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Doctor insights on: Best Way To Increase Magnesium Level

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Please suggest what foods are usually recommended to increase magnesium level in your blood?

Please suggest what foods are usually recommended to increase magnesium level in your blood?

Nuts are good: Nuts are rich in magnesium. You can search the net for others. But, you will find some that may make you gain undesirable weight like rice. So, if you are low on magnesium (by a blood test) take a magnesium pill over the counter daily and make sure your doc will follow up on blood levels. Taking much magnesium without supervision may cause heart problem. If constipated milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can fix both. ...Read more

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Which type of magnesium supplements are best for a low blood mag level? Tyvm

Which type of magnesium supplements are best for a low blood mag level? Tyvm

Taurate, glycinate &: Good question. Magnesium deficiency is very common but many forms of magnesium are difficult to absorb. The 2 best absorbed forms are magnesium taurate and glycinate. Citrate and chloride are also fairly well absorbed. Magnesium is also absorbed through our skin. Epsom salt baths are proven to raise mag. Levels and topical mag. Chloride solution also works. ...Read more

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If I'm taking a 2 magnesium supplement pills a day. Wouldn't that increase my magnesium levels. When I had my blood drawn the levels were normal?

No: That ignores the fact that your body regulates your magnesium levels. We don't know exactly how, or how much it matters. You per out magnesium you do not need. I suggest a duet with green vegetables instead of pills. ...Read more

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My magnesium level is:0, 64 mmol/L (ref: 0, 75-1).I`m taking daily 250 mg magnesium, but it seems to be not enough. How much is recommended in this case?

My magnesium level is:0, 64 mmol/L (ref: 0, 75-1).I`m taking daily 250 mg magnesium, but it seems to be not enough. How much is recommended in this case?

Review with your doc: Magnesium is one of those minerals that can cause a lot of problems if you take too much of it. The recommended dietary allowance of magnesium is 320 mg; getting this from food sources is entirely safe. Taking more through supplements may cause diarrhea, nausea/vomiting. I'm not sure why you think 250 mg is not enough, but taking up to 320-350 per day should be safe. But check with your doctor:) ...Read more

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Best form of magnesium?

Why need it?: If for supplementing a low mag level, use magoxide. If for treating constipation, mag citrate is best. Be cautious of self prescribed mag since it may be a problem for some people like those with weak kidneys or on meds that can retain magnesium like spironolactone. ...Read more

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What form of magnesium is best to take?

Depends: A number of oral Mg salt is available. Each differs in the content of elemental magnesium, but has limited bioavailability. Each has advantage & disadvantage. Sustained-release preparations (MgCl & MgL-lactate) have the advantage that they are slowly absorbed. Mg Oxide & Mg sulphate cause diarrhea & bloating. Mg citrate increase stomach acid assimilation & stomach pain. Mg-glycine helps in sleep ...Read more

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What happens if you have low magnesium levels?

Many symptoms: Magnesium is electrolyte needed for proper muscle, nerve, and enzyme function. Low magnesium level can cause muscle twitches and weakness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, mental confusion, memory problems, lack of concentration. Survival depends on adequate amount of magnesium. Moderate deficieny can cause cardiac problems. Things get worse with degree of severity. ...Read more

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Docs, what's best absorbed for magnesium - vcap, capsules or tablet?

Depends: It is not so much the type of pill if they are well made but rather the kind of magnesium in the pill that matters. Poorly made tablets may not dissolve, so best to go with capsules just in case. Also, capsules may be easier to swallow. More info: http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html ...Read more

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My magnesium level is 1.9 and the range was 1.8 to 2.9. So it's wnl but low. And I have been taking mag supplements x2 weeks now and it was 1.9. Why?

My magnesium level is 1.9 and the range was 1.8 to 2.9. So it's wnl but low. And I have been taking mag supplements x2 weeks now and it was 1.9. Why?

Not long enough: A magnesium level of 1, 9 is normal. Magnesium is not easily absorbed and you will need to be taking supplement longer to increase level. If you are having no problems, I do not see any medical reason to increase you magnesium intake. ...Read more

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In a CBC does it check for levels of magnesium?

No: Serum magnesium checks for magnesium levels in the serum, but remember that only a very small portion of total body magnesium is in the serum. The real quantities of magnesium are inside cells. Serum mag therefore poorly reflects tissue stores. Best to check rbc magnesium.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html. ...Read more

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What is best for heartburn, magnesium or calcium?

What is best for heartburn, magnesium or calcium?

Best is not to have: heartburn.

Avoid foods with fats and spices. Regular exercise and stay stress free with no smoking.

Magnesium may be better, but only for occasional heartburns. If you have it longer than few days, you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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Which is best for a heartburn, calcium or magnesium?

Which is best for a heartburn, calcium or magnesium?

Calcium, but...: Short term patches are ok on occasion, but for heartburn, best to get to the root cause.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/food-sensitivities-and-reflux. Html. ...Read more

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Is magnesium level 1.8 mg/dl low enough to cause chest spasm?

Magnesium level: The normal blood value for magnesium (m) is1.8-2.6 milliequivalents per liter (meq/l). Your m level was normal. It is very improbable that your symptoms were caused by a low m level when yours was normal. Speak to your physician for more information. ...Read more

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How many kinds of magnesium are there and what's the best kind for pain relief?

How many kinds of magnesium are there and what's the best kind for pain relief?

Magnesium: While most american's ingest about 60% or less of the needed mdr of magnesium, using it as a supplement can have some benefits. 1.Helps prevent osteoporosis. 2 can lower blood pressure. 3.Can prevent cramps or leg pain. 4.Binds to oxalate in the small intestine and diminish the likely hood of calcium oxalate stones. The oxide and gluconate forms of mg are common. The gluconate is better absorbed! ...Read more

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What is the best form of magnesium to take if you are magnesium deficient? And the name of the product

What is the best form of magnesium to take if you are magnesium deficient? And the name of the product

Mag ox or mag chlor: Magnesium oxide or magnesium chloride are good magnesium supplements--- eg mag ox, slow mag, or mag64 are all reasonbly priced magnesium supplements in the proper form. ...Read more

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Can someone please tell me if my serum magnesium level of 1.00mmol/l is within the normal range. Many thanks?

Probably normal: Lower limit of normal for magnesium is 1.8 meq per liter which translates to 0.9 mmol per liter so this could be normal but better to check with the lab that drew it and ask for their normal values. ...Read more

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Taken omeprozole for 20+ yrs does it effect my magnesium levels? Heard recent studies have shown can bring the levels to critical levels?

Check magnesium: Some times the levels can be affected by PPIs like omeprazole but the only way to know if you need supplements is by checking the magnesium blood level first ...Read more

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Can I just take magnesium supplemnt for my anxiety without test my magnesium level?

Can I just take magnesium supplemnt for my anxiety without test my magnesium level?

Wouldn't recommend: Too high or too low magnesium levels could cause problems. I'm not too sure why they are recommending magnesium supplements for anxiety. Please see your doctor. Terima Kasih. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 400mg magnesium glycinate daily? Do I need to worry about toxic levels from this dose?

Absolutely: I do not know why you are taking it, but this dose is safe and often the dose I start at when using it with my patients. In general, I am typically worried about too low levels of magnesium in patients rather than too high. Excessive intake of magnesium will result in loose stools. ...Read more

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Had my magnesium blood level years 6 months ago and it was a 2.5. Should I have it tested again? Everything else was normal.

Had my magnesium blood level years 6 months ago and it was a 2.5. Should I have it tested again? Everything else was normal.

See below.: Not sure why this was tested to begin with. Measurement of mg has a very limited role in outpatient clinical practice.

Makes me wonder if somebody thought something was wrong with you. In that case it might be reasonable to repeat test, but if it was just part of a shotgun lab evaluation I would not repeat. ...Read more

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Went 2 hosp feeling ill. Found out I had low magnesium. Is a 1.6 magnesium level dangerous? Was given mag via iv. What is a good daily vitamin amount?

Went 2 hosp feeling ill. Found out I had low magnesium. Is a 1.6 magnesium level dangerous? Was given mag via iv. What is a good daily vitamin amount?

No really: "1.6" is just a number and I'm sure the er doctor did not just treat a number. You must have had some signs/symptoms of low magnesium. Diarrhea & alcohol are some common causes. See your doctor, internist or nephrologist to determine if and why you have low magnesium before starting supplementation. ...Read more

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Had Vit D tested, low at 29. The 1, 25 dihydroxi D2 level says <4. What does that mean, less than 4? Calcium normal. Magnesium 1.8. I get fasiculations

Had Vit D tested, low at 29. The 1, 25 dihydroxi D2 level says <4. What does that mean, less than 4? Calcium normal. Magnesium 1.8. I get fasiculations

Vitamin D: A vitamin D level of 29 is not low.
Go to your pharmacy and purchase over-the-counter vitamin D tablets either 1000 or 2000 mg per tablet - your choice. They are not expensive - much less expensive than a vitamin D lab test. ...Read more

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Which type of Magnesium is best as Cardiac supplement??

Which type of Magnesium is best as Cardiac supplement??

Unclear: Studies still being done and literature argues back and forth to benefit. However little downside in person with healthy kidneys, so am for it. Mag-citrate is used to induce bowel movements (rapidly), so not best choice. Mag-sulfate less common now with Mag-Oxide as option. One capsule once or twice daily is usual dose if no deficiency & usually well tolerated. If get problem diarrhea, reduce dose ...Read more

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Which supplement is best for magnesium deficiency?

Depends: There are many forms of magnesium on the market. Magnesium citrate if easy to find and relatively inexpensive. For more information, see:
Http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html ...Read more

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Can adderal cause low potassium and magnesium levels?

Can adderal cause low potassium and magnesium levels?

Not usually: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) does not usually affect electrolyte levels on its own. Use of diuretics could, though. ...Read more

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Is it true that normal magnesium levels in blood don't mean anything since magnesium is in conn. Tissues not blood?

Is it true that normal magnesium levels in blood don't mean anything since magnesium is in conn. Tissues not blood?

Magnesium levels: There most certainly is magnesium found in the blood. In normal blood, level is 1.7 to 2.2 mg/dL. ...Read more

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My magnesium blood level was 2.5. Is this high? Or normal?

Depends: I would be more curious to know what your rbc magnesium level is. The body robs magnesium from tissue to balance out the serum. If you serum magnesium is running high. We should ask why? Is your diet too acidic? How are your kidneys working? More info on magnesium on my blog:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html. ...Read more