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I take magnesium supplements for my migraines. My doctor advised me to take Mag-Tab SR 2 times a day and an extra one of my migraine was bad. Luckily, I have about 99% less migraines!! The bottle says it is magnesium L-lactate dihydrate and had 84 mg of elemental magnesium. I really don't care how it works, but my migraines were debilitating and now are much, much better!!!For those of you who have had some benefit from taking magnesium, what form (e.g., glycinate, citrate) and dose do you use?
For those of you who have had some benefit from taking magnesium, what form (e.g., glycinate, citrate) and dose do you use?
For me, glycinate at higher doses, including 400 - 500 mgs separated into 2 or 3 or even 4 doses, did zip.I have not so far noticed any marked change from taking Magnesium. But I don't think the benefits are seen quickly re: migraine, and I might not be taking a high enough dose.
I use citrate.
Citrate is known less for its relaxing effects (glycine is one of the best for that) than for it's laxative effects. In hospitals, a strong mixture of mag citrate is used as a pre-op intestinal 'cleanser', and it's extremely, uncomfortably effective.I had always heard it was relaxing so I didn't expect my energy to increase.
Dont know if you'd get that response on a 200 mg dose (the strongest one you take at night) or not but since y'all didn't mention it I'm guessing not .....
I've also taken amounts of mag gly well in excess of the RDI or even the UL, and like you, have had no ill effects. It slowly undid damage that was making me worse and worse, in an ever descending spiral, that nothing else had even marginally imroved.I take 400 mg. magnesium glycinate before bed and 300 mg. more middle of the night.
Totally agree. In spite of the HUGE amounts I was taking, like @Mary, I had zero laxative effect from it.It doesn't have a laxative effect for me.
When will I ever learn? You have told me this multi-split dosage works better for you umpteen times. Honestly I would lose track of my own head if it wasn't screwed on.It was only when I clipped the 100 mg tabs into two 50 mg doses ank of timed took 50 mgs every 45-60 mins when my symptoms (anxiety attacks with panic spikes, heavy head pressure with pounding head, heart palps, chest pressure, sweats) were at their worst that I started to see results.
Trust me, I know the feeling ..... that's why I thought it might be a good idea to repeat that here, you know, just in case ....When will I ever learn? You have told me this multi-split dosage works better for you umpteen times. Honestly I would lose track of my own head if it wasn't screwed on.
What a GREAT post on the various forms of magnesium.The only form of Mg that helps me with constipation is Mg Citrate, but it causes tinnitus + brain fog (if I recall correctly, citrate inhibits Tyrosinase), so I avoid it.
I tried to find that by searching last night but gave up at a certain point. When I get a mo. I'll try againI kept trying to goose myself into re-doing my previous all-inclusive magnesium post (like an idiot I didnlt bookmark it or save it in and retrievable way), but I just. Couldn't. Do it ......
Oh, please @Wolfcub, dinna fash yerself .... I'm going to slowly pull together another mag treatise based on my own experience and experimentation, and including @PatJ 's excellent input above with his permission, and this time I'll hang on to it in some retrievable way. Cause, you know, a girl gets tired.I tried to find that by searching last night but gave up at a certain point. When I get a mo. I'll try again
I don't suppose you can remember the title....or close??
input above with his permission