Hi, I stumbled across your website while researching information on magnesium. I noticed that a number of members were citing magnesium oxide and malate as good options; but the best two I've come across are magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate. Mag citrate contains relatively high levels of bioavailable magnesium, i.e. the amount of magnesium that our bodies can absorb, whereas oxide is practically undigestible and goes straight through us, hence it's benefit as a laxative. Whereas Magnesium glycinate is ideal for being both digestible and not causing diarrohoea. There are some very interesting books out there on the dire need for people to improve their magnesium intake. I'm not sure if I can give the names of books out, but what I've read in a book by a magnesium specialist is that the RDA of 400mg daily is way too little. They suggest that we really need a 1:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium, so if we ingest 800mg of calcium daily then we need 800mg of magnesium. It's worth researching to discover all the health benefits.
I don't have MS but during my research for other health problems I've come across a doctor called Terry Wahl or Wahls. Not sure if you've heard about her on this forum. But she had MS and has claimed to cure herself by eating 9 cups of vegetables a day! If you search for her name online there are plenty of videos out there. Basically she eats 3 cups of leafy vegetables a day, 3 cups of sulphur containing veggies each day, e.g. onions, garlic, sprouts; and 3 cups of multicoloured fruit, berries and veggies. She claims that simply by providing her body with sufficient nutrients she has gone from being wheelchair bound to riding a bicycle to work. Just thought I'd pass the news on in case you haven't heard of her :-)