Most forms of magnesium taken orally are not absorbed very well. There is the problem of them causing diarrhea which is the single most limiting factor in getting enough magnesium in your system. That is why Dr. Sircus recommends the transdermal method of magnesium chloride, a purely natural form. Taken this way the magnesium bypasses the digestive stytme is is much less likely to cause the diarrhea which causes most people to stop using it. Oral forms such as magnesium oxide and others are only absorbed at about 40% and it can take up to a year to raise magnesium levels to an adequate level. It only takes a couple of months using magnesium chloride transdermally. You can read about Dr. Norm Shealy’s experiments on this in the Transdermal Magnesium book.
Claudia French RN, LPHA
Assistant Director, IMVA