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I was wondering if there are anyone else who uses magnesium tablets and cod liver oil tablets supplements to boost their immune systems.

I have been doing this for years and whilst I have severe asthma / copd but I never smoked. My asthma is controlled through drugs. I don't really get flare ups hut I used ventolin occasionally.

I believe the boost of magnesium and cod liver oil has done it. Anyone else using.

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I also take cod liver oil as well as starflower oil. I don't know if it helps my asthma, I take them for my joints. My asthma is under control and I very rarely have flare ups, in fact so far this has been my best year since being diagnosed.


I take both as well.


I take Omega 3 capsules but don't think they make any difference to my asthma. My eye consultant told me to take three capsules a day for dry eyes. I have been reading a lot lately about magnesium but not sure what they are supposed to do.


Magnesium is very good for asthma. 700 to 1000mg per day as it stops attacks.

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I use Fish Oil + Magnesium + High Dose Vitamin D + the Ubiquinol form of CoQ10 Daily. Every second day I also take other Vitamins and Minerals including Slow Release Vitamin C. I also take Selenium once or twice a week. My view is that - as Astma is one of several diseases caused by Inflammation - anything that is supposed to reduce Inflammation has got to be worth a shot. I believe that - in addition to meds - an Holistic Appoach to tackling Asthma should be adopted. Also - because your body gets used to every drug after a while - it may be beneficial to change / rotate medication periodically. You have to be careful with Supplements as although anti-oxidants are generally good, eradicating oxidants entirely is not the best approach as some oxidants are essential for signalling to the body to activate defence mechanisms. Hence the reason for not taking most vitamins everyday, only on alternate days. Please note, I 'm not a medical professional, so (as ever) you need to do your own due diligence and check with your Doctor.


What amounts are you taking I would be interested


Omega 3 (Fish Oil) 500mg Morning + 500mg Evening

Magnesium 100mg Morning + 100mg Evening

D3 25mcg Morning + 25mcg Evening

Ubiquinol 100mg Daily

Vit C 100 mg every second day

Selenium 200 ug every third day

Several other Vitamins 'every other day' too, including Zinc

Also, 50% Juice (Blackcurrant) for Polyphenols, plus a diet generally high in Fruit & Veg (including Small Banana each Day for Potassium). Minimum 30 Minutes Walking, Jogging, Cycling or Swimming each Day is also something I see as critical for my Personal Attack on Asthma. Exercise is inflammatory in the short term, but apparently, anti-inflammatory when done regularly (e.g. 3 or more times a week) and is probably equally as good - if not better - than all the Supplements added together.


Hubby takes D3 and vitamin A, this is known to help Asthma, COPD and Emphasema patients.


I wonder if we can get a study done for all asthma and these alternatives


When I have attacks that require me going into hospital, they always give me a magnesium sulphate drip as I respond well to it. It inhibits the smooth muscles in the lungs/windpipe from contracting and stops me producing histamines.

I'm very interested to know if magnesium tablets will aid with this. I'm sick of the flare ups over the past 6 months.


I have been taking magnesium for a few years now and my asthma is constant so I assume it works.


Hello WHOA

I use magnesium tablets, too. On page 64 of my book, "Running with Asthma: An Asthmatic Runner's Memoir," I cite a research study showing how magnesium supplements improve asthma symptoms.

Yours for better breathing,

John Terry McConnell


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