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Do you supplement with Magnesium?

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Created July 23, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I've been very sore & exhausted lately...a suggestion on paleohacks sent me to google where i found out i have symptoms of a magnesium deficiency.

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on July 24, 2012
at 04:02 AM

Try poliquin's sweet dreams or AOR's ortho sleep. they have ingredients to improve sleep quality, so you get more, for less. Personally haven't tried Poliquin's stuff, but the AOR stuff zonks me out damn nicely. Try deep breathing exercises for stress and positive thinking. I Know it sounds like voodoo, but it works.

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on July 24, 2012
at 01:04 AM

Anything leafy and dark green will provide magnesium I beleive, if your worried about oxalic acid.

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on July 23, 2012
at 07:17 PM

The forms of magnesium that are chelated with an -ate (glycinate, citrate, etc) will be more bio-available than the oxide.

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on July 23, 2012
at 07:12 PM

at first i thought spinach was the problem..my number two theory for explaining my problem is a buildup of oxalic acid.

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on July 23, 2012
at 07:11 PM

I went out last night and bought my multivitamin and magnesium oxide and took them before bed...i feel 100% better now but im not sure if it was the magnesium or the multi...today im gonna go out and buy some Natural calm magnesium citrate. I did some research when I got home and didn't like what it said about oxide..so ill take the oxide in the morning until its gone and use the citrate at night.

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on July 23, 2012
at 01:38 PM

Yes. I use magnesium oil applied topically.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 23, 2012
at 01:36 PM

I love the epsom salt bath! Of course, maybe it's just soaking in the tub that I really love...

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on July 23, 2012
at 10:55 AM

i don't think you can check for a deficiency...during a google search I discovered a claim that magnesium is essential in the bloodstream. If your deficient your body will transfer mag. from your bones and muscles into the bloodstream making blood tests worthless.

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on July 23, 2012
at 07:42 AM

I find taking a dose of high quality omega 3 helps when I start to feel like this

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on July 23, 2012
at 05:17 AM

How do you check if you have magnesium deficiency?

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on July 23, 2012
at 02:40 AM

sleep could be better--im in bed long enough but not good quality. carbs are definatly high enough. overtraining not a problem--i took two days off in a row and was still sore after my workout. stress--pretty high, but only cause i feel like crap and have an active job (fast food)

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at 02:39 AM

sleep could be better--im in bed long enough but not good quality carbs are definatly high enough overtraining not a problem--i took two days off in a row and was still sore after my workout. stress--pretty high, but only cause i feel like crap and have an active job (fast food)

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0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 23, 2012
at 05:06 AM

One more 'yes' from me: Natural Calm most nights before bed. 2tsp or so. I also do the occasional Epsom soak.

I did the same for however long it took me to go through a container of Natural Calm, last year during the fall - and I didn't immediately buy any more at the time. By this spring (six months later?) I was waking up with stabbing muscle cramps in the backs of my legs every night, and was getting to be depressed and anxious a lot of the time.

I saw significant improvements in mood and the cramps went away within a couple weeks of adding back NC. Wonderful stuff.

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on July 23, 2012
at 07:17 PM

The forms of magnesium that are chelated with an -ate (glycinate, citrate, etc) will be more bio-available than the oxide.

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

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on July 23, 2012
at 07:11 PM

I went out last night and bought my multivitamin and magnesium oxide and took them before bed...i feel 100% better now but im not sure if it was the magnesium or the multi...today im gonna go out and buy some Natural calm magnesium citrate. I did some research when I got home and didn't like what it said about oxide..so ill take the oxide in the morning until its gone and use the citrate at night.

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on July 23, 2012
at 03:25 AM

In addition to 400 of magnesum glycinate daily, I have an occasional Epsom salt bath. To mix it up I'll do the Epsom salt bath in cold water now and then.

Magnesium deficiency could be just the tip of the iceberg. You could have multiple mineral and vitamin deficiencies.

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on July 23, 2012
at 01:36 PM

I love the epsom salt bath! Of course, maybe it's just soaking in the tub that I really love...

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on July 23, 2012
at 11:30 AM

Yup. I just do it when I feel like I need it. Either a few days of epsom salts baths, or a bit of oral supplement. Before I started to do this, I was high wired, having trouble sleeping, and had a "bounding" pulse.

I also make sure and eat lots of spinach and silverbeet too.

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

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on July 23, 2012
at 07:12 PM

at first i thought spinach was the problem..my number two theory for explaining my problem is a buildup of oxalic acid.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 24, 2012
at 01:04 AM

Anything leafy and dark green will provide magnesium I beleive, if your worried about oxalic acid.

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D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

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on July 23, 2012
at 02:53 AM

I do. I started taking a mag/pot supplement (Solaray) for restless leg, and I found that generally I feel more settled when I take it on a regular basis. It's one of the very few things I put in my body that I feel like I notice a "true" improvement from (as opposed to a possible, however positive, placebo effect).

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3967ae8ccdd35a794898a892271d27e7

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on July 23, 2012
at 02:34 AM

First, How is your sleep, stress and exercise? are you eating enough to recover? sounds more like overtraining than a deficiency. More information would be good.

Second, you should give magnesium a shot if you want to. I'd recommend natural calm, you just mix it in water and off you go.

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

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on July 23, 2012
at 02:39 AM

sleep could be better--im in bed long enough but not good quality carbs are definatly high enough overtraining not a problem--i took two days off in a row and was still sore after my workout. stress--pretty high, but only cause i feel like crap and have an active job (fast food)

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

(2349)

on July 23, 2012
at 02:40 AM

sleep could be better--im in bed long enough but not good quality. carbs are definatly high enough. overtraining not a problem--i took two days off in a row and was still sore after my workout. stress--pretty high, but only cause i feel like crap and have an active job (fast food)

3967ae8ccdd35a794898a892271d27e7

(372)

on July 24, 2012
at 04:02 AM

Try poliquin's sweet dreams or AOR's ortho sleep. they have ingredients to improve sleep quality, so you get more, for less. Personally haven't tried Poliquin's stuff, but the AOR stuff zonks me out damn nicely. Try deep breathing exercises for stress and positive thinking. I Know it sounds like voodoo, but it works.

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on July 28, 2012
at 10:06 PM

I use magnesium chloride AKA magnesium oil, which I prefer over oral supplementation. With oral supplements, if you take too much- it will cause diarrhea. Everyone has their unique "sweet spot." Look at the directions on a bottle of Natural Calm- It tells you to increase dosage until your stools are "comfortably loose". There's nothing comfortable about loose stools!

Rubbing magnesium into the skins avoids all the guesswork. It regulates how much is absorbed. Just spray it on and go! I like that.

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on July 23, 2012
at 07:42 AM

I take ZMA half an hour before going to bed, and have been having the best nights sleep I've ever had. I really recommend it.

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on July 23, 2012
at 02:47 AM

I take vitamin D with magnesium at night to help me sleep. I was also exhausted and bloodwork indicated I had an iron deficiency. Crazy, since I'm paleo and eat buckets of red meat.

Good luck sorting out your fatigue issues!

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on July 23, 2012
at 02:24 AM

I take 200mgs of magnesium citrate with breakfast and another 200 before bed, when I remember. I don't take it every day or always twice a day.

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on July 29, 2012
at 02:01 AM

I used to take natural calm and ZMA.

Now I only take magnesium bys glycinate from source naturals. I usually take only two caps per day, which is only 200mg. That's not a whole lot. I just don't think I need that much.

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on July 28, 2012
at 10:36 PM

I personally love a loose stool.

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