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Magnesium, how much is too much?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 23, 2013 at 12:15 AM

I've been having REALLY bad anxiety lately, and the only way I've solved that the past few days is by eating lots of nuts or nut butters (too much of them might I add...), for instant relief, but I'm trying to lose weight so I knew that I needed to find an alternative answer to this. Seeing that nuts are very high in magnesium, and after asking about magnesium deficiencies on here, I think that's what my body was needing (since anxiety is a symptom of magnesium deficiency). So I bought some natural calm, and took 2 tsp in the morning, kept me feeling great after my workout. Then after dinner my nut cravings started hitting REALLY bad so I took 2 more tsps of natural calm, and almost instantly that craving went away. I feel great. PROOF to me, that it was a magnesium issue. No craving for nuts at all. But I'm worried this might be too much? 4 tsp of natural calm works out to about 650mg of magnesium a day :/ is this bad?

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THANK YOU dragonfly. Glad to hear that. you are always so helpful.

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I suspect your body stores may be depleted, so keep listening to your body!

Most folk need 400-600 mg daily to maintain optimum health, but everyone is different.

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THANK YOU dragonfly. Glad to hear that. you are always so helpful.

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Too much Magnesium will give you loose stools. This is how Epson salt can serve as a laxative.

"General dosage recommendations range from about 3 to 10 milligrams per pound of body weight, depending upon physical condition, requirements for growth (as in children), and degree of symptoms.

You may want to try an oral supplement that is chelated to an amino acid, such as magnesium taurate and magnesium glycinate, which some consider to be better absorbed than the salt forms and less likely to cause loose stools."

From Katherine Czapp

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