3A Magnesia for Constipation

Jan 22, 2024

medication induced constipation
for gentle overnight relief of constipation

Symptoms of constipation include:

  • Fewer than three stools a week.
  • Hard, dry or lumpy stools.
  • Straining or pain when passing stools.
  • A feeling that not all stool has passed.
  • A feeling that the rectum is blocked.
  • Bloating

Constipation is the most common gut symptom for people on the autism spectrum. It's often caused by a limited diet low on fiber and fluids, along with the medications that we take to stabilize our mental and physical health symptoms (antidepressants, blood pressure medications, anxiety medications, etc)

Long-term constipation can cause big problems, including Encopresis, which has symptoms like stool leakage and an enlarged colon. 

I've personally been taking various sorts of magnesium for years to try and help with this issue, as the medications I take are very drying. 

About a month ago, I discovered 3A Magnesia and it's been a complete game changer for me.

This supplement is soy, dairy, egg, and gluten-free and works so much better than anything else that I've tried. 

In my experience, I only need to take 3 tablets before bedtime and the problem resolves itself the next morning. I feel like I've lost pounds and the bloating and pressure in my gut are completely gone. Also, it doesn't have me in the bathroom all day, just once or twice within 30 minutes of waking up and then I'm good to go.

Description from the FullScripts website:

3A Magnesia

The bloating‚ cramping‚ and the generally sick feelings that come from constipation can make you miserable. The longer you’re constipated‚ the worse your symptoms may become. In addition to being uncomfortable‚ it’s also not good for you: one of the ways your body eliminates toxins is through stool; if stool remains in your intestines for an excessively long period of time—as it does with constipation—your body may start to absorb those toxins.

Constipation can be caused by a low-fiber diet‚ low fluid intake‚ certain medications‚ an inactive lifestyle‚ or holding your bowel movements for long periods of time. Changing these factors may help relieve and prevent your constipation. However‚ some people are especially prone to constipation‚ and may need a little extra help to stimulate bowel movements. Stimulant laxatives can cause you to have a bowel movement‚ but they can also cause severe cramping and aren’t intended for long-term use because your body can become dependent on them.

Suggested Use:
Take 5 tablets with water before bed for the first 3 days. Reduce dosage by 1 (one) tablet each day, until you reach your personal comfort level.

Serving Size: 5 Tablets

Amount Per Serving
Magnesium ... 1010mg
(as Magnesium Oxide)

See a physician first if you are pregnant, have kidney problems or before administering to children.

If you have difficulty finding the supplement or would like to get it at a discounted price, please contact me at [email protected]

This is not a paid endorsement, just based on research and my personal experience.

Common lifestyle causes of constipation include:

  • Not eating enough fiber.
  • Not drinking enough water (dehydration).
  • Not getting enough exercise.
  • Changes in your regular routine, such as traveling or eating, or going to bed at different times.
  • Consuming large amounts of milk or cheese.
  • Stress.
  • Resisting the urge to have a bowel movement.