Benefits of higher intake of magnesium...
A scientist in the 1950,s Dr Reich found that in
voluntary tests done with patients with quite serious diseases and illnesses that giving them higher daily dosages of magnesium and other minerals and vitamins that after only a few weeks there was a marked improvement in their illnesses.
I,m a diabetic on insulin and have gone from no magnesium supplement to 305mg a day together with other mineral and multi vitamin supplements. My question is how long does it take the body to use the magnesium when taken and is it safe to slowly increase to 450mg of magnesium a day.
Everyone's needs are very different for nutrients and Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle
herself takes over 1000 mg per day, every day with no ill effects.
She suggests that it is safe to take as much as needed in order to reduce symptoms (IF you have healthy kidney function) up until the point that you get loose stools, then either:
Reduce your dosage slightly
Take the same amount, but increase the FREQUENCY with which you take smaller doses.
But, if you are a diabetic, it is not likely that JUST
magnesium is going to help you entirely. You live in the UK and so it's VERY
likely that you have Vitamin D Deficiency- maybe
even very severe.
And it's likely that you are deficient in some, if not many, other vitamins and minerals that your doctor is not going to be able to measure or to tell you about.
So, it would be MUCH closer to Dr. Reich's approach to take a High Quality Whole Food Multivitamin. This one, in particular, has 500 mg of magnesium and 5000 IU's of Vitamin D with B complex and lots of trace elements.
Most people in western countries want to supplement with ONE
thing because they want to see if THAT
is their problem. But most of the time, they do not have ONE
nutritional deficiency and therefore supplementing with ONE
thing will not help.
So, consider supplementing with a High Quality, Professional Strength Multivitamin
. NOT a 'drug store' brand.
So, think of it in a WHOLE way. You didn't get into the situation that you are in simply by a lack of magnesium, so to get OUT of your situation, you will need to replace a whole lot of nutrients and change the way that you are eating and living.
A really good multivitamin is a good start, and so is the nutritional typing test. Let that be your starting point to better health. Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner Easy Immune Health.com