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Old 07-30-2008, 10:06 AM   #76
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Default Re: The official Cal Mag thread

I know that you are supposed to take calcium citrate and I have no problem finding that at the store, but what about the magnesium? The only form of magnesium at the store is magnesium oxide, which I heard wasn't good. What form of magnesium are you suppose to take for the best results? And where do you get it?
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:40 AM   #77
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I've FINALLY got some cal/mag, been taking it for about 5 days. 3 pills make up 1000/400 but I've been taking them all at night becuase the last thing I need during the day is something making me tired, kwim?

Is that not okay? I"d never remember to take them spread out, I dont' think. (And ftr, yes, I do forget to eat meals during the day too)
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Default Re: The official Cal Mag thread

I don't know anything about the different magnesiums.

I take all my cal/mag at night. It is the best time to do it.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:29 PM   #79
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My dr told me to take a cal-mag-zinc supplement (which I forget to do 6 out of 7 days) I have the kind from Target (Origin brand)
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My dr told me to take a cal-mag-zinc supplement (which I forget to do 6 out of 7 days) I have the kind from Target (Origin brand)
This is the brand that I have, too- I take 3 pills. 1 with dinner, 2 at bedtime.
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:14 AM   #81
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I've FINALLY got some cal/mag, been taking it for about 5 days. 3 pills make up 1000/400 but I've been taking them all at night becuase the last thing I need during the day is something making me tired, kwim?

Is that not okay? I"d never remember to take them spread out, I dont' think. (And ftr, yes, I do forget to eat meals during the day too)
Is it Calcium carbonate?

I can find calcium carbonate in reasonable portions.... but calcium citrate are horse pills, 6 of them!!!
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:45 AM   #82
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Default Re: The official Cal Mag thread

Yeah, it's carbonate. I never even thought to look. I just went "oh cal/mag, how cool".

Is that not as good?
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:44 PM   #83
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Sp here's my question. How do you find calcium and megnesium supplements that doesn't mean you need to take a million pills? I have to take 3 calcium pills for 1000, and 3 magnesium for 400.... so to get 1000/400 I have to take 6 pills .... 7 pills if I want closet to 1300/400

I use soluble calcium (ie dissolve in water) with one mag pill = 1000mg calcium + 3 or 400 mag (sorry, can't remember dose)
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:11 PM   #84
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carbonate *can* cause constipation. It does in me. But a lot of people don't have any problems with it. So if it is working for you I wouldn't worry about it, but if you are having problems switch.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:20 PM   #85
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Oh, no, not constipation at all. LOL. So I guess it's fine, then.
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This is why I avoid it, Allison said, "There are different kinds of calcium. I never recommend Calcium Carbonate (most kidney stones are made out of this) Calcium Citrate doesn't make stones for most people like the Carbonate does."

post 90 something in another thread.... I don't think I can post the link here....
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And why, oh why, is magnesium so awful to swallow? I was taking Nature Made and thought it was just the brand--these flat, round tablets that would ALWAYS get stuck in my throat
I was taking the Nature's Plus Cal/Mag Citrate and the capsules stuck in my throat.

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http://www.bluebonnetnutrition.com/m...n_citrate.html
a liquid with 1000/400
This is the one I take. It really does help me sleep better at night. I had Restless Leg Syndrome very bad for years and this really is helping a lot!
I use Bluebonnet too. Cal/Mag eliminates my leg cramps.
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Default Re: The official Cal Mag thread

Sorry if this question is elsewhere in the thread. I don't have time to read through all of them right now.

I just bought some calcium citrate w/mag from Costco, but 2 tablets only give me 500 mg Calcium.

So, do I just take 4 of them to get 1000 mg, plus the 200mg that are in my prenatal vitamin? And, do I take them all before bedtime?

Lastly, do I have to worry about too much Vitamin D or Zinc (because they're in there too)?
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I'd take 4 at bedtime & the prenatal in the morning-- the iron in the prenatal makes the cal pretty useless iirc.
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