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Absorbing

Absorbing Questions

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by 3280 · October 30, 2014 at 4:49 AM

My chiropractor (with 38 years of experience) is adamant that my muscle cramping & twitching is from low calcium, and not now magnesium. Last year when I ruled out deficiencies of calcium & magnesium, I did so using pills. My doc asked:... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · July 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

The high calcium doesn't doesn't seem to be the solution for my muscle cramping, edema, headache. I'm still experimenting, but the oxalates seem high on the suspect list. Mike

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by 3280 · October 27, 2014 at 4:01 AM

IF it's the un-absorbed magnesium which runs-right-through-ya, would the most absorb-able form of magnesium be least likely to cause GI upset? If so, WHAT TYPE OF MAGNESIUM causes the least GI upset? To further complicate things: I can't take... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 16, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Magnesium does not function like fiber -- unless your main source of it is from eating rocks. ;-) Absorbed magnesium relaxes muscles, which is why it's useful for those that find passing stools difficult. By "relax" I mean that it helps muscles... (more)

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by 257 · October 26, 2014 at 3:54 AM

i have been extremely low in vitamin D3 for years, the first time i was tested it was 6 and the last time 24. i take dilantin for epilepsy (200 mgs per day) and that prevents absorption. i have taken huge doses of D3 up to 50,000 units a day and... (more)

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Joe_23 0 · November 18, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Are you sure the 50,000iu dose was of D3, and not D2? The prescription version of vitamin D is often given in 50,000 iu pills, but is D2 rather than D3, so seems to be less effective for many folks. (The prescription version was approved before... (more)

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