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Magnesium

Magnesium Questions

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by 491 · about 6 hours ago

Hi Guys, I've been doing some research on the best form and dosage of magnesium, but I am quite surprised by the various different types you can get: ascorbate, aspartate, chelate, citrate, glycinate, malate, oxide, plus more! Even more worrying... (more)

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Rick_Kiessig 0 · March 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Mg in river water is generally in ionic form (Mg+2), though it can also be hydroxide. However, the concentrations are normally very low, roughly 2 ppm--which really isn't enough to be considered a dietary source. Animal products are an excellent... (more)

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by 2485 · about 6 hours ago

Magnesium has come up in a few questions and it certainly seems like something worth trying to get more of. My question is, how the heck do we get enough of it? Looking at magnesium levels in food, it seems like hitting 100% RDA from just... (more)

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The_Blanket 0 · February 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM

~A day's worth of paleo food-sourced magnesium without supplementation: 2 oz. nuts (macadamia, almond, walnut...) - 16-38% DV 8 oz. broccoli - steamed, sauteed, raw - 8% DV small can sardines or salmon - 9-38% DV 4 oz. kale with four eggs - 12%... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I come up short in magnesium and selenium.. Any tips on what to include in my diet? I was thinking crab for selenium and maybe some almonds for Mg?

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meatghost 0 · August 02, 2014 at 4:30 PM

I make a nettle leaf infusion every night to drink throughout the day (google Susun Weed for info). I add squirts of liquimims brand Mega-Mag 400 mg and drink it throughout the day.

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Just have a question related to vitamin D/magnesium supplementation.I tried supplementing with vitamin D a while ago, but experienced great anxiety and a jittery feeling as a result so stopped immediately. After conducting some research, I now... (more)

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JJJunior 0 · June 13, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Thank you for all the replies so far, it's much appreciated and all the advice given has been duly noted.I tried the Vitamin D with magnesium today, and thankfully everything appears to be fine now - no anxiety which is great. Just one more... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I've logged my diet, and it's a bit low in zinc and magnesium.. What foods can I include in my diet to improve this? :)

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schultz 0 · September 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

A cup of coffee made with 15g of coffee beans provides around 20mg of magnesium. 1 Therefore 5 cups of coffee made with 15g of beans will provide somewhere around 25% of the DV for magnesium If you search "coffee magnesium" on google you'll... (more)

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by 15 · about 6 hours ago

For the past six years, I've experienced an incredibly annoying buzzing sensation in my abdomen. It feels like a cell phone on vibrate inside my body. Nothing is actually moving, it is just a sensation. It keeps me awake at night, and is so... (more)

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lifelonglearner 0 · May 18, 2014 at 12:45 PM

OP here. After years of suffering with this, I'm thankful to report that I've found a solution!!! The buzzing stopped completely after I started taking D3 and sublingual B12. I have no idea which one did the trick, but I suspect it was the D3,... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

A few months ago, I discovered that I had a pretty severe magnesium deficiency. Taking supplements cured a great many of my nagging ills, and I felt like a new person, truly better than I???ve ever felt before. So, wanting to share the... (more)

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Methodician 0 · January 13, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Any idea what is really "normal"? I'm not sure I could ever sustain 2-3 times a day for more than a couple days, but I've been trained off by my GF anyway to a few times a week at best. What's the "normal" range? I find myself getting... (more)

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by 598 · about 7 hours ago

Ok so I'm not entirely clear on the calcium/magnesium situation. I'm definitely not getting a 1:1 ratio of them as is sometimes suggested. It seems like taking loads of magnesium is not only safe, but could actually lower your calcium... (more)

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Kyle_1 0 · October 23, 2013 at 1:31 PM

I think us paleo folks need more calcium in general.

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by 2341 · about 7 hours ago

I did some research and found that manganese might be a good supplement to try for my crackling joints. I already take Magnesium..should I take manganese with magnesium. It seems like a lot of foods that are high in manganese are also high... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 03, 2013 at 1:01 PM

I don't think there's a relationship between manganese and magnesium in the body. Break out your periodic table (what do you mean you don't have one?!) Generally things near each other or in columns (periods) have interactions in... (more)

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by 271 · about 7 hours ago

When I start supplementing magnesium, I experience effects within a few days. This seems very fast as I would expect based on what I have read that it takes long to solve a deficiency. I experience better stress regulation, and after another few... (more)

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Cm 0 · September 02, 2013 at 2:38 PM

When I started taken a mag supplement for my bowels. It did make me more calm and I had awesome sleeps for a month or so. After a month of taking it, magnesium started to do the opposite effects and now I can't take it before bed because I am... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I have been diagnosed with this. The Dr's said my calcium and magnesium was very low which caused this condition. I take calcium/magnesium supplements on a daily basis. I am hypocalcimic, having no parathyroid glands. The only relief I get is... (more)

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by 333 · about 7 hours ago

I have been eating lots of protein, avoiding carbs and sugars fairly well, and adding magnesium to help with insulin resistance and (ergo) weight loss. Now I remember why I quit taking it the last time I tried this miracle macro mineral. The scale... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 20, 2013 at 3:33 AM

It is definitely not bone density, as the difference would be minuscule. It's probably excess water. Any increase in the alkaline minerals such as potassium, sodium or magnesium will cause the body to hold a little more water in the cells to... (more)

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by 2407 · about 7 hours ago

I've visited this in the past here. I use Albion Labs chelate. I started taking a lot more calcium recently, ESP before bed to facilitate better REM sleep, and that has worked wonders. I take cal in the morning to speed up fat loss. In the... (more)

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elf27 0 · July 03, 2013 at 9:58 PM

I think 600-800 mg of Mg glycinate? It's been a while. To be honest, after I oversupplemented with magnesium and probably got too little calcium for a significant period of time, say a couple of months before i figured out what was going on, I... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

I've been following a Paleo diet for going on about 4 years, and while its tremendously improved my health in many ways, one area that still needs work is my sleep. Sleep has always been an issue with me as long as I can remember, and I've... (more)

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future_man 0 · September 09, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Thanks for the recent comments. I seem to have made some progress with the issue as I'm no longer waking up through the night. On most evenings, I'll get up once to urinate in the middle of the night then go right back to bed. I've made a... (more)

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by 354 · about 7 hours ago

Thanks to this and another site, I found out that my staggering fatigue (post-ketosis) may be related to mineral deficiencies. I've boosted the sodium, potassium, and magnesium (and water throughout the day) and feel like I'm on the mend. I'm... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · June 16, 2013 at 6:12 AM

Q#1: According to this link that summarizes mineral needs in a very nice way IMO, it seems that the ideal ratio would be near between 2.5:1 and 4:1 sodium/potassium. Q#2: The bloating thing when boosting electrolytes and water to me looks like... (more)

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by 50 · about 7 hours ago

I feel like the paleo diet doesn't really offer magnesium sources, which is cray cray. I mean if it's essential and all, a supplement shouldn't be necessary if one isn't eating ant-nutrients. But it seems like the only sources of magnesium... (more)

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matuyama 0 · June 03, 2013 at 6:06 AM

Nuts are an important source to me for this, in addition to plenty of greens. Also, I think this is one of the main reasons why conventional Paleo wisdom is largely mistaken in villifying properly prepared legumes. The benefits of getting a... (more)

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by 50 · about 7 hours ago

I am pretty convinced the the American diet of too many grains and fully of antinutrients has made so many people defficient leading to so many health problems with obesity and skin. What I don't understand is if these anti-nutrients leach... (more)

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harnessedinslums 0 · June 02, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Soaking, sprouting, and cooking removes the lectins but apparently not all of the phytic acid, which inhibits the absorption of the minerals in the grains and other food that the grains come into contact with in the digestive tract. Fermentation... (more)

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by 3280 · about 7 hours ago

I think the answer is you should take the calcium and magnesium at the same time, and that the Vitamin D3 can be taken whenever. In fact, I think prescription mega dose vitamin D is given once/week. The brand of K2 I use is life extension k2... (more)

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by 11683 · about 7 hours ago

I find epsom salt baths helpful for easing the colon spasm I get with IBS. For obvious reasons I don't take baths in the summer - way too warm in my apartment as it is. So I figure a cream I could rub on my abdomen would be a good substitute. ... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · May 20, 2013 at 2:40 AM

You can find or make your own magnesium "oil" (it's really just a suspension of magnesium salts in distilled water but it feels oily going on). http://wellnessmama.com/5804/how-to-make-your-own-magnesium-oil/ I used Epsom salts to make my own,... (more)

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by 90 · about 7 hours ago

Does anyone else have a problem with taking magnesium (either orally or transdermally) and becoming itchy all over after it starts working on your body? The itching will last the rest of the night, so probably until its out of my system 12-14... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · April 03, 2013 at 5:37 AM

Transdermal magnesium is just itchy. I don't buy the whole "it is because you are deficient" or detoxing thing. Having minerals crystalize on your skin is just plain itchy, just think about when you swim in the ocean and then lie out on the... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

Hi All, I have asthma - or at least I did before I started eating Paleo. I'm just 3 days in, so I want to get feedback from former asthma sufferers. For those of you whose asthma didn't go away right off the bat, what did you supplement with?... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · April 02, 2013 at 11:30 PM

I'm still taking my maintenance asthma meds, mostly because when I get in trouble it's very hard to get on top of it if I don't have maintenance levels going already. But since I've gone Paleo (going on 2 years) I've had only 1 moderate... (more)

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by 2303 · about 7 hours ago

I've recently started supplementing with Whole Foods Adrenal support that has magnesium (800mg) in the evening before bed at the advice of my naturopath to help with sleep. When I take it I sleep like the dead -- literally passing out early (like... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 14, 2013 at 5:43 PM

I've seen a lot of posts around the net where people are viewing magnesium as though it's an herb or drug with a pharmacological effect. The point though is to replete an essential mineral that you have almost certainly had a long-term negative... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

Wondering if anyone can help with this. A few months back I started suffering pretty intense Restless Leg Syndrome while trying to sleep. It took me a while to work out what was going on because I had never heard of RLS this before. I figured I... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM

How's your Potassium intake? My personal experience is that it's about mineral balance, so I take about 350 mg of Magnesium, (I eat low carb), bananas every so often for potassium, salt my food to taste and make sure I eat a variety of veggies,... (more)

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by 571 · about 7 hours ago

Does phytic acid bind to all the minerals, including magnesium? I eat about 30 grams of toasted wheat bran per day and I was wondering whether I actually absorb the supposed 180 mg of magnesium in it.

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Mscott 0 · February 07, 2013 at 6:55 AM

You definitely won't absorb all of the magnesium, but you'll absorb some of it. However, you may end up increasing your excretion of other minerals and possibly vitamins, even ones not in the bran (see links below). That's the insoluble fiber and... (more)

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by 748 · about 7 hours ago

I've been having REALLY bad anxiety lately, and the only way I've solved that the past few days is by eating lots of nuts or nut butters (too much of them might I add...), for instant relief, but I'm trying to lose weight so I knew that I needed... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 23, 2013 at 12:19 AM

I suspect your body stores may be depleted, so keep listening to your body! Most folk need 400-600 mg daily to maintain optimum health, but everyone is different.

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