Magnesium

Magnesium

Magnesium Questions

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by 491 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 3979 · about 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 1 hour 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 1197 · about 2 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 170 · about 2 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 2 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 2 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 3280 · about 2 hours ago

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 90 · about 2 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 90 · about 2 hours ago

Hi all I have been attempting to take this Magnesium supplement (http://www.drrons.com/mag-max-magnesium-supplement.html) I have only ever taken 1 and I took it with dinner and every time it either makes me itchy, or I get REALLY anxious and I am... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · March 31, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I've been using the same thing, it has cleared up some acne on my body just great. However, it made it worse at first. I also have noticed that itchy feeling all over.

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