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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Magnesium And Calcium Together

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63 yr old female with vit D levels at 14. Osteoporosis since age 45. Told to take 400 iu daily. Dont/Cant take magnesium/calcium. Is this enough?

63 yr old female with vit D levels at 14. Osteoporosis since age 45. Told to take 400 iu daily. Dont/Cant take magnesium/calcium. Is this enough?

Controversial: Vit D at 16 probably not significant. Talk to your Dr. about meds for osteoporosis Best source of calcium is DIET. OTC Vit D3 1000 u is a common daily supplement. INQUIRE about bisphosphonates and SERMS. Get a lot of exercise. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take magnesium, k2, vit d3, calcium, whilst on a prescribed osteoporosis treatment?

Is it safe to take magnesium, k2, vit d3, calcium, whilst on a prescribed osteoporosis treatment?

Yes, take them all. : Magnesium is important for bone health, especially as you get older. It is also important for a multitude of other things. I would continue on it. Vitamin k2 is a also important and overlooked. In japan it is considered a first line treatment. All of the supplements you have listed have very high margins of safety and can be taken together. However, at only 52, i would keep the doses moderate. ...Read more

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Why is it when I take magnesium with my calcium at night I don't get that relaxation effect they say everyone should? I practice good sleep hygine.

Why is it when I take magnesium with my calcium at night I don't get that relaxation effect they say everyone should? I practice good sleep hygine.

Sleep: i do not think the calcium is effecting the magnesium. You should not expose yourself to light from devices for a couple of hours before going to sleep ( ie. Computer screen, cell phone, IPAD screen, television). No stimulants after 12 non (ie caffeine). Avoid alcohol within two hours of bedtime. Eat dinner at a couple of hours before bedtime. ...Read more

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My 60 yo mom has osteoporosis. Does she need to take magnesium too along with her daily calcium supplements even if her magnesium blood level is fine?

My 60 yo mom has osteoporosis. Does she need to take magnesium too along with her daily calcium supplements even if her magnesium blood level is fine?

No: Magnesium is not needed. She should take vitamin D3, about 3000 units/day, in addition to calcium. However, the evidence for the effectiveness of these treatments is not very strong. If she can exercise, she should do weight bearing exercise. Even walking half hour a day will be helpful. ...Read more

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Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.

Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.

Unlikely: What type of spinal cord injury might you be referring to if you are saying there is no trauma in the history? In addition, for twitching throughout the entire body to be related to spinal cord damage that would imply that virtually the entire spinal cord itself would have to have been affected and that is highly improbable. Bottom line-spinal cord injury not responsible for body twitching. ...Read more

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I began a calcium/magnesium supplement program, how long before I notice the full effects?

I began a calcium/magnesium supplement program, how long before I notice the full effects?

Depends: Why are you on the program? I recommend a 1:1 dosage--i.e., equal amounts of calcium and magnesium. The dosage is determined by your bowel tolerance--i.e., the dosage that gives you diarrhea or loose stools. Just reduce the dosage to what is comfortable for you. Excess calcium impairs magnesium absorption--and inadequate magnesium impairs calcium absorption. ...Read more

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Is calcium & magnesium supplement as "brown rice aminoate complex" safe in pregnancy? I've taken this in pregnancy and i'm worried if it is not safe!

Is calcium & magnesium supplement as "brown rice aminoate complex" safe in pregnancy? I've taken this in pregnancy and i'm worried if it is not safe!

Perfectly safe: This just means the calcium and magnesium are bound to Amino Acids in brown rice to improve absorption. This is perfectly safe- as safe as eating brown rice! ...Read more