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2/17/10 2:31 P

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This is great information. I started taking a Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc supplement about a month ago after reading about the effects on magnesium in a women's nutrition book, which had nothing to do with PCOS.

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1/31/10 2:46 A

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That's fantastic news that the Magnesium is helping you so much Krista!

A whole week! That's dreadful! I'd be so grumpy :)

Thanks for letting us know about your experience.

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1/30/10 7:20 P

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Thats so interesting! I recently started taking Magnesium Citrate,but not for PCOS, because of low back pain. A friend was told by his Chiropractor to try it for muscle strain,especially back pain, specifically Mag Citrate (apparently there is Mag Sulphate & another one as well, but they don't absorbe as well into the body & you lose most of the potency in the stomach acid).

Anyway, since I started taking it regularly my moods are much better (depression here ), I've lost a little weight, I don't have the regular sugar & carb cravings that I usually do (they are still there but much improved) and I have a very regular digestive system these days, which is unheard of for me. I could go a week wihtout a BM before ( I know, I know - TMI lol)

Anyway I really recommend it. Its helped me a lot. And yes my back pain is improved as well. :)

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4/15/09 8:49 A

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Thanks, I will add in chromium picolate. emoticon

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Oh that's terrible, I'm very sorry to hear it. It's a long and painful journey for the patient and the family before it gets to that point, I know.

Have you looked into Chromium as well? With your family history I'd strongly suggest it.

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4/3/09 5:48 P

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Thanks for the info!!! I am going to add amgnesium to my supplements. I don't want diabetes! My grandfather had his leg amputated because of type II nasty stuff.

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3/29/09 10:35 P

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This is an extract from Ruth Trickey's book Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle:

Magnesium deficiency in the general population results in increased insulin resistance, as well as increased smooth muscle and platelet reactivity,
and is seen in association with both cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. Women with PCOS have been found to have significantly lower serum and total magnesium compared with the controls, and this may contribute to the progression from insulin resistance to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

The plasma magnesium level has been shown to be inversely related to insulin sensitivity. Population studies have confirmed that a high daily magnesium intake is associated with a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes, while individuals with low serum magnesium have a higher incidence. Moreover, magnesium deficiency can occur amongst diabetics despite adequate dietary intake, because urinary excretion is increased in the presence of elevated insulin and glycosuria.

Daily magnesium supplements improve insulin-mediated glucose uptake and insulin secretion in patients who have established type 2 diabetes - both important for women with PCOS. Amongst patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, magnesium supplementation reduces the risk of developing further problems such as retinopathy and hypertension."

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