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Don't take more than 7 tablets per day

Posted by Reviewer2945962 on Feb 21, 2008

Pro - this product contains the form of magnesium that is least upsetting to the bowels. Con - cannot use this product to take therapeutic doses of magnesium This product contains Bioperine, which may increase blood levels of prescription medications when more than 15 mg per day is ingested. At 7 tablets (14 mg of Bioperine), you've almost reached the amount you can take daily. That can be a problem when you're trying to take therapeutic doses of magnesium.

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Big tablets

Posted by HyperTEXTuality on Mar 10, 2015

As other people have noted, the tablets are huge. I knew that before ordering. What I hadn't taken into account, though, was that I'd need to take 4 of those huge tablets daily in order to get 400 mg of Magnesium. I was very hopeful of this supplement because it's chelated Magnesium but gave me tummy issues, nonetheless.

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HUGE Capsules

Posted by 4735700490403227597 on Jul 24, 2015

I can not swallow it in one piece it is so fatty and huge. I have to break it into half at least. At least it is very tolerable!

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It gives me a headache

Posted by Editka on Sep 14, 2015

I am not sure why, but every time I take it, it gives me a headache. Magnesium citramate from Thorne seems to be a better choice for me.

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Difficult to swallow

Posted by Reviewer1599183 on Jul 24, 2013

These are fine for content, but large and difficult to swallow. These need to be put into a capsule or slippery coated tablet. If you buy these you can try sone V8 juice or equivalent. They are really nasty when stuck in your throat, when trying to swallow with only water. For this reason, I no longer use these.

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can't feel effect

Posted by Reviewer3132785 on Dec 09, 2011

Don't know why, but the capsules I tried previously seemed to be much more effective than these

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Quality control questionable

Posted by Reviewer1637818 on Jan 10, 2012

I am not sure of this product as many of the tablets were broken in the container and it arrived undamaged. It worries me that a product that does not exercise control over the delivery of a product may not also not concern itself with what the ingredients are composed of.

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They've had a make-over

Posted by Reviewer1660369 on Jul 28, 2016

I've been using Doctor's Best High Absorption Mag Citrate for a while and have been perfectly happy with them. Tablet size fine and easy to swallow and no problems with laxative effect. However, I've just opened a new pot and the first thing to notice is the tablet shape has changed. Still about the same size but the ends are more rounded and there is now a score/break line across the centre. No problem I thought until I tried swallowing it. They now have a tendency to get stuck in my throat which is where my biggest moan comes about. I don't know what they've chosen to coat them with now but it tastes disgusting! It has a fishy taste and is decidedly unpleasant. I'm very sorry Doctor's Best but I've already ordered an alternative brand as I'm disappointed with the changes you've made to what was a perfectly OK tablet.

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not very good for my fatigue

Posted by 5034739436424079232 on Mar 01, 2014

It didn´t help me with fatigue- probably form of magnesium that is in this product, but I gave it to my parents and I hope it helps them with their health problems.

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This form of Magnesium

Posted by 5487426062177522429 on Jan 19, 2015

For the purpose needed; did't noticed any difference. Will try different form (?)

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