i use the peter gillum mag citrate powder mentioned. it does seem to be one of the few things that actually gives me some relief. sometimes i find that a similar sounding product from another source does not respond as well as another.
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Since supplements are not "monitored" we don't really know the quality of them (this goes for probiotics too).
Here at my home, we use Mg citrate capsules from NOW because they come in 200mg doses which can be split and given more often rather than all at once.
The B vitamins (esp. B6) works in "concert" with Mg. Unfortunately most of them are destroyed by stomach acids, but one would assume the Mg would help to lower the stomach acid levels.
Normally our beneficial bacteria MAKE many B vitamins for us...more than we consume.
Keep in mind, the stomach needs to be acidic near meals because that's how we breakdown food.
Melatonin works best in an alkaline environment from what I've read. So I find taking some Mg, B vits and melatonin (Source Naturals 3mg timed release) helps me to fall asleep if I am too "wired" to sleep. It takes about 2 hours to really kick in.
Citrates, INactivate PFK...an enzyme Bb is "dependent on". This triggers the "sugar" route.
Mg also INactivates HMG CoA reductase which is an enzyme that comes from the liver and triggers VLDL release...beginning cholesterol formation.
Ethanol/alcohol also seems to trigger the kidneys to dump Mg and all spirochetes ferment sugar -> ethanol.
Looks like Mg loss is ongoing.
Vitamin E is very, very helpful to protect the liver. Find a "good" form and it should be taken with a meal. This also helps prevent platelet "clumping".
Lecithin, for phosphorus and choline, should help prevent a "fatty liver". Yes, I know Bb wants choline, but we cannot do without. Too little lecithin = gall bladder "sludge" as this is a fat emulsifier.
I wish I could say, "Yes, that source is good." , but I just don't know their "quality" rating. No one monitors this industry.
(But I sure as heck do not want the pharm. industry to "take over".)
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