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    I am currently supplementing with 5000IU (1000IU/25lbs) of Vitamin D and fish oil (good EPA/DHA levels).

    I want to look at supplementing Mg (DVs from food are very low), zinc (for acne) and biotin (for hair). I know that there is a lot of supplement information on the forum, but I don't really know where to start. How much to take? What form? Do any of the supplements inferere with each other?

    Any information from a supplement guru would be greatly appreciated.

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    Here are some very detailed info pages about each of your nutrients of interest, from the Linus Pauling Micronutrient Research Center:

    Magnesium
    http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocente...als/magnesium/

    Zinc
    http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/minerals/zinc/

    Biotin
    http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/

    Here's a good MDA Forum thread on magnesium:
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...0720-Magnesium

    and you may want to check out Dr. Carolyn Dean's book, "The Magnesium Miracle", for info about dosing recommendations:
    http://www.amazon.com/Magnesium-Mira...8217003&sr=1-1

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    If you're interested, here are the respective supplements that I take:

    Life Extension, Magnesium blend (500 mg) -- these don't cause too many digestive problems for me, and I've been pretty satisfied with them; I'm considering alternating these and other brands/forms of Mg
    http://www.iherb.com/Life-Extension-...les/22464?at=0

    Jarrow Formulas, Zinc-Copper Balance (supplementing with more than 60 mg/day of zinc has been found to cause copper deficiency, so these caps are one way to help avoid this problem)
    http://www.iherb.com/Jarrow-Formulas...sules/278?at=0

    Now Foods, Biotin
    http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Bioti...caps/3319?at=0

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by healthseekerKate; 10-27-2010 at 03:06 PM.

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    I have a *boatload* of decently organized supplement information in my google docs - her they are from my google docs link in my sig line:

    Reading List - Science Blogs

    Supplements
    What I Take and Where I Purchase
    Vitamin D Dosing and 25(OH)D Levels

    Magnesium (leg cramps, anxiety, depression, growing pains etc)
    Nutrition
    What should I eat?
    Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Spices
    Cruciferous Veggies (list of)
    Fish - dha:epa ratios in wild fish and commercial fish oil preparations
    Fish - what to buy....(safety, fish and pregnancy etc)
    Magnesium (leg cramps, anxiety, depression, growing pains etc)
    Potassium and Produce
    Stretch Mark Prevention (yes, it's a nutrition issue, not a skincare issue)
    Vitamin D Dosing and 25(OH)D Levels
    Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Infant Care

    Other
    Estrogen Balance (acne or melasma)
    Leg cramps (see Magnesium)
    PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    Pertussis


    Many of these are in very rough form. And there are 100 or so more in even rougher form






    Last edited by cillakat; 10-27-2010 at 06:15 PM.



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