Originally Posted by nicknamefij
On another note, I read that I should take 400mg a day for six weeks, but the bottle I bought suggested only 100mg per day. Is that just a suggestion? Are there any issues with taking 400mg per day. especially if this isnt really my problem, and my levels are alright.
Being knowledgeable is the key to finding an answer. You have have been doing good.
There are several forms of magnesium that all work in different ways: magnesium citrate, magnesium aspartate, magnesium carbonate, magnesium gluconate, magnesium oxide, and magnesium sulfate. Search out each one and you will see the differences between each type.
Taking 400mg /day is fine. The 100mg /day is recommended if you have no symptoms and just want to add magnesium into your normal daily diet.
I take higher then 400/day to help with heart palpations from MVP, asthma and Diabetes. And it has been working fine for me.
I would not recommend that for you until you are certain you know what your illness is.
Also, you may look into the combination of magnesium such as magnesium, calcium & vitamin D. The three all work in combination of each other and the Vitamin D is added to get the most absorption of the magnesium & calcium. You should also know that there should be a 2:1 ratio - being you should be taking twice as much calcium then magnesium.