So how much magnesium would you recommend I take daily if I’m not getting anywhere with 200mg of magnesium glycinate
At my worst, I was taking 50 mg every hour, which seems to make a difference vs. a 100 mg dose 2x a day, or 200 mg 1x a day. I'd often add a higher dose at bedtime to help with the schizoid sleep patterns. I think the steady flow of relatively low dose mag did the trick for me. It took several weeks to build up in my system, but I could feel modest, then increasing benefits from the start.
So yes, I think that for me your 200 mg dose, whether once or twice a day, would have done zip-a-de-do-dah. But only you can figure out what works for you.
transdermal magnesium once daily
Transdermal never did much of anything for me, and was both stick and grainy, so uncomfortable. I take an Epsom Salt bath nightly, but until I started dosing with mag glycinate, those did nothing, either.
If you're uneasy about diving right in, do the low and slow method and chart your reactions and progress. But until I boosted to 50 mgs/hr, I didn't get palpable results.
Usual caveat: we're all different, so what works for me, yadda yadda, and .......I'm no kind of medical professional, I'm speaking from my own experience and experiments, in the hope that it might help you and others. There. That's over with.