Question about magnesium water (waller water)
A friend of mine sent me some info and a recipe for something called Waller Water (or magnesium water). It comes from afibbers.org and also seems to be heavily promoted by Dr. Davis, author of Wheat Belly.
The recipe calls for mixing MgOH from Milk of Magnesia with carbonated water to make magnesium bicarbonate because it is a highly bioavailable form of magnesium.
If you look through the recipe it advises you to make up a litre of concentrated magnesium water (containing about 1500mg total elemental magnesium) and to mix 1/3 L of concentrate with water for a total of 4 litres containing approx. 125mg of magnesium per litre.
My magnesium supplements have around 100mg of elemental magnesium per capsule. It's obviously way easier to down a capsule or two than to make this concentrate, then dilute it and drink a litre of water just to get the same effect.
The article from afibbers discusses specifically that magnesium bicarbonate is more bioavailable than magnesium oxide but if you're consuming the same amount of elemental magnesium at the end of the day, and still getting an adequate amount of water for solubility, is there any benefit to using this Waller Water?
That's my question guys. Is elemental magnesium, gram for gram, the same whether taken in a capsule or in the form of this Waller Water? And given the math I just laid out, does anyone see any advantage to using Waller Water? Am I missing anything in these considerations? Thank you.