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Posted by: Wes | 2011/01/24

Cleansing Product with 600mg /Magnesium

I am taking a cleansing product that has 600mg of Magnesium in it.

My concern is, is this safe to take for the 10 days it suggests?

I have seen that 350-400mg is supposed to be the HIGH END of your Daily Consumption, so this concerns me...

Thanks!

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Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Hi Wes
You are correct 350-400 mg is a safer dosage to take, taking higher dosages for a longer period can cause mineral imbalances in the body. Magnesium oxide (like milk of magnesia) is however not well absorbed, so it pulls water into the bowel, causing a laxative effect. It can wash out potassium from the body causing cramps and may interfere with folic acid and iron absorbtion.
Dr Bets

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Our users say:
Posted by: CD | 2011/01/26

Hi Wes
I would advise you to use it only occasionally if you really battle with constipation but try to avoid using regularly or for long periods on end
dr Bets

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Posted by: Wes | 2011/01/24

So, would you recommend taking less of it (smaller dosage), or is it okay to take for 10+ day? Thanks in advance!

Reply to Wes
Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/01/24

Hi Wes
You are correct 350-400 mg is a safer dosage to take, taking higher dosages for a longer period can cause mineral imbalances in the body. Magnesium oxide (like milk of magnesia) is however not well absorbed, so it pulls water into the bowel, causing a laxative effect. It can wash out potassium from the body causing cramps and may interfere with folic acid and iron absorbtion.
Dr Bets

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