Posted by JLx on November 25, 2003, at 16:57:40
In reply to Re: Magnesium taurate and fish oil.. helpful or doom?, posted by Wolf Dreamer on November 25, 2003, at 11:41:54
> The coldcure site everyone went on about said I needed phosphorus, and various other things I ordered with the magnesium taurate. It also said calcium was bad, and those who posted in the calcium/magnesium ratio thread seemed to agree. I had been taking calcium for some time now, and only stopped last Friday or Saturday. It had calcium 1200mg along with 400mg of vitamin D.
I don't see that about needing extra phosphorus on Eby's site. He talks a lot about the ratio of minerals and how they affect each other. Taking that much calcium and then taking less, while increasing magnesium, should feel better IF you were magnesium deficient and calcium-excessive. If it doesn't feel any different after a month or two, then that probably wasn't the case.
> I just ordered Choline, Blueberry Leaf, and Vitamin K.
> You get choline from egg yokes, but I only eat the whites. It is suppose to help anxiety, and help with memory or something... good for the brain.
> Calcium is suppose to block magnesium from working, so everyone should stop it... or is it only if you get too much? The long thread where people discused it got a bit confusing. How much calcium do you take each day?
I don't think "everyone should stop it" at all. Whether someone should stop it depends on how much you're getting in your diet, how it feels, etc.
I don't take much at all, but I KNOW that I am sensitive to it. (I was getting excessive calcium for many years to the point of a calcium kidney stone.)
I think when it comes to this alternative-nutritional approach to mood disorders, that the devil (and the remedy!) is in the DETAILS. Taking too much of one thing may throw off the balance of another thing, for instance. I get impatient sometimes with trying to figure out all of these interrelated factors, but in general, the more I learn, the more attention I pay to the details, the better I do with my self-diagnosis and self-treatment.