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Making Magnesium Citrate From Milk of Magnesia and Lemons

Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 11/15/2009

Hi Ted...I was wondering if I could create a drinkable solution of Magnesium Citrate for my intake by mixing Milk of Magnesia (Phillip's brand) and lemon juice diluted in a glass of water.

Is this feasible?

The Philippines where I live has good fruit, but poor quality minerals and vitamins!!

Thanks again...

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

It's much more easier to obtain Magnesium Chloride or Magnesium citrate, otherwise you need even more chemicals just to convert magnesium hydroxide to magnesium chloride. Also, there's only about 8% magnesium hydroxide in the laxative solution. It's not a lot. 8 grams magnesium hydroxide per 100 grams of water.