Posted by bluedog on April 9, 2003, at 12:57:33
In reply to Re: Magnesium Chloride - some questions LARRY? » bluedog, posted by jodeye on April 9, 2003, at 12:21:34
> > 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?
> I have found that the chemical supply houses supply two forms of magnesium chloride.
> 1) Anhydrous magnesium chloride, (anhydrous).
> 2) Magnesium chloride hexahydrate, (hydrate).
> The hydrate is much more stable and contains six water molecules. Of the three chemical supply houses that I contacted, their product listed as just magnesium chloride, is actually the hydrate form. Anhydrous is close to 26 percent elemental magnesium by weight. The hydrate is close to 12 percent elemental magnesium by weight.
> What I do is add the 500g hydrate to a quart jar and then fill it to one quart with water.
> According to my math...
> 1) One quart contains 192 teaspoons.
> 2) 500g hydrate contains 60,000 mg elemental mag, (500,000 times 0.12).
> 3) One teaspoon of the mixture equals 312 mg elemental magnesium, (60,000 divided by 192).
> Then I just add a teaspoon of this mixture to a shot of water. Bottoms up!
Thanks for the information. I have just one question as I am not familiar with what a quart is as my feeble brain can only cope with purely metric/decimal measures
Would you be able to tell me how many ml (or litres) there is in a quart?
I will ring up my supplier tommorrow to find out whether the mag chlor I purchased is hydrate or anhydrate but from what your telling me my guess is it's probably the hydrated form.
From your calculations I suspect that my my heaped teaspoon of the crystals that I dissolved in water contained more magnesium than 312mg (my guess is probably between 600-900mg) because I did experience what you would term a mild laxative effect. I've never experienced this before as the most elemental magnesium I've ever taken at once is probably around 200mg. So I probably need to spread out the dose that I took over two or three smaller doses in a 24 hour period because 600-900mg all at once was probably more than my is body is used to.