How much Mag and call should we take

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shazzy, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. Shazzy

    Shazzy New Member

    I was just wondering how much of this stuff is the right amount.
    Please tell me how much of it you take?

    Cheers,
    Shazzy
  2. PatPalmer

    PatPalmer New Member

    I take a Magnesium with Calcium & Zinc supplement every night with milk, it helps me sleep much better these days.

    The tablet has :-

    Calcium 1000mg
    Magnesium 400mg
    Zinc 25mg

    All well over the RDA but I have been told that only roughly half is absorbed properly anyway.

    Hope this is of help.

    Pat.
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    I take about 450 milligrams a day. Thats about the amount that seems to work for me.

    I take the 'Pro Energy' (Malic Acid and Magnesium Glycinate), and also ZMA (zinc, magnesium and vitamin B-6). Both of these are from Pro Health (this board), you can go read about them at the 'Store' link.

    My pain is way down, and the ZMA is wonderful for deep sleep.

    I eat a lot of dairy products, so don't take a calcium supplement at this time. Plus I think that calcium should be taken separately from magnesium.

    Shalom, Shirl