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Vitamin D enchances the absorption of calcium, so if someone eats a fair amount of dairy or spinach they should be fine. Magnesium should be the one people need to look out for. It's one of the most important minerals that we don't get enough of, PLUS it works in synergy with vitamin D! If you regularly eat almonds (or pumpkin seeds), avocados, dark green leafy vegetables and legumes then you're probably fine. If not then I'd definitely recommend you start including them in your diet if possible, and if not you can supplement.
Another critical micronutrient would be K2, which helps direct calcium to your bones and teeth and prevent calcification of your arteries (big no no!). If you're thinking of supplementing Vitamin D3, you can find those two vitamins together. They are fat soluble so make sure you eat them with your nuts/seeds and avocados! :)
As already mentioned, magnesium citrate doesn't get absorbed by the body very well. If it gets into the colon, it acts as a laxative. This brand uses a different form of magnesium and has good reviews. You can even get it as a cream so your body absorbs it without worrying about it being in your digestive tract!
Look into magnesium rich foods as well. Dark chocolate and black beans are good ones! I get a really bad upset stomach/bloating with most magnesium supplements. I don't react if it's labeled as "magnesium (as aspartate)" but mostly I prefer to get it through food.
I've gone through something similar, it was during major depression. Honestly what helped was reducing inflammation within my body/brain.
I'd suggest trying lithium orotate as a first line of action along with fish oil, magnesium glycinate and maybe turmeric with a source of black pepper.
I don't know which supplements you've tried in the past but I don't think you've permanently damaged your body.
Depression can deplete and drain you completely especially any creative and positive thoughts. Start meditating even for a few minutes a day. Well-being is fostered not only with a good diet but a good mindset, there could be a lot of things draining you emotionally and physically you just need to figure out what those things are and try to correct them.
I hope you feel better soon, as someone who's been in your shoes it does get better.
This is probably blogging, but I feel the need to share. Doctors best 100% chelated magnesium tablets are the best. Specially formulated to not give you the runs. Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, TRACCS, Not Buffered, Headaches, Sleep, Energy, Leg Cramps, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets [link]
I do and I take this magnesium. Some magnesiums absorb better than others, this one is supposed to have a very high absorbtion. Some magnesiums like magnesium oxide are not absorbed as much and so they are good for helping with constipation...not what you want for relaxing muscles.
I feel like it helped a lot when my pain wasn't as bad at the beginning, I still take it daily but as my muscles have gotten worse it only helps so much. Definitely worth a shot!
I had alot of leg pain and started taking magnesium 100mg a night. it seems to help.
For me personally, magnesium really helps slow my palpitations. I take this magnesium because it’s the type/brand I saw most frequently recommended online and it’s the form of magnesium that’s not a laxative. Worth a shot if you haven’t tried it already!
It's the type of magnesium! Comes in two (iirc) forms, ones a laxative and one isn't! My mom researches vitamins ALL the time, so I just listened to her advice but I remember a few Google searches backed up what she said. I ended up getting this one from Amazon two weeks ago to try and help get better sleep. No issues with so far!
I use magnesium glycinate lysinate chelate. I’ll put the link below. I take 200mg in the morning and 200mg in the evening. Today I’m going to try 400mg tonight. It helps me sleep and makes me have pretty vivid dreams so I’m interested to see what doing the 400mg tonight will do.
Doctor's Best High Absorption... [link]
So far, what's been working very well is taking 0.25mg of clonazepam at night before bed if I get a hotspot, and it eliminates it after a day or two. Then every day I take 200mg of magnesium in the morning and before bed, melatonin before bed, and that keeps things at bay. I've tried half a dozen different brands of mag and this one seeeems to actually work, surprisingly: [link]
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten & Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets [link]
I take these regularly, 1.5 pills a day split morning/night. when I get a lot of PACs I up the dose to 1 in the morning and 2 at night, so 3 pills total.
If they get out of control, like hundreds a day/night, I take metoprolol tartrate (beta blocker) and it calms them down. But I reserve those for worst case scenario.
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, TRACCS, Not Buffered, Headaches, Sleep, Energy, Leg Cramps, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets [link]
thank you! It's the Doctor's Best High Absorption 100% Chelated 100mg tablets - Magnesium glycinate. [link]
Lo-salt is cheap at your local supermarket. Go to the salt aisle (in baking goods aisle here) and check the labels on whatever lower salt substitute they have. Pick the ones that have the best dose of potassium per 1/4tsp (usually 450mg+ for the ones I've seen).
Magnesium, I just order the "doctors best" supplement from Amazon. [link]
I live in Sweden and if you can find the brand "Doctors Best" high absorbed magnesium, then you get glycinate only. A link to the product on german Amazon Amazon.de
That one I use. :)
> Panteprazole Magnesium
When I try to find it at amazon this is what comes up: [link]
Is that the right magnesium?
Magnesium glycinate or other "chelated" formula. There's tons of different "types" of magnesium but to my understanding it really just differs based on absorption. For me, the best bang for the buck was this from Amazon.
Taking magnesium nightly has greatly helped my anxiety. I take chelated magnesium glycinate for maximum absorption, 200mg before bed each night. This is the one I take.
I have recently found these on amazon. Did not have the opportunity to try yet but they are affordable.
I've been super happy with this brand. Zero gut effects, and it definitely makes me nice and relaxed and sleepy (take it at bedtime!) so I know it's getting across the gut mucosa and into my system.
I've been taking these, just two at night. Instructions say 4 per day, but the electro mix has magnesium in it too, so I just do the one dose.
Also, I don't mind the electro mix personally, but my bf has said it tastes weird. He likes it with a shot of Mio though.
Yes! You want to look for chelated because its absorbed the best. I think a lot of mag supps out there are not chelated so they're really kinda trash. Here's one I found recommended and I just bought a second bottle of it! Doctor's Best High Absorption... [link]
I take 2 at night on days when I anticipate ill have trouble sleeping. One doesn't seem to make me drowsy,, if you dont want to take it at night. It can make you poop though just fyi!
This changed my life. My poops have been regular ever since I started taking this. I take 7/day.
Magnessium has worked wonders for me. I use magnessium glycinate because the other types tend to give me diaherria a bit too easily. Has totally eliminated cramping, aches and some degree of restlessness.
Brand worth recommending: [link]
Doctor’s Best is what I’ve personally been taking for years for magnesium. For other supplements I like the Thorne and Jarrow brands. I feel like NOW has some good stuff too. But I would definitely steer clear of all those no name brands on Amazon even if they have thousands of 5 star reviews because they can easily be paid/fake reviews, you never know the true quality or even if the ingredients they say are in the supplement are really in there, etc. And you also have placebo effects and people like OP who expect a bone supplement to help with joint pain.
I have been using a mortar & pestle to mix two of these in Keto yogurt before bed every night.
It has gotten me through a plateau and improved my sleep.
This is what I get off Amazon. I only take 200mg a day but it helps me a lot.
Pick a magnesium supplement, it can be in pill form.
I use Doctor's Best
Citrate can give you problems as it's got a strong laxative effect. Oxide doesn't absorb as well as other forms. Other than that, just find one that works for you. It doesn't have to be expensive.
Oh crap. I'm so sorry about that. This link should work. [link]
I also struggle with the same issue with my Adderall! Here’s some things I’ve found help:
L tyrosine in the morning is a must, I take 1000-2000mg. Also taking an antacid or even a tums can help potentiate it (but don’t take them everyday because that can cause stomach issues). Make sure to eat lots of protein in the morning too, that always helps it feel stronger and last longer. Be cautious of anything too acidic though!
Then at night the most important thing is just getting a good nights sleep to help your brain recover overnight. I use magnesium (chelated, not that oxide shit) which really helps me sleep and also helps with tolerance the next day. This is the kind I use: Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, 100 mg [link] and I take 2 of them at night (200mg).
The other one I take at night is agmatine (2000mg) and it’s been a lifesaver for tolerance, and also again with helping me sleep. Whenever I take both of these I always feel like my morning Adderall dosage is way more effective again. And they help protect against neurotoxicity and neuroinflammation!
Hope that helps :)
Magnesium is the second electrolyte that people are most commonly deficient in, after potassium. It's very important, but there are different forms you can get it in, and the cheapest and most common one is magnesium oxide; this form has a very low absorption rate and can be hard on your gut.
Don't get magnesium oxide. Get magnesium citrate or magnesium glycinate such as this. (That's what I've been taking.) It's not much to pay for how much it will benefit your body. You can take anything from 1-4 pills per day, spaced out with meals and before bed. I'd reccommend taking 3 or 4 for the first two weeks because magnesium takes a while to build up in your body.
Aside from that, I'd say make sure to eat vegetables daily, reduce your sugar intake, do hand stretching exercies, and maybe try drinking bone broth every weekend because I've heard it can help with joint issues. (Make it yourself though, don't get it from the store.) Good luck with your hand and take care, your joints are very valuable.
This is what I currently use and it's the best value I've found for a Magnesium Glycinate supplement:
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate
I tried Doctors Best [link]. One tablet in the morning and one in the evening (about 2 hours after food).
What brand/dosage/timing do you recommend? Also for Valerian Root and Oleamide if you don’t mind sharing.
I don't sleep that great for external influence reasons anyways. I... think it's still helping? I just know I'm not so dead the next day like I was.
I was taking 3 per day of those. I have dropped down to just 1 now.
I would think, especially if you're saying the meds also make you antsy! I've seen other people suggest L-Theanine and B vitamins (which I also take) frequently as well. Here is the one commonly recommended by people. I hope it helps!
Make sure you get the right kind! Many cause diarrhea, I don’t but anything that doesn’t say chelated. I use 800 mg of this (link below) nightly and I was able to get off topomax to have my kids six years ago and never go back.
Best I can find is $14, Amazon prices fluctuate at times tho: [link]
Amazon has this product. I’ve been using it for years & I really like it. Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets (packaging may vary) [link]
if you're gonna order from Amazon, check out magnesium glycinate. It is better absorbed which means less chance of diarrhea. The cheapest one I found is Doctors Best brand which is $14 for 240 caplets (100 mg each):
If you switch brands keep us updated I’m curious what happens
This is what I’ve been using for 2 months
Yes. When I began supplementing magnesium glycinate, I noticed I felt much more at ease just standing in public places. I'm not sure if it's placebo or not, but if you read the reviews on this supplement, a lot of people report the same thing calling it "life changing" for them.
Very interested in this. I take taurine for this reason. Would you mind expanding on what you said about the l glutamine and msg?
What does this mean as far as magnesium glycinate or taurate goes?
I just ordered this one [link]
Is this one not best for anxiety?
I takes two of these every night before bed with someone vitamin d. Initially did it for more restful sleep and just the magnesium. Is this the kind you we're recommending? Mines is almost 2yrs old now
If I'm honest, I really can't tell any difference between before taking it regularly and after. But I mean, I'll still take it cuz ima sucker like that.
Thank you! I bought this one from amazon so it looks like I made the right call. I’m going to start taking 3 tablets (100mg each) along with my multivitamin (there’s 100mg of magnesium in it) every evening. Again, thank you for the knowledgeable reply.
Thanks for the reply! It is nice to hear from someone in a similar situation.
Magnesium is cheap on amazon. This is what I take, 120 doses when taking 2 per day for only $15.
Glad to see I was able to find someone like me! I wish you the best
the reason you dont want to use oxide is it because it will literally give you liquid shits 24/7
thats bad enough a side effect to ignore any health benefits and cost [link]
just get Dr's Best tablets on amazon, they are best cost to price ratio
There is a huge misperception about melatonin. 1mg or less is all anyone needs. Too much and it can have the opposite effect. (I can try to pull the article, but trust me.) When I took 1mg then 2mg then 3mg all that happened was I’d conk out and then be awake 2 hours later, unable to sleep. When I switched to 1/2 mg (there is even a 333mcg tablet) I slept through the night.
[Basically you make your own melatonin, just not enough to make you sleep. So a little bump from a pill helps boost your drive to sleep. BUT, if you take a large dose of melatonin, your natural production of melatonin shuts down. Your brain says, ‘there’s plenty of melatonin out here, let’s turn off the melatonin factory!’ So a few hours in your body isn’t making any, the pill runs out and you wake up.]
Magnesium is a muscle relaxant. When I went into premature labor, they had me on IV magnesium to stop the muscular contractions in my uterus. It also made me feel like a wet noodle and I slept all day. Epsom salt is a magnesium salt and is readily absorbed into the body. It works better for me than oral magnesium. But try Natural Calm (a powder you mix with water) or a magnesium pill.
There are lots of different forms of magnesium with various but similar benefits. I take this one which is a blend of a few different types. It keeps me calm.
Also consider reducing all your lights in The house at sunset to signal your brain to wind down. And make sure your computer and phone have f. Lux or similar to adjust out blue light at night which can cause insomnia.
This is the only magnesium supplement that works for me! I take one pill a day, whereas with others I was halving the pills and still ending up drowsy the next day:
Thanks for the reply! I ended up going on Amazon and browsing around. I ordered this. It has an insane amount of reviews and seems to best the best for absorption.
I would need to take 4 of those pills for 400MG..??
So paying $30 for 4 month supply if taking 4 pills for 400mg.
I’m not a doctor so I don’t want to comment from a medical perspective.
But I can tell you that it’s entirely common for some people to take daily mag supplements long term. There are other benefits unrelated to constipation such as cardiovascular, relaxation, and sleep.
The article I linked mentions that Mag 07 is a large magnesium molecule that does not dissolve into your bloodstream nor adds to the body’s need for magnesium. So I don’t think you’ll want to compare it to typical mag supplements or factor in absorption.
As far as a regular mag supplement, there are several different types. I tried a few and ended on this one:
Magnesium yes if I take it at night and now just take it in either the morning or afternoon. Both my potassium and magnesium were low with my last lab results so an taking 2 of these.
This kind has the best absorption. Just don't take with calcium because calcium, as it's counterproductive to take the two together. I take mine before before bed, and vitamin D + calcium with breakfast.
Apparently that one has labelling issues, I'd avoid it. I use this
Not Yoda, but I've been using this one for over a year.
No gastrointestinal misadventures whatsoever. I take it at night and it helps me relax and quickly fall a sleep.
About 24 oz of water with 1/2 tsp of NoSalt + mix-in. I started off with the Aldi's Fit & Active lemonade mix, but didn't realize for a while that there is maltodextrin and aspartame in there. Personally, I wanted to move away from those ingredients. Switched to True Lemon and didn't realize for a while that there are 3g carb per packet. Granted, I was using about 1/2-3/4 a packet a day, but I wanted to cut down on unnecessary carbs where I could. Currently, I use Kool-Aid packets (about 1/8-1/6 of one per 24 oz). My favorite flavors so far have been the lemon lime and tropical punch, but I still have a lot more to try! I did not like the lemonade personally. I usually have 3-5 water bottles a day, which I know it's waaay more potassium than recommended in the /r/keto FAQ, but it works for me. When I first started to drink potassium water, I only used 1/4 tsp and couldn't drink too fast or else I'd feel tingly. Now, 1/2 tsp several times a day is completely fine for me. I just pee with more frequency and volume than pre-keto.
Whenever I try to add table salt to the water mix, the flavor is too weird to me. It's...too sweet almost, but not sweet. I'm not sure what to call the flavor. Instead, I just try my best to add salt to my foods. I try to hit /at least/ 2500 mg a day (tracking via MyFitnessPal). I'll end the day with some dill pickles if need be. I don't feel guilty about those at all and find them quite crunchy and delicious. I used to be quite opposed to salty tastes pre-keto, but I'm growing more and more to like it. I prefer the taste of the pink himalayan salt to regular table salt.
Magnesium, 3 pills a day before bed. I think these combined with having a cup of chamomile tea and switching to reading instead of TV before bed have /really/ helped make my sleep schedule more regular.
Pretty sure that magnesium absorption via a bath has never been successfully proven. Magnesium oxide is the one that can give you the laxative effect (here's the brand I take).
Magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed and not recommended.
I recommend this.
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 200 mg, 240 Tablets [link]
This is the one that I saw recommended in the other thread, I'm probably going to give it a shot to help with the mild bruxism/tongue moving/gum licking side effects I sometimes get. Cheap enough to try it out imo. I'm not sure if it's supposed to help with the dry mouth or not, best I could say is stay hydrated and chew gum or mints or things to get ya salivating more
I had my first PF flair up while I was zero carb, so food doesn't really affect it for me.
For me the biggest problem was I never stretched and my muscles all got way too tight. The thing that helped me is stretching every morning. Before I even get out of bed, I do ankle/foot circles and trace the alphabet with my feet. Then when I stand up I stand against the wall and stretch my calves. It helps tremendously.
For the anxiety you may look into taking a magnesium supplement. I got a bottle of this and take two pills every day with lunch and two before bed. It helps calm me down and keeps me level.
After seeing this thread, I hopped on Amazon and ordered these. Any experience with this brand? I was using a "triple magnesium complex" that I picked up at CVS and it's a mix of citrate and oxide. Not the best bathroom experience so I ordered the one I linked above yesterday. Should be in the mail and on it's way to me.
> In addition to food, I was taking at least 5,000mg of sodium, at least 2,600mg of potassium in the form of "No Salt", and at least 200mg of magnesium which can be found: [link]
According to the nutrition facts your 6x Orange Triad Multivitamin is only giving your 100mg or 25% of your daily magnesium needs. I would definitely up your magnesium levels. I usually take about 400mg a day and I don't have problems with muscle cramping or excessive soreness. It's worth a shot anyway, it's relatively cheap, I use Doctor's Best brand
Yeah I had these for a long time. My saving grace was lexapro. They went away almost instantly. They would sometimes come after treatment but didn't stay very long.
I would suggest magnesium. I was taking 2-4 capsules each day for awhile and they really really helped. This is the kind I take. If you get the stuff from Walmart or whatever it's basically a laxative.
Hope this helps.
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Dietary Supplement, 200 mg per 2 tablets, 240 Tablets [link]
Awesome! Report back on the how much weight comes back during refeed in a week or two. I got a week left of my 6 week fast. I follow the keto recommend electrolyte supplementation and that seems to help.
>I drink 1/4 TEAspoon Morton Lite Salt and 1/2 TEAspoon store brand iodized salt with 16 ounces water 4 times a day. I use topical magnesium on the back of my calves and entire feet three times a day. I do this while extended fasting. When I am not extended fasting I do 1 magnesium pill 4 times a day instead. Magnesium pills give me diarrhea when extended fasting so that is why I switch it to topical magnesium.
Take high absorption magnesium. It will ease the majority of your negative symptoms. Kratom depletes magnesium. Magnesium deficiency causes spasms, restlessness, anxiety, pain and amplifies all the withdrawal symptoms.
Don't go to Facebook for nutritional advice. The baseline is 300mg a day, total, per the FAQ in the sidebar.
>The only ones I could find 650mg
Per pill, or per serving? Where did you find this stuff? The average mag supplement contains 100mg per pill, for example.
tl;dr Take some chelated magnesium (there's another form of Mg that gives you diahhrea; chelated doesn't do that). Something like this.
Assuming the linked bottle is used, and 1 pill = 100mg of Mg, then take one pill, see how you feel, then take 2 pills the next day, seeing how you feel, then take 3 pills a day, see how you feel. It's up to which amount makes you feel the best that you want to seek out, because it's different for everyone.
Now for the other electrolytes, Potassium [K] and Sodium [Na].
For K, be CAREFUL and don't take a lot ( more than 100mg) at once. Too much K at once can cause heart problems. I made this mistake once and actually started getting heart palpatations (I am 20 years old, for context). That said, I usually like to get some "Lite Salt", and salt all of my food to supplement my K, which seems to work.
And now, for the big one, Na. There are many different ways to supplement Sodium, but what I like to do is get straight to the point, drink 4 grams of table salt+Water (around 1500mg Na) for the day, and get it over with. You will definitely want to experiment on the amounts on what's "too much" and what's "too little". I started out with 16g of table salt (6000mg) a day. But I soon figured out could cut down to 4g of table. There are times where I'll need 16g of table salt if I'm going through a really long run and drinking lots of water, but since for the most part I'm sedantary, I usually keep it to 4g in the morning and 4g Na+Water in the evening. More if I feel I need it (you'll feel foggy and/or lazy from a lack of Na supplementation).
Hope this writeup helped you, feel free to ask any questions. Electrolytes were confusing for me at first but this is what it boiled down to throughout my experimentation and from searching on here.
Yeah I'd take one pill in the morning and one at night to eliminate the absorption issue. Zinc isn't too bad to supplement. If you do have a deficiency, it can effect testosterone levels. I supplement a little to be prudent.
By all means, if you want to try Semax you should. I know a lot of people respond well to it, so maybe you will too.
I know Mg oxide is poorly absorbed, but citrate is supposed to be good. So hopefully that will work out for you. If you haven't already ordered those though, I have some Magnesium that I use that I'd suggest to you as well. It's a very highly absorbed form, pretty cheap with lots of pills and no unnecessary supplements. [link]
A lot of people here are trying to "repair" their brains after drug use of varying degrees. So a lot of people here don't smoke I don't think. I personally only really see benefits to weed (calmer, happier, more creative) so long as I maintain all the other positive lifestyle habits. If, however, I start getting lazy with my habits, weed can be a problem (perpetuates laziness, forgetfulness, even worsening depression/anxiety).
I've resigned myself to believing if I were a doctor, my first move for anything other than diarrhea would be to prescribe magnesium.
I tested for a considerable deficiency ~2 years ago, and periodically after that, and found that supplementing with Glycinate forms has helped me a lot. I've found the Doctor's Best Chelated Version to be the best in terms of price/effectivness:
I've tried just about every type of mag there is, including shots, and the Glycinate forms have by-far been the best for me in terms of bowel tolerance and effectiveness.
Kill two birds with one stone -- [link]
Magnesium glycinate can reduce anxiety -- totally works for me.
I believe Natural Calm is ~~Magnesium Oxide (?)~~ Citrate, which can cause a laxative affect. Try getting Magnesium Glycinate - it doesn't have the GI issues that other forms can have. I picked up this Chelated Magnesium Glycinate and have been taking it for a few days -- it's making a TON of a difference for me, and my stomach (I have IBD) is not affected at all. My anxiety has quieted a bit & sleep has been more restful as well.
I'm just entering my second week right now, but was having awful symptoms for the last week - dizziness, anxiety, fatigue, upper left abdomen pains, plus some knarly BMs (really dark, kind of green, very sticky - but solid). But when I started the Mag a few days ago, taking it morning & night, it mostly dissolved away. I also have been adding even more salt - it really feels like it's overkill - and putting NuSalt into a small bottle of water with some Mio once a day. So much better!
Hope things turn around for you soon!
Don't twist your body and don't cross your legs!
These will both worsen your sciatica.
Source: Chronic SI Joint dislocations (due to EDS) that lead to sciatica and hundreds of hours of PT later.
Also - Magnesium can help - I have used this for years as requested by my doctor. It is a bit different than the Magnesium Oxide you get at a store off the shelf - this is Elemental Magnesium which behaves a bit differently from what I understand.
It also helps with my headaches and pooping!
Just get chelated. I was getting crazy headaches from Vyvanse but I didn't want to give it up because it's a miracle drug for me so I went online did hours of research (thanks ADHD!) and found out that magnesium chelated is the way to go. I personally buy this one: Link.
Magnesium itself is not an issue - we need it, and we can definitely supplement it. But it's never alone - it's stabilized by some other molecule. Magnesium supplements vary widely depending what this other molecule is.
Some forms (like magnesium oxide) are not readily absorbed. It has a bioavailability level of less than 5%. However, it's EXCELLENT at drawing water into the bowel, so that's why it's used as a laxative.
Other forms (like magnesium citrate) are highly bioavailable, upwards of 90%, but also draw water into the bowel and thus supplementing often leads to lots of diarrhea.
You want to find a form that is easily absorbed but won't cause a laxative effect. Magnesium glycinate is a good one, and so is magnesium taurate.
(I personally buy this one because it's easy to just grab on Amazon. I find it's hard to get a decent quality magnesium supplement unless I go to a health food store, and if I buy it there it costs nine million dollars and a goat sacrifice.)
Diet is basically
16oz Chicken + 16oz Frozen stir fry mix + Peanut Sauce (2Tbsp natty PB + 1Tbsp Soy Sauce + some seasoning/water/xanthan gum)
130g spinach + ~220g romaine lettuce with 2Tbsp storebought dressing
Last meal I've typically added in either 16oz green beans or some protein concoction made from protein/almond milk/pudding mix/sweeteners.
Probably going to starting eating some eggs, bacon, cheese or something as I feel like I should be getting in more fat, but that's probably irrelevant
I tried adding in 1/2 tsp Salt + 1tsp NoSalt to a jug of crystal light water and drinking that starting in the morning, lead to eye twitches so I stopped.
Wouldn't say low sodium, I get 2000+ everyday, up to 4k on days where I have almond milk and/or protein. Carbs have been <50g net carbs for the past few weeks yeah. I don't want to go to the doctor because I'm on DNP and won't it just fuck with a bunch of test results, especially urinalysis? You sure it's low sodium as opposed to low potassium? Is there any "easy" way to tell if it's one or the other without just guessing? I track legitimately everything that goes in my body (besides seasonings like garlic/onion/pepper/etc but those don't have anything anyway), so I can fairly precise.
I believe my magnesium supplement is pretty high quality, it is this:
I also probably get nearly enough magnesium from spinach anyway.
oh interesting.. so i'm taking this magnesium.. usually 2 servings a day.. sometimes 3 if i have calf cramps.. do you think this is enough?
magnesium oxide = colon cleanse, body doesn't absorb much
chelated forms of magnesium (citrate or glycinate) will be absorbed by the body and won't cause stomach upset. I got this one on Amazon and it doesn't bother my stomach at all.
Track sodium, potassium, and magnesium.
5000 mg of sodium
1000 mg of potassium
300 mg of magnesium
Get some Lite Salt. You can find it next to the regular salt in the grocery store. It's part sodium and part potassium. I put it in Powerade Zero and it tastes pretty good. Some people put it in water but I can't handle it that way. I eat sunflower seeds every day so I get a lot of sodium there. A lot of people get theirs from a cup or two of broth per day. As far as magnesium, I take Doctor's Best Chelated Magnesium.
As far as getting it from foods, potassium is in mushrooms, spinach, avocado, fish, yogurt. Magnesium in meat, nuts. Sodium is everywhere.
I hope that helps!
That sounds like magnesium to me. What type of magnesium is it? Magnesium oxide is almost totally useless (close to zero bioavailability) and basically just acts as a laxative. Try this one: [link]
Depending on gender, there are multivitamins that are better suited than others, but generally you want a once daily multivitamin.
I personally take a generic rite aid once daily multivitamin, 1000mg of calcium, and 200 mg of Magnesium.
This is the Magnesium I recommend due to its high efficiency. Magnesium is going to be what is going to combat the tolerance issue. The vitamin C is what will eliminate the Amphetamines, and the calcium is going to make sure you are absorbing the vitamins as best as you can.
If you want to do this 100% correctly, you would also add a protein drink alongside dinner, 35g of protein is what I use. What is important is that this protein drink includes L-Tyrosine, which is the precursor protein in the formation of Dopamine. Dopamine is the Neurotransmitter that Amphetamines predominantly exhaust.
If you can follow this daily routine the health risk of amphetamines can be reduced. I take it daily, and I have never had an issue with comedowns, fatigue, or any real tolerance issues.
I take 10mg Adderall XR in the am, and 5 mg IR Adderall in PM.
Cheers, and hope you feel better.
make sure you track your sodium, potassium and magnesium. You're not getting enough of them (especially magnesium which causes leg cramps). Spinach, chard, yogurt, salmon, and avocado have lots of magnesium, eat a bunch for now until you buy a supplement. I order my mag supplement on Amazon, it's magnesium glycinate so it's very well absorbed by the body and doesn't cause diarrhea like mag oxide can. Take it before bedtime.
It has almost zero bioavailability, and therefore primarily acts as a laxative. Basically your body can't absorb it in a useful way.
There are cheap magnesium supplements that work very well like this one:
Are you talking about this one? [link]
I bought of bottle of that and it gave me some serious "digestive upset."
I switched over a slow release magnesium malate and I have had no problems with it all.
if you look on the nutritional facts picture, it's magnesium oxide. :(
This one is what I ordered from Amazon. It's Magnesium glycinate. I usually only take 1 pill at night because according to my food tracker, I'm usually only short 100 mg at the end of the day. YMMV
This one should be good. Stay away from Mag Oxide as it has poor absorption.
I believe Magnesium Oxide has a laxative effect, I use Doctors Best Chelated Magnesium . I have heard it is absorbed better since it has a better chance to make it through stomach acid since it is bound to a negatively and can be absorbed in the intestines.
I'm no an expert by any means, just did a bit of reading and found quite a few people like this one and I have had no problems with it.
Magnesium oxide is almost useless. Get something better (I use this one: [link]).
Having said that, I think you probably still need more sodium. There's no time-limit on that, you'll always need the sodium.
Potassium and magnesium. Really important (I would say particularly magnesium). Mio is basically just flavor.
Get something like this and eat 2 twice/day (4/day) and see if it improves (you shouldn't need to keep up that quantity).
Did you read the FAQ?
Most important electrolyte is sodium. Try to get 5g/day. I do this by drinking 2g/day from bouillon and then just salting my food normally.
Nu salt or No salt is good for potassium.
Magnesium, just avoid magnesium oxide. I use this one:
Yeah most stores will have it, as does Amazon. This is the one I personally bought:
Like some comments above say, pay attention to the type of magnesium. Someone mentioned to not get Magnesium Citrate.
No no no no, I'm sorry, I should have mentioned this. :-( Magnesium oxide is not good. It's barely absorbable and it'll just go right through you. Its best use is probably as a laxative. Get magnesium citrate or glycinate or one of the other good forms (look it up!). This is the one I use. It is magnesium glycinate/lysinate chelate.
If you did mean B12, then I'm confused because ZMA has B6, not B12. Why are you talking about B12? But if you're not getting ZMA, then I suppose it doesn't matter anymore.
That product also contains magnesium oxide. If it says "buffered" on the label, that often means it's mixed with magnesium oxide. Also, look at the "other ingredients" list; magnesium oxide is listed. A good magnesium glycinate that isn't buffered, and is very cheap, is Doctor's Best Magnesium - [link]
Carbonate, cheap, not great oral bioavailability, but does what magnesium does. I cap it, seems to leave me a little more tired than other forms.
Citrate, need to mix with water, leaves a gritty magnesium coating in my throat. But adding just 1/8 tsp to a gallon of water gives the water a nice mineral water mouth feel.
Tried the MagTech taurate/threonate/glycinate mix. Seems like the best form, but too expensive.
Current favorite is Glycinate/Lysinate from Doctor's Best Much better value than MagTech, and it seems to work well.
Definitely do - but make sure you don't get Magnesium Oxide. It's the cheapest, but it has a bioavailability of like 4%, so you'll be taking literally 10 times as much as you would with a glycinate or chelated form. Grab this kind for another ~$6 and you'll get 5-10 times the bang for your buck. Don't get the liquid, it'll make you barf.
so far during this electromix outage I have been popping 2 of these for magnesium:
then mixing up a cocktail drink of table salt + nosalt + Mio Energy. Doesn't taste great but helps with my cramping (think super salty Gatorade).
It was just a lot easier to open up 2 of these packets throughout the day to mix up with my waters.
I personally use these magnesium supplements:
High absorption, the good kind of magnesium. I was taking a cheap brand from a local pharmacy and it didn't help and just acted like a laxative. Doctor's Best brand works great.
As for my potassium I just always use Lite Salt on anything I salt.
Haven't had a cramp or keto flu since last August when I first started. Also haven't had to drink bouillon since around then too as the magnesium/light salt (I use MFP and try to hit 4000+ mg sodium) + my normal meals seems to be working great
I'll look into these other forms. There's no real reason for choosing the type I've been taking other than that I know it's one of the better absorbed types (in comparison to oxide, for example).
Kidney benefits sound good.
This is the product I've been using
From what I understand, I'm getting 200mg per dose of actual magnesium. Is that correct?
Edit: I should have been more specific, it isn't exactly magnesium glycinate
Magnesium before bed. It will help keep your tolerance down.
I bounce between several, but can definitely recommend Doctor's Best. I have not noticed a difference between all of the top brands on amazon.
The TYPE of Magnesium you take is key. You want one that has TRAACS (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System), on the label since that's a proprietary way of binding it that does NOT give you diarrhea. (If you have to have a colonoscopy they literally give you magnesium to clean you out.) I use this one: https://smile.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0/
Doctors Best on Amazon - [link]
Massage isn't our friend - generally the muscle spasms are in place to help hold our hot messes together.
That being said - trap spasms are the fucking worst and they give me headaches and cause me all sorts of issues.
If you can afford it - hit up a massage therapist and ask them to focus on those muscles. However - you might need to call around and find someone who understands and is comfortable working with a connective tissue disorder (aka, no extensive stretching, etc.).
Avoid "spa" environments and call around to chiropracters, etc. - you need a massage therapist who will do deep tissue massage. Don't expect it to be relaxing - it will probably hurt.
You may need two massages in short succession - and chances are it WILL hurt more the day after, but it will at least loosen you up to get you moving again.
Also - my main contributor to this kind of muscle spasm is using a pillow when laying on my back. It causes my head to sit at an unnatural angle and makes everything flair up.
It took about 3 weeks, but I eventually learned how to sleep without a pillow under my head (unless I am on my side - then I always use a pillow to support my head).
I also use a small blanket (think baby blanket) that I tuck around my head (from ear to ear around the top of my head) to keep it straight and looking up at the ceiling and not letting it roll side to side.
Also - MAGNESIUM. I recommend this - I take it heavily and it's great for muscle spasms (and bowel movements).
It is straight elemental magnesium - rather than the kind you find at a grocery store or pharmacy (which is generally Magnesium Oxide) - which I have found to be far, far more effective.
Stretching can help - but you'd want a professional PT to tell you what is appropriate and I have poor proprioception, so I can take it too far and cause myself more issues - so I am hesitant to share the ones I do.
I use Doctor's Best to top it off above whatever I got from food that day.
They are fairly big tablets. The bottle I linked to just says "100% Chelated" on the front, and its side description says "It is not buffered": https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0
I don't know if the following is an old bottle, but they at least used to have a product that said: "Fully Reacted! Not Buffered!" on the front:
I swear by this brand but i think most will work as long as you’re adding in the recommended daily amount! [link]
200mg in the evening. Taking in AM gave me a bit of brain fog. No GI impact like other forms (ahem, citrate/oxide). I use Doctor’s Best.
You'll have to do some digging for exact numbers, but here's one paper comparing to citrate:
I get this one from Amazon:
Look into chelated magnesium ([link]), has somewhere better absorption and won’t cause you to empty you bowels like mag citrate and others.
Magnesium is one of the few supplements that actually do something for me.
It can be overwhelming and my husband and I have tried many.
This is what we buy. It does not upset our stomachs like other kinds and is the least expensive we've tried. It helps us with a variety of ailments including anxiety and insomnia. We take 2 daily.
This is my preferred magnesium:
I take 100mg of this
Doctor's Best High Absorption... [link]
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Keto and 16:8 intermittent fasting took me from 235 to 165 incredibly quickly, and I’ve been at 175 for almost 3 years since, so hopefully that helps you know I’m coming from a place of understanding your journey a little bit. I strongly recommended looking on Amazon for a kind of “Chelated” magnesium. It’s bound to an amino acid which makes it highly absorbent. In the US this is one I’ve had great results with taking 3-4 pills just before bedChelated Magnesium:
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated,
Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten & Soy Free,
100 mg, 240 Tablets
Thats what we use.
Damn, im on 30 of the adderall, but rarely take my second dose in the afternoon, i only work part time till noon, so i dont need it much after work. Im the head vet tech at an animal hosp and i have to keep a tight leash on my squirrel doctors lol so i cant be a squirrel myself
This is the version I use, highly absorptive well reviewed, not bad I am taking a while to get through it [link]
It’s possible the type of magnesium makes a difference. This is the one I take:
Changed my whole life. No more nausea or constipation. It’s a more absorbable form of magnesium.
I read on the dizziness subreddit that many people on anti-anxiety medicine or antidepressants have dizziness issues from their medications. I mentioned that I was not taking any medication in my post in case someone else might have that problem.
I had been taking magnesium the oxide based one. It is slow absorbing, and not recommended to take on an empty stomach. I must have read the same thread about magnesium as you. I just ordered the following from amazon that was recommended by another person on that thread: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Do you have this one?
The kind you use is super important! I have only been able to tolerate this one
Chelated magnesium supplements
This stuff works well for me: Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate [link]
I also take Epsom salts bath regularly. I’m going to jump in one now.
I take one of these every night before bed
I take magnesium regularly and never once got diarrhea...
Alright, by far the most important supplement is magnesium. It's important that you take the brand I linked you because this kind of magnesium is way more absorbable.
This along with L-Theanine (which boost gaba, it relaxes your nervous system) helped my anxiety the most.
Here's the link:
For L-Theanine, the brand doesn't matter as much, just make sure one capsule contains at least 200mg and you always take 2 at once, so 400mg.
There's some other supplements but try these first, before you buy too much stuff you don't yet.
> I følge hjerteforeningens hjemmeside indtager man normalt det magnesium man skal bruge via kosten og anbefaler kun hvis der er konstateret mangel.
Lige præcis den sætning er også lidt at stikke hånden i en hvepserede hvad angår mulige variabler, fordi du vil finde nøjagtig samme sætning på nærmest alle informationssider om supplementer og vitaminer.
Problemet er bare, vi som mennesker spiser sjældent den meste perfekte og velafbalanceret kost, uanset hvor meget vi prøver. Der vil som oftest altid findes mangler et sted, som kroppen skal opveje. Motion kan opbruge vitaminer, tager du andre supplementer så som D-Vitamin, der opbruger magnesium til at metabolisere samt flere andre vitaminer du også vil finde i din multivitamin. Sover du dårligt, er du stresset i en periode, det kræver også meget af kroppen.
En blodprøve er altid en god start på at finde ud af hvor man står, hvor vi så kommer til endnu et problem med magnesium; det skal findes i dine knogler og dine celler. En blodprøve viser dig indholdet af magnesium i blodet på prøvetagningstidspunktet. Så det kan faktisk være svært lige med magnesium at se, om du har en egentlig mangeltilstand gennem blodet.
Du ender også pludselig ud i at du faktisk stadig kan se gavnelig effekt af magnesium uden at have en egentlig mangel, fordi det netop er et så vigtigt mineral og har en så stor rolle og plads i din krop.
Så står man i en ren variabel spaghetti hvor man bare siger; prøv det, find ud af hvordan det virker for dig.
> Har efter en grundig søgning kun fundet disse magnesium tabletter med magnesium-taurat. Næsten alt andet er de almindelige mod forstoppelse. Hvad kan man ellers få?
Har selv prøvet netop den dér, fordi den fik så meget ros. Den virkede, men jeg blev nød til at stoppe fordi jeg fik en meget mild hovedpine-lignende effekt af dem, som ikke var særlig behagelig. Men det virker som om alle andre har det rigtig godt med dem, så de er helt klart værd at prøve.
Personligt er jeg selv, efter flere mærker, landet på Doctor's Best, som jeg køber fra tyske Amazon. Nok den jeg har prøvet det virker mest effektiv, uden alle mulige små bivirkninger og maverumlen. De kan endda tages på tom mave uden problemer.
Men dem du selv har fundet er helt klart et godt produkt. Så giv det et par uger og se om det afhjælper noget, ellers er der naturligvis ingen grund til at spilde penge på det.
using this. will buy again.
I do experience at least some form of the migraine spectrum on a daily basis (brain fog, blurry vision, sleep disturbances, etc.), but I found that keeping stress low and staying away from triggers if I can helps with the brain fog and blurry vision the most.
Lately I've found that practicing meditation on a daily basis has been tremendously helpful in keeping my overall stress levels lower. This had the surprising effect of making other dietary triggers (like tomatoes, onions, and chocolate) less potent at triggering a migraine. Meditation, along with a high-absorption magnesium ([link]) supplement I got on Amazon helps with the brain fog.
I have also been trying brain magnesium (magnesium threonate, [link]) which is purported to help with brain fog. It might be worth trying, but I can't yet say if it's worth the $20.
Yeah, I've been taking 2-4 of these a day, and it did definitely help with some things, especially muscle tightness. I also have been taking 2 of these a day. The L-Theanine definitely helps with me being shaky or anxious, and the mag helps with muscles, but on my comedowns I tend to just be extremely irritable and antisocial. I don't want to hangout with anyone or do anything other than hyperfocus on reading something or a video game or something. My gf could make a stupid little joke that I usually would laugh at because we have a bad sense of humor, but coming down on adderall I can't stand things like that and they really annoy me.
Amazon has a smoking deal on Dr. best right now. Very reputable, usually what I take.
Magnesium helps me. Now that I'm on HRT especially, I take a ton of magnesium. Every time I feel a HA coming on, I just pop a couple 100mg magnesium tablets and it seems to do the trick. I do this several times per day and always have some in my pocket when I'm working. This is the one I use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Amazon tells me I've purchased it 13 times!
[link] this is what I take for reference
Your symptoms are a textbook description of general autoimmune problems, possibly with thyroid and/or gut involvement.
First, be aware that you'll get a lot of people and doctors will want to issue psychiatric diagnoses for your symptoms. This is an unfortunately very common form of "lazy diagnosing". Autoimmune problems notoriously cause psychiatric symptoms - brain fog, ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc. And taking antidepressants and ADHD meds can absolutely help some of your symptoms. But if the underlying condition is autoimmune, that needs to be treated in order to improve your health in general, and prevent the autoimmune disease from progressing.
Do you take any supplements? There are three that I strongly recommend you take no matter how well you're eating.
1) Magnesium, as magnesium glycinate or lysinate. Drs. Best is an excellent brand. Take 4x per day, 1 with breakfast, 1 with lunch, and 2 right before bed.
2) Vitamin D3 bundled with K2, 5000 IU /day, taken once in the morning. Thorne makes a very high quality Vit. D supplement.
3) "NAG", which stands for n-acetyl glucosamine. Good for modulating your immune response. Start with 2x / day in the morning, but some people notice that higher doses help more. Jarrow is one of several good brands for NAG.
Finally, you should start getting evaluated for thyroid dysfunction, gut dysbiosis, and general autoimmune disease. But be aware that most doctors are trained to do quick & easy diagnostic tests, and aren't aware of the drawbacks of these methods. For example, if you ask a doc to look at your thyroid - or if a doc already has - they might just test your TSH levels. That's not ideal in general, as there are plenty of thyroid problems that won't show up on a TSH-only test. And that would be especially negligent for someone with your history. You need a full thyroid panel, if you haven't had one already. Knowing details like this can help you determine whether your doctor is invested and knowledgeable enough to give you the evaluation that your symptoms require.
Any doc can perform a full thyroid panel, but you might want to get a referral to see an endocrinologist, just to get a specialist's eye. For gut health you should first determine if there's anything food-related about your symptoms - e.g. if you feel more tired or foggy after eating, or if you have any gastrointestinal distress. If not, your gut health is less likely to be an issue. But if there is anything food-related about your symptoms, get a referral to see a gastroenterologist. And for autoimmune, I'd start with a rheumatologist.
It can take months, or in some cases more than a year, for the side effects from corticosteroids to abate, although if you only took methylprednisolone for two days, I'd expect you to be back to normal after 4 weeks at the latest. If your symptoms persist past that point, or you start noticing new symptoms, you might have an acquired disorder from the steroids such as Cushing's.
In the meanwhile you can try taking some specific supplements that have been shown to reduce cortisol levels. Magnesium glycinate or magnesium lysinate is an excellent supplement in general, specifically has been shown to reduce cortisol, and along with Vit. D is one of the two most common deficiencies in the developed world. Try the Dr. Best brand. Vitamin B5 is also useful, and it's also worth trying phosphatidyl serene. And while you're at it, get a good Vit. D+K supplement.
It has very good reviews on amazon. [link]
Magnesium Glycinate. I got a large bottle of amazon for cheap. See below
Supplements are not necessarily a scam, but sure, some of them kinda are. :/
Looking at Lights Out, it looks legit to me, maybe a little overpriced. If you want something more cost-effective and not a scam, you could just get Magnesium Glycinate tablets from a reputable brand for way cheaper (like this one on Amazon). I started taking those recently myself - both Magnesium and Glycine are supposed to help with relaxation, and this is a known, science-based thing (most people are deficient), not some vague pseudoscience-y claims.
I don't think that by itself would prevent nightmares. The supplement that's been life-changing for me lately (it allowed me to fall asleep and process my trauma safely for the first time) is Vitamin B3, otherwise known as Niacin. In high doses (100-500mg), it's good for bringing you down from panic attacks or bad psychedelic trips, and again, it's cheap and safe (here's one on Amazon). You can read more about it here.
Another thing you could try (you can take all of these at night) would be the serotonin precursor 5-HTP. I find if I take that nightly it keeps me calmer during the day, and probably helps me sleep too. Again, it's very inexpensive (like here on Amazon).
You could probably get all three of these for much less money than an equivalent amount of that Lights Out stuff. And if you want help actually getting sleepy, you can also find a Valerian Root supplement (which is also in Lights Out). Or try Melatonin.
I'm so sorry for the way you've been suffering - sadly, I know the feeling. :( I hope these supplements help you like they've helped me.
Best of luck. <3
if you don’t mind amazon, they have chelated glycinate for pretty cheap here
I’ve been taking this for ~ year now and like it A lot.
Kratom absolutely can constipate you depending on the dose, your body's chemistry, etc. Drinking more water is almost always advisable under any circumstance.
As for magnesium, look for magnesium glycinate, as its one of the more absorbable types of magnesium. Here's a great brand: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_4?crid=91UGU210WCSQ&keywords=doctors+best+magnesium&qid=1574886461&sprefix=doctors+best+man%2Caps%2C412&sr=8-4
I use chelates magnesium glycinate, which is readily absorbable. Any other kind gives me the shits lol. Make sure to take it with food. I use drs best
This magnesium an hour before bed works great in combination with melatonin. For nights when I’m extra anxious, I also add in a cup of chamomile tea.
Magnesium: (2 tablets 1 Hour before wanting to be asleep)
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets (packaging may vary) [link]
Melatonin I use: (I put around 10 drops under my tongue about 15min before I wanna be asleep)
Life Extension Fast-Acting Liquid Melatonin Citrus-Vanilla Flavor, 2 Fl. Ounce [link]
Chamomile I use: (1 bag 1 hour before wanting to be asleep. Two bags if you’re super anxious)
Traditional Medicinals - Organic Chamomile, 16 Bag (2 Pack) [link]
magnesium oxide pretty much sucks but it's great for relieving constipation. Try magnesium glycinate:
Doctors best Magnesium Glycenate in the PM. What other supplements/medication do you take?
It doesn't need to be epsom salts. Look for a liquid magnesium citrate like this. It might be in a grocery store near the laxatives, or you might find it in a drug store or pharmacy. That's just one option for magnesium. Another is to get it in pill form. You might be able to find or order something like this.
For potassium, see if you can find something like Lite Salt or Lo Salt. I typically find these in the spice aisle of my grocery store.
Magnesium glycinate (cheapest per tablet)
I also find it useful to take a multivitamin daily, just in case:
Amazon's own multivitamin (cheapest per tablet)
Magnesium citrate is a “standard”, cheap and works.
Beware that it will also be a laxative when you first start taking it. Make double sure you are going to have instant access to a toilet within 1-3 hours.
Take ~200mg in morning and at night once used to it.
Chelated magnesium also works, and has the bonus of no risk of giving you the shits within hours.
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets (packaging may vary) [link]
The 800mg size is perfectly safe long term use, and is what I use.
If you have compromised kidneys, talk to your doctor first before taking electrolytes. Otherwise sodium and magnesium are safe to supplement in amounts you may not be used to, you’ll piss out any you don’t need. You likely need potassium too, but be more careful about how much you are actually getting, as it’s harder for the body to get rid of.
Generally putting lite-salt on top of food which provides sodium and potassium, is a good way to safely increase potassium.
Get some chicken legs/thighs, and sprinkle with lite-salt and other spices and you’ve basically got your salt for the day. Note that much of your salt intake actually comes from meat itself.
I add a dash of litesalt to my protein/coffee shake.
Finally it’s good to know that salts are necessary for good health. In some salt sensitive persons, sodium will temporarily raise blood pressure. Often this salt sensitivity is due to hormone disruption and other damage caused by excessive (what people think of as “normal”) carbohydrate intake, as well as seed oil consumption. A lot salt diet will chronically raise blood pressure and can cause other issues in both body and mind as you’ve discovered. Seed oils, even claimed healthy ones are full of free radicals that are responsible for cardiovascular disease, as well as being able to cause damage that can mimic just about any disease. Fish oil supplements also have the same issue.
If you are curious for more info, I recommend “The Salt Fix” and “Deep Nutrition” for reading.
Whats a better deal:
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate
BulkSupplements Pure Magnesium Glycinate Powder (250 grams)
I buy this brand [link]
Many users buy Doctors best on amazon.
I take these - [link]
this one is pretty commonly used: [link]
Answer me this then: if every labeling of magnesium xyz is elemental magnesium, according to you and the government, then why are the following supplements SPECIFICALLY labeled elemental magnesium (instead of just saying magnesium xyz):
Think about it: if you have one supplement that says 100 mg magnesium xyz, and another that says 100 mg elemental magnesium (from 2000 mg magnesium xyz), and both pills are roughly the same size, does that add up? It doesn't to me. And here's another thing: I didn't start having the vivid dreams and waking up refreshed until I started taking the magnesium laxative at 1 fl oz. 1 fl oz is 1,745 mg of magnesium cirate, with 282 of it being elemental magnesium. When I was taking it in tablet form, I was taking 400 mg of magnesium citrate, but I never experienced any differences in my dreams or felt more refreshed waking up.
You need to try chelated magnesium:
One of my favorites.
I had pretty bad forward head posture for my age (still have rounded shoulders and anterior pelvic tilt which contribute to the problem.) Neck and upper back issues can definitely influence the jaw.
I never believed in chiropractic, but I swear by it now. Chiropractic Biophysics (which insurance will not cover) is all about restoring the natural curve of your spine, and it works I swear. Look into a chiropractor who treats the cause rather than just the symptoms, and see what they can recommend as far as minimal in office treatment with adjunct home exercises.
Has anyone done an x-ray of your neck from the side and examined the curvature? My chiropractor recommended I use a "Denneroll" to help restore/maintain the curve at home, among other in office treatments.
I've learned from breaking my ankle that problems at the top often begin at the bottom. My bad ankle led to all sorts of postural problems to compensate for my shifted center of mass.
Regarding magnesium and potassium, there's a good chance you get enough magnesium, although a small amount more probably wouldn't hurt. Magnesium though, nearly everyone is deficient. It has massively improved my chronic pain.
Try this Magnesium Calculator
If you're not getting at least 500mg a day, make sure you start supplementing magnesium. I'd recommend Doctor's Best Magnesium. I tried a lot of brands. Definitely the best value. Jigsaw is another good brand, but more expensive.
Definitely take an hour and read up on magnesium deficiency. You will literally be shocked at the epidemic that it is, and how no one seems to know or care. It can take several months of supplementation to really feel the benefits.
I just take one of these magnesium pills with my first meal each day:
So it's 100mg of elemental magnesium -- just a small amount to make sure I'm not deficient.
Examine also notes that magnesium should be taken with meals.
Yes! Im sure youre aware that eating right and sleeping right will make their own difference, but you could try Ashwagandha (nootropicsdepot) and Magnesium Glycinate (amazon) and that would probably help out.
I use Dr.'s Best
I do take magnesium daily. I use this to be exact.
Magnesium is all around good for a ton of random things, but especially helps relaxation and sleep quality. More info here: [link]
I use this kind, after doing a lot of research: [link]
Haven't used melatonin in years - it'll help make you drowsy, but gave me headaches and made me feel sort of crazy.
I take this one:
How much earlier?
I am looking at buying these.
I have bought these.
>After reviewing labdoor ranks and recommendation on this subreddit I chose Doctor's Best brand
Is it this one or is chelated glycinate something different?
no they are separate
This is the Magnesium i take - [link]
the melatonin is just one that I picked up in my local grocery store
Try this brand instead.
I do extended fasting and I can't even take that while fasting. I had to switch to topical magnesium spary/oil while fasting.
never heard of getting shoulder pain from mouse gaming, that shit is rare
you gotta fix your posture/chair/hand placement setup, could also be a vitamin deficiency
as far as how to fix - eat more bananas (if its potassium), get a magnesium supplement to relax the muscles, and try some good quality vitamins w/ joint support
Try high absorption magnesium and NAC. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include anxiety, restlessness, pain, mood swings, spasms. Symptoms of potassium deficiency include heart palpitations, high blood pressure, anxiety. In short, get some electrolytes but especially magnesium. One other thing— if you don't eat a lot of meat, B12 deficiency can cause psychotic and depressive symptoms.
Why not just regular milk for what? I do drink a bit of whole milk with my cereal.
[link] I take 3 of these a day, but I also take Magnesium L Threonate for its potential to improve memory/cognitive performance/magnesium in the brain. It's kind of expensive though: [link]
I get my magnesium supplement online. I have had good results with it.
This is the type I bought: [link]
I use the one listed here: [link]
It states that it is chelated magnesium and elemental on the nutritional info label.
Doctors best from Amazon
I am no means of being a doctor but this has helped me on the headahces: [link]
I'm not too sure about the brainfog as i have been lookg for thing as will.
I take this magnesium in the morning and natural calm magnesium citrate before bed because it helps me fall asleep. this too
not sure about calcium consumption
Avoid magnesium oxide. It's a laxative.
I personally use This, not sure how the other options fare.
I supplement the minimum electrolytes and just consider food sources a bonus.
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium comes highly recommend.
You don't want a multivitamin for cramps, you want magnesium (and not magnesium oxide). Read the FAQ on electrolytes. I get this:
try to take some magnesium supplements every day to help you feel better.
This is a lot better choice than that for magnesium. & buy Lite Salt
I eat a can of spinach with breakfast every morning.
I also heard that some forms of Magnesium can cause issue. During my search I was led to this magnesium.
You can get potassium and magnesium through food (avocados, nuts, leafy greens) and supplements. If you get a magnesium supplement, make sure its not magnesium oxide, and preferably chelated magnesium. I take this one. You can get sodium by eating salty things, salting your food, etc. More info here.
This is the one you want to get: [link]
Mg avoids cramps. Beyond that, google is your friend.
I use a glycinate/lycinate chelate that's cheap on amazon:
Magnesium oxide is useless. I get this magnesium:
Works great and solves my cramping.
You can get chelated pills.
i wasnt chewing my lip before i took it
I take 2 of these before going to sleep.
Get this chelated magnesium [link]
What magnesium? Magnesium oxide is essentially useless.
Edit: I see that it is magnesium oxide. Try this one instead:
Thanks for the reply! This is what I ordered, are these good?
Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium (200 Mg Elemental), 240-Count [link]
Doctor's Best Suntheanine L-Theanine (150mg) Vegetable Capsules, 90-Count [link]
NOW Foods Gaba 500mg, 100 Capsules [link]
I ended up getting this Magnesium and I got NuSalt and they will be arriving tomorrow :)
[link], I also drink chicken or beef bouillon 3 times a day to get my sodium, sodium deficiency is what gives me the flu more than anything.
The original noopept (from Russia) instructions state: "The duration of the course of treatment is 1.5 - 3 months. Second course of treatment if necessary, can be done in 1 month." So I'd do 2 months on 1 month off.
If you're concerned about any previous damage from the atomoxetine, ill reiterate the uridine, to go along your dha and choline. Read this:
I suggest you buy a magnesium supplement instead of the amino acid pills. Theres studies that show those with add/ADHD tend to be deficient in mag. This particular brand is relatively inexpensive: [link]
Don't take magnesium aspartate. I've been reading bad things. [link]
I switched to [link]
I was taking magnesium oxide. No longer. Thank you so much. =)
[link] is what I use, learn about magnesium here: [link]
I take 2 of those every night with 200mg theanine an hour before bed. I started taking them in the day as well, better at night for sure.
I found this review of Mg supplements very helpful (Amazon review) and ended up with these Dr's Best magnesium lysinate glycinate chelate Doesn't seem to cause GI problems, but I'm not very sensitive I think.
Also I've read about trans-dermal Mg absorption and at least for epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) it seems that you can get your Mg effectively that way. See this study. (PDF)
Magnesium chloride (AKA magnesium flakes) can also be made up into a 1:1 solution with H2O and called "magnesium oil" for skin application. I haven't found any studies on its rate of absorption.
I'd recommend trying a good magnesium supplement. I had many of the same issues and within two days of using this everything was back to normal despite the diet.
Thanks, do you have thoughts on this magnesium?
Do you think it's bad if I take all my magnesium at one time at night? (4 pills, back says 'take two tables once or twice daily')
/u/elstoma in this thread below recommends the Doctor's Best chelated type, which seems to be better quality according to Amazon reviewers. I just ordered some as I struggled with mild nighttime bruxism even before starting Adderall. Now on Adderall, I catch myself clenching sometimes during the day. I'm hoping this helps.
for magnesium [link]
memantine requires a prescription, but if you really want it its very easy to get online as it's not controlled.
According to this post Citrate is about 90% bioavailable so you should be fine using that if the price is fine.
I use this
Well when I took some weird brand of magnesium I didn't really notice much. When I take the Doctors Best brand I noticed it makes me calmer and relaxed. It might have something to do with it being chelated but I'm not sure. I usually take it at night and It will get rid of any insomnia I have.
(link to amazon) [link]
I find 100% Chelated Magnesium to help with sleeping at night and apparently helps with tolerance through minor NMDA antagonism. I haven't had any noticeable effect from Melatonin personally.
I have ]this magnesium]([link])
Chelated Magnesium from Doctor's Best may work.
Doctor's Best Brain Magnesium,... [link]