I started taking a multi-mineral supplement at the recommendation of my doctor, and have been popping magnesium supplements last night and this morning for 1. pre-period cramps and 2. I've been semi-constipated the past 2 weeks (I have been doing VLC/ZC for the past week and it began before that). This morning I went more than I have in a while and it was soft and white/chalky mixed in. Then I did a saline enema about an hour later because I still felt constipated and literally nothing happened and I wasn't feeling crampy like I have in the past and was laying there for like ten minutes. So I got up and only water came out. Thoughts?
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on October 09, 2011
at 07:45 PM
Try epsom salt baths or Natural Calm (people seem pretty split on this, but I like it) for magnesium and liquid/ionic forms of trace minerals (ConcenTrace).
The binder in many supplements/pills/tablets (usually magnesium stearate) makes production easier for the manufacturer, but all you get is expensive poo.
on December 04, 2011
at 11:51 PM
The trick with magnesium supplements is to pop some Vitamin C at the same time. This helps to increase absorption. Also, try to avoid taking it on an empty stomach. Just after a meal is perfect to decrease the chance of stomach pain.
on November 06, 2011
at 09:59 PM
I take NOW Foods Magnesium Citrate Powder if need be and just mix it in in water and it works wonders. I also add some of their Magnesium Ascorbate powder with it (to supply some vitamin C). I prefer liquids and powders for maximum efficacy. Also, senna tea or a senna tablet laxative, like Swiss Kriss, can be very helpful when eating no carbs or very low carb. I think the body can eventually get used to this, but in the beginning it is easy to get constipated. Best wishes.