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Getting magnesium into cells

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by girlfromeurope, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. girlfromeurope

    girlfromeurope Senior Member

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    Hi I have a magnesium deficiency but magnesium pills don't help.
    I also had a b6 deficiency and I'm supplementing that. I think my b6 levels are going up( symptoms improving) but I still keep having low mag symptoms. Are there other cofactors to get magnesium into the cells?
     
  2. perchance dreamer

    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    I take MG lacate and MG glycinate/malate orally, but I recently started taking really strong epsom salt baths, 3 cups instead of the recommended 1-2 cups. It helps my sleep more than the oral forms. I soak for 15 minutes in the bath.

    A lot of people like the MG transdermal oil, but I find it unbearable. It itches the bejesus out of me even though you only have to have it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. Still, you might consider it if you don't have sensitive skin.

    Transdermal MG is supposed to be more absorbable than oral forms.
     
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  3. girlfromeurope

    girlfromeurope Senior Member

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    I'm already using magnesium sprays on my skin and magnesium glycinate.
     
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    Anyone doing injections?
     
  5. girlfromeurope

    girlfromeurope Senior Member

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    I've read on a site that copper and boron may help. Does someone has experience with this?
     
  6. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    Perhaps this isn't the right form for you. How do you know that your supplementation isn't working?
     
  7. girlfromeurope

    girlfromeurope Senior Member

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    I keep having low magnesium symptoms, normally they always went away when I took magnesium. Now they don't anymore.
     
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    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    Could you describe them?
     
  9. picante

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    It's possible you're either missing a magnesium synergist or you may be taking an antagonist too close to the magnesium:
    This is @Gondwanaland's favorite site for supplement interactions: http://www.acu-cell.com/acn2.html
     
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  10. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    @picante another possibility is that she has too much magnesium.
     
  11. deleder2k

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    Is that possible by taking it oral and transdermal?
     
  12. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

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    I see you are from Belgium. The ELN lab in the Netherlands offers a comprehensive RBC check for minerals. Maybe you want to follow up with a magnesium and other minerals test in RBC, not serum. That gives a more realistic view of what's going on in your cells.
     
  13. PointsNorth

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    Just to chime in. I have MS and take magnesium for spasticity (stiffness). It is time-released and so it is easy on bowels. Company name: Jigsaw Health. It includes B6.

    PN
     
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  14. girlfromeurope

    girlfromeurope Senior Member

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    I think I'm going to try taking boron, anyone had success with that?
     
  15. liverock

    liverock Senior Member

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    Check my thread on high magnesium.

    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/high-magnesium-beware.34632/
     
  16. zzz

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    Many people can't absorb enough magnesium from oral supplements to cure their magnesium deficiency. It sounds like at some point you could, but our bodies change with time, and it sounds like oral magnesium is no longer sufficient. Adding other supplements won't help this significantly. Your problem is not that you're not getting magnesium into the cells; it's that you're not getting it out of your gut and into your system.

    The best way to get magnesium into your system is Magnesium by injection. However, this requires the cooperation of a doctor and a prescription, which may be difficult for you to get. The next best method is Magnesium by nebulizer. You need to get a nebulizer and pharmaceutical grade Epsom salts to do this.

    If this is not possible where you live, you can either use magnesium chloride on your skin, or Epsom salts in your bath. You can find directions for these in Magnesium - treating a deficiency. These don't deliver as much magnesium as the nebulizer or the injection, but they should still be sufficient for getting rid of your deficiency symptoms.
    As I have replied in a post later in that thread, I think that the tone and conclusions of that post are unwarranted, and many statements in that post presented as facts are simply not true. As @girlfromeurope has stated that she has a magnesium deficiency that is not being addressed by oral supplements, it seems only reasonable to use more intensive forms of supplementation, applied properly. As I mentioned in my post, this simply means supplementing magnesium with potassium and calcium, and making sure that sodium intake is sufficient. Taurine also helps the absorption of magnesium into the cells.
     
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    Taurine supposedly helps to transport minerals in and out of cells. Might be worth a try.

    Edit: Ha oops ZZZ said it already.
     
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  18. perchance dreamer

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    I just ordered magnesium chloride bath salts so I can compare them to the magnesium sulfate in epsom salts. Has anyone tried both forms of bath salts?
     
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    Yes. I tolerate both with no side effects. I seem to like the magnesium chloride better, but I'm not sure why. Mine are from Ancient Minerals.
     
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    Thank you! I've been taking all my supplements at once, but I was wondering about their interactions and I've been meaning to look it up. This is just the kind of site I've been looking for!
     

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