I started taking magnesium to help sleep

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hi i am new. i started taking magnesium to help sleep and it worked like a charm. it also helped me with constipation which was a nice unexpected benefit.

i have been taking a few different types and taking them at night around 300-600mg daily. sometimes i have been waking up with headaches and body aches.

right now i am so fatigued and have been all day. this happened one day earlier in the week, too. i am wondering if there’s a link or something to info on this?

i did a google search and found this article but it sounds like it could be so many things causing the headaches and fatigue.

also – can someone give me a link to the “protocol” i have been reading people are doing?

thanks!

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Stacy 3 years 0 Answers 512 views 0

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  1. Are you taking the adrenal cocktail?

  2. Stacy, you may copy this.
    After reading the beginners guide (pinned post), this can be used as a quick reference guide:

    Magnesium- Start with a small amount of a recommended form of Mg (graphics outlining good and bad forms are in photo files). Very slowly increase to 5 mg (of elemental Mg) per lb. of body weight, to maintain levels. You need more to raise your levels. Transdermal forms, such as baths, sprays and lotions, also help raise levels.

    There are 3 cofactors used to push Mg into cells and mitochondria: B6, bicarbonate and boron.

    B6: 1/2 tsp/day of bee pollen is recommended for this cofactor. Please start with 1-2 granulars then Slowly increase.Local bee pollen is recommended. You can call bee keepers in your area or search- http://www.beeculture.com/find-local-beekeeper/and can often find it at local health food stores or farmers markets. If you can't find local, Stakich brand on Amazon is recommended. Bee pollen covers all your B vitamins, except for B12. You can get B12 by eating liver once per week, or taking undefatted liver pills daily. Perfect brand undefatted dessicated liver pills are the recommended brand.

    Bicarbonate: This cofactor comes from drinking a few ounces of mag water daily (recipe in files or here: http://my-magnesium.com/ ) or baking soda in bath (bath recipe in photo files).

    Boron: You can get this cofactor from 3-9 prunes a day, a boron supplement (Anderson's Sea MD is the recommended brand), borax in bath (bath recipe in photo files), or borax concentrate internally (recipe in photo files).

    Adrenal Cocktail: The adrenal cocktail http://gotmag.org/the-adrenal-cocktail/ provides the needed potassium and sodium to balance with magnesium. As Magnesium is increased, it will lower sodium, and potassium will also be lowered. The cocktail helps provide the balance that electrolytes need. It provides about 350-400 mg of potassium for each cocktail. The RDA for potassium (for anyone over age 14) is 4,700 mg.
    Wholefood vitamin C is recommended. 400 to 800mg daily.
    Innate Response C-400 tablets
    Pure Radiance synergy
    Grown By Nature
    are vetted brands.

    Some also use Camu Camu or Acerola cherry powder, but you have to be careful with some brands of these, because they can be made with high heat, which kills the whole food C.Pure Radiance powder has been vetted.

    -Moderator

  3. i had been doing this all wrong – i was taking a bunch of magnesium every night for almost 2 weeks and was sleeping well, feeling good – then all of a sudden it started to kick my ass! (pardon)

    last night when i wrote this post i had already taken some ibuprofen for some relief from the headache, muscle aches and fatigue – felt like i had been hit by a truck. i ended up falling asleep due to the pain relief but woke up at 3am with the same feelings but also needing to MOVE – if i didn't get up and walk i was miserable so i made the adrenal cocktail and it helped almost immediately! (should've seen me scrounging for cream of tartar in the middle of the night haha). then i was able to relax and fall asleep but then i slept until noon! that is crazy, my animals were starving and i found out i slept through a thunderstorm – very out of character for me. i was literally knocked out.

    so today i did the adrenal cocktail again and am recovered. NOW i will start doing this correctly thanks to all your help! really appreciate you all pointing me to the appropriate info, it is a bit tricky to navigate the files and i found morey's web site to be easier to find stuff.

    thanks again – i am on my way to find some local bee pollen, i have some from my local food co-op but it's from Fronteir co-op and not sure where it was harvested.

    i cannot eat any kind of liver without gagging so i will have to get the pills :/

    anyone have an opinion about Perq mag guard? it's what i have been taking and it's sold by a lot of chiropractors and naturopathic practitioners. I am going to buy the recommended brands going forward but i am curious.

    http://www.perque.com/product_sheets/PERQUE-Mg-MAGNESIUM-Plus-Guard.pdf

  4. oh and by the way – these are the best prunes – i have been eating them all along just because i love them.

    http://www.newmansown.com/foods/pitted-prunes/

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