cjones-usa asked: I had taken 200mg of Magnesium Elemental Citrate once a day for 3 days it made me so tired and relaxed that I could barely get out of bed each morning and I was walking around in a fog during the day, I had quite taking it after the third day because I was starting to realize that the Magnesium must have been making me feel like that, now that it has been 3 days since I stopped taking it I am just now starting to feel like my self again. Why would the Magnesium do this to me? I do have UC.
Don’t know what UC is… sorry! The Adrenals are ruled by the ratio of Na/Mg. When you start pumping more Mg, the ratio becomes more inverted and a certain % of folks experienced “fatigue” as their Adrenals become overwhelmed… this is likely what you experienced. You can go to www.gotmag.org and look for the recipe for the “Adrenal Cocktail,” you might give that a try and see how you respond… Thanks!
billmn asked: Morley, I just received my RBC magnesium test results and the number is 5.5, do you have any recommendations? I am taking magnesium taurate (125mg) 4x/day and a multivitamin that has 140mg. Thanks for your help.
Two key unknows: 1) your weight; and 2) your Mg Burn Rate… It is all relative. It’s like asking how much gas do I need to drive across the country, without knowing the kind of car, the route, what speed you plan to drive, whether you will have AC on, whether you plan to use Cruise Control, etc. Does that make sense?
Best rule of thumb is 5X body weight in mgs… so, if you weigh 100lbs, you’d take 500mgs Mg/day.
If you have Stage 3 or Stage 4 magnesium deficiency symptoms (www.gotmag.org/magnesium-deficiency-101/ ) you likely need to add more. If you are taking any Rx meds, please know that most, if not all, are Mg depleting (they are referred to as “magnesuric” — fancy word for Mg wasting…)
And what we don’t know is whether you have sufficient Vit-B6, and Boron to keep the Mg inside your cells, which is where it belongs. Sorry to complicate what on the surface seems like a “simple” question… Please let me know if this added thoughts make sense… If not, please ask away! Cheers…
drodman91 asked: Hi, Nice to meet you. I have been struggling with multiple chronic health issues for about a year. Headaches everyday, pain in entire body, flushing and burning in face and eyes. I am seeing all kinds of natural doctors and have been tested by urine for magnesium and told I am ok. I have been following your site as well as doing my own magnesium research and am taking 1000 mg. of Pure encaps glycinate everyday and feel it helps. No lose poo. My question to you is, can I go higher? peace :
Great question! It all depends…
Please get your Mag RBC done and ideally, get a hair tissue mineral analysis. I’ll be happy to assist you interpreting the results. cheers!
didderisme asked: Hello, I am very interested in magnesium deficiency. My grandson is 9 years old been diagnosed ADHD. His sister is 11and has migraine headaches. Dr is treating her with mag and b2 daily. Third child has terrible allergies. He takes meds daily and 3 allergy shots weekly. My concern is they all are lacking mg. Are there any studies been done that show ADHD is due to lack of mag or can mag treat ADHD and if so what is recommended? Thanks for any advise.
Here is a very well documented blogsite that have numerous articles on the incidence of ADHD in children with Mg deficiency
I would recommend that you get their Mag RBC tested. It’s all explained here: www.gotmag.org/how-to-restore-magnesium/ Let me know their results and I’ll be happy to interpret the score…
patcopple asked: Shall I take the Jigsaw magnesium with or without food for best absorption? Thanks!!
It’s designed so that you can take it either way… I take mine with meals, only because I remember to take it then… ;-)
mrchristophersea asked: Can taking magnesium citrate powder decrease stomach acid?
Truth be known… I’m not sure. I would contact the folks at Natural Vitality (CALM) and pose the question to them. What I don’t know is whether this form of Mg has comparable properties to Milk of Magnesia (Mg Hydroxide) which does affect stomach acid. I can’t wait to find out… Cheers!
chrus101 asked: Hi Morley, Enjoyed your interview on "The Dr. O Show". Do you have a link to the talk from Dr Marshall A Wolf that you referred to. Thanks, Chris
Enjoy! (Sorry for the delay in getting this to you…)
davidbookless asked: I'm a big fan of mineral water - in particular I like Gerolsteiner, which has a high mineral content. Anyway, my question is precautionary in nature. Might my consumption of a liter every day or so be interfering with my magnesium supplementation or my health in general? wwwDOTgerolsteinerDOTde/uploads/pics/Sprudel_enDOTpdf
My apologies… This question you posed got lost in the shuffle… Are you comfortable with your Mg supplementation program? Gerolsteiner would make a great addition & complete the “full-court” press… Thoughts?…
mwilson21 asked: Hi again Morley - my brother got his results on the Magnesium RBC test and it came back as 6.7 mg/Dl which is high normal... should he take mag supplements anyhow? If so, how much? Turns out his gout symptoms may actually be Lymes disease! Thx for your input!
That must have blown the doctor’s mind! That’s the highest Mag RBC I’m aware of… Something doesn’t sound right. With a score that high, it’s doubtful that he could get either Gout or Lyme. If it turns out to be Lyme, I would be very slooooooow to pursue the anti-biotic route — it will deplete his body of Maggie! Pls keep me posted… Cheers!
terryedlin asked: Hi there, I read your column in the Monthly Aspectarian and I'm wondering about magnesium and digestion. I have IBS and would like to know if magnesium could improve this condition.
Yes it can, but its not a straight forward process. Likely, you have “Leaky Gut,” which is now know to be CAUSED by Mg deficiency, but it requires a change in diet — likely a need to go Gluten-free, L-Glutamine, a Pre-biotic, Mg, Zinc, B-vitamins, etc. It is a correctable condition… It takes time, patience & persistence to fully recover…