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How much Mg/vitamin D are you taking?

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by bigmillz, May 27, 2016.

  1. bigmillz

    bigmillz Senior Member

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    Just curious, specifically those with a VDR TAQ mutation. How much of each has worked best for you?
     
  2. Deltrus

    Deltrus Senior Member

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    Vitamin D I'm doing 10k iu a day. But I really have no idea what is best. I took 20k iu before, but I stopped when I started responding more to magnesium & zinc, both of which are dependent on vitamin D to help absorb.

    As for magnesium, on an average day 100 mg x 4 spread out through the day is best. It seems to absorb much better if spread out. And I also tolerate it much better with this dose. I don't have to fear overshooting the dose.

    Sometimes I have days when I have a super high demand for magnesium. The cues for me are high muscle inflammation, feeling a need to stretch, stretching very hard and getting a pleasurable and slightly itchy feeling stretch. I also tend to feel extremely tired. My mental clarity is passable, however. On these days I can take in around 1-1.5g of magnesium and feel better the more I take.

    Potassium deficiency feels different to magnesium deficiency because the stretches don't feel good, and your muscles tend to take around 1s to relax again. Potassium deficiency I don't seem to get as much muscular inflammation, but I get really bad problems with focus and fatigue. Often poor focus and fatigue happen before any muscular symptoms.

    Both electrolyte deficiencies I get after b12 and perhaps b2/6/zinc/copper.
     
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    bigmillz Senior Member

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    Thanks for the detail on this one...I'd spread mine out, but it still makes me tired when I take it. A lot less so than the first few days (I'm on day 6 now of the Mg). I switched to Mg Malate too, which I'm liking. It might be agitating me a little though, not quite sure. It's hard to tell if it's from that or the D.
     

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