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Difference Between Magnesium pills and Magnesium Chloride pills

magnesium_bookMagnesium pills vs Magnesium Chloride pills

Magnesium Pills are basically prescribed to people who are suffering from serious magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is one of the most significant components that ensure proper functioning of the heart, nerves, muscles, cells and the bones as well.
Magnesium deficiency is a medical condition more commonly found in aging people and African Americans. Some of the common medical conditions that are treated with magnesium pills are as follows,

  • Magnesium pills are suggested to play the role of a laxative in case of acute constipation.
  • Magnesium pills are a common antacid supplement.
  • Magnesium pills are prescribed for treating diseases of the heart and blood vessels, for high blood pressure and chest pain, in case of a cardiac arrest and a heart valve disease.
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol are also treated with magnesium pills.

On the other hand Magnesium Chloride Pills are essentially mineral supplements that boost the amount of magnesium in blood. These pills not just help augment the low levels of magnesium in the blood stream but also prevent further fall in the percentage of magnesium. Magnesium chloride pills are applied in combination with other water pills. Magnesium Chloride Pills are used for the treatment of,

  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Lyme disease
  • Ibromyalgia
  • Leg cramps during pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney stones
  • Migraine headaches
  • Weak bones (osteoporosis)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Altitude sickness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Kidney stones
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Hay fever
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Prevention of hearing loss

Consumption of Magnesium pills is clinically accepted to be safe for oral use and as injections. But in certain cases magnesium pills may lead to side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea. When taken by pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding, magnesium should always be taken in prescribed amounts. On the other hand, overdose of magnesium chloride pills can lead to serious allergic reactions like itching, rashes, swelling, breathing trouble and extreme dizziness. Hence it is suggested that people should always take magnesium chloride pills in the exact amount as suggested by the doctor.


1.Magnesium pills treat magnesium deficiency in the entire system while magnesium chloride pills directly boost magnesium content in the blood.
2.Magnesium pills primarily treat heart and cholesterol problems whereas magnesium chloride pills treat a host of different conditions including diabetes, kidney stone, asthma, etc.
3.Magnesium pills may cause stomach upset and diarrhea as a side effect while magnesium chloride pills cause serious allergic reactions.

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