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What is the difference between magnesium gluconate and magnesium citrate?

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suzanne66 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.

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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