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ElaineC
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I have been using Mag_Tab SR for years but money is tight at the moment,so am looking for a cheaper althernative....

Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance. [Smile]
Elaine

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Abxnomore
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KAL makes magnesium glycinate in 400mg pills that you can get from Vitamin shoppe and other sites on the net. The are pretty reasonably priced compared to first tier brands such as Pure Encapsulations, or Metagenics.
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sammy
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I used NOW brand Magnesium Malate, 150mg per tab, 180 tabs per bottle. Costs about $10 from iherb.com

I've also tried MagTab SR but switched back to Mag Malate. My body seems to absorb this form better.

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I use NOW Magnesium Malate too. It works great.
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Ditto the mag malate.
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I use KAL Magnesium Malate. Don't remember what I paid for it but it works well for me.

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My LLMD says only Carlson Labs (really Albion Labs subdisdiary firms). Mg Glycinate.
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Abxnomore
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Mag glycinate is supposed to be the most absorable but I guess people have different results with different types of mag. I know FMS patients use Malate for their "undiagnosed" lyme!
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Mg glycinate by KAL is what I use. Great stuff! Can really tell the difference from the cheap stuff.

check the price here:
www.vitacost.com

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Cass A
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I use CALM magnesium citrate from Peter Gilliam's.

You put it into hot water, so it is immediately available to the body.

Best,

Cass A

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ElaineC
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Thanks guys for all the recommendations!

I'll get ordering now.

Always good to hear what works for others. [Smile]

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Is magnesium citrate good? It is supposedly Highly Absorbable and one LLMD recommended.

I use Solgar brand...

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I think an Albion chelate (glycinate) is probably best. There are several companies that use this particular magnesium. The glycine component may help with sleep too.

I'm not so fond of KAL, as it's not the greatest company as for quality control.. And Natural Calm failed a Consumer Labs test for excess lead (hopefully the issue has been resolved by now).

Mag citrate is decent, although I have a concern there regarding citrate increasing absorption of aluminum/lead from other sources. There have been studies tying calcium citrate with increased aluminum absorption.

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Agreed citrate is not the best form. Kal is not a first tier pharmaceutical grade brand but the poster is looking for something to fit her budget.

I don't believe the one you mentioned is a cheaper alternative to what she has been using.

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Thank you then, I was just going to nutrition store to pick up magnesium so I will look for the glycinate...

CIndy

Not original poster just need recomendations as read post...

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If going by elemental magnesium, I believe an Albion mag is actually cheaper than Mag-Tab.

You can pick up 90 vcaps of an Albion mag glycinate (from iHerb) for about $10. Each vcap has 200mg elemental magnesium

So 200-400mg/daily will run about $3-$6 month.

You may be able to get a better deal by purchasing larger quantities even (Carlson makes an 180 tablet version). Not sure, as I never really priced them that accurately.

But a note for those interested in it: the Carlson tablets are somewhat large, like horse pills. I find the Bluebonnet Vcaps decently sized. Or I like a brand found at vitamin shoppe (Health Yourself, which is a subsidiary of Douglas Labs), Amino-Mag 200. Tablets are still large, but not as big as Carlson's.

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My llmd prescribes Malic B6, which contains Mg. When I got tendonitis from levaquin, someone recommended Mg chelate amino acid. It has really helped.

Levaquin tendonitis is very hard to get rid of and can be chronic, so I am assuming it absorbs well. I use Solaray brand from Whole Foods. It is not too expensive.

I alternate with the Malic B6, since my llmd likes it for lyme.

Linky

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