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Why should we take Mg on an empty stomach and not together with Vit D supplements?

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Created September 08, 2011 at 8:42 PM

I stumbled upon this comment by Dr.Kruse (the Quilt) in here but can't seem to locate it again. I guess it has to do with chemical interactions and absorption - can anybody comment on the specific mechanisms at play as regards Vit D, thought?

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This was interesting to read. I think I heard in Robb Wolf's podcast something about treating sleep problems with a combo of Melatonin, GABA and Vitamin D - all sublingual. I don't remember any specfic facts, but I think the positive effects that some of Robb's friend/colleague had told him about we're somewhat new to Robb as well.

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Calcium also blocks (or competes for) magnesium absorption. Don't know why so many of the supps are Cal/Mag... Also Magnesium Oxide is the most common supplement in stores - it's less than 4% bioavailable!

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Nice, clear & complete answer!

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Many common Paleo foods like nuts or spinach contain substances like phytic acid or oxalic acid, which impede the absorption of minerals. Taking a magnesium supplement on an empty stomach ensures that you get the most bang for your buck nutritionally speaking.

Also many people like to take magnesium at bedtime, as it helps them to relax. An empty stomach amplifies this effect by ensuring that the body's up-take of magnesium is faster and more concentrated - making it easier to fall asleep and to sleep deeply.

Finally, since the body produces vitamin D in response to sunlight, it has been theorised that night-time supplementation should be avoided since it disturbs the body's natural rhythms and hormonal responses. (It should also be noted that vitamin D is in fact a parathyroid hormone rather than a "vitamin".) In fact, many Paleo Hackers have anecdotally mentioned that late night vitamin D stops them from sleeping.

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on September 08, 2011
at 09:44 PM

Nice, clear & complete answer!

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on September 09, 2011
at 06:56 PM

This was interesting to read. I think I heard in Robb Wolf's podcast something about treating sleep problems with a combo of Melatonin, GABA and Vitamin D - all sublingual. I don't remember any specfic facts, but I think the positive effects that some of Robb's friend/colleague had told him about we're somewhat new to Robb as well.

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on September 09, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Calcium also blocks (or competes for) magnesium absorption. Don't know why so many of the supps are Cal/Mag... Also Magnesium Oxide is the most common supplement in stores - it's less than 4% bioavailable!

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