I really like Now Foods, they make good products for an affordable price. Their magnesium citrate really helps me with muscle pain from fibromyalgia, and at very high doses (3-4 grams) it works well as a safe laxative. Please ignore the one-star review at the top of the page. There are lots of things that can be used as effective toilet cleaners that are safe to consume - vinegar and bicarb come to mind. If citric acid was dangerous, then none of us would eat oranges, lemons and grapefruit, blueberries, tomatoes or pineapple. Magnesium citrate is perfectly safe, and studies have shown that it's one of the most bio-available form of magnesium (the other is magnesium gluconate). It's also been shown to help prevent the formation of kidney stones. Magnesium citrate is both affordable and well absorbed, which makes it an excellent way to take magnesium if you require supplementation.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 29, 2009 | Verified Purchase
This is one supplement where the effects are almost immediately noticeable. (usually overnight) I take magnesium citrate to help reduce muscle spasms but it also works as a mineral laxative. I've tried other brands and other formulas and I prefer this particular Now Foods formula. The capsules are easy to swallow and they don't upset my stomach.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 03, 2010 | Verified Purchase
After 7 months of Now Foods, magnesium Citrate Caps I feel better, sleep better and no longer experience sporadic leg cramps at night.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 18, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I take this for extreme muscle pain and tension and it works great. It also works for bowel pain.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 27, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I tried a more expensive Magnesium that came in tablets. I had to take twice as much and it still did not work so I tested it, and it did not dissolve. With the NOW product in capsule form, I cut my dosage in half with great results.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 03, 2014 | Verified Purchase
These have really helped in controlling my migraine headaches. They come less frequently and don't last as long as they used to.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 11, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Of ALL the products that I have taken over the years to help with eliminating waste, this is the ONLY one that has worked. So many of the other products ended up with questionable reviews as time went on, which caused me to worry that I had caused permenant damage to my system. I have no fears with this product. I also began sleeping better after taking Mag-Cal.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 07, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I need extra magnesium to keep my heart beat regular. I take this mag citrate if I'm having trouble with constipation, and high absorption magnesium if I'm not.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 17, 2016 | Verified Purchase
I'd been taking magnesium oxide, until a physical therapist who was also knowledgeable about supplements recommended I switch to magnesium citrate, which is much more absorbable and easier on the stomach, just like calcium citrate (which I've been talking for years) is the recommended form of calcium -- not calcium carbonate. Again, this is not a megadose supplement, and the capsules, though large, are well-coated and easy to swallow individually. And the only three inactive ingredients (including the capsule container) are all from non animal sources. I'll be ordering this again too. toothpaste, m
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 29, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Whenever I take one of these caps before dinner, they make me sleep very deep and long, like a small child.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 09, 2010 | Verified Purchase
of this product. Keeps the cramps from my feet and legs...most of us are deficent in magnesium with our depleted soil.