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4/8/13 2:46 P

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You are so correct.... and I just got a new bottle too!

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Good to hear you're getting relief from RLS with magnesium, Jluvz!

You might be interested in getting a bottle of Lavender Essential oil to add to your salts. That way you know its the real deal for less!

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4/8/13 1:30 P

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I take Magnesium for Restless Leg. It definitely helps. And I love the Epsom salt baths! Sometimes I will splurge and buy the Salts with Lavender... double dose of relaxation!
Thanks for the article.

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The Spark Tracker isn't a perfect measure, they don't always include all the nutrients in a given food. For example they didn't list the selenium content of Brazil nuts for the longest time.

In those situations its best just to add more complete food profiles to your food library... the foods you eat most often and add from there. Those can be had by researching other sites. Just put your food and the the words "complete nutritional profile" in your search engine. Then let Spark know, because they're constantly expanding and improving their food data base.

So I'd say that the Spark Tracker serves kinda like a "ballpark" number when it comes to individual micro-nutrients... you want to be at least somewhere on the playing field... the tracker will get you there!

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emoticon will track it.. I do take the supplements 2 xs aday have been..

so I went to track and it is already tracking- I am in the 90s says 100-125 I think and I do not post all my supplements

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HI Nana!

The only downside to magnesium supplementation is um... loose stools. Some forms are better than others, magnesium glycinate or magnesium malate. You might want to divide your doses or take it with your calcium foods.

Apparently magnesium oxide is the form most poorly absorbed.

I take magnesium citrate, but then I have a super long colon (so the doc told me following a colonoscopy) so it doesn't have that effect on me. The colon is where water is absorbed.

That's cool about the chocolate/magnesium connection.
Hey I will take any excuse to have some! LOL
I've also heard that chocolate is high in copper.

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4/7/13 4:48 P

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Great article! Thank you! I have been tracking my magnesium a bit over a week now. I do not get nearly enough.. sometimes not even enough with a 250mg supplement!! Curious...should I take a second supplement on a day like that?

I have read that when someone is craving chocolate what they very well may be craving is the magnesium...

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I've recommended people load magnesium into their Spark Tracker to check if they're getting enough from their foods.
Some of the symptoms of low magnesium can be confused with thyroid under or over treatment..

Here's an article that summarizes some of the symptoms of deficiency as well as giving recommendations, from thyroid author Mary Shomon:
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u-need-to-know-about-the-benefits-ofR>-magnesium.htm


My fav way to get it is in a soaky bath of Epson Salts... the "salt" is magesium sulfate. You've got to soak about 20 minutes in order to get the full benefits. If you have high blood pressure or arrhythmia, you may want to make your bath warm rather than hot.

A bath, incidentally is a great excuse to get some alone time: "Mommy has to get her magnesium, if you need anything ask Daddy". LOL Here's a link to some bath tips:
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