Magnesium Citrate




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Magnesium Citrate is a potent supplement that works to promote a healthy digestive system. It falls under the classification of two drug classes; Saline and Laxatives. [1]

Why is Magnesium Important?

Magnesium plays an important role in the human body’s biochemical reactions. [3] Healthy bones rely heavily on the production of Magnesium as this mineral accounts for over a fourth of  bone composition. [2]

Benefits and Effects

Magnesium Citrate and Colonoscopy Procedures

Through the process of osmosis, water is retained within the intestinal system. When a surplus of water is accrued within this area of the body, bowels are able to move swiftly; roughly within the first six hours of consumption. [4]

Mental Wellness

In one study, men and women ageing from 24 to 60, with a history of anxiety related disorders, were given magnesium supplements over an extended period of time. Over 100% of their participants reported an overall improvement in mental stability, cognition, and physical health. [5]


Men ranging from 19 to 30 are recommended to take no more than 400 mg on a daily basis. Over 30, the dosage is raised by 20 milligrams. Prior to 51, women have a suggested dosage of 310 milligrams daily. After 50, 320 milligrams is the recommended dosage. [8]

Side Effects

First-time users may experience light to moderate abdominal cramping, feelings of nauseousness, and irregular bowel movements. In addition, bowels may become looser than normal, almost mimicking the signs of diarrhea. Users may experience mild dizziness and a possible increase in sweating as the body prepares to move excess bowels from the body. [6]

Diarrhea, and stomach pains are common signs of too much Magnesium in the body. Overdosing on Magnesium Citrate can pose life threatening risks such as coma, low-blood pressure, and even fatality. [7]


Magnesium Oxide Versus Magnesium Citrate 

Magnesium oxide (MO) and magnesium citrate are the most common and closely related magnesium supplements. The two work as laxatives and clean the intestinal tract. However, the chemical compositions of are extremely different. [11]

Magnesium Vs Magnesium Citrate

Magnesium supplements carry a wide variety of uses and names. One of the primary differences between stand-alone magnesium and magnesium citrate is its classification. [9]

Magnesium Glycinate Vs Magnesium Citrate

Magnesium Glycinate (MG) is similar to magnesium citrate (MC)  in that it provides optimal amounts of magnesium to individuals with a natural deficiency. The body is able to take in higher doses of MG as opposed to MC due to its chemical composition. The ration is approximately 14 milligrams of magnesium to 86 milligrams of glycine. [10]

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Also known as:Magnesium 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
Good for: , , , , , , ,
Stacks well with: Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate
Typical dose:400 mg Daily
Half Life :Unknown
Magnesium Citrate