Here's an article on a study done in Israel about MgO supplementation on nocturnal leg cramps.
Why would they use a poorly soluble version of Mg to do this test?
I don't have access to JAMA but I'll bet they didn't measure blood serum levels of Mg for this study.
Welcome to my new blog. I'll try to stay focused on magnesium, a crucial nutrient for humans.
We all need magnesium every day because we lose it every day in urine and sweat. 400mg per day is the recommended dose but as you will read here in the next few posts it's not clear they know what that means. Most magnesium is poorly absorbed by the body. So do they mean we need to ingest 400mg per day and most of it is not absorbed? Or do they mean we need to take a lot more so that 400mg per day is absorbed?
Absorption of magnesium is a simple chemical process. High school chemistry students can understand the concepts. Unfortunately most doctors and nutritionists don't know how to communicate these simple concepts.