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Old 04-01-2008, 08:49 AM   #1
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Default The official Cal Mag thread

ok.. I was *very* surprised that there's not a sticky that just screams CALLLLL MAGGGGG!

But since there's not.... (and please redirect me if I missed it) can everyone sort of chip in to this one? Links are fine. One word answers are fine. Whatever you want to say.

Cal Mag is mentioned in every fifth thread here.. on every forum. i'm still snitching kids Calcium gummy bears but probably need to move on to something more.. ahem.. mature.

So..
1) What's the best brand?
2) Any features to look for or avoid (I've seen mention of carbonate free.. ?) ?
3) Typical dosing for adults and children?
4) What issues are caused by Cal/Mag deficiency... or what issues are generally helped by Cal/Mag?
5) Any side effects or cautions? (I saw the thread about sleepiness... SEE! As many times as I've heard CalMag praised, I never knew *that* about it... )

Give me the scoop guys! I've googled this a bit, but I always find out stuff here that Google doesn't turn up.
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I think there might be one in the Cradled forum FAQ. I don't remember. I mean, I know there is one, just not where exactly.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:53 AM   #3
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I think there might be one in the Cradled forum FAQ. I don't remember. I mean, I know there is one, just not where exactly.
Well that doesn't help those of us who never go there.. I think it should be here too.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:58 AM   #4
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hmm...good idea...
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I think there might be one in the Cradled forum FAQ. I don't remember. I mean, I know there is one, just not where exactly.
Well that doesn't help those of us who never go there.. I think it should be here too.
cal/mag is good for people who are not pregnant as well
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:11 AM   #6
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Default Re: The official Cal Mag thread

I sort of hop around brand wise so I'll be curious to see what people like. For the boys we give Peter Gillham's Natural calm stuff, they have baby and kid ones, too.

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What issues are caused by Cal/Mag deficiency... or what issues are generally helped by Cal/Mag?
I can say for sure my migraines are less frequent and less severe. I noticed it a few months into taking the mag, and then happened to read the bottle where it said migraines could be a sign of a deficiency. I sleep better, too.
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I think there might be one in the Cradled forum FAQ. I don't remember. I mean, I know there is one, just not where exactly.
Well that doesn't help those of us who never go there.. I think it should be here too.
I agree. Hope I didn't come off as bad or anything. I was just saying that there was something out there somewhere, just wasn't sure where ( I know so helpful)
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:34 AM   #8
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I think there might be one in the Cradled forum FAQ. I don't remember. I mean, I know there is one, just not where exactly.
Well that doesn't help those of us who never go there.. I think it should be here too.
I agree. Hope I didn't come off as bad or anything. I was just saying that there was something out there somewhere, just wasn't sure where ( I know so helpful)
no, you didn't come off as bad or anything. I was just trying to remind people that some of us don't visit the cradled board and having it as a sticky here too would be a good idea.
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it has helped my restless leg syndrome & solved some, ahem, bowel issues.

I think a sticky here is a good idea, it is kind of "hidden" in cradled & I know a lot of ladies don't go there.
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I know that when i take my cal mag i sleep better, i'm more regular, and i don't have leg cramps

I got the trader joe calcium citrate/vit D and then i take the magnesium with it. I take it right before bed.

Calcium citrate is the most readily absorbed calcium, from what i read..

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I take the Natural Calm at night when I remember... I need to remember more often though.. It does help me a lot.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:54 AM   #13
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I have some.. but I always forget to take it. Maybe I should add a line to my siggy...
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So is Natural Calm good? I almost got some but the $20 a container thing stopped me.
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I'm intrested in dosing for kids, adults and pregnancy
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