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Magnesium amino acid chelate

Generic Name: Magnesium amino acids chelate. [mag-NEE-zee-um-a-MEEN-oh-AS-ids-KEE-late].
Names of Brands: Chelated Magnesium, MG Plus Protein.
Dosage Forms: Oral capsules (300 mg), tablets (100 mg; 133 mg).
The Class of Drugs: Minerals and electrolytes.

What are the magnesium amino acids in chelated magnesium?

Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is essential for numerous bodies, but it is particularly important for the nerves and muscles. Magnesium that is chelated is the form of magnesium that is easiest to absorb in the human body. Chelated magnesium can be used as a supplement to maintain adequate levels of magnesium in your body. Chelated magnesium could also be used to treat conditions that are not covered in this guide.

Negative side effects Chelated magnesium

Seek medical attention immediately. If you notice symptoms that are warning signs of a reaction, such as extreme dizziness, hives, breathing difficulty, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. This product can result in serious side effects. Do not use this product and consult your physician immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Persistent, severe, chronic, or persistent diarrhea.
  • Muscle cramps.
  • Depression Feeling fatigued or irritable.

Common negative side effects of magnesium amino acids and chelates might be:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea, stomach pain.
  • Upset stomach.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other effects may also be present. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Magnesium oxide, Epsom salt, and chelated magnesium.


Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use in greater quantities than suggested or for longer periods than suggested.

Before you take this drug

Chelated magnesium if your body is allergic to it or you suffer from kidney disease.

Speak with a pharmacist or doctor about whether it is safe to take this medication in the event of any other medical conditions, particularly:

  • Diabetes.
  • Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
  • If you are malnourished.
  • If you consume a lot of alcohol.

Artificially sweetened versions of this product could contain phenylalanine. Make sure to read the label on your medication for the presence of the condition known as phenylketonuria (PKU). Talk to your doctor prior to using chelated magnesium if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Your dose needs could differ during pregnancy or when you are breastfeeding. Do not give magnesium chelate to your child without medical guidance.

How to take Chelated magnesium?

Follow the directions stated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use the product in greater quantities or for longer periods than suggested. Chelate magnesium in one glass of drinking water. Make sure you are using chelated magnesium regularly for the best results. Consult your physician if you notice that your magnesium levels aren't enough and you are experiencing confusion, a fluctuating heart rate, irregular movements, a feeling of weakness, or a limp. If you use chelated magnesium, it is possible that you will require frequent blood tests. Your kidney function could be a factor that needs to be checked. Follow the instructions of your doctor. Place it in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You should take the missed dose as quickly as you can. Avoid any missed doses if it's close to the time of the next dose. Avoid taking additional medicine to make up for the missed one.

 What Happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222. Some signs of overdose include numbness or a tingling sensation in your face, weak muscles, andslow heartbeat and shallow or weak breathing, throwing up, as well as feeling faint.

What should be avoided?

Consult your physician before taking an antacid. Use only the one that your doctor recommends. Certain anti-inflammatory medications may make it difficult for your body to absorb magnesium-chelated. If you are also taking any antibiotic, be sure to avoid using it within 2 hours prior to or for 3 hours following the time you have taken magnesium chelated.

Interaction with other drugs

Consult a physician or pharmacist to determine whether it is safe to take this medication when you're also taking one of the following medications:

  • Digoxin, digitalis, lanoxin.
  • Ciprofloxacin, demeclocycline, doxycycline, levofloxacin, minocycline, moxifloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin, tetracycline, or others are examples of antibiotics.
  • Alendronate, etidronate, ibandronate (Boniva), pamidronate, risedronate, zoledronic acid (Reclast, Zometa), or other osteoporosis or Paget's disease medications.

This list isn't complete. Other medications may be incompatible with chelated magnesium, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies. There are many possible interactions that are not mentioned in this medication guide.