Re: Magnesium as a Cure for Reflux
The medications like Gaviscon, Tums, Maalox all have forms of minerals that are not easily absorbed for nutritional purposes.They are used as anti-acids --- the carbonates. They are used as medication not as a supplement.
Every cell in your body has magnesium in it!!! 67% is in your bones and less than 1% in your blood.
Magnesium is in alot of foods but it is estimated that about 70% of people are deficient. When you take medication that interferes with your digestion, many nutrient as well as magnesium just does not get absorbed.
You need about 400 mgms of magnesium daily for all muscles in your body to function properly including your heart. If you take it 3 times daily you only get 30 to 40% absorbed. If you take it once daily you will only absorb about 10% and if you are taking medication that is messing up your digestion it's probably less than that.
I like and use the Magnesium Chelate that is bonded to a protein--amino acid glycine and lysine. I take Doctor's Best --- High Absorption Magnesium. This process is patented internationally by Albion Labs. They have a website that you can read about it. they sell it to many vitamin and mineral supplement manufactures. It is a very bioavailable range of minerals.
There are others on the market that I have tried but I have not found one any better but all supplements work to some degree and may be just as good!!!
Last edited by Harry; 06-02-2004 at 08:48 PM.