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11/20/12 9:12 A

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Thank you for bringing up this subject. Interesting to hear from others as to how they are getting in magnesium. I am 56 yrs old and GF for a little over 25 yrs. In the past 8 yrs or so I began having leg and foot cramping, strange tingling and numbness, and signs of neuropathy in my hands and feet. The M.D.'s I have seen and discussed my gluten intolorance with don't seem to have a clue, (if you know what I mean). Finally this year things got so bad I thought I might end up in a wheelchair before too long. Back in April when I went to my chiropractor I told him what was going on and he told me to try vitamin B6 100mg twice daily and magnesium 250 mg twice daily. In about 3 weeks I noticed a HUGE difference! No more cramping, tingling, numbness, or inability to use my hands or feet. I kept this up all summer and then discontinued my supplements just to see if it made any difference. Yup, big time! So as long as I take my supplements of B6 and magnesium I am good to go.

I also get my vitamins/supplements thru Swansonvitamins.com. I can get the same brands that my local health food store carries for almost half the price thru Swanson.

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11/20/12 1:24 A

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I'm another low on magnesium person, by the time I found out I was so low I was getting heart palps. I take Naturemaid gel caps, caplets don't work for me, I have to take 6times the dosage to get less of the effects. My dr wants me to try powder form you mix with water when I run out of gel caps to see if my body accepts it better.

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11/19/12 11:37 P

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I get my magnesium from Swansonvitamins.com. I appreciate the quality and the price. I definitely need it for my leg and knee cramps.

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11/19/12 9:56 P

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I take a magnesium only supplement, twice a day one in the morning and one at night, besides others that I take. Also have been doing so before I decided to try to go gluten free.

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11/19/12 9:46 P

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It also helps stop the cramping of the muscles too. I have that real bad before I started taking mag. Now if I miss it then I get the cramping back and they come in my feet or hands. Makes it hard to drive when it happens and is painfull too. So I take the pill form and will only get it at a health food store. Don't trust the ones at the discounts stores.

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11/19/12 6:47 P

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sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds have magnesium - or sunflower seed butter if you need it ground. I take a magnesium and B6 supplement with my liquid calcium before bedtime. It helps me have a good nights sleep!

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11/19/12 6:23 P

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I seem to need more magnesium than most people, so I take a magnesium only supplement with my doctor's approval. If I take too much, it's pretty obvious as it acts like a laxative. I usually take it every other day to help with restless leg syndrome and leg cramps. And I had to take magnesium even before going gluten and dairy free.

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11/19/12 4:17 P

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So, everything I have read says that people on a gluten-free diet have trouble getting magnesium. Looking at my food tracking, I vary rarely get any at all! A lot of the food that provides it, I can't eat or I can't eat a lot of. I can't have nuts, most grains and not a lot of dairy. I know it comes in seafood, but I only eat that two or three times a week.

I have been told by my doctors that because of a lot of my other health issues, I shouldn't take a multivitamin on top of what I eat as that gives me too much of some other nutrients. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can eat or what I can take to make sure I get enough magnesium?

Any suggestions or tips will help. Thanks!

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