I take a 400 mg magnesium capsule at night otherwise I get terrible foot, calf, and sometimes hand cramps. It keeps those away. The ones I have now are magnesium oxide. The last bottle I had was magnesium citrate. I ought to know since I'm ingesting them, but I'm not sure which is preferred.
Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 164.4
Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics scheduled 5/08/18
I take 1000mg magnesium citrate a day.
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
A BIG fyi here: Magnesium Oxide is a natural "laxative", which is exactly why I take it. My super high protein diet backs me up horribly - I take 800mg 2x day to stay regular. (Phillips Milk of Magnesia is MO).
Point being: if you don't need a laxative might want to research your magnesiums.