What is the difference between magnesium gluconate and magnesium citrate?

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6 Oct 2009

They are both magesium "salts"(chemical compounds made from magnesium and acid ions) . Magnesium gluconate is generally used as a magnesium supplement and magnesium citrate is used as a laxative.
See: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/magnesium-gluconate.html
http://www.drugs.com/cdi/magnesium-citrate-solution.html

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daisy3 6 Oct 2009

Which one has the most usable magnesium for the body?

suzanne66 7 Oct 2009

Magnesium salts are poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. The sulphate or gluconate salts are probably the best choices for Magnesium supplementation.

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