain problems (just energy ones).
Thanks for the info!
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