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#1 and1

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 04:58 PM

Right now I am looking into it and I keep you posted.

My face is clear but on my back things are not 100%. I started liver flushing in August and it is helped a lot, also my face, but as everybody knows nobody has a clue why they work. I think it might be the Epsomsalts that help me.

I am taking now every day 500 to 1000mg of magnesium through magnesiumcitrate powder (magnesium content only 9%), usually before I sleep and I sleep great. I have dreams I can remember every night, it is awesome.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 08:47 PM

Did you just start that today? When I was taking 400mg of magnesium citrate every day, it was majorly laxative, you can't maintain normal electrolytes when you're "flushing" every single day. I can only imagine what 500-1000mg will do! exclaim.gif

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 08:12 AM

i am aktually taking magnesiumhydrogencitrat it is supposedly absorbed very good by the body. it was recommended to me by the pharmacy for daily use. my digestion has not changed. i am taking it since almost 2 weeks and feel great. it is definitifly at the dosis that i am taking not a laxative.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE (Believe @ Jan 14 2008, 07:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i am aktually taking magnesiumhydrogencitrat it is supposedly absorbed very good by the body. it was recommended to me by the pharmacy for daily use. my digestion has not changed. i am taking it since almost 2 weeks and feel great. it is definitifly at the dosis that i am taking not a laxative.


Oohh, Ok, that's different. Yeah, I definitely recommend a magnesium supplement, most people are deficient in Magnesium. Magnesium is naturally anti inflammatory, and is involved in over 350 enzyme reactions within the body including sugar metabolism.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE (Believe @ Jan 13 2008, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right now I am looking into it and I keep you posted.

My face is clear but on my back things are not 100%. I started liver flushing in August and it is helped a lot, also my face, but as everybody knows nobody has a clue why they work. I think it might be the Epsomsalts that help me.

I am taking now every day 500 to 1000mg of magnesium through magnesiumcitrate powder (magnesium content only 9%), usually before I sleep and I sleep great. I have dreams I can remember every night, it is awesome.

Well i never like to say told you so - but heres a snip from my post in a flush thread smile.gif

QUOTE (LivesInABox @ Jun 28 2007, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Epsoms Salts (mainly magnesium)
Magnesium is good for digestion and metabolism amongst other things. Starved for magnesium


Some tips you might find useful

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Take the chelated form of magnesium, such as magnesium citrate, glycinate or malate. This form is absorbed best by your body.

Combine magnesium with calcium. The easiest way is to take a balanced formula of one part magnesium to two parts calcium.

Take vitamin C at the same time. It helps make magnesium more biologically available to your body.

Bathe in magnesium sulfate, better known as Epsom salts. The mineral can be absorbed through your skin.

Reduce or eliminate your consumption of soft drinks. Their high level of phosphates causes magnesium to be depleted from your body.

Lower your fat intake. A high fat intake will also cause magnesium to be depleted from your body.

Watch your intake of vitamin D. High doses will cause magnesium to be leached from your body.

Decrease or eliminate alcohol use. It can lead to magnesium loss.

Check your prescription drugs. Diuretics, digitalis, tetracycline and corticoids are some of the medications that can lead to magnesium loss.

Watch your intake of foods high in oxalic acid. These include almonds, chard, cocoa, rhubarb and spinach. They can cause reduced magnesium absorption.

Decrease or eliminate your intake of animal proteins. High amounts can lead to reduced magnesium absorption.
Tips & Warnings

* Foods high in magnesium include brown rice, fish, bananas, tofu, blackstrap molasses, seafood and avocados.
* The recommended dosage of magnesium is 350 to 750 mg per day.
* Vitamin B-6 increases the amount of magnesium that can be absorbed by cells. High doses of B-6 can be harmful, however.
* If you are taking prescription medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking supplements.
* Taking more than 750mg of magnesium per day can cause side effects such as diarrhea and drowsiness.
* Discuss magnesium supplementation with your doctor first if you have any type of kidney disease.
* Avoid taking large amounts of laxatives or antacids that contain magnesium.


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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:54 PM

I think that magnesium is an often overlooked macromineral. Usually people consider calcium and iron to be more important; otherwise, people only use magnesium in order to help with the absorption of zinc and calcium, but like Lili said most people don't get enough of it in their diets. The best source (nuts) don't let the magnesium get absorbed very well, and other than that there aren't any relatively common, good sources, the highest amount being about 10% of the RDA.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:21 AM

you guys are right. the skin on my back is healing right now continuously.

the only side effect i am experiencing: terrible nightsweats especially in the lower part of the body

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (Believe @ Jan 16 2008, 03:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
you guys are right. the skin on my back is healing right now continuously.

the only side effect i am experiencing: terrible nightsweats especially in the lower part of the body

Maybe your causing an imbalance with the high magnesium intake (i take potassium & magnesium & vitamin c in a single powder as ascorbates).

Do you get enough B, C, potassium & calcium? as these are all interconnected, and nightsweats are probably draining you of these.

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Hot flashes deplete our bodies of the B vitamins, vitamin C, and magnesium and potassium, so it is helpful to increase our consumption of these nutrients [don't forget Calcium].


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Posted 16 January 2008 - 02:42 PM

i take vitamin c and magnesium now together and do not want to add any more stuff. I eat a lot of vegtables and fruits, I do not need anything else. Especially Vitamin B is in Europe only available in tablets and those contain all kinds of ingredients I do not want in my body such as titaniumoxide.... I think the nightsweats are a detox reaction.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:57 PM

well my skin on my back is healing at lighspeed right now and the skin on my upper arms which was always real dry is almost perfect. what is the reason?

1. The five EPSOM salts baths I took about 2 weeks ago within the course of 10 days

2. The liver flush that I did about 2 weeks, the biggest stone yet came out

3. The regular dosis of magnesium and vitamin C that I take in the evenings

help me out!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 05:49 PM

Do you think I could just mix epsom salts and water, put it in a spray bottle, and spritz it all over my back every night instead of taking baths? or do I have to wash it off? I don't want to waste water...

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE (calla lily @ Jan 17 2008, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you think I could just mix epsom salts and water, put it in a spray bottle, and spritz it all over my back every night instead of taking baths? or do I have to wash it off? I don't want to waste water...


If you do that, when the water dries you'll have a very fine epsom salt powder all over you. I found actually that if I did that, and let it dry into a powder, and then used jojoba oil to keep it from flaking off, it healed an eczema rash I had nearly completely. I'd had that rash for about 5 years and nothing else worked, so it was pretty amazing. It took about 2-3 weeks of doing that every day to make it go away

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE (LiliVG @ Jan 17 2008, 06:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (calla lily @ Jan 17 2008, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you think I could just mix epsom salts and water, put it in a spray bottle, and spritz it all over my back every night instead of taking baths? or do I have to wash it off? I don't want to waste water...


If you do that, when the water dries you'll have a very fine epsom salt powder all over you. I found actually that if I did that, and let it dry into a powder, and then used jojoba oil to keep it from flaking off, it healed an eczema rash I had nearly completely. I'd had that rash for about 5 years and nothing else worked, so it was pretty amazing. It took about 2-3 weeks of doing that every day to make it go away


That's great! I'm going to try the spritzing method, only I'll spray it on every evening, let it dry, and rinse it off.

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:16 AM

it would definitely help, but bathing has a stronger effect pulling out the toxins and really speeding up your skin's metab



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Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:32 AM

If anyone has tips on magnesium I would appreciate it. There is a whole range of different magnesium supplements available and it is hard to know which one the right one. I would like to get my hands on magnesiumoxide powder for the benefits many people promise about this product, but it is not availbale in powder in Spain or Germany. At least I did not find it on the net and I am not sure whether regulation allow it to be importet in larger quantities in the EU. Is magnesiumoxide worth it? Supposently it helps to prevent kidney stones and is a cleanser for your intestines. The oxides are supposed to kill the bad bacteria.

Any info is welcomed.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE (Believe @ Jan 19 2008, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If anyone has tips on magnesium I would appreciate it. There is a whole range of different magnesium supplements available and it is hard to know which one the right one. I would like to get my hands on magnesiumoxide powder for the benefits many people promise about this product, but it is not availbale in powder in Spain or Germany. At least I did not find it on the net and I am not sure whether regulation allow it to be importet in larger quantities in the EU. Is magnesiumoxide worth it? Supposently it helps to prevent kidney stones and is a cleanser for your intestines. The oxides are supposed to kill the bad bacteria.

Any info is welcomed.


Magnesium oxide is just about the least absorbable form of magnesium available. I read that magnesium citrate or malate are the most absorbable form. I've tried the citrate form and it's really laxative, I haven't tried the malate form though yet.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 05:30 PM

QUOTE (LiliVG @ Jan 19 2008, 01:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Magnesium oxide is just about the least absorbable form of magnesium available.


Sure it is, but that's only when you take it on an empty stomach. It's absorbed ok when you take it along with food. So the bottom-line is this: Don't take magnesium oxide on an empty stomach.

I personally use both magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate. I use the oxide form (which is cheaper, BTW) when I'm eating a full meal, and the more expensive citrate form when I'm wanting to take magnesium under less than ideal circumstances (like when I'm having just a small snack, for example).

QUOTE (LiliVG @ Jan 19 2008, 01:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I read that magnesium citrate or malate are the most absorbable form. I've tried the citrate form and it's really laxative...


Good God, just how much of the stuff are you taking, anyway?? smile.gif

You DO know that you should take small amounts of the mineral throughout the day, rather than large amounts all at once, right? Geez...I don't think you should take enough at any one time to produce a laxative effect.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:10 AM

Okay, so I've been trying the epsom baths. I've bathed in them 3x in a row so far. I don't really see a huge difference yet, but no new breakouts on my back so far.

My sister was concerned that I could overdose on magnesium just by bathing in it. Is this true?

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:12 PM

I did those baths every second day for 30 to 40 minutes using 2 to 3 cups of Epsom salts for 10 days and nothing happened (also put a cup of ACV in). Besides you are likely to be deficient anyways. If you are worried about toxicity take a close look at your eyes, if they turn a bit yellow you overdose. I would do the regimen I did for those ten days and take a break to see if it helped.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:56 PM

Magnesium is important to carbohydrate metabolism. It may influence the release and activity of insulin, the hormone that helps control blood glucose levels. Elevated blood glucose levels increase the loss of magnesium in the urine, which in turn lowers blood levels of magnesium. This explains why low blood levels of magnesium (hypomagnesemia) are seen in poorly controlled type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

68% of the US population do not meet the US RDA for levels of magnesium. (http://www.ars.usda....htm?docid=10709)

Many people do not get enough magnesium from their diet for reasons including the following:

* The amount of magnesium in the soil in which the food is grown may be reduced.
* Magnesium can be lost in the processing and refining of foods and in making oils from the magnesium-rich nuts and seeds. Nearly 85% of the magnesium in grains is lost during the milling of flours.
* Soaking and boiling foods can leach magnesium into the water, so the "pot liquor" from cooking vegetables may be high in magnesium and other minerals.
* Oxalic acid in vegetables such as rhubarb, spinach and chard, and phytic acid in some grains may form insoluble salts with magnesium, causing it to be eliminated rather than absorbed.
* Supplemental vitamin D or calcium reduces magnesium uptake.
* Diets high in phosphorus (meat, milk products, lentils, seeds, beans, nuts, chocolate, peanut butter, bran) reduce magnesium uptake.
* Magnesium elimination is increased in people who use alcohol, caffeine or excess sugar, or who take diuretics or birth control pills.
* Magnesium is absorbed toward the end of the small intestine. If any portion of this area (called the ileum) has been removed, magnesium absorption will be reduced.