I’ve been taking 500mg magnesium citrate daily


Hi, I’ve been taking 500mg magnesium citrate daily for past 6 months to help heal my adrenals as they were ‘partially failing’. They are now working ok again. Should I carry on taking magnesium? How do I know if I am taking too much? I have dizziness/vertigo intermittently and I’m wondering if this is my body struggling with too much mag. I weigh 100lbs (8 stone). Thanks

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  1. Sounds like you need to balance the mag with the other electrolytes. MJ has them listed on her site. http://my-magnesium.com

  2. I agree with Vivi. It can take a long time as in a looooooong time for adrenals to recover. One thing you need is lots of good salt, preferably unrefined whole wet salt. Wet salt can be hard to obtain. I use Cote d'azur Sel Gris from France.


    Welcome and may I suggest if you are not already to use the adrenal cocktail to nourish your adrenals. Adrenals also do good with a whole food vitamin C. You can do a 4 point silva test to see where your cortisol levels are.

    From Gotmag.org:
    Adrenal “Cocktail”
    (Take 1-2 times/day – an hour before or after food!)
    Outlined below is a mineral mixture that one of our colleague's, Susan Blackard, NP, ND, PhD, has developed for her clients at the Rejuvenation Health Center (Springfield, MO) to take to nourish their adrenals when in need of a lift.
    What is important is that this mixture should be taken at least once or twice/day, and please be sure that it is taken away from food to have the optimal benefit.
    4 Oz. of Orange Juice – fresh squeezed is best, but not essential (the Vitamin-C Complex makes sure that the minerals noted below get to the Liver to then nourish the Adrenals)
    1/4 tsp of Cream of Tartar (this is an excellent source of Potassium or you can use Potassium Bicarbonate)
    1/4 tsp of fresh ground Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt (this is an excellent source of Sodium & 90+ other minerals)
    What we recommend is that our clients prepare a Thermos at the start of the day with enough liquid for two (2) applications (i.e. at least 8 Oz. of fresh-squeezed Orange Juice) and drink it mid-morning (~10am), as well as mid-afternoon (~3pm). In addition, any time that you are feeling particularly anxious it would be advisable to prepare another mixture and take it.

  3. What's wet salt?

  4. Try Himalayan Pink Salt. It is good quality I believe. I have adreanal issues as well. PMR>

  5. Any unrefined salt is good.

  6. I have been alternating pink himalayan sea salt & this David MacPhail. Thoughts?

  7. ^^A few months ago I bought a small container of wet salt made by the same company in the above picture I posted. It said it was from France and it was very expensive. Is this what you are talking about?

  8. The best whole salt I know of is wet salt. Wet salt contains the brine which I understand has the greatest concentration of trace minerals. Redmond Real Salt is easy to obtain in the area I live near (greater Vancouver, British Columbia). But I have not found a source of wet salt until yesterday. A Vancouver company called 'Great Culinary Adventures Inc' imports a grey wet salt from France by a French company called Cote d' Azur. They are located in Gurerende, France. I found this salt at the Gourmet Wharehouse on Hastings Street and in Granville Island Market, both in Vancouver. A 425 gram (large) jar was about $10. This salt is probably available in other parts of Canada.

  9. David MacPhail ~ would you be so kind to take a look at this? This is the more expensive salt I purchased a few months ago from whole foods in Atlanta Georgia.http://www.selinanaturally.com/flower-of-the-ocean-shaker-jar-8-oz/

  10. No. If you take in too much mag it won't cause vertigo. It will work as a laxative.

  11. The wet salt I bought smells like mold. Is this normal? I threw it out as I allergic to mold. Any ideas?

  12. RJ I prefer the Cote d'Azur grey wet salt.

  13. Emelle, I have used Selina Celtic Salt. But it is dam hard to find even in Seattle, WA and does not seem to be available in the greater Vancouver, BC area. That is why I am using Cote D'Azur grey wet salt.

  14. To best answer that question…one should always seek to quantify Mg status and cofactors in the body. Assuming and guessing will virtually always leave you coming up short.

  15. Thank you all so much for your comments. Meshelle Beyerink Jasper , is the Vitamin C complex you mention the fresh squeezed OJ or something else? Linda Kenley, what's 'PMR >'please? Anthony G. Beck, what's cofactors please? Do any of you with adrenal fatigue find it difficult to see well / focus when your adrenals have crashed or do you have dizziness/ vertigo?

  16. Yes. I have severe adrenal fatigue. It was the only thing in my blood tests until I started working with a nutritionalist who knew to check my magnesium. Yes. I have blurred vision and dizzy spells too. I get migraines with no headache, just the auras. Take the Epsom salt baths and cut out the junk food in your diet.


    Lulu Shalland the adrenal cocktail as what I posted above calls for fresh squeezed but you can use store bought. Some people have trouble with store bought OJ. I do fresh squeezed and eat the squeezed orange or save it for a smoothie. It's also suggested that we take a whole food vitamin C to support our adrenal. No ascorbic acid! Cofactors for magnesium are:

    Boron, B6 and Bicarbonate are the 3 cofactors to help maggie get where it needs to be.
    Raw honey is a fantastic way nature provides the complex b vitamins plus Raw honey contains up to 80 different substances important to human nutrition. Besides glucose and fructose, honey contains: All of the B-complex, A, C, D, E, and K, minerals and trace elements: magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, chlorine, potassium, iodine, sodium, copper, and manganese. The live enzyme content of honey is one of the highest of all foods. Honey also contains hormones, and antimicrobial and antibacterial factors.


    Lulu Shalland dizziness/vertigo can be a sign of being low in magnesium. I have experienced it.

    Magnesium deficiency triggers or contributes to the following 22 conditions:
    1. Anxiety and Panic attacks
    2. Asthma
    3. Blood clots
    4. Bowel disease induced by constipation
    5. Cystitis and bladder spasms
    6. Depression
    7. Diabetes
    8. Fatigue
    9. Heart disease
    10. Hypertension
    11. Hypoglycemia
    12. Insomnia
    13. Kidney stones
    14. Migraine headaches
    15. Musculoskeletal conditions- Fibrositis, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, eye twitches, cramps and chronic neck and back pain
    16. Nerve problems- migraines, muscle contractions, gastrointestinal spasms, and calf, foot and toe cramps, vertigo and confusion
    17. Premenstrual Syndrome, dysmenorrhea, infertility, premature contractions, preeclampsia, and eclampsia in pregnancy.
    18. Osteoporosis
    19. Raynaud's Syndrome
    20. Sudden infant death syndrome
    21. Tooth decay
    22. Toxicity

  17. Wow, thank you so much for all this info 🙂 Can I be deficient even if I've been having 500mg/ day + 1x Epsom bath (2 cups)/ week?

  18. Wow, thank you so much for all this info 🙂 Can I be deficient even if I've been having 500mg/ day + 1x Epsom bath (2 cups)/ week?


    It is very possible you can be. Mag needs it's cofactors to work properly in the body. Without them mag does not go where it should. I recommend getting the RBC test to see where your mag level is.

  19. Do I need to stop mag sups in order for test to be accurate?

  20. Meshelle Beyerink Jasper – we need wholefood vitamin C as in the fresh squeezed orange juice. Store bought is pasteurized and the heat damages the vitamin C, rendering it useless for our purposes.

  21. And, it is the Magnesium RBC test specifically, not the standard RBC test.

  22. Lulu Shalland- you've had some excellent advice and also look at the recommendations of this group's owner for restoring Magnesium.

  23. And, maybe my simple Mg site will provide perspective on how this all works together.


    Thank you MJ Hamp. I do understand that. That is why I use fresh squeezed myself and thank you for teaching me on the magnesium RBC. 🙂 Always learning!

  24. Is it recommended to take the adrenal cocktail twice a day for life if you have AF? Does it help heal them?

  25. Anyone who lives in Texas…HE squeezes and sells non pasteurized orange juice. With all my problems it's so nice not to have to do that one extra thing!

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