Some people like to take a larger dose of magnesium before bed for sleep purposes.
If you also take a magnesium BHB supplement, and then take your pre-bed magnesium… you may end up on the toilet instead of asleep.
As for sodium, my concerns are the sodium/potassium balance. The top reason I don’t take sodium-heavy BHB supplements is because I seem to be naturally low in potassium (my 2016 non-keto blood work confirms this - low end of normal).
There are also some chemistry reasons to use one or the other.
I think this is right but I’d need to confirm the molecular formulas:
- One calcium atom binds to two BHB molecules
- One magnesium atoms bind to two BHB molecules (and water)
- One sodium atom binds to one BHB molecule
So things can get sodium-heavy. And I think potassium BHB turns into a big rock or something… there’s got to be a good reason nobody uses it. I can find out.