Magnesium and Parkinson's tremor

I just started taking 350 grams of magnesium (oxide) in combination with calcium and zinc. My Parkinson's tremor seems greatly reduced. I am surprised to not see any information on magnesium and Parkinson's on this cite.

Also, I have experienced sleep interruption and have read elsewhere that this is a common side effect of magnesium. Can you comment? Would extended release magnesium help or worsen sleep interruption?

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Never heard of 'sleep interruption' from magnesium
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Glad that you are having good luck using magnesium for Parkinson's, but you are not taking 350 GRAMS, but 350 MILLIGRAMS of magnesium. Plus, you are taking the worst absorbed type of magnesium that there is at a VERY low dose. I suggest switching to any other type of magnesium iAnstead of magnesium oxide.

As far as sleep interruption is concerned, I've never once heard this as a problem from taking magnesium. Magnesium is commonly used to improve insomnia and does not cause it. I even did a Google search for 'sleep interruption magnesium' and 'sleep disturbance magnesium' and the only things that come up are magnesium to IMPROVE sleep disturbance- and that is my experience that it IMPROVES sleep disturbance, so I wonder where you are getting the information that magnesium causes sleep problems since I've never heard of it and nothing comes up on Google or in any research studies.

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So, I think that you have been given some bad information. Maybe you just need to switch magnesium and take more of it to resolve your sleep problems...

Kerri Knox RN

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Immune Queen is Correct, Plus,...
by: rambo

The Immune Queen is correct about that type of magnesium not to use. I would like to add something I read in Chris Kesser's website. He stated that he found a lot of his patients low in magnesium over the years even though they supplemented with magnesium oxide and or magnesium citrate.
I have been taking magnesium citrate for years and was tested low on my magnesium levels. Now I know why.

Just take more Magnesium Oxide?
by: Eric Simpson

If the only negative on Magnesium Oxide that it's poorly absorbed then why not just take more of it? Are there other negatives beyond absorption for Mag Oxide?

I wonder what percent is not absorbed. How does taking 500mg of Magnesium Oxide compare to taking 500mg of another kind of Magnesium? What are equivalent doses?

Can't take enough to solve deficiency
by: Kerri Knox, RN

One 'could' do that, but since mag oxide is so poorly absorbed, one will almost certainly get loose stools before meeting their needs.

If someone already has magnesium oxide, I usually tell them to finish out the bottle that they have, then get a better absorbing kind of magnesium after that.

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