Is Oxy-Powder the same as taking MOM (Milk of Magnesia), a magnesium laxative or Epson Salt? Also, my doctor told me not to use Oxy-Powder because it contains too much Magnesium.
First of all dietary magnesium is not the active ingredient in Oxy-Powder. Oxy-Powder contains ozonated magnesium oxide, ozonated magnesium peroxide, germanium 132 and natural citric acid. Milk of Magnesia is magnesium hydroxide which is a saline type laxative; the magnesia acts to pull salts or a saline solution into the intestines from the blood. This excessive fluid from your blood then provides a flushing or laxative action within the intestines. Oxy-Powder does not causes any salt or water to be lost from the body. Products like Milk of Magnesia that actually pull salts out can possibly cause a loss of sodium resulting in an electrolyte deficiency.
Epson salt is magnesium sulphate and is used as a laxative. It is better to use than milk of magnesia and does not have as many side effects. Epson salts however, do not rid the bowel of hard compacted fecal matter and do not provide any monatomic oxygen to the bowel.
Magnesium Oxide (MgO) is not really designed to be a source of bio-available (available for the body to use) dietary magnesium. It is however more bio-available for the body under the following three conditions:
1. The quantity ingested must be so low, say 25 to 50 mg or so that it has little or no effect on stomach pH, allowing for a complete conversion into a magnesium salt of the stomach acids. This is why magnesium citrate is more readily absorbed. The citrate salt is similar to the type of magnesium salt that can be formed by small quantities of MgO in the stomach. Since MgO is basic it will, if taken in quantities of 500 mg or so, have an antacid effect which will not allow the conversion to the salt to proceed. Since Oxy-Powder has a generous excess of oxygen it is even less likely that there can be much, if any, conversion to any form of organic salt. This should be the case even under the most acidic of conditions found in the gastro-intestinal tract until all of the mono-atomic oxygen has dissipated.
2. Magnesium oxide taken in fairly low quantities, under 300 mg, and taken with large quantities of niacin in the form of nicotinic acid, and with amino acids, especially L-Carnitine, can become bio-available. The niacin, together with the amino acids, through a rather complex enzyme assisted series, results in a reaction that can enhance the bioavailability of many minerals, including magnesium. This combination can even help carry the minerals across the blood-brain barrier. Here again, with the excess oxygen especially in Oxy-Powder, it is questionable whether or not such a conversion could actually take place. This means very little if any magnesium would be absorbed by the body. Vitamin D may also increase the absorption rate of MgO.
3. Magnesium oxide taken with a large meal can result in hundreds of reactions with some of them creating magnesium salts, some of which could possibly be absorbed by the body. Even then, most of the Oxy-Powder is not truly bio-available. It usually ends up in the urine making Oxy-Powder a potential treatment for kidney stones. MgO, even when taken with food showed no meaningful change because the kidneys filter MgO out of the plasma. The true test for bioavailability is a blood test measuring erythrocyte Mg concentration not plasma concentration.
Take Care & Be Well,
Health Dr. 2