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Magnesium
Nov 29, 2007
I have been taking Magnesium to assist with my anxiety.

Just wondering if anyone else is doing this and how much you are taking.

I am taking 200mg daily.

I have read that people with anxiety should be taking anywhere from 200 to 800 daily which to me seems like a huge difference in mg.

Jane
Re: Magnesium
Dec 1, 2007
Jane, I take about 300 -400 mg per day. I don't experience anxiety anymore, but I strongly feel that everyone should take a magnesium supplemnt whether they have anxiety or not. Tests are showing that our soils are depleted of magnesium, so our foods are not giving us the needed amount, which can lead to anxiety and other problems. Steve
Re: Magnesium
Dec 1, 2007
Thank you very much for the information.

Are you getting any side effects from taking it?

I want to increase to the 400mg but am afraid I will have some reaction to it.
Re: Magnesium
Dec 1, 2007
I take between 250 and 1,000 mg of magnesium a night as treatment for my IBS-constipation. If you are not having any constipation, raising the mag dose might cause diarhea (sp). If that happens, you can take it with calcium, as calcium can have a constipating effect and could balance against the mag. (Make sense?) I wouldn't go over 1,000 mg, though. And I only use that much occasionally; usually do 500 mg.

Pam
Re: Magnesium
Dec 2, 2007
Jane, No, I'm not getting any side effects. As Pam said, the calcium is a good idea. The calcium also helps to assimilate the magnesium better, which is one of the reasons why they normally have them combined in one tablet or dose. Steve
Re: Magnesium
Dec 3, 2007
May I ask what combination of calcium/magnesium you are taking? Also, what type of magnesium is best? I've heard that magnesium oxide (the cheapest form) is pretty much worthless. Thank you so much for your help!
Re: Magnesium
Dec 3, 2007
I would be curious to find out more about the magnesium pills as well. I seem to have a pretty good control over my anxiety currently, but there is this underlying anxiety (like a 24/7 pit in my stomach) that never seems to go away no matter what is going on. If magnesium is something that I can take that will help with the underlying anxiety then I will be at my local GNC today to pick some up.....

Also, please let me know what you are actually taking so I can be sure to pick up the right stuff....

Thanks
Re: Magnesium
Dec 3, 2007
I was taking the combination pills from Spring Valley that I bought at Wal-Mart. They had twice as much calcium as magnesium, plus some zinc. The book that I now have on magnesium says that you want to take a 1:1 ratio. There was various convincing arguments made to support the claim. I feel I had good results though with the 2:1 ratio but to be on the safe side I switched to the 1:1 ratio.

In both instances, the type of magnesium was oxide and the Spring Valley brand. I haven't heard anything about it being worthless, but have heard positive results from others who have taken it. In order to get the 1:1 ratio, I have to take strictly magnesium tablets (actually there is 15 mg of zinc included also), along with strictly calcium tablets .... in other words, no combination magnesium/calcium as before. I take about 300 -400 mg of both per day. Actually some days I don't bother taking any supplements. I try to take them at least 2 out of every 3 days though.
Re: Magnesium
Dec 4, 2007
I did try the powdered form of magnesium... 'Natural Calm' or something similiar. However, it gave me terrible diaherra (sorry if that is too much info!) I then started taking Magneisum Taurate, but I had a simliar problem. I've stopped taking magnesium altogether, while I wait for my bowels to normalize. It's frustrating, because I have a feeling that I might be deficient (I don't eat very many magnesium rich foods), but I just can't handle the supplements. I might try again later.
Re: Magnesium
Dec 5, 2007
I take vitamins regularly (calcium, mag, one-a-day, fiber) but one thing that I have found that really helps is tea! It's good for you and it's awesome when feeling anxious at bedtime, or work. Noncaffeinated, of course.
Re: Magnesium
Dec 6, 2007
The tea sounds like a good thing to try for anxiety. Does it have to be hot tea? or can it be ice tea? Does the hot tea work better for the anxiety? thanks
Re: Magnesium
Dec 9, 2007
I am very glad to have found this thread, as I too, just started the "Natural Calm" today. I have a prob with the constipation, it says on the bottle to even out your dosage, when your bowels are comfortably loose. Which sounds like heaven to me! sorry for TMI! BUt mostly I want it to help with muscle pain, back pain and migraines. I hope you all have a great night.
Barb;)





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