Thanks. I started on 600mg of magnesium and am fine on it and 22mg of zinc which i'm also fine on, but I was interested to see what doses others took. Does anyone know what the maximum doses for these 2 are?. I'd really like to up the magnesium as it seems to be helping with the cognitive stuff.
I was taking 25 mg of Zinc, but after a while food and my mouth tasted like metal! If this happens just cut back. Not sure how much mag. you can take. The main problem is diahrrea so if that happens you cut back, then slowly add again.
I think it's gonna depend on how deficient you might be in these two minerals. You might need 50mgs, or you might need 20.
Are you taking a multi-mineral as well? I just mention that because sometimes taking higher doses of individual minerals for prolonged periods of time may cause an imbalance...
Zinc for example interacts with copper, and too much zinc can lower copper levels. Too much vitamin C can lower copper levels as well. Also magnesium and calcium work together, but also need other trace minerals in order to really work properly (like boron, vitamin d, vitamin K, strontium, etc....)
Regarding magnesium, the form you take can influence how much you can tolerate.
I find mag glycinate doesn't cause gastric side effects as much as others. There is also transdermal
magnesium "oil", which can be a nice way to get extra mag without affecting the digestive system.
Between the two (when I remember) I probably get about 800mg/day.
i suspect some of us are loaded with copper, but it's not bioavailable or whatever teh term is.
I dumped a lot of copper when i tried the biofilm protocol. google peta cohen, biofilm for more info on that.