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Does anyone take magnesium supplements?

Just wondering if magnesium may be beneficial. Would rather not order more vitamins/minerals as my bed side table is stacked with all sorts :) has anyone had good experience with magnesium? Any good with weight loss? Ta

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Lots of info here on magnesium healthunlocked.com/search/m...

I take 300mg magnesium oxide (hard to absorb, I advise mag citrate) with 15mg zinc. They're co-dependant and best taken together. Magnesium contributes to normal nerve and muscle function. No mention of weight loss benefits.

You can also use epsom salts in baths and mag spray oils.

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I injected mag at one point, it helped with my fatigue. I also regularly put epsom salts in my bath. Don't know if it helps with weight loss as I am not overweight.

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Did u get injections prescribed from gp? Did it make a big improvement with fatigue?

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I don't know about weight loss either but it definitely helps me sleep.

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If you type Magnesium into the Search Box at the top - on the Green Bar - you will see many references to magnesium from other posts. Take your pick :-)

I take liquid magnesium - and as Clutter says - best to take it with Zinc....

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Thank you, I found loads. I will have a read. Do you see any benefits?

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Have felt good due to lots of things - VitD increased B12 and so on....so it's difficult to know....and of course as you have read we are all so different. :-)

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Yup we sure are but so good to have people to chat to about it all :) me too, I'm feeling particularly better since taking vitamin d past few weeks. No difference before when taking a whole aray of other vitamins and iron. Thanks for advice.

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:-)

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Try Epsom salts in your bath for extra magnesium. This is the one I use.

amazon.co.uk/Westlab-Epsom-...

Moggie x

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Thank you, the salts seem to be popular. How did it help? Is it better than taking in tablet form?

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I would prefer to take it this way than take yet another tablet, plus is gives you a nice relaxing bath.

Moggie x

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If you want a bigger amount of epsom salts, I got 10kg delivered for under £20 from amazon

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Thank you :) do you put this in the bath? Any benefit to you?

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Yes, about a cupful, and stay in it for at least 20 minutes. I add some aromatherapy oil too. I got the salts to try and vary things from having to take so many pills! :-)

It helps with aches and pains and helps me sleep, as well as absorbing through the skin. I read that it also acts as a detox too.

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Thank you, sounds good. I may try some. Didnt know you could get magnesium salts, be good if you could just put everything in the bath :) hope it will help with the aches x

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Magnesium oil sprayed on skin (said to be absorbed through skin) is an easy way to use magnesium

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Have u used this before?

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Yes, I use it on a regular basis and find it helps me to sleep and also eases any aches and pains - esp. if I.ve been overdoing the gardening!!! I'm 74 years old (or is that young?) but inside my head I forget the age thing (ha-ha)... common in hypioTs I think

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I've taken 400mg chelated magnesium nightly for about 20 years, but it hasn't done a thing for my weight, sigh but It does help my cramps a little. metabolics.com/blog/the-def...

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That's good it helps with cramps, any improvement is good :) I don't suffer from cramps fortunately.

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I used spray magnesium on my heels before I got diagnosed with underactive Thyroid, because they were numb and hurting. Can't say it helped much, but what I do know is that once I got onto my correct dose of 125mcg of Levo for me given a little time, everything improved greatly. I also lost 1 stone in weight over the year. If you are on your correct dose of Levo I would not advise taking a variety of Vitamins. Sorry if I offend anybody as I do not mean to, but quite frankly apart from taking Omega 3 and Multi Vitamin Tablets in the Winter. I think you can make your body toxic with all these Tabs and probably worse for it, if taken along side your Levo. No one really can advise except your doctor as to the compatability of these extra medicines and quite frankly I would not take the chance. See your doctor.

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Thanks for the advice. It's good that you have improved :) just I have tried many meds and doses and never feel 100%. Your right, sometimes too much is not good either.

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