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Magnesium citrate (1:1) (1 magnesium atom per citrate molecule), called below by the common but ambiguous name magnesium citrate (which can also mean magnesium citrate (3:2)), is a magnesium preparation in salt form with citric acid. It is a chemical agent used medicinally as a saline laxative and to completely empty the bowel prior to a major surgery or colonoscopy. It is available without a prescription, both as a generic and under the brand names Citromag and Citroma. It is also used in the pill form as a magnesiumdietary supplement. It contains 11.3% magnesium by weight. Compared to magnesium citrate (3:2), it is much more water soluble, less alkaline, and contains 29.9% less magnesium by weight. As a food additive, magnesium citrate is used to regulate acidity and is known as E number E345.
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Answer Anecdotal evidence - instead of taking the Donnatol the doctors have prescribed for Porphyria related pain, I drink magnesium citrate & it works. Donnatol… is a muscle relaxer used to stop intestinal spasms. Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) works better; but, tastes worse than magnesium citrate.
Magnesium citrate attracts water through the tissues in a process called osmosis. In the intestines, it attracts water into the intestines to induce defecation. It can be used… to treat rectal and colon problems. .
When you have a serious condition with your intestines. Consult your physician immediately if you experience this.
This is a commonly "prescribed" item to use in preparation for a colonoscopy. While the reaction I experienced may not be common, and it may not be fatal, it was sufficiently …severe enough that I will not take magnesium citrate. To begin with, I have acid reflux which is controlled by medication and never gives me any problem. However, after drinking the bottle of magnesium citrate as instructed by my gastroenterologist in preparation for my colonoscopy, I could not keep it down and regurgitated about 2 tablespoons of the stuff. I then developed a severe burning in my esophagus, probably due to throwing up. Next came extreme chills and shaking. This continued for quite some time, even though I got into bed underneath multiple covers. When the magnesium citrate began to do what it was supposed to do, and I went to the bathroom, the chills and shaking returned. I sat on the toilet for over 3 hours, covered with a heavy fleece cover, shaking like crazy, eliminating "whatever" from my body. When it became evident that the magnesium citrate had run its course, literally and figuratively, the chills and shaking also began to subside. My feeling is my body reacted to this heavy-duty concentration of magnesium. I will not take this item again.
Magnesium citrate usually works within 30 minutes to 3 hours, but can take up to 12 hours.
you go to the bathroom
It is suggested you do this to avoid microbial contamination as it attracts moisture from the air. Magnesium Citrate does not decompose quickly. Under the proper condition…s it should still be fine to continue using the oral solution after 24 hours. Consider refrigeration, tightly sealing the bottle, or removing the moisture in the bottle with silicon absorbents or a drying oven.
It is suggested you do this to avoid microbial contamination as itattracts moisture from the air. Magnesium Citrate does notdecompose quickly. Under the proper conditions it s…hould still befine to continue using the oral solution after 24 hours. Considerrefrigeration, tightly sealing the bottle, or removing the moisturein the bottle with silicon absorbents or a drying oven.
Magnesium is the pure element, however it is not found in nature by itself, it always bonds with another element. So you have many forms of magnesium such as magnesium Asparta…te, bicarbonate, Carbonate, Chloride, Citrate, Gluconate, Glycinate, Hydroxide, Lactate, Malate, Orotate, Oxide, Phophate, Picolinate, Propionate, Stearate, Sulfate and Taurate, to name a few. All these different forms have one other element that they are bonded with magnesium + citric acid = magnesium citrate for instance. These different forms of magnesium have two specific qualities A. they have percentage of actual elemental magnesium i.e. how much of the combination is actual pure magnesium e.g. magnesium carbonate is 45% actual magnesium, where as magnesium sulfate is only 10% actual magnesium B. they have a rough percentage of bioavailability (how absorbable and thus useable they are for the body). For instance magnesium citrate is 90% bioavailable and so most of it could be potentially used and absorbed by the body. Magnesium oxide for instance is only 4% bioavailable for the body and so if one took magnesium oxide which had 100mg of actual magnesium in it, there would only be 4mg that the body could possible use. Let me know if this answers your question. Kind Regards, Fifty Pence
Any supermarket in the medicine section, it goes by the name Epsom Salt. (its in a blue box)
You can purchase Magnesium Citrate in a number of health shops and pharmacies. It can also be purchased online at Amazon and in some major supermarkets.