kirstyk4 wrote: Magnesium deficiency could be an issue with me. When I first started coming to this forum, I was taking a magnesium supplement regularly.
Hi, Kirsty. Can you tell me what is the dosage of the magnesium supplement you’ve started taking?
The only reason I stopped was because another member suggested that it might feed the candida.
I know the post as well as the poster you’re talking about. Whenever you see something like this written on the forum, please ask Raster and myself about it before you make changes, especially if the person happens to be a fairly new member of the forum.
The problem with a statement such as the one you’re speaking of is it doesn’t go any further than simply making a one-sentence statement. What the poster failed to tell you was that, in research studies, it was concluded that when magnesium was given with the calcium, the calcium uptake results in the inhibition of C. albicans mycelial growth (the vegetative part of a fungus) which indicates an important role for calcium in the regulation of Candida albicans morphogenesis, meaning of course that it’s beneficial to a Candida treatment.
I also noticed a few days ago while I was working on homework that my leg kept twitching. I think I read somewhere that twitching (painful) was symptoms of being low?
Muscle twitching is definitely a symptom of a magnesium deficiency along with;
muscle cramps, insomnia, irritability, sensitivity to loud noises, anxiety, nervousness, autism, ADHD, heart palpitations, angina, constipation, weakening bones/bone density loss, weakness and spasms of muscles, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, asthma and kidney stones, diabetes, high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, irritable bladder, irritable bowel, acid reflux, premenstrual syndrome, depression, low energy, and calcification of organs.
I would suggest that you take magnesium and calcium together in one pill. There are different forms of calcium which contain different amounts of elemental calcium; calcium carbonate contains 40% elemental calcium which is one of the highest available. Keep in mind that these minerals are best absorbed together as well as taken is lesser doses, meaning you should spread one dose out to three times a day after each meal as they also need food available for better absorption.
When you look for a brand, check the label just be sure that the supplement contains 100% MDR of both calcium and magnesium. Most of the labels will state that this is the serving size for three pills a day. A lot of these supplements contain zinc as well which is fine and also beneficial. It doesn’t matter if the zinc amount is over 100% of the MDR and they usually are.
Thanks for keeping us posted.