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Re: Magnesium Chloride - some questions LARRY? Larry Hoover

Posted by bluedog on April 9, 2003, at 5:30:23

In reply to Re: magnesium, sleeping beardedlady, posted by Larry Hoover on April 6, 2003, at 17:37:46

Hi Larry

Well, after trying and trying to find a suitable form of magnesium I have decided to try good old magnesium chloride as this is arguably THE most bio-available source of magnesium on the available. Magnesium glycinate is very difficult to find in health food stores and the mail order over the internet was my only real option for this substance....but I'm after the magnesium and magnesium glycinate turns out to be a LOT more expensive than magnesium chloride.

However do you know that it is almost impossible to find pure magnesium chloride in health food stores and when you do it's horribly expensive and usually mixed in with other less healthy forms of magnesium. As for the magnesium amino acid chelates trying to get the information as to EXACTLY what the binding amino acid is in this form from the Vitamin Companies is like trying to get the Pentagon's or the CIA's most top secret plans because they think your going to sell their trade secrets to the Chinese or the North Koreans. I suspect they don't want to tell me because they probably use whatever binding amino acid is available and cheap at the time and it probably even varies from batch to batch or may even be a mixture of of different amino acids. Like you told me in another post purchasing magnesium amino acid chelate is like a crap shoot.....you might get glycine but you might also get glutamine or taurine as the binding agent. Which George eby says to avoid.

Then I came across this link on magnesium chloride on the net http://www.mrbean.net.au/~wlast/magnesiumchloride.html
If you click on the link titled "Resources" it brings you to the following link http://www.mrbean.net.au/~wlast/resources.html
This link provided all my answers as to where I could get my supply of pure magnesium chloride.....NOT from health food stores but from chemical suppliers and agricultural suppliers. Now the link says that technical grade Magnesium chloride is absolutely fine. After a few phone calls to a few Pharmaceutical companies I discovered that to make sure it's really safe to consume you should purchase BP grade chemicals which apparently means pharmaceutacial grade. I then called up some chemical companies and yes they did sell BP grade Magnesium Chloride but the minimum purchase I could make was a 25kg bag but it only costs $8.00 Australian dollars per kilo. Now this is seriously cheap for a food supplement but I really don't know what I'd do with 25kg of the stuff. Then I struck pay dirt and one company was kind enough to actually give me the telephone number of a smaller chemical lab who they supplied and this smaller lab on sold it in consumer quantities. It's a little more expensive but I now have in my possession one 500g tub of BP grade Magnesium Chloride flakes for $14.00 Australian dollars. This is still pretty cheap.

FINALLY I get to my question for you Larry.

How much of this substance should I take? In other words how many grams of magnesium are actually contained in my 500g tub of magnesium chloride flakes?

So far I have taken one heaped teaspoon in water.It looks and tastes just like table salt and dissolves VERY easily in a glass of water. I then add some cordial as a sweetener to mask the saltiness and drink it down. How much magnesium do you estimate I took in my one heaped teaspoon?

Thanks for your help Larry?

regards
bluedog


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