I take mag malate and asparate and even a complex with oxide to keep my bowels in check... I don't know how much I take daily, but MORE than the RDA says to take...I don't buy any of their directions.
Too much oxide will cause loose bowels, but I'd rather be loose than constipated..I've been that route too much in my life.
I read so much about Mg deficiency that one can't take too much .. have you had tests for Mg? I've done the labs now and then but I know about mag as I've been working with it so long.
It's a major calmer. But doesn't make me sleep during the day. I'm 80 soon so a cat nap now and then is a good thing.
If you've not worked with Mg, good to learn for your body. Good to alternative type and dosing as one can do that and not be on a strict regime. It's such an inexpensive mineral and so so important. And does so much we're told.