Magnesium Recommendations

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Thursday, January 27, 2011

I received an email from a massage therapist who said she saw a magnesium miracle today. A client with chronic muscle pain throughout her body took magnesium pills with no relief. Then she tried a bottle of nano ionic magnesium (angstrom). Two days later she was a different woman. The massage therapist said that when clients have already taken magnesium pills it is hard to convince them that they may still be deficient because they weren’t taking the right form for their particular case.

I’m asked this question every day. What are the best magnesium products? Here is my list. Everyone has different magnesium requirements. So one particular magnesium may work for you but if it doesn’t try another.

Magnesium Citrate Powder: You can find a powdered drink mix at most health food stores called Natural Calm. Add to water for a fizzy soda-like drink sweetened with organic stevia. The dosage is 1 tsp – 1 tbsp once or twice per day. This form can cause a laxative effect if you take too much in one dose. Be sure and spread your dosages throughout the day. Natural Calm is found in all health food stores. You can also get it at a discount at VitaCost.

Magnesium dimalate is the preferred form if you just want to pop a tablet and avoid the laxative effect. The one I recommend is Jigsaw Magnesium w/SRT. It’s a sustained release form of magnesium which allows greater absorption. The dosage is 4-6 tablets a day.

Magnesium Oil is a non-laxative form of magnesium. It’s a combination of supersaturated magnesium chloride in distilled water. You can apply ¼ to ½ tsp a day on your body. It will absorb through the skin into your tissues. If it feels itchy, dilute the magnesium oil with water. You can also wash it off after 30 minutes. A good source is LL’s Magnetic Clay.

Pico-Ionic Magnesium: ReMag is the form I use personally to avoid the laxative effect. This non-laxative magnesium is absorbed 100% at the cellular level. Minerals enter cells through channels that are 500 picometers wide (about 5 billionth of a meter). We normally rely on plants to break magnesium down to this size but some companies use a process that breaks magnesium down to a picometer size. In my experience 100 mg of Pico-Ionic magnesium has the same beneficial effect as 5-10 times the other forms of magnesium.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Doctor of the FutureCarolyn Dean M.D. ND, EzineArticles.com Basic Author

RECOMMENDATIONS: To get well and stay well, join my 2-year online wellness program called Completement Now! The various types of magnesium to take are on my website under Resources and my own product called ReMag. However, the most commonly used magnesium is Natural Calm available at VitaCost.com and most health food stores. Under books you’ll find my eBooks: How to Change Your Life with Magnesium, Future Health Now Encyclopedia and Death by Modern Medicine. For Angstrom Minerals go to HealthShop. For Detoxing I recommend LL’s Magnetic Clay and Magnesium Flakes. For treating yeast overgrowth, IBS and digestive disorders, I recommend Prescript Assist. For Coconut products, whey powder and green powders go to Tropical Traditions. For food-based supplements Grown by Nature offers my readers a 20% discount on your purchases. At checkout, just enter the code: gbn123. For psychological and emotional issues I recommend EFT, the Linden Method (for anxiety) and The Healing Codes. For everything and everything else, take RnA Drops!

NOTE: Only you can know if something is helping you. If you don’t feel well on a supposed beneficial product, listen to your body and stop taking it! Knowing when to Not take something is a big part of taking responsibility for your health.

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