I always read things like "today's soil is depleted", "hunter gatherers had a much higher mg intake" "Magnesium is involved in 300000000 important functions" and so on.
But then why everytime I supplemented with Mg Glycinate (as little as 360mg/day) I ended up waking up at night and feeling extremely relaxed - to the point that I was just happy to do nothing at all- in the day?
Maybe I had no deficiency to begin with? What are the actual facts justifying Mg supplementation?
asked byMyron_Gains (20)
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on April 12, 2013
at 03:12 AM
I found that after a week things normalized and there wasn't really any acute relaxing effect, just a reasonable chronic relaxing effect of continued use. Maybe my body got better at regulating levels in neurons? I dunno. You could also be taking too much.
on March 29, 2013
at 01:04 AM
Definitely not if you need it. I remember the first magnesium supplement I had... I was suddenly just happy for no reason and I loved it. And it made me regular.
on March 28, 2013
at 02:39 PM
If you want to do it properly, do some tests and figure out how are you personally with magnesium (in)sufficiency. Average across population numbers are pretty meaningless.
As to "extremely relaxed", hey, that's a good effect :-) People use a lot of other substance also starting with "M" to achieve that result :-D
on April 30, 2013
at 08:16 AM
RBC tests do not reflect well Mg situation. Only 1% of your body's Mg is in the blood and this is self regulated. 99% should be in muscle and bone tissues. If Mg goes down then your body will try to keep the 1% of your blood by taking it from other tissues. There are much more expensive tests which can check Mg on the cellular level but RBC isn't the one.
on April 16, 2013
at 04:19 PM
I have been on the magnesium journey myself. My doctor wouldn’t order it so I used an online lab testing company http://requestatest.com/magnesium-rbc-testing and the test was $49 and I got the results back in 1 day. My naturopath told me that although I scored on the low end of normal, I should have a reading of 6. So I am taking supplements now. Jigsaw magnesium supplements. They are slow release so that helps a lot to avoid diarrhea symptoms. So far so good as I am introducing the levels slowly.
on March 29, 2013
at 12:58 AM
Perhaps you were taking too much, too late in the evening. One strategy to consider is taking half the amount when you arrive home from work and half just before bed.