What is Magnesium Oxide?

Magnesium oxide, or magnesia, is a white hygroscopic solid mineral that occurs naturally is periclase and is a source of magnesium. It has an empirical formula of MgO and consists of a lattice of Mg2+ ions and O2− ions held together by ionic bonds.

Magnesium oxide is another form of magnesium used in magnesium supplements.  There are reports that suggest magnesium oxide is not as efficiently absorbed by the body as magnesium citrate.  Others believe magnesium oxide to be a superior form of supplement.

A reader taking MagOx 400 Magnesium Supplement Tablets shares with us the following review:

I have suffered insomnia for years, and have been taking the usual medications for them. Even before I started medicating, I stopped even being able to get sleepy at all. A week or so ago, my medication stopped working. In desperation I looked on all sorts of web pages, and found an article about how studies have begin to show that the combination of magnesium and calcium have been beneficial to insomniacs.

After reading about magnesium’s calming response to the nervous system, I went to my doctor (I was going anyway)and asked to have my levels checked. Even with the smaller dose slomag that I had already added, I was still low. Though this is the first day that I have been on MagOx, I am actually feeling tired on my own at the right time, and I do feel better.

The delivery does seem to be pretty effective, and I can’t wait to see how it builds over time, and whether maybe I can stop taking prescription medication for good.

Here’s to sleep, and the beginnings of relief from magnesium deficiency.

To be perfectly fair, since I am not using MagOx as an antacid, laxative, or any of its other non-dietary uses, I cannot claim that it works for those, and works well. Though I bet it would, as this is what my doctor recommend I take.


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