Chelated Magnesium

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I saw on this forum someone recommended Chelated Magnesium so I ordered some but I have forgotten what it is for and also please could someone advise on how much to take and when. Thank you (poor memory=it's my age sad  )

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    I'm taking Magnesium but don't know what the Chelated is, anybody out there? questionfrown

    What dose of calcium should I be taking?

    bye for now Janehi 

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    Hi Jane 

    chaleted is the best one to take , no upset tum

    one in morning and one before bedtime.. depending on which strength you bought and what brand ..

    i will repost the info on it in a min 

    jay x


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      chaleted magnesium = ( Bisglycinate ) magnesium 

      useful magnesium  info .... 

      i take Solgar Chaleted ( Bisglycinate) Magnesium

      Magnesium bisglycinate is an essential mineral needed for more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body.

      This mineral is required for the formation of healthy bones and teeth, protein and fatty acid formation, activating B vitamins, supporting muscle activity, nerve transmission, relaxing blood vessels, clotting blood, temperature regulation and ensuring intestinal mobility also called bowel movements. 

      Magnesium bisglycinate is magnesium bound to the amino acid glycine. This binding makes the magnesium highly absorbable.

      For example you would have to take 4 times the amount of magnesium citrate to get the equivalent amount of magnesium bisglycinate.

      The bisglycinate form of magnesium does not require stomach acid for absorption as it passes into the cell via its amino acid transport which means even those with poor digestion or absorption get the benefits.

      Magnesium bisglycinate is the only magnesium shown to cross the blood brain barrier which makes it an excellent choice for aiding those with depression and/or anxiety, or migraine headaches. 

      Stress of all types including chemical, emotional, hormonal or physical stress depletes magnesium from the body.

      Since magnesium relaxes muscles and nerves, more magnesium is needed when you are under stress.

      When we are under stress our adrenal glands produce cortisol which further increases acidity in the body thereby increasing the need for even more magnesium. 

      Because magnesium is required in the metabolism of estrogen in the body, low levels of magnesium increases estrogen leading to estrogen dominance. Symptoms of too much estrogen include premenstrual breast and uterine pain, headaches, backaches, premenstrual depression and mood swings. Women on the birth control pill or hormone replacement therapy also become deficient in magnesium as the drugs deplete magnesium.

      Anyone with an estrogen dominant condition like endometriosis, PMS, fibroids, ovarian cysts, period problems or breast cysts need magnesium bisglycinate.

      Interestingly, many women crave chocolate during their premenstrual and menstrual period. Chocolate is high in magnesium! 

      Magnesium deficiency is common due to our consumption of processed foods and the depletion of magnesium from agricultural soils and water.

      Magnesium supplementation can help with many conditions from high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat or heart palpitations, to insomnia, anxiety and depression to fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and leg cramps at night or following exercise.

       Always make sure when you are purchasing minerals that the label states whether or not the dosage is in its elemental value. This tells you if you are getting exactly what you are paying for. 

      Which Magnesium Is Best?

      Magnesium oxide and citrates are laxatives causing diarrhea and they are poorly absorbed.

      Magnesium bisglycinate is much better absorbed and it does not cause diarrhea.

      Magnesium bisglycinate is four times more effective than citrate forms of magnesium

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      Excellent answer as usual Jayneejay, thanks for your time smile

      Now can you tell me how much calcium I should be taking PLEASE rolleyes

      and as I have truly horrendous body pains/cramps should I take quinine (drink tonic water)

                                       Mrs Merm wink

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      i dont know about calcium on its own .. see what the bottles say on them..

      i take Natecal daily .. a tablet containing both calcium and Vit D3 in one

      chewable white powdery tablets ..

      i take mine before bed time 

      never taken calcium on its own ....

      ​have look on the bottles and see what it recommends 

      jay xx


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      Thanks Jayneejay,

                                     going to see GP next week and will ask him, I got Vitamen D3 in glycerin capsules.


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      Hi Jay,

      Hope your still keeping well Hun!! 😄😄

      Do you not take the soluble mags tablets still and use the spray?

      As I only use the spray twice a day not sure if I need to use both??

      take care sweets! 

      Returned off hols 5 days early as one of our dogs was rushed into the vets and sadly she was diagnosed with cancer and was very poorly and we decided we wanted to come back to say our good byes😰😭. Millie was the one who had a pace maker fitted two years ago and had been doing so well!! She would have been 12 at the end of this month and we have 3 others who are the same age, so semi dreading what will I am sure becoming in the next year or so!! Thinking on a more positive front we are so lucky to have had such wonderful memories and fun with all of them! 

      Take care Hun xxxx😔

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      Hi Snatchpiece 

      oh i am soooo sorry about your dog... being a dog lover/owner i truly understand  the pain it causes.. i lost one aged 2 in 2012 to epilepsy which was controlled and diagnosed from the age of one, then it delevoped into cluster fits and he was having multiple daily and in end the vet said he could not go on like it and put him to sleep, i cried for two weeks solid 😥 he was a tri colour cocker and a real cheeky moneky...then i lost my old Dog the next year 2012 the one i rescued in the middle east and brought home through quaratine etc .. so i know the pain ... 😞 big hugs, think of it as what a good life you gave them and it wouldnt of been that good any where else for them 😕. big bugs big hugs big hugs 

      as for magnesium ... yeah i use the magnesium oil spray morning and before bed ..

      i stopped using the efferevescant at night as it upset my tum, ( well i think i was right it was that ) it was the laxative type in it 😮

      so i now take the Solgar Chelated Magnesium ( bisglycinate) ... one in morning and one at night-  aswell as spray.. ( spray is for my back pain ) 

      and... no upset tum.. yippeeeeee

      take care hun

      be strong 

      jay xx


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      Thanks Jay for your kind comforting words and yes being a dog lover you understand they are like a child to us!! We lost her brother when he was just about 4years, he was blackberry picking in our fields and had done so each year (all of our the pups love eating blackberries) and his tongue started bleeding and just didn't stop and we rushed him into vets and sadly lost him on my sons birthday 3 days later. He was beautiful and a great gun dog! We lost his Mum 5 years ago who's was a black lab and then her son Hector fathered 9 pups and we said if there was a black one amongst the litter we would keep her and low and behold 9 black pups later!! So as you know we kept them but as we live on a farm they have a great life! I lost my rescued dog daisy in 2012 and that has been the hardest lost so far as she was my shadow and my lovely baby who had been so badly treated before I rescued her!! All my dogs make my day and I would be lost without them!! Reminds me of a funny time yesterday as I wanted to cook a nice roast so went off to the butchers and asked what meat was great today, anyway ended up with a leg of lamb.joint of beef and a chicken!! One of the pups had been a bit sick during the night so thought I would go and a buy a cooked chicken for them so I could mix it with rice, got a real bargain as one was reduced to £1.00 and the other one was £1.30 so was impressed. When I got home told hubby of my purchases and his eyes lit up and said that he could have them, so I reminded him that they were for the pups and not him and that if he wanted Chicken for tea I have got one from the butchers and would cook that for him!! 😀 well he got the hump and off he went back to work! I decided on cooking the beef in the end and made sure that the pups saved him some of their chicken as he made such a fuss and the funniest thing was when he finished work (late) and dished up his tea he went for the roast beef instead of the dogs chicken!! Men are such children at times!! As both of these chickens only cost £2.30 for two so why did he not want the pups to have them, could understand if I gave them the one from the butchers which cost me £10.00!! Still smiling about this now!! 

      Anyway thanks for this info about the magnesium, do you really need to take both though as I thought the spray if used twice a day would give you the recommended allowance? I had problems with a powder I used to use so stopped it because I spent more times on the loo. Don't really want to take tablets if the spray will be enough! 😒

      Joy xx

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      Hi Joy 😃

      hahaha chicken ... 

      i dont really eat meat much at all... especially when other half never here ..

      the info above i posted mentioned 

      saying about craving chocolate could be a magnesium deficiency 😳

      well thats me i use to crave it awful before periods when i use to have them..

      and still do ...

      well the magnesium i suppose its up to you whether you take more ..

      its such a good mineral in my opinion and protects the heart ... ( heart attacks and stroke etc )  i am quite happy to use both..

      trying to get other half  to take it daily too..

      if its the first line  of treatment for heart attack well i am trying to get him to take it ..

      a fella we know of here age 44 ... felt odd a couple of weeks ago, his wife said he went all grey and said i will just sit out and get some air, she did his tea and went out to tell him it was ready and he was slumped dead in his chair .. aged 44 massive heart attack .

      so sad .... 

      when people have heart attacks and survive the paramedic and hospital give magnesium as first line of treatment via injection or IV ..

      also good for many other things too 

      Chelated doesnt upset the stomach .... been taking it two weeks and not one upset tummy morning..

      jay xx


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      Hi Snatchpiece,

                                I love dogs wink, and would love one (but I am single and couldn't find the necessary time to care for them properly), but they don't live long enough, I'm sorry for your loss and thinking about you xxxx

      I do have a naughty little cat though which I adore, but maybe some day when I retire I will get a doggie, a lab or collie (my fave breeds)

                                  Mrs Merm

      remember all the love and care you gave them.............................  

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      Hello MrsMerm,

      thank you so very much for your lovely kind words regarding my sad loss of our pup Millie. This afternoon I have been printing a load of beautiful photos off and will be putting them into a memories album for my son who was only very young when they were born and is now 23! That is the one thing that no one can take away from us are the beautiful memories which we have made over the years! 

      The kindest thing I have done over the years is to give a loving home to a rescue pup who has never been lucky enough to be given the unconditional love which many dogs are so lucky to have my lot especially.

      i hope one day your dream comes true to give a lovely dog a wonderful loving home!! 😊 thank you once again for your kindness!! 

      Have a lovely evening.

      Joy xx

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    Thank you all so much, how much do you take janeejay and when? Mine is Solgar too xx
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      Hi Jane

      solgar chaleted magnesium (bisglycinate ) 

      i take one in the morning ... and one before bed as it relaxes you too..

      it says on bottle take up to four a day but i just take two.. so its up to you..

      i also use the magnesium spray oil twice daily too on. my achey back ..

      so i absorb it that way too.. 

      jay xx


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