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Will a magnesium supplement higher your serum potassium levels? Renal Wasting of Mg and K. When started Mg serum potassium raised.

Will a magnesium supplement higher your serum potassium levels? Renal
Wasting of Mg and K. When started Mg serum potassium raised.

Be careful: Taking Mg and K may be dangerous for certain people. If you are going to take these supplements, you need to be careful that your kidney function is normal to begin with and that you do not take too much. It is best to seek your doctor's advice especially as high potassium levels can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Besides food -what is the best kind of magnesium supplement to take if you are deficient?

Besides food -what is the best kind of magnesium supplement to take if you are deficient?

Magnesium: Magnesium glycinate or taurate would be easiest to absorb and less likely to cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can a magnesium supplement help resolve pvcs?

Yes: It all depends on what's causing the pvcs. But if your magnesium is on the low side, supplementing mg can help prevent pvcs from deteriorating into a more serious rhythm like v tach or v fib. Usually, mg is an add-on to another cardiac med but you should discuss your treatment options and purpose of each med with your cardiologist. ...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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I have a mvp is it safe for me to take magnesium supplement?

I have a mvp is it safe for me to take magnesium supplement?

Very helpful to take: Magnesium is not only safe to take but often extremely beneficial in mitral valve prolapse. Research shows that magnesium deficiency is very common in people with mvp and that taking magnesium often dramatically reduces symptoms. I advise at least 400 mg a day of magnesium, ideally as taurate or glycinate. See http://www.Mgwater. Com/prev1808. Shtml. ...Read more

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I have benign PVCs. Which magnesium supplement should I take: glutamate or taurate? Maybe orate?

I have benign PVCs.  Which magnesium supplement should I take: glutamate or taurate?  Maybe orate?

If your magnesium: Is low and is causing cardiac arrythmia Magnesium sulfate can be administered IV or intra-muscularly. Magnesium citrate can be given by mouth in doses of 100-200 mg. Magnesium oxide is most common in commercial vitamins but requires neutralization by stomach acid and is the least bio-available. Low dietary magnesium can be treated by eating more green vegetables with magnesium. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take Magnesium supplement while on Prozac (fluoxetine)? I heard it helps with muscle spasms attributed to Prozac (fluoxetine).

Is it beneficial to take Magnesium supplement while on Prozac (fluoxetine)? I heard it helps with muscle spasms attributed to Prozac (fluoxetine).

Magnesium cathartic : Most magnesium supplements only affect the bowels, not the muscles or the brain. If your supplement works, good. But if not, the dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) may be too high. If not, muscle spasms may be relieved with gentle self massage, perhaps with olive or sesame oil morning and evening for a few minutes. Talk with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate form of magnesium supplement?

What is the most appropriate form of magnesium supplement?

Magnesium: Before you waste your money on a magnesium (M) supplements (S), here is a list of food rich in M: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Documents/CP0403MagnesiumRichFoods.pdf

If you consume none of these foods, you then may need to have some supplements. M supplements can cause nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. It is always better to ingest M from foods rather that from S. ...Read more

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What is a good magnesium supplement to take? What is a good dosage to start?

What is a good magnesium supplement to take? What is a good dosage to start?

Magnesium supplement: It is smart of you to check. Some magnesium supplements e.g. Magnesium oxide are cheap but not well absorbed.
Good one is magnesium malate. Take enough to get 200 mg of elemental magnesium per day up to 400 mg per day. ...Read more

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What magnesium supplement can I buy? I have uterine spasms.

A protein chelate: Adults need about 500 mg of elemental magnesium (mg) each day and most americans are deficient. Avoid magnesium oxide which is poorly absorbed. Choose a chelate (mg bound to an Amino Acid like aspartate or orotate) and read the label to find out the elemental mg amount in each pill. ...Read more

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Can I take a magnesium supplement with my prescribed ativan (lorazepam)?

Can I take a magnesium supplement with my prescribed ativan (lorazepam)?

Certainly: Magnesium is present in a very wide range of foods so if it interacted with Ativan (lorazepam) there would be hundreds of foods unsafe to eat! Taking magnesium can reduce anxiety ; help insomnia ; might reduce your need for ativan (lorazepam). The best-absorbed forms are magnesium glycinate ; taurate. See http://bit. Ly/1dpai09 for more on magnesium and health. ...Read more

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My therapist recommended taking a magnesium supplement for general anxiety and help with sleep. How long does it take to notice effects, if any?

My therapist recommended taking a magnesium supplement for general anxiety and help with sleep. How long does it take to notice effects, if any?

Careful which type: Magnesium citrate is a good bowel prep. Magnesium oxide is a good relaxant. It is not designed to put you to sleep, but it can help relax tense muscles. One or two pills of 400 mg each per day should have some positive effect within one week to 10 days. ...Read more

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Can magnesium supplement help as muscle relaxer for degenerative disc stiffness. Does glucosamine help degenerative. Been in disable pain for 2 years?

Can magnesium supplement help as muscle relaxer for degenerative disc stiffness. Does glucosamine help degenerative. Been in disable pain for 2 years?

generally not: Magnesium does little as muscle relaxer or relief of muscle pain the evidence for efficacy of glucosamine is only anectodal large studies fail to show statistically important improvement. ...Read more

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I have LBBB and occasional palpitations. I take lisinopril and carvedilol. Can I take a magnesium supplement for the palpitations?

I have LBBB and occasional palpitations.  I take lisinopril and carvedilol.  Can I take a magnesium supplement for the palpitations?

Yes, if: If your kidney function is normal, there will be no harm in supplementing your magnesium. It will have no effect on LBBB which you can't feel anyway. ...Read more

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Take spironolactone, phentermine, one a day mutli vit-minerals (with 13% mg) and vit D3 daily. Can I add magnesium supplement to my diet for my migrain?

Take spironolactone, phentermine, one a day mutli vit-minerals (with 13% mg) and vit D3 daily.
Can I add magnesium supplement to my diet for my migrain?

NO: You can not overdose on magnesium if your kidneys are normal as the excess will be removed in urine or stool as magnesium causes diarrhea.
Since you take Phentermine which can increase heart rate and cause arrythmias the concomitant use of magnesium has potential to cause harm as high level of magnesium can affect heart rate.
Stop your Phentermine and then you can take magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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Hi, I am taking tobramycin .3% eye drops, is it ok to continue taking my magnesium supplement? Thank you.

Hi, I am taking tobramycin .3% eye drops, is it ok to continue taking my magnesium supplement? Thank you.

There should not be: Any potential interaction or problem associated with this. Go right ahead and continue your supplement. ...Read more

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I have chrohns disease and I am also on Premarin (conjugated estrogens) and humira. I have read that I should be taking a magnesium supplement when I'm on Premarin (conjugated estrogens). ?

Not true: Hi. No, that's not correct that you should be taking a magnesium (Mg++) supplement if you're taking Premarin (conjugated estrogens). In the US/Canada, it's very hard to be Mg++ depleted unless you're a nutritionally deprived alcoholic or something. Eat a healthy diet, and your Mg++ is fine, eh? And Mg++ could aggravate diarrhea. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which type of magnesium supplement should I take?

Magnesium: Before you waste your money on a magnesium (M) supplements (S), here is a list of food rich in M: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Documents/CP0403MagnesiumRichFoods.pdf

If you consume none of these foods, you then may need to have some supplements. M supplements can cause nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. It is always better to ingest M from foods rather that from S. ...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 Magnesium Threonate the best magnesium supplement to take? Want to supplement for a short while, maybe 1 month, to see if it improves sleep.

Is Magnesium Threonate the best magnesium supplement to take?  Want to supplement for a short while, maybe 1 month, to see if it improves sleep.

It is good: It is acceptable supplement.

Problem supplement considered to be food, and there is no regulation to assure the public what really inside the bottle.
Try to use a respectable known company. ...Read more

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Can a magnesium supplement help depression and what is the daily dose for women?

Can a magnesium supplement help depression and what is the daily dose for women?

No proof: There is no proof that additional magnesium will help depression. That being said a healthy, balanced diet is usually helpful. Ask your MD about the use of this supplement. Best. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers of taking multivitamin and a magnesium supplement together?

Are there any dangers of taking multivitamin and a magnesium supplement together?

Not at all unless...: Magnesium is safe to take in high doses unless you have kidney failure. Most multivitamins don't have much magnesium & many people will benefit from additional magnesium. Magnesium may cause loose stools, esp. If you take too much or use a poorly absorbed form. Magnesium taurate & glycinate are relatively well-absorbed forms, with mag. Citrate next best. ...Read more

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Took 400mg of presc magnesium this am before starting colonoscopy prep. Noticed suprep has magnesium. Is it ok that I took magnesium supplement.

Took 400mg of presc magnesium this am before starting colonoscopy prep. Noticed suprep has magnesium. Is it ok that I took magnesium supplement.

Probably ok: The magnesium supplement you took was probably eliminated during the bowel cleansing process, which uses a magnesium-based laxative such as magnesium citrate. The magnesium in the bowel prep isn't absorbed by the body but passes through the intestines and causes the bowel-cleansing cathartic effect. Check with your pcp or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more