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harkeyvalley
08-31-2006, 03:46 AM
I saw a Dr. Manny Alverez (Fox News), talk about the quivering muscles and aches after workouts. He suggested Magnesium to help with this problem. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge of this working or have any input? I bought a bottle and it says, "...an essential mineral and plays an important role in energy metabolism".


purplepansy912
08-31-2006, 09:10 AM
I take 400mg of mag and I feel it makes a difference. My doctor also suggested it in the evening to help with sleep

MariaOfColumbia
08-31-2006, 11:44 AM
The diet program I use says I usually get enough magnesium- so I only supplement when it says I'm low that day. That usually happens on low meat days.

I have noticed when I'm low on magnesium, I get cravings for chocolate.


Get n healthy
08-31-2006, 02:28 PM
Purplepansy, i love the pic of your dog. I just had to comment.

My father has aweful leg cramps, magnesium is supposed to help it, so i have heard. I am eager to see if other folks can back up the claim of it helping with cramps.

fiddler
08-31-2006, 02:45 PM
My father has aweful leg cramps, magnesium is supposed to help it, so i have heard. I am eager to see if other folks can back up the claim of it helping with cramps.

I believe magnesium and calcium are supposed to be taken in complementary amounts to work properly. I think calcium deficiency can also contribute to leg cramps. They sell supplements that have both calcium and magnesium--you might want to try one of those. Cramps can also be caused by dehydration. If I haven't drunk enough water during the day, it's almost guaranteed that I will have leg cramps that night.

harkeyvalley
08-31-2006, 04:17 PM
Thank you all so much for the great replies. I had never heard about Magnesium and I was afraid of taking anything before checking it out. My doctor put me on calcium tablets since my bone density was low normal, so I guess I need to balance it out with mag. I didn't know mag. came in meat. I've cut down my meat portions on this diet. I also have trouble sleeping. Sounds like I'll get twice the relief! You are all [B]super ladies![B]

susanje
08-31-2006, 11:59 PM
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis last year and am on lots of calcium (use calcium citrate as it is absorbed better) and D and magnesium. It definitely helps with workouts! I can feel it when I forget the magnesium.

harkeyvalley
09-01-2006, 12:05 AM
Thanks Susan, I appreciate the information. I've been on calcium and D for years but no one ever mentioned the magnesium. I'm glad I bought it. Now I feel better about taking it.