Posted by JLx on August 27, 2008, at 10:24:06
In reply to Re: Need Help...I have to take magnesium » JLx, posted by SLS on August 24, 2008, at 16:10:26
My understanding is that they are antagonistic AND synergistic. If you're taking too much calcium and not enough magnesium, for instance, you're not really getting that much calcium. And vice versa. (Roughly)
Calcium makes me too feel terrible, especially by supplement. It just makes me sick that I lost years to being overdosed on calcium and deficient in magnesium. I can make myself feel that awful again with any calcium supplement. The last one I tried was only 250 mg. Now when I take one to balance magnesium (if I'm not eating dairy) it's a lower dose of less than a hundred.
From what I gather from numerous discussions on this board, this response is not exactly typical but it's very striking for some people and it seems to be something more people might want to be aware of. Especially women who are always being advised to get 1200 mg of calcium a day. Shudder.
I first heard about the depression magnesium connection on George Eby's website: http://george-eby-research.com/html/depression-anxiety.html
He officially wrote up his research and findings and had it published in "Medical Hypothesis". http://george-eby-research.com/html/magnesium-depression-review.mht
> Hi. J.
> There most definitely is a relationship between Mg and Ca, although I think it is a complex interaction. In general, I think they might be antagonistic. Mg gives me a sense of calmess and feeling brighter. Ca makes my depression much worse within an hour of taking 1000mg. I tried repeating the experiment by rechallenging with Ca. Same results. I steer clear of Ca megadoses now.
> - Scott