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From: Pramesh Rutaji on 7 Aug 2009 14:56
> On Aug 6, 12:06 pm, Kofi <k...(a)anon.un> wrote:
>> FYI, magnesium deficiency is a contributor to obesity, hypertension and
>> other metabolic diseases.
> What is the best form of magnesium to supplement with?
> Ever heard of Natural Calm? Do you think it is worth the extra $$$, or
> are their claims just marketing hype?
Magnesium Citrate is very well absorbed. Try a website like:
which I found by googling "bulk magnesium citrate".
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From: Jack Campin - bogus address on 7 Aug 2009 15:43
>> What is the best form of magnesium to supplement with?
> I don't know. If nothing else works, you can try I.M. shots.
Cheapest is Epsom salt. If taking it orally doesn't work, bath
in it. Epsom salt baths are often used for treating autism.
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From: Are you kidding on 7 Aug 2009 19:57
Thank you for the information. Is a magnesium deficiency something they can
"Kofi" <kofi(a)anon.un> wrote in message
>> I am just wondering if anyone has experienced muscle twitching when your
>> Crohns is flaring?
> I'll skip the footnotes.
> Magnesium deficiency should be at the top of your suspect list. I had
> severe muscle twitching until I started taking magnesium. If this is
> the cause of your problem, it's probably a disturbance in your TRPM
> transporters either in the gut or kidneys. It's vital you take
> magnesium with calcium and phosphorus for good absorption - but this
> won't necessarily help you retain it if the transporters in your kidney
> are boxed.
> As far as the transporters go, you need adequate intakes or levels of
> vitamin D3, omega 3 fish oils and inulin (which may ultimately indicate
> butyrate) to make them work properly.
> Cyclosporine A and other drugs that knock down c-Fos or EGF expression
> in the gut (green tea and curcumin fall into this camp) tend to inhibit
> magnesium absorption. Interfering with aldosterone, ACE or angiotensin
> II might also do that.
> Estrogen deficiency can cause magnesium deficiency. There's good
> evidence DHEA deficiency might cause it too - pointing to a general need
> for proper sympathoadrenal tone (i.e., good function in your adrenal
> glands). I'm working on a paper now about that.
> Oddly, some food dyes can interfere with vitamin D3 in the gut.
> Brilliant Blue G blocks the cathlicidin receptor P2X7 and that then
> would block EGF which you need for magnesium absorption and gut barrier
> I think acetyl-l-carnitine is an excellent suggestion. It can, however,
> directly stoke your neurotrophins which then affects cancer risk
> (raising it for some, lowering it for others) and, of course, it sends
> hair follicles into premature catagen. So high doses of ALCAR (~
> 3g/daily) might cause hair loss and/or brain tumors. Then again,
> magnesium deficiency is no picnic either. It raises substance P levels
> which then exacerbates neuropathy and allergic inflammation (which
> should also cause hair loss through excessive mast cell degranulation).
> Other carnitines might accomplish the same goal without the same side
> FYI, magnesium deficiency is a contributor to obesity, hypertension and
> other metabolic diseases.
From: Kofi on 8 Aug 2009 13:25
In article <jb3fm.38117$Db2.20735(a)edtnps83>, "Are you kidding"
> Thank you for the information. Is a magnesium deficiency something they
> test for?
Yes. However, most doctors I've met have been too absentminded to test
for it much less treat it.
From: flamesrock on 8 Aug 2009 15:00
Kofi, I thought ALCAR was supposed to improve hair growth. Could you
-thanks in advance