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Unread 05-19-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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I just bought Magnesium and was wondering how much I should take- They are 200mg. ?

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Hi Debbie! Just follow the directions on the bottle. I hope you feel better fast!! sorry to hear about the muscle cramps! Love Desi
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Hi, Debbie

I take 6-8 160mg capsules of magnesium daily. It is very safe and would be hard to overdose on. This helps some of my muscle problems.

The dosage on the bottles is very low, and you can take much more than that.

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I wanted to note that I take "Magnesium Citrate". Here is the link to the exact magnesium I use: https://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/...jsp?id=VS-1085


Here is some info on dosing, Debbie:
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Magnesium is a great muscle relaxant, and can relieve cramping of the uterus and other muscle cramping. Dr. Jonathan Wright of Washington State says, "If you suffer from chronic cramping, take an extra 100 mg. of magnesium citrate, every two hours at the first sign of cramps, and make sure you are getting adequate levels of this important mineral throughout the month." Most anyone can take magnesium citrate, whether for fibroids or for general mineral supplementation. To take it in order to remove calcification of a fibroid, a suggested usage is as follows:

Start with two capsules at night before bed and add one capsule per night until you have diarrhea or loose stools the next day. At that point reduce by one capsule each evening until the loose stools stop. This dosage would then be your personal magnesium citrate dose. This is the maximum dosage for you that will not cause loose stools. As always, check with your healthcare professional before taking more than the recommended dosage shown on the bottle of any nutritional supplement.
(from: http://www.energeticnutrition.com/vitalzym/magcit.html)

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Because healthy kidneys are extremely effective at excreting magnesium excesses, there is a fair margin in experimenting with dosage. However, those with known or suspected serious kidney disease, damage or malfunction should be very cautious in supplementing with magnesium. [Ed. note: Despite this standard caution, I have treated patients with chronic renal failure with 1,000 mg magnesium daily for extended periods (over a year) without signs of magnesium toxicity. WD] The US RDAs for magnesium are based on a 4 - 5 mg per kilogram of body weight dose (approx. 1.8 to 2.2 mg per pound) as being adequate for optimal magnesium status.

The real world American diet typically provides about 1.2 to 1.5 mg magnesium per pound of body weight. However, many magnesium experts such as Dr. Mildred Seelig believe an optimum magnesium intake--especially under stressful life conditions--is more in the range of 6 - 10 mg magnesium per kilogram of body weight (approximately 2.7 - 4.5 mg magnesium per pound of body weight). Since 60% of body magnesium stores are complexed to bone, and since children are increasing bone size and weight until age 20-plus, on a pound-for-pound body weight basis, children probably need more than adults. It is also interesting to note that Oriental diets typically provide 7 - 10 mg magnesium per kilogram of body weight, and Orientals generally have much lower heart disease rates than Americans--a significant sign of optimal magnesium intake.
(from: http://www.vrp.com/art/1634.asp)

Check out these two articles:
http://www.vrp.com/art/588.asp
http://www.vrp.com/art/1634.asp
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