How to Disguise Magnesium Citrate

Magnesium citrate is available over-the-counter in liquid form to help relieve the symptoms of constipation or to clear out your system leading up to a surgical procedure. Because magnesium citrate pulls fluid from your body's cells to help clean out your intestines, proper hydration is crucial when you take it. If you struggle with the bitter, harsh flavor of the solution, mix it with another drink to help mask it and make it more tolerable.

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Step 1

Chill the magnesium citrate solution. Store the bottle in the refrigerator so that it stays cold. The colder temperature mellows the flavor slightly, making it a bit more palatable.

Step 2

Measure the dosage carefully using a medication-dosing spoon or dosing cup. If you do not have one, your doctor or pharmacist can help you find one. Reference the dosage chart on the bottle, or measure the dose according to your doctor's prescription. Pour the measured dose into a small glass over ice.

Step 3

Pour a small amount of lemon-lime soda, lemonade or orange juice over the magnesium citrate and mix it lightly to help dilute the strong flavor. Magnesium citrate has a slight citrus flavor naturally and blends well with citrus drinks. You can fill the glass with the citrus drink if desired, as long as you drink the entire mixture.

Things You'll Need

  • Dosing cup

  • Ice

  • Citrus-flavored drink


Always consult your physician before taking magnesium citrate. Drink plenty of water when you take magnesium citrate. You will lose fluids as it flushes your system out.

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