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    Magnesium

    I'm wondering: how do you know whether you need a magnesium supplement? How much do you take?

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    I tracked my nutrient intake via Fitday for a couple weeks and magnesium was way low. I supplement (when I remember) with magnesium citrate. I think Dr. Eades said most people are not getting near enough and if he were to recommend one supplement it would be magnesium.

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    Odds are you need it.

    Almost everyone does.

    I use magnesium oil from ancient minerals mixed with DMSO to speed absorbtion (impatient) and take a mag glycinate supp.

    Take it to bowel tolerance (eg rumbly guts) then back off a pill.

    It does great things.

    If you can't tolerate much at all, try different forms. Some need mag oxide, some need citrate, some need glycinate. Everyone is different. Take it with sat fat to aid absorbtion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eklecktika View Post
    I use magnesium oil from ancient minerals mixed with DMSO to speed absorbtion (impatient) and take a mag glycinate supp.
    Just fyi, I made my own mag oil using nigari flakes (bought them online for $1.89 a lb!) mixed w/ water. I'm LOVING it--I absolutely feel a difference every time I apply it. Like it MUCH better than the mag citrate I used to take orally.

    Here is the method I used to make mag oil: http://www.ehow.com/how_5918363_make...-oil-pain.html

    And the link where I got the nigari flakes: http://www.naturalimport.com/inc/sdetail/6922

    This is hands down the most cost effective supplement I've ever used!!!!

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    I take a teaspoon of Natural Calm (magnesium citrate) with a chaser of coconut milk each night before bed.
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    Most supplement companies make a calcium/magnesium combo. Some even have Vitamin D. Cheap also.

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    My gut hates all magnesium taken by mouth, so I'm using the Ancient Minerals magnesium oil. (Really, it's a brine.) Helps to put it on, rub it in, wait awhile, and then shower, since it's sort of sticky.

    Almost forgot to mention --- if Grok lived near a warm seashore, he'd get plenty of magnesium by swimming in the ocean. It just soaks through the skin. Plus his foods probably contained more than ours do, because many years of plowing and erosion had not depleted the soils of minerals.
    Last edited by piano-doctor-lady; 07-01-2010 at 02:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piano-doctor-lady View Post
    Almost forgot to mention --- if Grok lived near a warm seashore, he'd get plenty of magnesium by swimming in the ocean. It just soaks through the skin. Plus his foods probably contained more than ours do, because many years of plowing and erosion had not depleted the soils of minerals.
    That is really interesting--I didn't know that mag. was absorbed through the skin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by piano-doctor-lady View Post
    Almost forgot to mention --- if Grok lived near a warm seashore, he'd get plenty of magnesium by swimming in the ocean. It just soaks through the skin. Plus his foods probably contained more than ours do, because many years of plowing and erosion had not depleted the soils of minerals.
    This is something I love a/b using mag oil--each time I use it I imagine I was just taking a swim in the ocean, absorbing my minerals transdermally the way I was meant to. I get an immediate feeling of calm and relaxation when using it--it definitely works for me!

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    I started taking calcium/magnesium a few years ago for restless leg syndrome, then took cal/mag with extra magnesium ... I recently started taking it at night before bed I sleep reallly really well these days...

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