Mag glycinate causing constipation?


Mag glycinate causing constipation? I checked the files and tried to find posts on this and nothing came up. Has this happened to anyone else?

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Laura 4 years 17 Answers 572 views 0

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  1. I used Dr. best magnesium and it did that to me, I believe it was the fillers in that brand. I'm not sure what type of magnesium it was

    Are you using pure? Because I think pure has better fillers than the one I was using

  2. Dawn La Pierre could this be why?

  3. I switched to a different, new brand and I'm thinking this is why I'm constipated as well….

  4. What? I get severe diarrhea from it! Too bad we can't all "share" and land somewhere in the middle on this issue.

  5. I was super excited about the new formula jigsaw just put out too. Bummer.

  6. OK now I am rethinking my bodies response, wouldn't have blamed jigsaw but now?

  7. Oh no I just ordered jigsaw new formula without the B vitamins

  8. It's all i have ever used and i have no issues with it..I use Trophic brand.

  9. I'm just going to toss this out here…..
    Since some types of magnesium (say Milk of Magnesia when taken per laxative directions) are poorly absorbed, there is a laxative effect. Therefore, wouldn't a better absorbed type of magnesium be less prone to affect the stool?

  10. Brenda Draher a better absorbed form of magnesiums is going to rapidly increase levels of magnesium in the blood. If calcium is not being supplemented at the same time you will rapidly deplete levels of calcium in your system. Your body will compensate by breaking down calcium from your bones because it goes into emergency mode and often times people wind up with hypercalcemia, a major feature of this is constipation.

  11. Nope, does the opposite for me! I use KAL.

  12. how is this slo mag?? dr suggested it


    Dr's Best Glycinate gave me diarrhea. Had to switch to spray and Threonate.

  13. Getting 4700 mg of potassium is hard. Adding magnesium might have thrown your electroltye ratio out of whack. Upping your potassium might help. Maybe look at your other electrolytes: chloride, sodium, potassium, and calcium.

  14. What type of potassium should we be taking? bicarbonate, gluconate?

  15. Magnesium lowers sodium. Sodium is required to push potassium into the cells. That is why we need to take the adrenal cocktail as recommended by MAG, as part of the magnesium protocol!!

    The adrenal cocktail helps to keep our electrolytes balanced and replenishes needed minerals in the adrenal glands. The RDA for potassium is 4700mg. We do not get 4700mg of potassium from the adrenal cocktail; therefore, it is required that we ALSO eat a diet rich in potassium. Some folks also add a potassium supplement (potassium bicarbonate or potassium gluconate) in order to help them reach the potassium RDA.

    Iron supplements deplete magnesium and potassium and thereby cause constipation.
    NOT recommended: iron fortified multivitamins, iron fortified pre-natal vitamins, iron supplements, iron infusions, iron injections, iron fortified processed foods.

    "Vitamin-D"/(which is actually HORMONE-D) burns through magnesium, raises calcium in the blood/tissues/organs and causes potassium wasting in the kidneys. This can also cause constipation. Get the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA)/consultation with Morley Robbins, along with the FOUR recommended blood tests to know your complete hormone D status and to understand what effects hormone D has had/is having on your body.

    Check intake of Fiber, Water, Potassium, unrefined Sodium, Magnesium, etc.

    Know the amount of ELEMENTAL magnesium in each product. Different products contain different amounts of elemental magnesium. Elemental magnesium is the amount of magnesium NOT including the amount of the amino acid that the magnesium is bound to.

    Pregnancy, childbirth and nursing creates a greater requirement for minerals, including magnesium, whole food C, unrefined sodium chloride, potassium, and all of the other important trace minerals. Per Robert Thompson, M.D., ob-gyn, each pregnancy causes a loss of around four pounds of minerals in the mother. Please see Chapter Six of Robert Thompson's book, "The Calcium Lie II," "Women's Issues: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Menopause."

    Get the hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA), recommended blood labs and consultation with Morley Robbins in order to know your tissue mineral level status; then you will have a plan to balance your minerals. Each person is different and supplementation needs to be based on the HTMA results.

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