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Does taking Calcium and Magnesium together help with constipation?

Taking magnesium with calcium can help with constipation.  Some preparations of calcium contain magnesium in the same tablet.  It is important to follow the dosage guidelines, because too much magnesium can result in diarrhea. Using the citrate form of calcium may also help with constipation.

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