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    Old 09-29-2003, 10:20 AM   #16
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    I wanted to add some info on magnesium here:

    Function:

    Magnesium has several important metabolic functions. It plays a role in the production and transport of energy. It is also important for the contraction and relaxation of muscles. Magnesium is involved in the synthesis of protein, and it assists in the functioning of certain enzymes in the body.

    Food Sources:

    Most dietary magnesium comes from vegetables, particularly dark-green, leafy vegetables. Other foods that are good sources of magnesium are soy products, such as soy flour and tofu; legumes and seeds; nuts (such as almonds and cashews); whole grains (such as brown rice and millet); and fruits or vegetables (such as bananas, dried apricots, and avocados).

    Side Effects:

    Toxic symptoms from increased magnesium intake are not common because the body eliminates excess amounts. Magnesium excess almost always occurs only when magnesium is supplemented as a medication.

    Magnesium deficiency is rare. The symptoms include muscle weakness, fatigue, hyperexcitability, and sleepiness. Deficiency of magnesium can occur in alcoholics or people whose magnesium absorption is decreased due to surgery, burns, or problems with malabsorption (inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract). Certain medications or low blood levels of calcium may be associated with magnesium deficiency.

    Deficiency symptoms have three categories:

    Early symptoms include irritability, anorexia, fatigue, insomnia, and muscle twitching. Other symptoms include poor memory, apathy, confusion, and reduced ability to learn.
    Moderate deficiency symptoms consist of rapid heartbeat and other cardiovascular changes.
    Severe deficiency symptoms could lead to tingling, numbness, and a sustained contraction of the muscles, along with hallucinations and delirium.

    Recommendations:

    These are the recommended daily requirements of magnesium:

    Children
    1-3 years old: 80 milligrams
    4-8 years old: 130 milligrams
    9-13 years old: 240 milligrams
    14-18 years old (boys): 410 milligrams
    14-18 years old (girls): 360 milligrams
    Adult females: 310 milligrams
    Pregnancy: 360-400 milligrams
    Breastfeeding women: 320-360 milligrams
    Adult males: 400 milligrams

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    Old 09-29-2003, 11:19 AM   #17
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    One of the problems of getting many minerals from veggies is that there is no telling how healthy the soil is that the food was grown in--- alot of veggies are grown in mineral depleted soil. I think taking a supplement that is readily absorbed is good. Gloconate , citate, asparate and oratate are all good. The oxide take more stomach acid for it to get broken down.


     
    Old 09-30-2003, 04:48 PM   #18
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    Hello everyone,
    I am so glad to see that this message is helping people. I am still feeling good, not one episode of heartburn since I found magnesium. These days I have cut back just to see how I feel and still doing fine, just a few days a week and that does me fine. My system has gotten back to normal and I've even experimented with some of the "no-no foods" with no problems. I watch what I eat because I will NEVER take ppi's again. Actudan, your nutritionist is right all they do is mask a problem and then because it's left untreated it becomes worse. I wish you all Good Health

     
    Old 09-30-2003, 04:52 PM   #19
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    Thanks for the info! I am anxious to try this.

    I too have been told that nothing is wrong, except an Upper GI did show stomach spasms. I have the pain below my ribcage (almost like severe, growling hunger pains)and horrible reflux (especially during the day). I can live with the pain, but what I cannot take anymore is the feeling of something in the back of my throat and the bad breath from the reflux. Does anyone else have this and how can I get rid of it? I am so sick of eating mints all day long. I am withdrawing from family and friends because it is too embarrassing to talk to people. It all started a little over a year ago and progressively worsened over the past 6 months.

    Does the magnesium help this? THANK YOU. I would appreciate any input.

     
    Old 11-15-2003, 11:46 PM   #20
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    Just like to say hi to all, was reading the posts and never gave mag. a thought, I too have been haveing stomach problems, gas, pain in the chest and lower abdoman was put in the hospital 3 times in 2 years, doc told me is was gerd put me on protonix that didnt help so he double it, I hate drugs so i did some research and found that a digestive enzyme high in protease and lipase might help so I tried it,, it worked for me. (drug free
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    Old 12-19-2003, 10:26 PM   #21
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    Re: GERD Sufferers..I feel good...let me tell you why...

    I have done alot of reading about the absorption of magnesium. There is a company in Canada -- Albion Laboratories that has patented a process(US) that chelates magnesium to amino acid(protein). This type magnesium is probably one of the best I and my wife have ever used. It is manufactured in the US by anumber of companies like Solgar, Carlson, Kal and Doctors Best -- it's named magnesium glycinate.

    My wife took Prilosec for 6 years for cramping and spasming of the throat -- now the magnesium has solved her problem. The Doctoc called her problem "Nutcracker Syndrome.

    I am sure there are other forms of Magnesium that are absorbed OK like apartate, oratate, lysinate, citrate, etc. The inorganic forms are considered not as good like sulphates, oxides and phosphates.

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    Old 01-03-2004, 02:24 PM   #22
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    Re: GERD Sufferers..I feel good...let me tell you why...

    Hi blue pumpkin and friends, just an update, Since I have used the calsium/mag supplements,(several months now) my stomach problems have been solved. I went through an upper gi and sonagram a year ago fall. All lookes great from the medical point of view, but I belched alot, had pain in the upper back and esophugus. I am sold on magnisium! I get it from our local health food store. I take a 1000/500 supplement. I encourage all to try it!

     
    Old 01-14-2004, 01:20 PM   #23
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    Re: GERD Sufferers..I feel good...let me tell you why...

    OK let me get this straight. I'm on Prevacid 1/daily..to reduce acid and, stomach inflammation -- should I shift to Magnesium supplements..and, how many must I take and, will they cause diareeha. Must I take theses forever?????????

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    Old 01-14-2004, 01:45 PM   #24
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    Re: GERD Sufferers..I feel good...let me tell you why...

    Losec,

    If you do any reading about what your body needs to function -- you'll find that it needs alot of nutrients. Magnesiun is only 1 you need daily -- 400mgm to live. If you don't get it --- you will have problems. You can certainly get it in food if you know what to eat and the veggies are grown in Magnesium rich soil that is not depleted??

    It helped bluepumpkin with his problems.

    Magnesium is not an anti inflammation mineral--- it is more for anti-spasms, helps enzyme production and many functions in your body.. Most illnesses are made worse by lack of magnesium. About 75% of people are deficient in just this one mineral!

    It will not cause diarrhea in about 1/50 of an ounce--- not in me. Magnesium in high doses are used as many laxatives.

    God Bless---Harry

     
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    Re: GERD Sufferers..I feel good...let me tell you why...

    Thanks Harry I'm taking a multi vitamine daily but, there's not enough magnesium in there..

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    Old 01-22-2004, 04:17 AM   #26
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    Re: GERD Sufferers..I feel good...let me tell you why...

    my understanding is you take probiotics for 1-2 months and then you shouldn't need them again any time soon. basically, you build up your flora level, then it is self-maintaining. you can probably take them again in a year or something for another month. if you can't maintain them naturally, you probably have another issue i'm guessing.

    i just buy 1 bottle at a time. finish that bottle, then take them again next time after i have an antibiotic treatment or something like that.

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    sounds great,now what im wondering is how do probiotics work into all of this? is it somethign we can stop taking or take them along with the magnesium ? and is this helpful with the gas and bloating from IBS ?

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    Old 03-26-2004, 08:00 AM   #27
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    Re: GERD Sufferers..I feel good...let me tell you why...

    Regardless of the type Magnesium you take --- more is absorbed if you take it in divided doses. If you take it in one dose daily the absorption is about 14% but taking it 3 times daily the amount is increased up to 40%.

    Most all magnesium supplements are aborbed to some degree but the most bioavailable type is the Chelates form. This magnesium is bonded to a protein Amino Acid-- gylcine and lysine (glyinate and lysinate) and is readily absorbed in your intestines. I think because it's small and in an ionic useable type form.

    This process is patented internationally by Albion Labs in Utah and sold to various vitamin/ mineral manufacturers. I have used Doctor's Best, Solgar, Carlson, and Kal --- there are also many other brands on the market. As I said, ALL forms of Magnesium work to some degree ---it is just some are better than others!!

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    Old 03-31-2004, 12:33 PM   #28
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    Last week I went to the emergency room because I thought I was having a heart attack. The Doctors could not find anything wrong. I went to my regular doctor the next day and he said I had acid reflux disease and the pain in my chest was from erosive esophogous disease. Now this Friday he wants to run a camera down my throat to see what kind of damage has been done. My questions are....Is this the same pain you guys are describing in your chest? It feels like my heart is actually hurting. Should I contine to take the Nexium with the magnesium? Should I let this Doctor stick a camera down my throat? Any response would really help me. I am new to all this and just really need some help.

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    Old 03-31-2004, 02:35 PM   #29
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    Re: GERD Sufferers..I feel good...let me tell you why...

    Yes, you should let them. It is an endoscope where they can look and see what is going on and they can take pictures of areas that look inflammed. They may also take a couple biopies if something is inflammed. It does not hurt. You will be sedated enough sothat you don't feel anything. Nothing to be afraid of. Many of us have it without sedation on a regular basis to keep track of what is going on. It can be a life saver if they find a problem by catching it early. Many people have it for a lot less problems than you are having.

     
    Old 04-20-2004, 12:48 PM   #30
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    I have been trying this Calcium/Magnesium supplement from Walmart. It also has zinc. It has been about 10 days. So far it has greatly improved all my symtoms. I still have some heartburn but it seems minor compared to before. I have stopped taking nexium as well as Zantac. This supplement has 1000mg of calcium/400 mg of magnesium and 15mg of Zinc. It is one tablet with each meal and it is around $2.50 at Walmart for a 30day supply. I would recomend anyone with these problems give it a try. I am not sure what my long term will be with this but it seems to be improving my acid/heartburn problems. I will report back after 30 days for a final assesment.
    THANKS FOR THIS SITE AND THE ORIGINAL PERSON WHO RECOMENDED THIS!
    GOD BLESS YOU BLUEPUMKIN!
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