Magnesium?

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Hi,
My doctor prescribed magnesium 330 to me about 6 months ago after a car accident that caused muscle spazums. About 2 months ago he said I didn't have to take it unless I want to. So I have been paying $4 every month since then. Now that I'm trying to lose weight, i an thinking of stopping taking the magnesium. I only take one pill at night. Is there any reason or research that says magnesium helps with some things that happens when your trying to lose weight? The doctor has said totally that there is no reason to take it unless I need it. He also regularly has a blood test to see if there is any problems and I am still clear. Please and thank you for posting?

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  • Horrorfox
    Horrorfox Posts: 204 Member
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    Magnesium helps with sleep, and recovery. It also helps maximize protein synthesis, which will increase muscle growth and strength.
  • Sabine_Stroehm
    Sabine_Stroehm Posts: 19,263 Member
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    Horrorfox wrote: »
    Magnesium helps with sleep, and recovery. It also helps maximize protein synthesis, which will increase muscle growth and strength.

    It also helps with "regularity".
    I take it every day.
  • Kalikel
    Kalikel Posts: 9,626 Member
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    If he says you don't need it and you don't want to take it, just stop! :)

    I don't think it will help you lose more weight. If there were a vitamin that made us lose lots of weight, we would all know it by now. :)

    I hate swallowing pills and have to take so many of the freaking things, so I'm always surprised when anyone wants to take things they don't need. My advice is to take as few pills as you can. Save your pill-taking for when you have to do it. Just take what you must. :)
  • Cherimoose
    Cherimoose Posts: 5,209 Member
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    It also helps with "regularity".
    I take it every day.

    I take it every day in the form of green veggies, nuts, seeds, fish, whole grains, etc. B)
  • SquatNSparkle
    SquatNSparkle Posts: 477 Member
    edited July 2015
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    There's tons of info out there on supplements, some support taking them and some don't. It's an essential element, but as cherimoose says, real food sources are best. That said, I eat mostly whole foods, including what he does, and I do supplement. YOU gotta decide what works for you
  • azulvioleta6
    azulvioleta6 Posts: 4,195 Member
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    It can only do good things...

    It shouldn't be preventing weight loss in any way.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    Ok i think it may help me more to take it then not especially with my previous injuries and current health problems. Thank you all for posting.
  • PeachyCarol
    PeachyCarol Posts: 8,029 Member
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    Horrorfox wrote: »
    Magnesium helps with sleep, and recovery. It also helps maximize protein synthesis, which will increase muscle growth and strength.

    Oh, that's nice to know! I'm on high doses of it as part of my migraine protocol. Learning a new benefit is always a plus.

    +1 for it helping with regularity. Sometimes it helps too much.

  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    I also had it for migraine too. Try eating more foods with iron . That problem disappeares.
  • Sabine_Stroehm
    Sabine_Stroehm Posts: 19,263 Member
    edited July 2015
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    Cherimoose wrote: »
    It also helps with "regularity".
    I take it every day.

    I take it every day in the form of green veggies, nuts, seeds, fish, whole grains, etc. B)

    Yup, you've just described my diet, (except whole grains plug me up) and I take magnesium.
  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,150 Member
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    It can only do good things...

    It shouldn't be preventing weight loss in any way.

    +1