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magnesium citrate

evening all

does anyone take this and if it helps, how does it help?

im hoping it will help with fatigue which is crippling me beyond stupidity at the moment.

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Hi, I have never had it but I would be really interested if it works, I also get very bad fatigue and have not found anything that helps except going to bed, hope you get some answers, good luck Jane

Hi Zelda,

I’m assuming magnesium is the active ingredient, and reason for taking it, whilst the “citrate” bit is just the form of salts that make a convenient way to administer it?

Some people do find magnesium helpful for cramp, but I’ve never heard of it for fatigue before.

I take magnesium supplements (oxide, not citrate) at nights, in the hope of warding off cramp, but I’m not convinced it really makes any difference. And I haven’t noticed any effect on fatigue at all. But then I never have, with anything.

Be careful, as magnesium can have a laxative effect. OK if you’re constipated, but not so good if you have the opposite problem

Tina

l take it Zelda - supposed to work well with vitd3 for painful legs - especially at night. l take 3x250mg [holland&barrett]

Epsom Salts/Fynnon Salts - the old-fashioned meds - are only magnesium.

Someone on here recommended it - l even give it to the dogs for their dodgy joints.

lf you google it - it says it helps with restless leg syndrome as well. And insomnia.

Just looked at the label on the pot Zelda - lt says Supports normal neurotransmission and muscle contraction - normal energy yielding metabolism - normal cell division - electrolyte balance. Supports the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Might take extra now l have read the small print!!!

H&B have - online - a buy one get another for a 1p.

F.

thanks for the replies all.

jane i will repost if it helps at all. fatigue is very dibillitating isnt it. it seems to have taken over my life.

anitra the citrate is suppost to make it easier for the body to absorb so it might be worth switching to see if you get any improvement?

frances ive been trying to persuade my parents to give it to their dog cos shes very stiff, but they are sticking with fish oil.

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Zelda - l give my dogs omega 3 / glucosamine/ kelp [seaweed]/magnesium/ and low dose aspirin - dogs can tolerate aspirin very well - their food already has vitd3 in it - lt seems to improve their joint problems as well as give them a glossy coat and shiny nose. l take the same - and l have the shiny nose and rosey cheeks!! One of the dogs was on metacam - via the vet - but now manages without. She has hip/elbow dysplasia.

l take the kelp to help with thyroid - it contains iodine.

Aspirin is a good anti-inflammatory - as well as a blood thinner - and l have seen articles saying pwms benefit from better blood -flow from taking aspirin.

F.

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Zelda - l give my dogs omega 3 / glucosamine/ kelp [seaweed]/magnesium/ and low dose aspirin - dogs can tolerate aspirin very well - their food already has vitd3 in it - lt seems to improve their joint problems as well as give them a glossy coat and shiny nose. l take the same - and l have the shiny nose and rosey cheeks!! One of the dogs was on metacam - via the vet - but now manages without. She has hip/elbow dysplasia.

l take the kelp to help with thyroid - it contains iodine.

Aspirin is a good anti-inflammatory - as well as a blood thinner - and l have seen articles saying pwms benefit from better blood -flow from taking aspirin.

F.

[/quote] hi frances

i keep thinking about taking kelp myself but thats as far as ive got. im not sure about asprin daily although i do remembber an old neighbour taking it after a heart attack and being very happy to do so.

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