Couple Supplement Questions for Jimmylegs

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Couple Supplement Questions for Jimmylegs

Postby koopico » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:56 pm

Hi JL!
I hope you don't mind my asking you questions you've no doubt answered a million times before!

Do you still recommend magnesium glycinate as the best form in a supplement? Any particular brand you recommend?

Also, what form of calcium is best? I I've tried to research this for a very long time, and for the life of me, can't figure it out! People I've asked at vitamin stores never seem to know either!

So, oh, wise one--I turn to you! :D
Thanks so much!


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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:27 am

hi koop, yes depending on how each individual reacts, glycinate is best absorbed. i need to take it before a meal to ensure it gets shoved out of the stomach and into the intestines quickly. otherwise if it hangs out in my stomach i get a cough. my doc tested me for acid reflux and it came back positive. i can only assume that the easily-absorbed magnesium relaxed my lower oesophageal sphincter.

as for calcium, "Fractional calcium absorption in the normal subjects was 0.243 +/- 0.049 for citrate and 0.225 +/- 0.108 for carbonate (not significant)."

looks like citrate is marginally better than carbonate. absorption is improved by having proper vit D status, consumption of vit C, and apparently the amino acid lysine.

hope that helps!

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Postby koopico » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:27 am

Thanks so much, JL!

(BTW, Koop is one of my dog's names (the other is Pico)--and he very much appreciated you mentioning his name!)
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Postby jimmylegs » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:54 pm

lol!
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