FAQ: Constipation: Can I take Magnesium and/ or fiber at the same time I take my Guaifenesin?

Magnesium will help with constipation and will not block your guaifenesin, it’s not a plant and has no salicylates to worry about πŸ™‚

BUT! If you take a ton of it to help with constipation and end up with the runs, there is no guarantee that the guaifenesin absorbed properly to do its job. Our advice is to take it about an hour before or after you take your guai.

This is the same rule for any fiber type supplements you take like psyllium husk or flax. (flax should only be taken in small amounts as it’s a plant and can block, psyllium husk is just the husk from the plant, so it won’t block) These fibrous types expand in your stomach, in an effort to pull along other stuff in there that isn’t moving along as it should. (to put it nicely LOL :D)

This expanding can surround your pill and keep it from digesting. SO, the same rule applies with these fibers and other GI meds- take an hour or so before or after your guaifenesin to be sure that the guai has a chance to absorb properly πŸ™‚

Check out another post I did on Magnesium! Turns out Magnesium is really good for you! πŸ™‚

Click here to see the rest of my Frequently Asked Questions: http://christinescozycorner.ca/the-nitty-gritty-of-the-guaifenesin-protocol-and-salicylates/

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2 Responses to FAQ: Constipation: Can I take Magnesium and/ or fiber at the same time I take my Guaifenesin?

  1. gavinireland says:

    Thanks for your blogs and recipes Christine. I’m new to the guaifenesin protocol, and I can feel it working, so what the protocol and sites like yours have given me is some hope that one day, I could be ‘normal’ again ( or as normal as I ever was!). That’s a hope that many doctors and ‘specialists’ could never give me, so thank you.

    • Christine says:

      Thanks for your comment! HOPE is so so huge isn’t it?! Just simply the stress of having fibro with no hope and no treatment (before I learned the Guaifenesin Protocol) was enough stress to give me huge fibro flares all the time. I’m so happy you found me and these sites that give some hope πŸ™‚ And YAY for an awesome future for the both of us! <3

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