I did some research and found that manganese might be a good supplement to try for my crackling joints.
I already take Magnesium..should I take manganese with magnesium. It seems like a lot of foods that are high in manganese are also high in magnesium. So on paper it seems to make sense to take them together, but I can't find anything on Google.
I'm very OCD about whether my vitamins & minerals are actually being absorbed. I know a lot of minerals fight for absorption and can cancel each other out.
Background/details: after some research I suspected that I might have pyroluria. Long story short, three weeks ago I dropped my krill oil supplementation & picked up Evening primrose oil, zinc picolonate, magnesium citrate, kelp, selenium, B6, & P5P. I've felt much better in the past two weeks; I have always had a small patch of rosacae at the crest of my nose..it's gone, dry scalp & dandruff..gone, depression..gone, seasonal allergy symptoms..gone. acne...still there, actually seemed to get worse at first but has calmed down the past couple of days. Crackling joints; much, much worse.
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on October 03, 2013
at 01:01 PM
I don't think there's a relationship between manganese and magnesium in the body. Break out your periodic table (what do you mean you don't have one?!)
Generally things near each other or in columns (periods) have interactions in biology. Sodium/Potassium (Na/K), Magnesium/Calcium (Mg/Ca), Manganese/Iron (Mn/Fe), Copper/Zinc (Cu/Zn). Since these are metals, they form salts in the body, and have a charge of +1/+2/+3. Generally things with similar charges will compete. Na and K are +1. Mg and Ca are +2. Zn/Cu are +2, Fe is +2/+3. Mn has all sorts of different charges possible. The mineral most likely going to compete with Mn is Fe. If you supplement Mn, don't consume with foods high in Fe.
on October 03, 2013
at 08:30 AM