Suggestions for Magnesium Dosage?

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    1. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

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      12/2013
      I keep seeing people saying that taking magnesium helps. What dosage is suggested? Any particular formulation better than others?
       
    2. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

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      05/2010
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      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Magnesium chloride works well for me. It is highly absorbable, and does not cause bowel problems that other forms of magnesium may cause. I take 1 to 2 tablets per day, at 520 mg. each. I usually take the magnesium about 1 hour before bedtime. It also works as a natural sleep aid.
       
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    3. jazz
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      jazz Member Benefactor

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      8/2012
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      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      @Isabella 123 I take magnesium glycinate, 200 mg, 2x a day. As a bonus, the magnesium has eliminated my migraines.:) I always take magnesium with food. It might be useful to include milk or a calcium supplement since it aids in magnesium absorption.

      And @Karen is right about magnesium as a sleep aid!

      Here's a reference to magnesium and calcium for sleep:

      http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/163169.php
       
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    4. inadmin

      inadmin Member

      @Karen H and @Sherri786 i'm taking a tablet of magnezium oxaide and monohidret before sleep and it's giving me loose bowels in the morning - what can I do?
       
    5. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

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      04/2010
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      Syringing
      Try Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Glycinate, or Magnesium Taurate.

      Magnesium Oxide has the worst bioavailability of the various forms, and tends to cause loose stools.
       
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    6. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

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      Chardon, Ohio USA
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      2007
      Wow learn so many helpful tips here. My doc gave me RX for magnesium oxide:( going to try one of the others.
       
    7. Lisa88

      Lisa88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Have been taking high levels of magnesium and calcium citrate for nearly a year now to treat t.
      Just found out that too much calcium can be bad for t.
      But also that "citrate" can increase glutamate. Not good for t!
      Grrr.
       
    8. Lisa88

      Lisa88 Member

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      11/2013
      @Markku @Karen
      Any brands recommended? Trying a vigorous search online. But very confusing looking for the right kind. Cheers!
       
    9. MattK

      MattK Member

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      2/13/2014
      Does it help your tinnitus? I take magnesium but I dont feel it does anything.
       
    10. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, @Lisa88 and @MattK,

      The brand of magnesium I use is Alta magnesium chloride tablets, which are available on Amazon and I-Herb. They work well for me, and don't cause any bowel distress.

      Does magnesium work for tinnitus? Well, probably just a little, but what it mostly does is keep me calm and help me get to sleep. For some people, it may lower their tinnitus. It depends on the individual.

      If you think the calming and sleep factors are important to you, then you might want to give it a try!
       
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    11. bwspot

      bwspot Member

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      06/13/2014
      I purchased magnesium called Magnesium Silicate?
      It was a complex of Calcium, and vitamin D with Magnesium.
      Whats that?Any good?
       
    12. J-rod
      Frantic

      J-rod Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      All you need to eat is more Dark Leafy Greens, Nuts & Seeds and Fish for Magnesium. 200mg is normally %50 your daily value. Consumption of carbonated beverages and coffee drinks may actually reduce the available magnesium through their high phosphate and sugar content. Some people like to take Calcium in the morning and Magnesium at night. A lot of foods are fortified with Calcium and D, thus I don't worry about taking those supplements. I often worry about D & calcium supplements and coronary artery calcification (CAC). One potential risk of excessively high dose vitamin D is toxicity causing hypercalcemia, or high levels of calcium in the blood. Exposing your skin to five to thirty minutes of sun 3 times a week will make enough vitamin D.

      Magnesium Intake Is Inversely Associated With Coronary Artery Calcification
      http://www.cardiosource.org/Science...-Intake-Is-Inversely-Associated-With-CAC.aspx

      "The authors concluded that increased magnesium intake was associated with decreased arterial calcification in asymptomatic individuals without known cardiovascular disease."
      It's easy to disrupt the delicate balance of vitamin and mineral regulation in the body. I would proceed with cation with supplements, you want to avoid vitamin over-dosing. As for Magnesium, it does nothing for my Tinnitus. It does however have a calming effect on my physical body and in turn that helps my mental state of mind. If you are looking for something that might actually help reduce T, then perhaps read about NAC (N-Acetylcysteine) and Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA). Then check out Ginkgo and Zinc, Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC), Coenzyme Q10 and Glutathione. All of those things can be found on this page, it's a good read, skip down the bottom of the page. http://www.tinnitusformula.com/library/neurotoxins-and-tinnitus-aspartame-msg-solutions/

      List of Vitamins That Cause Tinnitus
      http://www.livestrong.com/article/523389-list-of-vitamins-that-cause-tinnitus/

      "Too much vitamin D in your body raises calcium levels because vitamin D assists in the absorption of calcium. A condition known as hypercalcemia results from too much calcium in the body. Tinnitus is a symptom of early hypercalcemia, as are headaches, vomiting, vertigo, a metallic taste in the mouth, abdominal cramps and weakness. Although tinnitus and other symptoms may be unpleasant and are reasons to see a doctor about hypercalcemia, there are greater concerns. Hypercalcemia can progress to cause coma, cardiac arrhythmias, renal insufficiency and other serious problems."

       
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    13. sandra72

      sandra72 Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      may 2014
      I am taking Now magnesium Citrate powder? Is this good or not because its a Citrate

      I cant swallow pils
       

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