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Old 01-08-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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If magnesium is calming - will it help my sensitive colon which gets stimulated too easily. How much should I take. I am on 1300 mg of calcium per day.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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Re: Ibs

Have you tried coconut oil for IBS? I had problems with my stomach and researched coconut oil online and started replacing other oils with it. It really helped me alot.

 
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:01 AM   #3
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Re: Ibs

I would try L-Tryptophan for your IBS. It's an Amino acid and much research has been done on it's helpful affects with IBS and other GI disorders.

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:19 AM   #4
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Re: Ibs

i know too much magnesium can cause diarrhea. .but with a sensitive system, i would just try to start with a low dose for a couple weeks and gradually increase

 
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VSL3 Probiotic is amazing for IBS

The probiotic VSL3 is like a miracle for my IBS. There is a website for it and you can get it from your doc at double strength (start slow with prescription strength). It has lessened my symptoms by 95%. Its a vert potent probiotic with lots of testing and research done which you can research online. It's been a godsend for me.

 
Old 01-31-2009, 08:33 AM   #6
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Re: Ibs

Please be careful with L-Tryptophan, I dont think is is FDA approved and it did cause very serious problems back in 1989 with L-Tryp from Japan.

 
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Re: Ibs

The daily dose of magnesium is 400mgm and is best if you take it in divided doses 3 times daily. Calcium is not absorbed without magnesium and Vitamin D. At this small dose it should not cause diarrhea.

The best mineral supplements I have found are chelated that is bonded to a protein amino acid usually glycine or lysine by Albion Labs. It is a smaller size for better absorption through the intestine walls.

 
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