Can Bariatric Advantage® NutriTotal be taken with milk as NutriTotal also contains magnesium? Is it true that less magnesium is absorbed when calcium is also present?
Certain types of magnesium that are taken with milk may cause competition with calcium, resulting in reduced magnesium absorption. A good calcium/magnesium ratio would be 2:1. However, the magnesium present in Bariatric Advantage® NutriTotal is in the form of magnesium bisglycinate, so it will be properly absorbed and not enter into competition with calcium. Bariatric Advantage® NutriTotal may therefore be mixed with milk. Ask your doctor for advice if you want to know more.