I am trying this new magnesium from Quench Essentials. It is very difficult for me to take magnesium because I have IBS-D which means my digestive system is already hyper speed. I do not need anything they helps with that... at all. And all the magnesium I have tried, pill or liquid, have resulted in a Lot of discomfort for me.
This one however which is mixed with purified water, and tastes just like water too which is nice, I have had no issue with. Not sure if this is because I have been on pain killers which slow my system down a bit or because this one which is magnesium chloride actually is working for me.
I prefer liquid forms as they are easier to digest so this one is perfect. I have no actual result from it yet, sort of testing the waters. I am taking it for fibromyalgia and for chronic migraines. At the minimal dosage right now and then increase based on digestive comfort levels.
According to Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox, magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom salts, is rapidly excreted through the kidneys and therefore difficult to assimilate. This would explain in part why the effects from Epsom salt baths do not last long and why you need more magnesium sulfate in a bath than magnesium chloride to get similar results. Magnesium chloride is easily assimilated and metabolized in the human body.
In addition to its functions as an electrolyte, chloride combines with hydrogen in the stomach to make hydrochloric acid, a powerful digestive enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of proteins, absorption of other metallic minerals, and activation of intrinsic factor, which in turn absorbs vitamin B12.
Using other magnesium salts is less advantageous because these have to be converted into chlorides in the body anyway. We may use magnesium as oxide or carbonate but then we need to produce additional hydrochloric acid to absorb them. Many aging individuals, especially with chronic diseases who desperately need more magnesium, cannot produce sufficient hydrochloric acid and thus cannot absorb the oxide or carbonate.
Chloride is a highly important and vital mineral required for both human and animal life. Without chloride, the human body would be unable to maintain fluids in blood vessels, conduct nerve transmissions, move muscles, or maintain proper kidney function. As a major electrolyte mineral of the body, chloride performs many roles, and is rapidly excreted from the body.Dr. Sircus