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Do magnesium supplements help with symptoms of dyspepsia (upset stomach) and heartburn over placebo?


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Magnesium carbonate and magnesium trisilicate are better than magnesium oxide or magnesium citrate due to the long duration of relief. If you happen to take a stomach medication (like Prilosec AKA omeprazole or Nexium), you won’t absorb magnesium from your diet as well. It is very important to take magnesium as a supplement if you are taking these types of medications for long-term. Try to avoid long term use if possible.


Swain R, et al. Magnesium for the Next Millenium. South Med J 1999;92:1040-1042


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