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by 0 · October 01, 2014 at 4:06 AM

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 47 · about 12 hours ago

I live with my boyfriend of 2.5 years. He's very respectful of my paleo diet choices, especially since it helps me with blood sugar issues which in turn makes me nicer to him :)He eats a lot of rice, though. He usually has granola bars and popcorn... (more)

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missmiddlemarch 0 · July 19, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Enough time eating strictly paleo, and force of habit, will make it easier to simply look past non-paleo foods. That, and always having a paleo alternative on hand for myself when my partner rummages for pretzels, ice cream, cookies, baguette,... (more)

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by 3979 · about 12 hours ago

So I have a very restricted diet due to having rheumatoid arthritis. There are very few foods I can eat without having them flare me up. Here is a list of the okay foods: FishAvocadoGreen veggiesAlliumsSweet potatoBrown riceYuccaThat is seriously... (more)

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ArrieS 0 · July 07, 2014 at 3:05 AM

I use nuts to supplement my mineral needs. I had the same problem of craving them when I had them. I found a away to turn it off, atleast for me. It's a recipe I made after I saw something similiar in a gas station.Cacao nuts, I soak and... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

I don't do the 9-5 job. I work night, so I wake up very late in the day. 3pm or 4pm, fast a couple of hours 1-2. Then I have my breakfast (big meal) I hit the gym for a workout and then I have my PWO meal(big meal) Then I don't eat until... (more)

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eternal 0 · July 07, 2014 at 6:22 PM

If you're eating a good paleo diet including dairy, you are most likely getting enough calcium. Your Mg supplementation looks fine. Taking it during meals is best as that is when stomach acid is highest. For best absorption, spread out the dosages... (more)

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by 175 · about 12 hours ago

I started supplementing with Magnesium about six months ago. I've been anti-inflamm/paleo-ish for about two years.The purpose was to assist with sleep, and the method I settled on was epsom salts (Mag Sulphate) - make a saturated solution by... (more)

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by 0 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 583 · about 12 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 12 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 432 · about 13 hours ago

Could greens such as spinach grown in Magnesium-depleted soil have little to no magnesium in its tissue?

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by 3280 · October 01, 2014 at 3:31 AM

I'm evaluating 2 different magnesium supplements (a citrate and a glycinate). If I take the same net magnesium amounts (the gross weights will be different), and one causes loose stools, and the other doesn't, does that mean the one that doesn't... (more)

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KA24 0 · May 31, 2012 at 4:36 PM

It can. However, I've found that with myself, and others, that when digestion is already good and bowel movements are frequent and regular, Magnesium has little to no effect as long as you are adequately hydrated. My advice would be to try using... (more)

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by 1197 · about 13 hours ago

I have recently become aware of the importance of magnesium when one is taking D3. I have also read that large doses of Magnesium Taurate has been shown to improve symptoms of anxiety, which I could certainly benefit from. Other than a laxative... (more)

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PortlandPandy 0 · September 08, 2013 at 6:49 AM

You ask: "Other than a laxative effect, is there any reason for me to watch my intake?" Answer: No. I take magnesium taurate for anxiety reduction, as well, and have found it quite helpful. The only suggestion I'd have for you is to be... (more)

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by 271 · about 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 3280 · about 12 hours ago

I don't know if the increased magnesium and K2 supplements are the cause, but I'm getting dramatically less tartar on my lower teeth. From what I recall, I think my dentist mentioned that tartar is calcification of saliva. If that's the case, it... (more)

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Lazza 0 · June 19, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I've been on a Paleo diet for some time and my last visit to the hygenist was a blood free, pain free episode. I normal suffer during teeth cleanings. And since I started on K2 and magnesium supplementation, along the lines of what is... (more)

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by 354 · about 13 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 · October 01, 2014 at 3:53 AM

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 · October 01, 2014 at 3:53 AM

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 170 · about 13 hours ago

I bought a magnesium supplement the other day and only afterwards realised that it contains Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Carbonate, which seem to be the least bioavailable forms of magnesium. Since I don't want to throw it away, I was wondering... (more)

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by 3280 · about 13 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)