What's a Safe Dosage of Magnesium

I get Atrial Fibrillation and I also get Muscle Cramps in my legs and hands. I want to take a magnesium dose to see if it works but I don't want to throw a clot. I also get the cramps in my toes. They curl under.


My AFib comes and goes it can get very disturbing at times. It seems when I get it I also am being troubled with the muscle cramps. I take lopressor but no other drugs. Can you help me.

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Magnesium dosages for children

What's the Right Amount of Magnesium for Kids?

What's the Right Amount of Magnesium for Kids?

What should be the "target amount" for kids on this?
I have 2 boys who are 15 and 12, and 2 girls who are 3 and 5 years. They all take a multi-vitamin.......is the amount in those enough?

Thanks for your time!

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Increasing My Magnesium Dosage

by cindy
(northern calif)


I've written you before about vitamin D, but wondering about magnesium as I read your posts. I feel as if i might have Magnesium Deficiency as well. I'm taking 5,000 IU of D3 and then also a calcium/magnesium/zinc supp it has 1000IU cal/ 400mg mag (as mag oxide, mag citrate and mag gluconate) / 15mg zinc (as zinc gluconate). I take the D3 in the morning with 1 cal/mag supplement and then take 2 more throughout the day to equal the above dosage.
how do i know if i should increase my dosage of magnesium? ( besides by just taking it)

thanks! cindy


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Maximum dose of magnesium


Thanks for your website, I have found it so useful!

I was tested for vit D deficiency a few months ago and my results were 21 ng/ml. My PCP put me on 2000 IU daily, but after some research (mainly on this website!!) I realize this is likely not enough to get my levels up to where they belong.

Last week I started taking 8000 IU daily, which I plan to do for 8 weeks or so and then get retested. I take this along with 1000 mg calcium and 500 mg magnesium every day.

However since increasing the dose I have begun experiencing a lot of constipation...very uncomfortable. I see many recommendations for increasing magnesium to relieve this, but if I am already taking 500 mg of magnesium daily, I am unsure how much more I could safely take w/o overdosing.

If you have any advice I would really appreciate it!

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Minimum Magnesium Supplement Dose

by Norman
(Ohio)

My dad has kidney failure. It appears that he cannot absorb magnesium (or any other metal) from food so he has to take a supplement. My question pertains to the appropriate amount of magnesium to give him.

The doctor said it was OK to use an OTC multivitamin 1/2 tablet (like Centrum - 6% RDA magnesium or Naturemade - 12% RDA of magnesium) At 6% he was cramping and so weak he could not stand up. I finally realized this might be due to insufficient magnesium and so boosted the dose to 12%.

The cramping has stopped and he is able to stand again. So now I am wondering what the right dose is. I am not sure if the doctor will know since he did not discuss this topic at the time and I did not know to raise it. I will raise it at the next appointment but I would like to have a second opinion.

If a person cannot absorb magnesium from food and the only source is a supplement, what is the minimum amount (as a % of RDA) that they will need to stay alive ?

At the 12% dose, he is having diarrhea. Could such a small dose cause this ?

Thank you

Norman

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Safe Magnesium Dosage

by dash
(USA)


I have been taking magnesium citrate 100 mg twice a day for suspected deficiency. I have high blood pressure, no blockages at all after heart catheterization.

So figure it is something else. Doc has started me on 100 mg.


His contract is not being renewed because he thinks outside the box, I think. I need to know how much I can safely take.

In addition to the BP issue, I have heart spasms that have led into a heart attack once. I also have osteopenia and joint problems besides the heart spasms and also leg and feet cramps.

I take Vit C, Cinnamon, Green Tea, Calcium, potassium and magnesium and 3-6-9 oils.

I don't know if I am low in magnesium or not, but I was high in Vitamin D when tested. In the 60's as the numbers go.

Whole Food Multi for Immune Health

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Magnesium dosage

by D. Fortney
(Columbus, OH)


I am a 49 year old woman. I have had a hysteroctomy and am post-menopause. I try to take approx 1500 mg. calcium a day along with a multi-vitamin, and 400 mg. vitamin D. I walk and jog several times each week along with weight bearing exercises and muscle toning.

I weigh approx 120-125 and am 5' 3". I have been having increased Heart Palpitations, especially on the days when I exercise.

I also drink coffee and use artificial sweetener, mostly Stevia. (sometimes Splenda)

How much magnesium should I be taking with my Calcium?

Thank you!

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Magnesium dose

by Sofia
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Hi, i live in Argentina, and it is really difficult to find a product with 200 mg of magnesium. The best I have found in the farmacy is a product that has 84 mg of elemental magnesium in it.
Today, i found in a sport store effervecent magnesium with this type of Mg:

magnesium sulfate, magnesium carbonate, magnesium citrate 5 grams with 200 mg of magnesium.

The prospect says that the dose is 1 per day and that it is for Athletes.. i donĀ“t exercice so much...

Is it ok to take 10 gr. per day???

thanks in advanced for your help!!!!!
sofia
( sorry for my horrible english!!!!)

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Dosage of Magnesium

What would be considered too high a dose of Magnesium? I have been taking 400 mg 3 times daily & there is also 200 mg in the calcium that I take 3 times daily.

I take dexilant 1 time daily,& I don't know if it contains magnesium. So,I am taking suplements to my diet of approx.1800 mg. or more daily. Also,should the magnesium be taken separately from the calcium when it is not in the supplement?

Thanks

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