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Problem with Chronic constipation

Digestive Health | Last Active: Sep 21 9:54am | Replies (129)

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I am currently working with my two medications/supplements, miralax and mag citrate capsules and trying to create a good daily pattern in the a.m. I am taking the miralax, 1 dose before bed with the anticipation of morning bowel movements. I used to take 100 to 300 mg of mag citrate at breakfast but I have been getting too strong of a reaction and need to taper back and at some point hopefully stop. I would like to get down to just miralax and a vegan diet and at some point just have the vegan diet do what it needs to do. Like you are saying it takes a lot of experimentation and patience to get the timing and dosages right. I don't use stool softeners except for miralax and beans produce a lot of gas. Directed by my GI. I am 90% vegan except for some fish at night a couple of times a week. Working on weight loss and trying to stay active as well.

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@marcconey, the links from eonutrition raise the deficiency of thiamine as one of the causes of constipation. Magnesium is needed to activate thiamine as well as vitamin D. Activated thiamine in turn is needed to activate B6. The B vitamins work better together. Unfortunately, anti thiamine factors diminish or destroy thiamine and a comprehensive list can be found in the stuttersence link. The krispin link offers magnesium information. Another form of magnesium is glycinate that is gentler than citrate and allow you to meet your daily requirement when you reach your citrate tolerance. The effect of low activated thiamine on the brain as well as the vagus nerve and gut should be followed up. Always consult your health care professional before using any supplement.