magnesium?

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Hi
I just bought some magnesium to help with some of my muscle soreness. I was wondering if you can take it twice a day or if you can only take it once a day? If you can only take it once a day What time of day is better? Please and thank you for posting.
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  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    Is this a bad spot for asking this question or does no one want to answer me? Please and thank you for posting.
  • MelaniaTrump
    MelaniaTrump Posts: 2,694 Member
    edited January 2016
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    I did not know it was from exercise.
    Edited: You need to see a doctor. Walking /running that short distance should NOT give you muscle pain that you live with day after day.
  • RuNaRoUnDaFiEld
    RuNaRoUnDaFiEld Posts: 5,864 Member
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    What strength and which type?
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    I am walking/ running. 1.5 to 2 miles a day. I know i don't get everything from food. Also i have been taking nexium for acid reflux since I was 10. When I took it after my surgery 4 years ago it helped with my spazums in my back. Which I have already had looked at and they say its just because i have some very weak muscles in my back. Do you know the right dosage and what time is better?
  • besee_2000
    besee_2000 Posts: 365 Member
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    I've heard of epsom salt soaks for soreness (magnesium salts) but never thought about the supplement for that reason. I take Magnesium at night once a day or so. I read somewhere its helpful for restful sleep or something, I can't recall at this point. Try examine.com for uses.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    250Mg , capsule, nature's made.
  • Kimberly_Harper
    Kimberly_Harper Posts: 406 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    Hi
    I just bought some magnesium to help with some of my muscle soreness. I was wondering if you can take it twice a day or if you can only take it once a day? If you can only take it once a day What time of day is better? Please and thank you for posting.

    Are there not directions on the label?
  • RuNaRoUnDaFiEld
    RuNaRoUnDaFiEld Posts: 5,864 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    250Mg , capsule, nature's made.

    Is it an oxide or a citrate?
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    I couldn't find any.
  • erinm5
    erinm5 Posts: 55 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    Hi
    I just bought some magnesium to help with some of my muscle soreness. I was wondering if you can take it twice a day or if you can only take it once a day? If you can only take it once a day What time of day is better? Please and thank you for posting.

    Magnesium is awesome as a muscle relaxant and can actually be super beneficial when taken at night time to aid in sleep. You should start with 250 mg taken in the evenings and see how that helps
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    Oxide
  • RuNaRoUnDaFiEld
    RuNaRoUnDaFiEld Posts: 5,864 Member
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    Oxide absorbs less due to what it is chelated with. Take one as 250mg is a high dose. I'd take it before bed and see how you get on with it.
    You could go to 11/2 if the soreness continues and your bowels are ok with it but I'd take the other half after breakfast.
    It can collide with some medications so if you are on any check with a pharmacist. It is mainly anti biotics you have to watch with it.
  • RoxieDawn
    RoxieDawn Posts: 15,488 Member
    edited January 2016
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    Ask your doctor or pharmacist (make sure you tell the pharm it is for msucle soreness)... I am not sure that they will say this for muscle soreness but maybe for muscle cramping of you are indeed deficient in mag from your diet.

    I might add, if you are def in mag you may be def in potassium as well... these work togther.
  • FeelsLikeAwesome
    FeelsLikeAwesome Posts: 39 Member
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    Oxide could give you the trots at higher amounts. Citrate or malate or chelated is less likely to do so.

    There is no harm in taking the recommended daily amount. I take it daily to help with muscle soreness from exercise. Epsom salt bath is good too if you have a bath tub.

    http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/magnesium
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    Ok i didn't want to persue the potassium because myfitnesspal and most packages don't show potassium. So i don't have a good track of what im getting from my diet.
  • MelaniaTrump
    MelaniaTrump Posts: 2,694 Member
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    Stop walking for 1 week to allow your muscles to heal?
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,981 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    I couldn't find any.

    I've never seen supplements sold in the US that did not contain a directions section. If it's vague, like on my Twinlab 400 mg magnesium oxide "Take one capsule daily" then it doesn't matter in general.

    I don't find that mine makes me sleepy, otherwise I would take it at night.
  • MelaniaTrump
    MelaniaTrump Posts: 2,694 Member
    edited January 2016
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    The whole thing sounds odd. I have been sore from walking and just took Advil for a day. And rested.
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,981 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    I am walking/ running. 1.5 to 2 miles a day. I know i don't get everything from food. Also i have been taking nexium for acid reflux since I was 10. When I took it after my surgery 4 years ago it helped with my spazums in my back. Which I have already had looked at and they say its just because i have some very weak muscles in my back. Do you know the right dosage and what time is better?

    Maybe warming up before and after would be good for you? What are you doing to strengthen your back muscles?
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    A routine from my doctor, so it can't get worse. I do some warmup and cool down already but I'm probably not doing everything I should because i never could really do much in athletics so i don't really know what to do.