Angstrom Magnesium and Fibromyalgia

by Kathy

I read that the best way to absorb Magnesium is to take it in the form of angstrom magnesium- also called Ionic Magnesium. It reaches the cells and does not have the loose bowel effect, But I would like to know what you think of it and how much can a person take? I have the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and LOTS of stress which makes me wonder about my adrenals (Note from Kerri: Take a look at the Stress and Fibromyalgia page!).

I have tried the Mag pills and if I take to much it gives me really loose stools, so I want to try Ionic Magnesium. What do you think?

Thank -you,

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Stress, fibromyalgia and Magnesium...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Kathy,

So, Dr. Carolyn Dean writes about Angstrom Magnesium extensively in her Future Health Now Program. She's kind of a 'guru' of magnesium and has been one of it's biggest proponents.

She says that she specifically takes angstrom magnesium and could not get as high of a dose as she needs without it as she feels that her needs are particularly high.

My husband and I use angstrom magnesium, also called ionic magnesium, and honestly have a hard time figuring out just HOW someone could take that much of it!! It is extremely strong tasting and the ONLY way that I can get a sufficient amount in is to take it in orange juice.

But because juices can cause blood sugar swings, which is often the cause of many symptoms of chronic illness, I don't recommend that people drink juice!!

So, most of the time, I just take the pills anyway. So, there are a couple of tricks to get more magnesium in every day if you tend to get loose stools:

1) Take smaller amounts more frequently- even if you have to take 100 mg every 2 hours.

2) Once you reach 'bowel tolerance' if your symptoms are still there, then you can also use Transdermal Magnesium Gel to get more magnesium in.

I have NO PROBLEM with angstrom magnesium, but I just don't know how you can take enough without putting it in orange juice- so try it if you would like to experiment. You might even like it! Who knows!

OK, then as far as Stress and Fibromyalgia, nearly everyone with Symptoms of Fibromyalgia has an extreme degree of Adrenal Gland Fatigue.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

Angstrom Magnesium
by: kathy

Hi Kerri,

I bought a 2oz dropper bottle of the ionic mag at a health food store and could barely get it down without chocking it up, Since then I ordered a 32oz bottle of angstrom mag online and have no problem taking it, I take 6 TBLspoons in the morning and swish it in my mouth for about a minute then swallow followed by some water and that's it. It tastes a lot better than that 2oz dropper bottle a bought! I also can tell and feel a difference. My aches & pains are less! Do you know if this is something you take once a day or can you take it more often? How long does it stay in your body? I need to order Carolyn's book.

Have a Great weekend,

Angstrom Magnesium
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hmmm. Well, that's interesting that the Larger bottle was more beneficial than the smaller (presumably more concentrated?) bottle.

Kathy, just take a look at my Magnesium Overdose page and familiarize yourself with the symptoms and just take as much as you need unless you feel these symptoms- while understanding that those without major issues with a slow gastrointestinal tract or kidney failure almost NEVER have any problems.

I really only mention overdose because I feel obligated to. Dr. Dean almost never even mentions it in her book.

So, definitely take your magnesium more than once a day- preferably 3 to 5 times a day to start until you find the dosage that doesn't give you GI symptoms, but that makes you feel the best. Dr. Dean states that she takes 4 doses of 72 mg of Angstrom Magnesium per day and you can get Mother Earth Minerals High Absorption Angstrom Magnesium.

Everyone is different and you'll have to find what works for you. I'm REALLY glad that you are feeling better taking the magnesium!! Now, have you had your Vitamin D Level drawn?

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System


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