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#81 Jules.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:30 PM

QUOTE (Believe @ Jan 13 2008, 04:58 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.


Ah don't you love remembering your dreams??! I take Calcium, magnesium, potassium before bed, and get the BEST sleep. I'm known for my mad insomnia, but this stuff has helped me immensely. I write down my dreams in the morning, because they are always so funny, and I used to never have dreams because I wouldn't get a deep enough sleep to really dream.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:07 PM

ATTN Jodiat, Bryan, and LiliVG and any other supplement experts.

I'm in the process of ordering a magnesium supplement. I found this:

http://www.allstarhe...m_aspartate.htm

Manufacturer's Description:
This special formula is comprised of Magnesium and Potassium complexes formed from L-Aspartic Acid. Chelates of these elements have been formulated with Taurine to help support healthy heart, muscle and nerve functions. Taurine is an amino acid which can function as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. It serves as a potent synergist to these important minerals.

What does this mean exactly?? Which kind of magnesium is used in this supp?

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:56 PM

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ATTN Jodiat, Bryan, and LiliVG and any other supplement experts.

I'm in the process of ordering a magnesium supplement. I found this:

http://www.allstarhe...m_aspartate.htm

Manufacturer's Description:
This special formula is comprised of Magnesium and Potassium complexes formed from L-Aspartic Acid. Chelates of these elements have been formulated with Taurine to help support healthy heart, muscle and nerve functions. Taurine is an amino acid which can function as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. It serves as a potent synergist to these important minerals.

What does this mean exactly?? Which kind of magnesium is used in this supp?


In one capsule your getting 150mg of magnesium 50 mg of Potassium and 50 mg or Taurine.

Its confusing but I read it like this. The magnesium and potassium is in the form of Chelated Magnesium Aspartate and they are both mixed with Taurine (The Magnesium used will be inorganic imo, which isnt a bad thing). So the magnesium is bound with a portein (amino acid L-aspartate) and ALSO mixed with another (amnio acid L-Taurine) thus making it more absorbable on an empty stomach. To make it even more absorbable without food I would take it with 500-1000mg of vitamin c. If your taking it with food I would take it anytime with your meal along with some vitamin c just as insurance to absorb it fully. You could do this 2-3 times per day with one cap and see how you go thatd give 450mg of Magnesium and if you notice good results maybe jump it up and just see how far you can go beofre loose stolls and cut back abit untill you find your happy.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE (jodiat @ Feb 15 2008, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Mr. Bigger @ Feb 15 2008, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ATTN Jodiat, Bryan, and LiliVG and any other supplement experts.

I'm in the process of ordering a magnesium supplement. I found this:

http://www.allstarhe...m_aspartate.htm

Manufacturer's Description:
This special formula is comprised of Magnesium and Potassium complexes formed from L-Aspartic Acid. Chelates of these elements have been formulated with Taurine to help support healthy heart, muscle and nerve functions. Taurine is an amino acid which can function as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. It serves as a potent synergist to these important minerals.

What does this mean exactly?? Which kind of magnesium is used in this supp?


In one capsule your getting 150mg of magnesium 50 mg of Potassium and 50 mg or Taurine.

Its confusing but I read it like this. The magnesium and potassium is in the form of Chelated Magnesium Aspartate and they are both mixed with Taurine (The Magnesium used will be inorganic imo, which isnt a bad thing). So the magnesium is bound with a portein (amino acid L-aspartate) and ALSO mixed with another (amnio acid L-Taurine) thus making it more absorbable on an empty stomach. To make it even more absorbable without food I would take it with 500-1000mg of vitamin c. If your taking it with food I would take it anytime with your meal along with some vitamin c just as insurance to absorb it fully. You could do this 2-3 times per day with one cap and see how you go thatd give 450mg of Magnesium and if you notice good results maybe jump it up and just see how far you can go beofre loose stolls and cut back abit untill you find your happy.


Thanks Jodiat. I think I'll order that one, unless there is a different form of Magnesium that you recommend?

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:26 AM

i ordered the 25 kg too, this stuff better be good

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 07:41 AM

QUOTE (Mr. Bigger @ Feb 15 2008, 04:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks Jodiat. I think I'll order that one, unless there is a different form of Magnesium that you recommend?


I would go for it really as this gives the benefit of being more absorbable on an empty stomach. Like Bryan says tho his method is as good and cheaper but each to their own. Ive tried recently taking 2 caps of magnesium (chelated version like the one above, with vitamin c and glutamine just after a meal is being absorbed fine. Im going to keep track over the next month and see what my limit is. Reading up about it 2200mg - 2500mg seems to be the limit before loose stools - even taking with an amino acid and vitamin c that is and I believe this is going to be right for me aswell. 4 caps per day is plenty if its being absorbed imo and ive done this for 2 days with the above method and had no loose stools so ill try 6 for the next few days.

QUOTE (Believe @ Feb 16 2008, 03:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i ordered the 25 kg too, this stuff better be good


Its heavy lol. Ive bathed twice with it already using 2 cups and last night 3 cups. I fill the bath with really hot water 1st and then add the magnesium and mix it untill its all soluble then add cold water as I dont like it too hot and neither do my balls. I was hoping to get this white chalky film on my body that alot of ppl seem to get when using epsom salts. I read that if you let it dry on the body its like a timed release magnesium while you sleep. The stuff seems really good tho its given my 2 of the best nights sleep in ages and I already sleep golden as it is...right now im sleeping platinum. Maybe magnesium works in 2 ways. Directly on the skin and the ability to totally relax for better sleep after a bath, so the body heals even better? Its my theory atm but yeah skin wise its healing but ill monitor it more.


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Posted 16 February 2008 - 11:46 AM

the great thing about the EPSOM salts is that besides the magnesium they provide the body with sulfate when bathing. Here a little something about the sulfates, which I copied from a site that was already posted earlier:

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While increasing your magnesium levels, Epsom Salt also delivers sulfates, which are extremely difficult to get through food but which readily absorb through the skin. Sulfates serve a wide variety of functions in the body, playing a vital role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Sulfates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are believed to help detoxify the body's residue of medicines and environmental contaminants.


http://www.epsomsalt...ugh_soaking.htm

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:44 PM

good, I think I missed that part. From other readings Ive also found increasing mag also increases calcium!

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:09 PM

I'm thinking about supplementing with magnesium for headaches and because I eat a lot of foods that interfere with magnesium like cocoa, spinach, and some days, legumes and grains. I take this is one of those minerals you are supposed to get in small amounts throughout the day like potassium as my multi only has 200mgs and it's taken in 2 capsules which I take at breakfast and dinner.

I'm thinking about a calcium, magnesium and zinc supplement since I've also been considering taking more zinc again. Which I would take at lunch. And/Or having some epsom salts at bedtime. Or what about mineral absorbates?

And some info I found that might of interest to some of you wanting to use epsom salts, but not wanting to take baths. Hmm, I wonder if using epsom salts on my face as in the masks or cleanser below would help with headaches. Damn. I just went to the supermarket, I wish I'd remembered to get some there.

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SIMPLE SOLUTION: I always knew that soaking in a tub full of hot water with a few cups of Epsom Salts was good for relaxing muscles and drawing toxins from the body, but I could never figure out why. And it wasn't until I spent some time at the Epsom Salt Industry Council web site that I learned that epsom saltsā€”made of the mineral magnesium sulfateā€”are also a sedative for the nervous system.

When magnesium sulfate is absorbed through the skin, such as in a bath, it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and much more.

Adapted from the Epsom Salt Industry Council
Note: Check with a doctor before using if you have any health concerns.

Relaxing and sedative bath: Soak in warm water and 2 cups of epsom salt.

Face cleaner: To clean your face at night, mix a half-teaspoon of epsom salt with your regular cleansing cream. Just massage into skin and rinse with cold water.

Homemade skin mask: Apply the mask to damp skin. For normal to oily skin, mix 1 tablespoon of cognac, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of non-fat dry milk, the juice of 1 lemon, and a half-teaspoon of epsom salt. For normal to dry skin, mix 1/4 cup of grated carrot, 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise and a half-teaspoon of epsom salt.

Foot soak: Soothe aches, remove odors and soften rough skin with a foot soak. Add 1/2 cup of epsom salt to a large pan of warm water. Soak feet for as long as it feels right. Rinse and dry.

Skin exfoliator: Massage handfuls of epsom salt over your wet skin, starting with your feet and continuing up towards the face. Have a bath to rinse.

Remove excess oil from hair: Epsom salt soaks up excess oil from hair. Add 9 tablespoons of epsom salt to 1/2 cup of oily hair shampoo. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your hair when it is dry; rinse with cold water. Pour lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar through the hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.

Soak sprains and bruises: Epsom salt will reduce the swelling of sprains and bruises. Add 2 cups epsom salt to a warm bath, and soak.

Splinter remover: Soak in epsom salt, it will draw out the splinter.


There was more but I skipped the hair stuff. left in the stuff about soaking feet and bruises which we all know, just in case the amounts are helpful.

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Homemade lotion – This is my favorite at the moment. Cheap and easy.

Recipe 1 from Karen D: Heat some Epsom salts with a little water to dissolve them. I put about one teaspoon of water in three tablespoons of salts and microwave for a minute or so. Add more water if necessary. Then mix this into around four ounces of any lotion or cream you like. I have used suntan lotion, handcream, cocoa butter, body lotion, aloe vera cream, whatever I find that is on sale or inexpensive without the chemicals I am trying to avoid. This seems to work better if the cream or lotion is water-based rather than oil-based.


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:47 PM

I'm updating on the magnesium taurate I was taking. I gave me chest pains, which stopped immediately when I stopped taking the magnesium taurate. No other form of magnesium has ever done that to me, so I have to assume the taurine get changed in the chelation process, I'm really not sure. But I'm still looking for a decent magnesium supplement, laxative-free, lol. I'm thinking of getting some magnesium chloride, maybe?

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:20 PM

Hi guys!

I am writing an article on magnesium and its many benefits. If anyone would like to answer a few very short questions for me, please PM me for my e-mail address! This would really, really help me and shouldn't take too much of your time.

Thanks!

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:22 PM

can you take magnesium supplements when your also taking niacin? Also how many mg's of magnesium should you take daily? And should i take magnesium citrate, stearate, or oxide? Please let me know. Thanks.



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Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:06 AM

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can you take magnesium supplements when your also taking niacin? Also how many mg's of magnesium should you take daily? And should i take magnesium citrate, stearate, or oxide? Please let me know. Thanks.

Yes you can take magnesium while also taking niacin.

I would stay away from citrate, stearate, and oxide forms of magnesium. They are not easily absorbable. I recommend Magnesium Glycinate, Taurinate, Orotate, or Malatate.

I try to take at least 400mg of the Glycinate form.

I have been using Magnesium Glycinate or Orotate everyday for at least 2-3 years (if not longer). I don't believe it has had any effect on my acne. But it is great for my body and I will continue to take it daily.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:04 AM

Hi
I'm taking magnesium chewing pills. It says 1078mg magnesium lactate and 125 mg magnesium citrate in one pill. Is that enough? I realised I must be losing alot of magnesium cos I sweat a lot and don't eat any foods containing it.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:31 PM

This is a pretty good article on a site about the importance of magnesium is full of pretty good information on chronic inflammation, what it does to you, what causes it, and what nutrients help it. Except for the first paragraph which has a few problems. The first sentence says inflammation is an immune response, but the body has other responses to inflammation that don't involve the immune system. Just skip the first paragraph.

http://magnesiumforl...ystemic-stress/

A whole lot of studies on the role of magnesium and inflammation and inflammatory conditions like diabetes/syndrome X.
Magnesium and the inflammatory response: potential physiopathological implications. http://www.ncbi.nlm....5?dopt=Abstract More related studies appear in the column on the right.

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Dr Mercola was a guest on a recent episode of Doctor Oz that was about when to not trust your doctor. Mercola doesn't believe you should take statins, most vaccines, or high blood pressure medication. In discussing the Blood pressure medication, diet and lifestyle were of course the first thing to address the issue, and second he said was Magnesium supplements. Oz agreed saying he tried prescribing magnesium before other medications. I was aware that magnesium was good for blood pressure, but not that it was so important that it would be the first thing prescribed (by doctors not all about pharmaceuticals, of course).

This is of interest to me because my mother has had another stroke despite not having any of the usual risk factors. Her blood pressure gets elevated at the time of the stroke and after, of course, but normally is not. She does, at 73 and a cokaholic, have plaque in her carotid arteries, but it's supposedly 'mild.' So something must suddenly constrict her blood vessels which magnesium helps prevent. Strokes are scary. There's no warning and can result in paralysis, dementia, inability to speak or swallow and therefore eat. You want to do everything you can to reduce stroke risk.

Edited by alternativista, 06 January 2012 - 04:28 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

Magnesium far greater than previously thought

http://www.greenmedi...tm_medium=email

 

Magnesium deficiency - role in disease

http://www.greenmedi...s-and-diagnosis

Magnesium is by far the most important mineral in the body. After oxygen, water, and basic food, magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies; vitally important, yet hardly known. It is more important than calcium, potassium or sodium and regulates all three of them. Millions suffer daily from magnesium deficiency without even knowing it

 

Magnesium Chloride health benefits - inludes info electrolytes and on countering harmful halides like bromide.

 

For purposes of cellular detoxification and tissue purification, the most effective form of magnesium is magnesium chloride, which has a strong excretory effect on toxins and stagnant energies stuck in the tissues of the body, drawing them out through the pores of the skin. Chloride is required to produce a large quantity of gastric acid each day and is also needed to stimulate starch-digesting enzymes.

According to Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox, magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom salts, is rapidly excreted through the kidneys and therefore difficult to assimilate. This would explain in part why the effects from Epsom salt baths do not last long and why you need more magnesium sulfate in a bath than magnesium chloride to get similar results. Magnesium chloride is easily assimilated and metabolized in the human body.

 

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/magnesium-chloride-health-benefits