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  • #16
    Originally posted by cillakat View Post
    They aren't so much synergistic as they are competitive. Think of calcium as the contractor and mg as the 'relaxer'. Ocassionally you'll here magnesium referred to as "nature's 'calcium channel blocker'". This is very accurate.
    On the Wikepedia link on Garlic, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garlic) it states:
    Garlic may interact with warfarin, antiplatelets, saquinavir, antihypertensives, calcium channel blockers, and hypoglycemic drugs, as well as other medications.[48] Members of the alium family might be toxic to cats or dogs.[54] Some degree of liver toxicity has been demonstrated in rats, particularly in extremely large quantities exceeding those that a rat would consume under normal situations.[55]
    The article does not explain how Garlic interacts with the channel blockers though. I do feel sleepy when eating foods that has garlic.

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    • #17
      I tested low on cellular magnesium twice in a row (a year apart) and so added magnesium oil to my regular dose of oysters. Not as tasty, but it did the trick. I use 4 sprays rubbed into the thighs after a shower. Stings a bit, but only for a few minutes, and has moved me into the mid range of normal.
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      • #18
        Dark chocolate is a good source of magnesium:

        http://www.allchocolate.com/health/n..._vitamins.aspx
        http://www.buzzle.com/articles/dark-...nutrition.html

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Longquan View Post
          Robb Wolf said in one of his podcasts that Magnesium Oil is probably not that good...

          I tried the oil that Mike Mahler sells. The first night I switched from my capsules to the oil I got severe leg cramps, but I thought it might just be because my body is not adjusted to the oil yet. The following weeks I didn't get any cramps.

          Unfortunately, it seems I developed an allergeric reaction to it and my skin started to burn like crazy, even with very small dosages. I stopped it and am now back to my magnesium citrate capsules.

          I think my sleep is better with the oral form, but that's just my experience. I don't know if the oil had any effect on my DHEA levels
          whoa, thanks. I was thinking of buying that oil myself.

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          • #20
            @Godzilla: You're welcome

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            • #21
              Originally posted by cillakat View Post
              I've been tracking potassium for 7 years so I have a pretty good idea of what foods give me what amount and what my plate looks like when it has enough K on it. But if I am wondering - and often I do - I'll run it through nutritiondata.self.com for a very detailed nutrient analysis.
              Just out of curiosity, what does that look like? What foods would make up a good plate of K?

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              DAILY MACRO TARGETS: Cal: 1,857. Protein: 100g (400cal). Carb: 75g (300cal). Fat: 128g (1156cal).
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              • #22
                Originally posted by ommmmaggie View Post
                Just out of curiosity, what does that look like? What foods would make up a good plate of K?
                mostly veggies by volume. dramatically so. at every meal. If I'm not up for all of the veggies, I juice - celery and cukes as a base, then add in some darker stuff for an antioxidant kick.



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                • #23
                  Am I right in thinking that good grass fed butter has a decent belt of K in it?
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by racingsnake View Post
                    Am I right in thinking that good grass fed butter has a decent belt of K in it?
                    It does have some.



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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                      mostly veggies by volume. dramatically so. at every meal. If I'm not up for all of the veggies, I juice - celery and cukes as a base, then add in some darker stuff for an antioxidant kick.
                      Thanks, Katherine. I was just reading through one of your articles about supplementation, and I noticed that for sufficient magnesium intake you recommended 1/2-1 cup of beans a day. In light of Primal ways, do you still recommend this? If not, is there another food that you would recommend as a reliable food source of mag?

                      Stats as of 3/1/12:
                      5'10" female, 38 y/o
                      Currently 140 lbs., approx 25% body fat
                      WEIGHT GOAL: lose a bit more body fat and tighten up the rear end...basically, I want to look great naked. Everywhere else is looking great, but my ass/hips/thighs are being a bit stubborn. TMI?
                      DAILY MACRO TARGETS: Cal: 1,857. Protein: 100g (400cal). Carb: 75g (300cal). Fat: 128g (1156cal).
                      EXERCISE GOAL: incorporate 2-3 strength training sessions and 1 sprint session per week.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by ommmmaggie View Post
                        Thanks, Katherine. I was just reading through one of your articles about supplementation, and I noticed that for sufficient magnesium intake you recommended 1/2-1 cup of beans a day. In light of Primal ways, do you still recommend this?
                        nooope.

                        Originally posted by ommmmaggie View Post
                        TIf not, is there another food that you would recommend as a reliable food source of mag?
                        Fish tends to be high in Mg. I haven't checked but I'd bet some organ meats are also high in mg.


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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                          Fish tends to be high in Mg. I haven't checked but I'd bet some organ meats are also high in mg.
                          I just checked, and out of the fish I usually eat I'd choose cod over salmon, trout and coalfish. Cod contains about 36 mg magnesium per 100 gram. While organ meats contains half of what cod does.
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                          • #28
                            for the sake of clarity, ommmaggie and I were talking about potassium (K) whereas racingsnake is talking about vitamin K.


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                            • #29
                              w00t w00t! cod contains about 425 mg of potassium per 100 gram... I think fish is super food, anyway. So I try to eat a lot of it.

                              Vitamin K1 is also known as phylloquinone or phytomenadione (also called phytonadione). Vitamin K2 (menaquinone, menatetrenone) is normally produced by bacteria in the large intestine,[1] and dietary deficiency is extremely rare unless the intestines are heavily damaged, are unable to absorb the molecule, or are subject to decreased production by normal flora, as seen in broad spectrum antibiotic use.

                              Vitamin K1 is found chiefly in leafy green vegetables such as spinach, swiss chard, and Brassica (e.g. cabbage, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussels sprouts); some fruits such as avocado and kiwifruit are also high in vitamin K. By way of reference, two tablespoons of parsley contain 153% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin K.

                              -- from Wikipedia

                              My highlighting, and as we all know - how should we interpret the RDI through the primal lens compared to the CW lens.
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                                for the sake of clarity, ommmaggie and I were talking about potassium (K) whereas racingsnake is talking about vitamin K.


                                K(atherine)
                                Beet leaves have a decent quantity of both. A cup of beet leaves has 871% DV of Vitamin K and 37% DV of Potassium 1309 mg.

                                http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/2353/2

                                It has a lot more of both of these nutrients than its 'cousin' swiss chard:

                                http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/2399/2

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