The benefits of Magnesium citrate supplements in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome constipation, how it works and where to buy it can all be found here.
Supplements can help regulate the bowels in sufferers of IBS-C constipation.
It’s available in various forms including powder, liquid and as a tablet too.
It works to improve constipation through its effect on the bowel musculature.
It is an essential mineral that is required for bone formation, but it also has an effect on muscles to aid contraction, including the muscle contained within the intestinal wall.
It is the contraction of the bowel wall or peristalsis that allows stool or "poo" to pass through the intestine.
It also attracts water which is drawn in to the bowel, by a process called osmosis, and through this action constipation can be eased by loosening up the stool.
Yes, it is required for many of the body’s enzymes, substances that allow the breakdown of various substances including those in the bowel so it has a dual action as a supplement.
The Citrate tablets come as 150mg tablets usually and the dose that is beneficial really depends on the response of your intestine.
Normally a dose of between 150 to 300mg a day is sufficient to gain the maximum benefits for constipation in IBS.
When using it in IBS-A or alternating symptoms of constipation and diarrhea, a combination of Magnesium Citrate with Calcium with Vitamin D3 is often more beneficial.
The calcium helps stabilize it in this situation.