Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for October 03, 2006


I was in a new health food store the other day and I happened to notice another form of magnesium that I’d never heard of before: Magnesium Hydroxide. I asked the sales lady about it but she didn’t know too much about it. Dr Google?

Magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2, otherwise known as milk of magnesia, is commonly used as an antacid or a laxative. The mineral form of magnesium hydroxide is known as brucite. Magnesium hydroxide interferes with the absorption of folic acid and iron. The diarrhea caused by magnesium hydroxide carries away much of the body’s supply of potassium, and failure to take extra potassium will lead to muscle cramps. It has very low solubility in water, and has a Ksp value of 1.5e-11 It is a weak base.

Okay, so I definately want to avoid that form of magnesium…

It was suggested by someone recently that I need to focus more on my deficiencies and less on the preventative vitamins and minerals. So starting today, I will only take magnesium, niacin with enzymes.

Let’s see how that works…


October 20, 2006 - Posted by | Health |

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