What is Magnesium Citrate Powder?
Magnesium Citrate Powder provides 300 mg of magnesium in each one teaspoon serving - a convenient delivery system in a great-tasting lemon flavored powder. It mixes well in water and is very easy to titrate when higher doses are needed. Magnesium Citrate Powder helps promote bowel relaxation when fiber alone is not enough, and supports the ability to fall asleep.*
What are the benefits of Magnesium Citrate Powder?
Magnesium Citrate Powder helps to support healthy magnesium levels, promotes regularity and bowel relaxation, maintains energy levels and metabolic efficiency, balances calcium and reduces the risk for build up in the body, and promotes relaxation and restful sleep.*
What is the recommended dose?
Up to one scoop per day, in six to eight ounces of water, is recommended.
When should I take it?
Magnesium Citrate Powder is best taken at bedtime.
How long can I take Magnesium Citrate Powder for?
Magnesium Citrate Powder can be taken long term.
Can it be taken with thyroid medications?
Magnesium Citrate Powder should be taken at least four hours away from thyroid medications. Studies have shown that magnesium can lower TSH, thus potentially reducing your requirement (or need) for thyroid meds.(10) Testing your thyroid hormone levels every 30-90 days to see if a medication adjustment is needed, is recommended.
What do you recommend to help the magnesium powder dissolve?
Room temperature liquid is best for mixing the Magnesium Citrate supplement. This can make a big difference in how well the product dissolves. Using a blender bottle or blender when mixing is also recommended, to help prevent any clumping.
We have heard that some customers have had success with storing the powder in a freezer and then mixing it with cold water in blender bottles. Alternatively, you can use warm water, and drink it like tea.
What is the difference between magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate?
Citrate and glycinate are two different forms of magnesium salts. Magnesium citrate helps promote normal bowel movements and supports relaxation. Magnesium glycinate may be beneficial for those who experience loose stools as it is less likely to affect bowel movements, however, in some cases it may worsen feelings of nervousness.*
Can I get adequate magnesium from the foods I eat?
The recommended daily value of magnesium is 400 mg, and most adults eating a standard diet get less than 300 mg per day. Ideally, we would obtain all of the magnesium we need from our diet. However, many food sources are deficient in nutrients, due to modern farming practices. Additionally, individuals on specific diets may exclude a number of foods that are good sources of magnesium.
Do not use if you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients in this supplement.
Consult with a doctor before using if pregnant or breastfeeding.
DO NOT TAKE if taking the following medications: aminoglycoside antibiotics, antacids, bisphosphonates, blood thinners, calcium channel blockers, digoxin, ketamine, levodopa, carbidopa, potassium-sparing diuretics, quinolone antibiotics, skeletal muscle relaxers, sulfonylureas, or tetracycline antibiotics.
Most people will find that the citrate version of magnesium induces relaxation and can aid in achieving a restful night of sleep. However, a small percentage of people will find that the opposite is true for them, while others may have diarrhea and further “movement” of the bowels that may not be desirable. In such cases, a different form of magnesium (such as magnesium glycinate) may be more suitable.
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