Posted by Lao Tzu on August 14, 2012, at 13:53:45
In reply to Re: Magnesium dosage? » Lao Tzu, posted by ihatedrugs on August 6, 2012, at 1:25:47
I've never used magnesium threonate. I use citrate. I take it at bedtime, and it is a subtle effect, but it helps somewhat with energy the following day. Of course, other vitamins need to be taken to compliment magnesium, such as the B vitamins and a multivitamin that contains other minerals. I took the glycinate type a few years ago. It may possibly help with sleep. I don't know for sure. Take at bedtime, since it seems to be more sedating. At least that was my experience. It seems to be more sedating than the citrate kind. I prefer citrate over the oxide type because I think it is absorbed better in the gut. The key is to find the dosage that works for you. I only take 200mg per day because I find that is all I like to take. Some people take 400mg or more per day. Some say it helps depression at higher dosages, but remember to get enough calcium as well. Usually, a multivitamin will have some calcium and a multivitamin is just a good insurance policy.