There are so many reasons why someone might be constipated such as dehydration, food sensitivities, medical conditions, medication, dysbiosis, sedentary lifestyle, or the standard American diet (SAD).
Magnesium stores are easily depleted from stress, antibiotics, medications, and alcohol consumption. Much to my surprise, even I was magnesium deficient despite taking Magnesium Oxide for years. It turns out Mag-O, although great for constipation, does not provide the most bioavailable form of magnesium.
Now I supplement with an additional magnesium complex that contains Magnesium Chelate (highly absorbable and builds magnesium stores) and Magnesium Glycinate (most absorbable form and better for sleep).
Magnesium Citrate combined with citric acid (like Natural Calm) can also loosen stool by relaxing the muscles of the digestive tract, acting as a natural laxative.
Magnesium although very helpful, should not be used to band-aid constipation. Speak to a healthcare professional about getting to the root cause. Sometimes it’s as simple as drinking more water or eating more fiber.
If you are interested in purchasing magnesium, I have four favorites in my Supplement Store under the Essentials category. I offer 20% off all supplements after a 30-minute supplement consultation. Here, I will review your medical and diet history and offer supplement recommendations.