It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Alternative Medicine Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-08-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
Sylvia Graham
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cgy. AB Canada
Posts: 1
Sylvia Graham HB User

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.
Thank you sooo much for your time.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-12-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: honolulu, hawaii
Posts: 156
tatsu15 HB User
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.

Old 01-15-2009, 10:01 AM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 74
colby88 HB User
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.

Last edited by moderator2; 01-15-2009 at 10:12 AM. Reason: posted disallowed website(s)

Old 01-16-2009, 09:19 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,110
dolysods HB User
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

Old 01-30-2009, 03:59 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 656
cathy1 HB Usercathy1 HB User
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
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: ohio
Posts: 11
orb4me HB User
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.

Old 01-31-2009, 11:55 AM   #7
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Charleston
Posts: 5,526
Harry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB User
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.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Retin-a-micro success stories.... Dom Acne 2 01-18-2003 07:06 AM
Rules of the Board - please read moderator2 Acne 0 06-10-2002 08:06 PM
If you feel suicidal, please read here.... moderator2 Acne 0 05-29-2002 06:54 PM
All members..... moderator2 Acne 2 05-16-2002 08:18 PM
How to use this message board.... moderator2 Acne 0 04-17-2002 07:33 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:38 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!