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How does magnesium citrate compare to magnesium hydroxidenin

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how does magnesium citrate compare to magnesium hydroxidenin terms of mg? in other words if one takes a bottle of magnesium citrate (10 fl oz) how many tablespoons of Milk of magnesia would that be equivalent to?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JA. I am Dr Saleem, we have probably talked before too.See the link below for your query

http://www.globalrph.com/magnesium_supplements.htm

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 4 months ago.

You probably want to use it as antacid so the dose is 10ml 3-4 times a day. Milk of magnesia that is..

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
thank you for the information;however i am not a medical prifessional and still don't understand what is a bottle of mg citrate comparable to tbs of MOM
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 4 months ago.
Hi there,
It depends on the concentration of each.
Do you know the concentrations?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 4 months ago.
Each brand has a different concentration.
You'll have to look on the bottle or let me know the brand
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it says 17.45 g per fl oz
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
sorry its 1.745 g per fl oz
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
1.745 g magnesium citrate per fl oz
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the bottle is 10 oz
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 4 months ago.
Ok great
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 4 months ago.
What's the concentration of milk of mag
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
magnesium hydroxide 1200 mg per 15 ml
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 4 months ago.

The magnesium hydroxide is 2400 mg per oz whereas the mag cirtate is 1.745 per oz.

Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 4 months ago.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
thank you
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