How to increase absorption of magnesium?
March 11, 2014 4:32 AM Subscribe
Is my birth control hindering magnesium absorption?
posted by queens86 to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm wondering if there is a way to increase magnesium absorption while taking birth control pills. I have some mild anxiety/mood swings and chronic constipation (sorry, TMI), and last week, during the week of placebo pills, I started randomly taking 500 mg of mag oxide. I feel like it had a really positive effect on both issues - I was in a great mood all week, and I had to go to the bathroom every day. Now, I started up a new pack of birth control (Yaz, if it matters) and effects seem to have disappeared (normal anxiety levels back, bathroom trouble again) :( I found some info online that said that birth control can stop the absorption of magnesium.
Is there any way to get these magical effects back, short of going off birth control? I realize this could be a placebo effect, but it really seemed to have worked.