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Calcium Citrate Caps
(Twinlab)

Supplements Descriptions

by Gary F. Zeolla

Each capsule of this product contains: calcium: 150 mg; magnesium: 75 mg. As the name implies, the calcium is in the form of citrate. This form of calcium is better absorbed than the more common carbonate form. The magnesium is in the form of oxide. Other forms, like magnesium aspartate, are supposed to be better absorbed than the oxide. However, I have found the magnesium in this product to be well absorbed.

I say this as I suffer from a condition called neurological “tics.” These are minor muscle twitches that can barely be seen by others, but they can be very irritating, especially when they flare-up at night. The best I can explain, it feels like someone is pinching me. You should be able to image how difficult it would be to sleep with someone pinching you all night long.

At one time I took three different prescription drugs to control these tics. But they never fully kept them under control. And every couple of years the drugs would seem to stop working altogether, so I'd have to go back to the neurologist and experiment with some new drugs until we found something that worked, until the next time. I finally got fed up with it and did some research on my own.

I found that such tics can often be the result of low calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), and/ or potassium (K) levels. Magnesium in particular is usually the problem. I thus tried experimenting with different Ca, Mg, and K products, and I found that Twinlab's Calcium Citrate Caps worked better than any other products I tried. Given this, I can only assume the magnesium is being well absorbed despite being in the oxide form. As a result, I took this productfor several years, and my were under better control than when I was taking the prescription drugs.

But eventually this product stopped working for me, so I tried other Ca and Mg, as discussed on other pages on this section. But after a while I found even those were not needed as I am getting plenty of calcium and magnesium from my diet. And as long as I keep my negative motions under control, my tics are mostly under control. I discuss my eating plan in my books God-given Foods Eating Plan and Creationist Diet: Second Edition. But if you feel you need supplemental calcium and magnesium, then this product is probably better than most.

Calcium Citrate Caps - Supplement Descriptions. Copyright 2004-2017 by Gary F. Zeolla.


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The above article was posted on this site May 31, 2004.
It was last updated June 14, 2017.

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