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Is it true that I should not keep magnesium supplements in a daily pill pack mixed with other supplements and medicines?
Reviewed and edited by Tod Cooperman, M.D.
Answer:If you are using magnesium chloride, it should be kept in a well-sealed container away from all types of other pills, as explained in the ConsumerTips section of Magnesium Supplements Review >>
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