magnesium use ???

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by enivalorac, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. enivalorac

    enivalorac New Member

    I have heard a lot of ppl mention the use of a magnesium supplement .. sorry if I sound stupid but what are the benefits of using it and how much do you need? ... I asked at the local drug store today and they said that magnesium was just a trace mineral and isnt really needed .. now I am confused... please help .. hugs Carol
  2. Rumpsonfire

    Rumpsonfire New Member

    I have been told my my chiropractor to take magnesium and calcium. I never knew why I had seen suggestions to take these two together but I actually heard a program on the radio talking about Fibromyalgia and that everyone with it should take Calcium and to take Manesium to clear out all the "bad chemicals" in your body that would keep the Calcium from absorbing into your body completly. Hope this helps. It made it a little more clear to me.

    Amanda's Rumpsonfire
  3. karen2002

    karen2002 New Member

    Magnesium is one of the first supplements handed to new patients being treated for fibro/cfs, by practioners who specialize in these disorders, usually right behind a multi-vitamin. Magnesium is involved in hundreds of different body functions. We as Americans, too readily eating processed foods, usually get too little.
    Magnesium is neccessary for the bodys muscles, body strength, and energy.
    Blood test are unreliable in testing, for Mg. deficiencies, they only measure serum Mg.
    Everyone with fatigue, and muscle achiness, should take it.
    Cramping and diarrhea, can occur, and cutting dosage back, and slowly increasing to desired dose will help.
    We do have absorption problems....and some renowned specialists feel glycinate forms are the best Mg.'s., Jacob Tietelbaum. M.D. is one of these, and says Magnesium Oxide is the cheapest form, but may not be absorbed as well, and cause cramping and diarrhea. He recommends if chosing this form to take 500 mgs. a day.
    He recommends 450 mg. of magnesium glycinate and 1,800 mgs/day of Malic acid for 8 months. Then cut back to one third dose.
    If your muscles stay in a spasm state, your fibromyalgia will not resolve he says.
    His book "From Fatigued to Fantastic", is a veritable smorgesbord of supplement information.
    Best wishes,

  4. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Karen's post was very good on the need for magnesium. I will tell you what I take and what it has done for me.

    I take Pro Energy (Malic Acid and Magnesium Glycinate)
    2 capsules before breakfast, two capsules before lunch.
    I have been taking this formula now for two years. It has stopped the spasams, and I have more energy, and less fatigue.

    I also take ZMA (zinc, magnesium and Vitamin B-6), this I have been taking since Feburary this year. 2 capsules before bed.

    It has turned my world around as for sleep, I now sleep at the least 7-8 hours a night, deep refreshing sleep without all the waking up all night long. If I wake for a bathroom run, I go right back to sleep.

    The ZMA also helps with the pain too.
    I have not had a serious flare in almost a year now since taking the above supplements.

    Both these supplements can be bought right here at Pro Health, their supplements are designed with FM/CFS in mind, and they are of the hightest quality and are easily digested. Also the prices are more than fair.

    The above equals about 450 milligrams of magnesium or a little more per day.

    If you start this, start with one, then increase it as you go along. If you take too much all you will get is loose bowels, but after a few weeks of your body adjusting, you will have very easy normal bowel movements.

    If you need anymore information I will be glad to help.

    Go to the 'Store' link at the right top side of this page, and type in Magnesium, then ZMA. You can read about them.
    Also ask for a Pro Health free catalog and the free newsletter; 'HEALTHwatch', or you can call; 1-800-366-6056 for them.

    I do not take calcium with magnesium, there are two schools of though on this. I go with the one that says to take them separate.

    Shalom, Shirl

    [This Message was Edited on 12/20/2002]