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Is anyone tracking their magnesium? Lately I have read that magnesium is the most important mineral that the body uses to control many body and celular processes.

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Is anyone tracking their magnesium? Lately I have read that magnesium is the most important mineral that the body uses to control many body and celular processes.

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on December 10, 2013
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Yes, my soil is 300 ppm Mg. I don't see this as a problem. Roots and tubers have the Mg of the plant they will generate, if allowed to sprout. And who does not eat roots or tubers every day?

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on December 10, 2013
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Oh I agree on the composting and gardening - is your soil tested? I have also been doing the kombucha and pickling for a couple years now and hoping that I am absorbing more efficiently by now. I have read must have hair samples tested to know how good they are in mg. I haven't been able to do that and am assuming my problem could in that area. But have also read that mg is not retained if it is not used it washes out, and it also is used rather quickly. also it is needed to process vit B's, D and calcium as well as many more

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on December 09, 2013
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It is all ultimately guesswork, so you have to pick a starting point. I don't wish to drive myself crazy at a futile attempt to pick exact percentages of every nutrient. Yes RDA is mostly made up I agree.

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on December 10, 2013
at 01:12 PM

I also wanted to add the reason I am concerned about sufficient mg is because my nerves are shot. I have started using mg transdermally in the form of mg spray and also epsom salts, which does seem to help. But it seems if the mg is not bioavailable then neither will your body cells process other nutrients which may be available.

Sorry - things still don't seem clear on my post at all

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on December 10, 2013
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If paleotracker is based on the USDA database (and I know of no other database) then it can be trusted only up to a factor of two error. Three things: 1) organic (as, grown with compost) is far richer in Mg than conventional 2) people with healthy guts absorb significantly more Mg 3) (this one is for me, but perhaps not a lot of people) my vegetable garden's mother rock is limestone, and Mg is very high here.

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on December 10, 2013
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Oh I agree on the composting and gardening - is your soil tested? I have also been doing the kombucha and pickling for a couple years now and hoping that I am absorbing more efficiently by now. I have read must have hair samples tested to know how good they are in mg. I haven't been able to do that and am assuming my problem could in that area. But have also read that mg is not retained if it is not used it washes out, and it also is used rather quickly. also it is needed to process vit B's, D and calcium as well as many more

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on December 09, 2013
at 04:11 PM

I'm not sure paleotracker could track my nutrients and how can you know that you actually got 190% mag? and according to whom? I'm pretty sure RDA is wrong and most supplements are probably the wrong type... sorry to be difficult, but I don't buy it- the rest I agree, everything you take in your body is imortant and interrelated, but we are different and probably require different amounts

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on December 09, 2013
at 04:34 PM

It is all ultimately guesswork, so you have to pick a starting point. I don't wish to drive myself crazy at a futile attempt to pick exact percentages of every nutrient. Yes RDA is mostly made up I agree.

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on December 09, 2013
at 03:41 PM

I've been tracking all my nutrients with paleotracker. Yesterday for example I took in approx 190% of magnesium, 50% of the RDA was via supplements. The rest came through foods. At some point I might cut back the supplements or drop them if I consistently take that much in.

I've read that pretty much everything you take into your body is most important, so I stopped listening to all that hype. All the minerals and vitamins seem to be interrelated and a balanced diet with some supplements where you might be lacking seems to fit the bill.

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