Originally Posted by Cheers44
I have heard many members suggest magnesium. I currently take a Vit-D/Calcium/Phosphorous/Magnesium supplement twice a day. The mgs are:
Vit D - 266 IU
Calcium - 666
Phosphorous - 300
Magnesium - 266
I also take a daily multi vitamin which has some mgs of these too, but not much.
Does that seem about right??
A blood test would reveal if your system has normal levels. Calcium s/b 8.5-10.3 mg/dL, phosphorous s/b 2.5-4.5 mg/dL and magnesium. Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and keep bones strong. A deficiency in any can cause heart spasms and arrythmia. The test is always given prior to an EKG for rhythm or spasm treatment or further testing.
It is difficult to make an assessment based on your intake of the elements because there are interaction of the chemicals and everyone has a different constitution. An interaction i.e. phosphorous is closely related to the calcium level with an inverse relationship... increase in calcium tends to decrease phospherus and visa versa.
And calcium is very sensitive to elements such as magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin D levels...and many drugs.
A heart medication (I believe ACE inhibitor) increases potassium level!!
I always have a complete blood test and lipid profile yearly. I do take multvitamen tablets: calcium 200 mg, vitamin 400 LU, potassium 80 mg, phosphorus 48 mg, magnesium 100 mg. The cardio knows and never objected, and I don't have any arrythmia or muscle spasms. I haven't had a sick day in 3 years not even a cold.