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Magnesium

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by 1112 · 1 minute ago

Has anyone used a time released magnesium supplement? Or how have you solved the diarrhea problem?

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Katherine 0 · May 05, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Even magnesium glycinate (a chelated form) is not tolerated well by my sensitive(ish) gut. The only forms I can tolerate are: 1)Jigsaw Health Magnesium w/ SRT (sustained release technology). I hate to spend so much on it but literally nothing... (more)

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by 78417 · 1 minute ago

Can someone explain to me why magnesium negatively impacts sleep for some people (if taken too close to bedtime)? I know most people sleep better when taking magnesium close to bed, but there are some of us (me, included) for whom the opposite... (more)

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bsunde 0 · April 20, 2011 at 10:23 PM

One possibility: magnesium may not cause sleep problems. For example, it could be that some individuals with sleep issues may be especially interested in alleged sleep aids such as "Natural Calm" in the first place. And one may be more tempted... (more)

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by 492 · 2 minutes ago

I trust Robb Wolf's advice usually, but Natural Calm is where I draw the line. This stuff has been giving me near death experiences. This morning, I had leaky stool, bloody nose, clogged sinuses, muscle sorness, tiredness. On top of that walking... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · April 11, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Natural Calm contains "MSG" or "free glutamic acid"(excitotoxins) in significant amounts because it contains factory created "citrate"(from citric acid that is made from corn, usually GMO) that is bound to the magnesium. The symptoms of... (more)

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by 6157 · 3 minutes ago

After reading a PH thread on magnesium oil and then Billy E's recent blog post on it, I decided to try it. Apparently some people absorb it transdermally better than orally. I bought the Swanson's brand, and the instructions say to spray 4-5... (more)

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Kamal 0 · March 18, 2011 at 6:36 PM

I didn't rinse it off. The crusty layer was mildly annoying, and I eventually stopped using it and switched to citrate pills. But I can't think of a reason that it would be important to rinse off. I'm guessing that the crust of magnesium probably... (more)

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by 39841 · 3 minutes ago

I wanted to experiment with magnesium supplementation in spite of my heavy spinach intake since I was reading some things about oxalate blocking almost all of the calcium absorption and probably a lot of the magnesium as well during digestion.... (more)

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jason_15 0 · March 18, 2011 at 2:30 AM

I hadn't considered that as a reason. But, I absolutely agree that my use of natural calm has opened my sleep window. Not that I mind too much. The other changes I've made as a part of my paleo transition have given me the time and incentive to... (more)

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by 693 · 4 minutes ago

I currently take 2 teaspoons of Natural Calm before bed. I have no issues at all with it, except for one thing. Because I take it right before bed, I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and then have a hard time going back... (more)

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Libby 0 · February 14, 2011 at 10:34 PM

I use valerian root or melatonin to help me fall asleep and stay asleep. Its worked wonders for me!

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by 393 · 4 minutes ago

I intend to start taking magnesium citrate, but I read somewhere that most industrial citric acid is derived from corn sugar. However, not all the corn protein is supposed to be eliminated before refinement. I think the claim was that the corn... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · February 12, 2011 at 1:06 AM

Anything with "Citrate" in it could potentially have "free glutamic acid" since it is from citric acid, which is made from corn. I am unsure how much free glutamic acid it contains after hydrolysis. What I can say is that many "MSG sensitive"... (more)

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by 5838 · 5 minutes ago

I Noticed lately that on days I supplement Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamin K, My skin gets really dry. Does anyone know if that is a symptom of too much of any of the above. For reference, the Vit K is a K2 complex 2100mcg, the mag is chelated... (more)

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ScottMGS 0 · February 10, 2011 at 3:46 AM

Since these are supplements and not medicines try giving them up for a week (or two or three) and see if the problem goes away. If not, it's not the supplements. If so, add them back in one at a time for a week or two and see which one(s), if any,... (more)

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by 2245 · 5 minutes ago

I've been struggling to sleep - and more specifically stay asleep - for a while now - mainly because of menopausal hot flushes. I've bought some magnesium citrate tablets(100 mg) but not sure how many I should be taking. 1 tablet doesn't seem to... (more)

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Vicky_1 0 · February 06, 2011 at 4:36 AM

Have you tried melatonin? I was having the same issues and it helped me.

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by 281 · 5 minutes ago

I truly love my magnesium citrate goodness before bed, deep sleep, and the impeccable timing of my morning trips to the "think tank", BUT Has anyone stopped taking Natural Calm after a long period of using it? Did you have a hard time sleeping?... (more)

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hemanvt 0 · February 02, 2011 at 12:05 PM

I went on a work trip for a week and forgot it. My first thought was panic because I thought I would be constipated the next day, however, I wasnt. My movement was as smooth but I got the job done. I didn't notice a huge change in my sleep either. (more)

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by 589 · 5 minutes ago

I bought some Natural Calm magnesium citrate supplement about four or five days ago. I bought it because Robb Wolf recommended it, and I occasionally have trouble getting to sleep, but so far it seems to be more of a detriment than an aid. The... (more)

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Jay_Bell 0 · February 01, 2011 at 6:02 PM

With Natural Calm, ignore the label. I usually suggest people start with a quarter teaspoon a day for a week, then increase by a quarter each week until you're up to two teaspoons a day. Otherwise, bowel tolerance is normally an issue. If you... (more)

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by 1159 · 7 minutes ago

Yeah, Magnesium again... lol According to Robb Wolf, one should take Mag before going to bed and not with food. Thing is, i'm having a hard time keeping it far from food as i tend to have dinner pretty late. Do you think i should take it before... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 25, 2010 at 8:39 PM

They say if you take magnesium on an empty stomach, it can result in a more intense flushing of magnesium into the blood stream. This could be helpful for sleep induction. Plus calcium and magnesium compete for absorption so absorption would... (more)

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by 56606 · 8 minutes ago

I've been taking the MG I bought at the local drugstore, which is magnesium citrate. And it's been upsetting my stomach. Has anyone else had this problem? Are there better forms that might not upset my stomach?

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Hannah 0 · September 14, 2010 at 4:08 PM

I use NOW brand mag citrate powder. I like this better than Natural Calm because it's cheaper and has no other ingredients besides the magnesium. It gives you the same relaxed feeling. I have never taken a full teaspoon dose, but usually half or a... (more)

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by 20787 · 8 minutes ago

Overall, I think we all feel that eating paleo is healthy and highly nutritious. But since paleo is not an exact diet and each of us will choose different foods according to preferences and availablity, I think it is only fair to admit that it is... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · August 16, 2010 at 3:41 AM

As for calcium, I think the present recommendations are for those bone leaching, low fat, irritated gut, vitamin D and K2 deficient heavy dairy SAD eaters. No matter how high an amount of calcium someone seems to get in their diet when eating a... (more)

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by 4991 · 9 minutes ago

I am eating a paleo diet and have been since November. However, when I check my daily nutrient intake (which I do sporadically, not daily!) using FitDay, I am routinely way down on calcium, down on magnesium and down on potassium. Calcium I... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · May 12, 2010 at 3:49 PM

A similar question to this has come up before. http://paleohacks.com/questions/3940/good-paleo-sources-of-magnesium-potassium The US reccomended daily allowance for potassium is quite high and does not seem that easy to get every day from your... (more)

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by 4163 · 9 minutes ago

Following on from the broth question, what are some good paleo sources of magnesium and potassium? Broth doesn't have that much apparently. Seeds have loads but are too high in linoleic acid, ditto nuts (or 200g macadamia nuts, which would be... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · April 29, 2010 at 3:15 PM

This is a very quick calculation using fitday.com from some random paleoish foods just to give an idea. The percentages are of the RDA for the mineral. 1 oz almonds. 19% magnesium. 1 tin sardines. 10% potassium. 9% magnesium. 0.25 cup dried... (more)

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by 4163 · 9 minutes ago

I've always heard homemade beef stock is a good source of minerals, which my diet is lacking in. I checked nutritiondata: http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/soups-sauces-and-gravies/7213/2 And it seems like it doesn't have very much minerals at... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · April 29, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Its hard to say if nutritiondata is correct as methods of home preparation can vary so much. There seems to be little real scientific data on the nutritional composition of any stocks. The belief that it is packed with good things like minerals... (more)

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by 941 · 10 minutes ago

I tried to take a 400mg supplement, but ended up with aches in my legs and back, a sign of overdose. How do you figure out how much to take? Could I take it every other day?

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David_Moss 0 · April 02, 2010 at 11:32 AM

It's surprising that 400mg of magnesium would cause an overdose, that's only the RDA and the problem with magnesium supplements generally is that they're very poorly absorbed (30-40% even for the better ones), so you're probably getting far less... (more)

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by 2004 · 10 minutes ago

I take a mag supplement most days, but I???m hearing fantastical claims about the healing powers of magnesium oil. Where do you apply it, and what effects have you noted? One online seller recommends that you slather it all over your naked flesh,... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · January 04, 2011 at 4:21 PM

I'm having a hard time with my digestion and a big part of it comes from a magnesium deficiency. It's a vicious circle because my low magnesium prevents me from absorbing it normally. I've tried magnesium glycinate, citrate and chloride orally,... (more)

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by 6082 · 10 minutes ago

Some people have recommended that I take ZMA to help me sleeper better. ZMA is a supplement that contains zinc and magnesium. The recommendation is to take it before bed, on an empty stomach.

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Quik77 0 · March 11, 2010 at 7:11 AM

ZMA pretty much is a muscle relaxant, the testosterone claims only come from people who were Magnesium and zinc deficient finally getting enough (and boom they had more testosterone cause they supplemented the deficiency) as far as sleeping... (more)

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by 2485 · about 23 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 47 · about 23 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 175 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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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