Best magnesium mineral supplements according to redditors

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u/BrutalHonestyBuffalo · 50 pointsr/BabyBumps

Take it from someone who has a lot of chronic pain due to a genetic disorder - one injury can cause so many others.

My SI Joint frequently upslips and sends my hips into a weird offset rotation. I don't always notice - and then my muscles start to spasm and change, which causes me to have a slight S-curve scoliosis.

This in turn causes my neck to get out of whack - which pinches a nerve that leads down into my arm.

When my elbow and hand start giving me nerve pain - I know my hips are out of alignment.

Soooo - long story short - that fracture has probably been making you walk, sit, move, and function oddly - which in turn has been throwing off your body enough that the muscles are reacting - which lead to awful miserable spasms that can be more painful that any break.

So yeah, it probably does explain all of your pain.

A few rules about the hips (if no one has bother to help you - which wouldn't surprise me).

No twisting at the waist until your muscles chill. Meaning if you have to get out of your car, twist your whole body legs and torso together and stand up - rather than side stepping in or out.

No crossing your legs - even at the feet. Exacerbates things heavily.

If you sleep on your side - make sure you have a pillow between your legs, and one behind your hips/lower back to keep you stabilized.

Consider taking elemental magnesium (not the magnesium oxide you buy at a grocery store) - but something like this (I take 2 a day when I am feeling good - 4 a day when I am feeling like shit). It also motivates the bowels, so...score? It helps reduce muscle spasms that I am sure you are having after 7 weeks of compensating for such a miserable injury.
It also reduces the need for pain medication (which I try to avoid as chronic pain leads to dependency).

Good luck. :) Hope you heal up soon.

u/ravend13 · 19 pointsr/Supplements

Magnesium before bed. It will help keep your tolerance down.

u/SgtMustang · 17 pointsr/Supplements

Sorry to bring bad news, but, assuming you got the same one that Amazon calls "Nature Made High Potency", it only contains Magnesium Oxide.

Magnesium Oxide has extremely low bioavailability, and has some other issues as well. It's rust, in essence. So unfortunately you'll really not get any benefit whatsoever by taking those. Your body will only absorb about 5% or less of each softgel, meaning each is really only going to give you 10-20 mg.

Really the one you want is Magnesium Glycinate. I take the Doctor's Best brand which is unbuffered, meaning the pill contains 100% Mg Glycinate with no other lesser forms included. Glycinate is the most bioavailable form of Magnesium and is the best for supplementation. This sort of logic rings true with a lot of other supplements. Many brands will happily sell you minerals with poor bioavailability (multivitamins have this flaw especially), so it's wise to do this check for all supplements you buy.

To answer your question though, no, 400mg isn't too much. Really you can take as much as you want and your body should just not absorb what it doesn't need. 400mg is a solid daily dose though. Take it before bed, as there is a small amount of evidence to suggest it can be a sedative and help sleep.

Don't take it at the same time you intake Calcium, as Calcium does inhibit absorption of Magnesium to some extent. Taking Vitamin D/K and Magnesium in addition to a diet with lots of Calcium is a pretty strong combo, as D/K/ Magnesium all have important roles in Calcium absorption and its integration in bones. Take the D/K/ and your Calcium food in one sitting, and the Magnesium later once the Calcium has already been digested.

For a good overview of Magnesium and its effects, check

u/lessthanjoey · 16 pointsr/keto

Massive electrolyte problem!

Heart palpitations are typically potassium, cramps are typically magnesium (although maybe potassium), and lack of sodium leads to deficiencies in both magnesium and potassium (and also causes low blood pressure).

Get some lite sale or no salt or nu salt (all contain potassium chloride and are salt substitutes). Get some high-quality magnesium like this (I would eat 2 pills 2x/day until symptoms are gone then cut back a bit):

And get plenty of sodium! 5g/day (I add sodium by drinking broth from a bouillon cube in addition to salting my food).

Please do re-read the section of the FAQ on electrolytes.

Are you really getting the numbers in the FAQ? I'm guessing you're not, but regardless up your intake as these are pretty clear symptoms. On the magnesium side in particular make sure it's not oxide (as it's useless).

u/Closet_Geek_ · 16 pointsr/fatlogic

I love the product Natural Calm. It's a magnesium supplement that I take twice a day. I've found that upping my protein intake has caused me the same problems, even though I also get lots of water, fiber and caffeine.

Be forewarned you should start with a small dose and work up until you figure out how much works for you. Starting off with too large a serving will certainly clear you out though!

u/domesticatedfire · 15 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Might be a good idea to talk to a therapist about this. Is it dehabilitating for you? It's affecting you, obviously, but does it rule your life?

I think I have something similar, I won't look into mirrors or out of windows usually when it's nighttime, and during the winter especially I'll only shower when it's daytime out. Mine's more specifically because of weird lucid dreaming experiences (fyi don't look at mirrors in dreams lol). But for the most part, I've "accepted" any "monsters" that might live around me; something wants to scare me? Cool, but it has no power over my mind or soul, so what's the worst that can happen. Still won't go into unlit basements though 😅

If you feel like your house is hostile, or like something is hunting you, a helpful thing is also to "claim" your space by yelling at the 'monster' to "get OUT, this is MY SPACE, and YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE". Also do things that make you feel more in-control and confident, for me self defense, dancing, and singing (especially with good breathing) helped a lot.

Another thing too, if you feel like your space is hostile, is checking your plumbing and wiring in your house. Excess EMFs can cause havoc on a human's perception and lead to paranoia and that creepy "feeling watched" sensation among other things; are you living close to a high-power electric line? Are you living close to a river? How old is the building you're living in?

Also, if you can, start taking a magnesium supplement (like natural calm). It helps sooth anxiety and paranoia a BUNCH.

Feel better OP! I have some other tips too if you need them.

u/khdbdcm · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Vitamin D enchances the absorption of calcium, so if someone eats a fair amount of dairy or spinach they should be fine. Magnesium should be the one people need to look out for. It's one of the most important minerals that we don't get enough of, PLUS it works in synergy with vitamin D! If you regularly eat almonds (or pumpkin seeds), avocados, dark green leafy vegetables and legumes then you're probably fine. If not then I'd definitely recommend you start including them in your diet if possible, and if not you can supplement.

Another critical micronutrient would be K2, which helps direct calcium to your bones and teeth and prevent calcification of your arteries (big no no!). If you're thinking of supplementing Vitamin D3, you can find those two vitamins together. They are fat soluble so make sure you eat them with your nuts/seeds and avocados! :)

u/BlueB52 · 13 pointsr/Nootropics

I bounce between several, but can definitely recommend Doctor's Best. I have not noticed a difference between all of the top brands on amazon.

u/QuadraQ · 11 pointsr/keto

The TYPE of Magnesium you take is key. You want one that has TRAACS (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System), on the label since that's a proprietary way of binding it that does NOT give you diarrhea. (If you have to have a colonoscopy they literally give you magnesium to clean you out.) I use this one:

u/loganlulz · 11 pointsr/StackAdvice

I've gone through something similar, it was during major depression. Honestly what helped was reducing inflammation within my body/brain.

I'd suggest trying lithium orotate as a first line of action along with fish oil, magnesium glycinate and maybe turmeric with a source of black pepper.

I don't know which supplements you've tried in the past but I don't think you've permanently damaged your body.
Depression can deplete and drain you completely especially any creative and positive thoughts. Start meditating even for a few minutes a day. Well-being is fostered not only with a good diet but a good mindset, there could be a lot of things draining you emotionally and physically you just need to figure out what those things are and try to correct them.

I hope you feel better soon, as someone who's been in your shoes it does get better.

u/rohyplol · 11 pointsr/xxketo

I can't believe no one has mentioned Magnesium yet! Get you some Magnesium, if you haven't already.

Being keto flushes that shiz right out of your body, leading to fatigue, anxiety, depression, and major stress. Trust me, it sucks major to be Mg-deficient -- taking just 400mg extra per day drastically reduced my anxiety symptoms that I was on the verge of treating with serious medication. GET YOU SOME MAGNESIUM.

(This is good advice for everybody, but in my experience women struggle more with anxiety and depression. Magnesium is a cheap, easy fix.)

u/DreadyVapor · 10 pointsr/fasting

I have no experience with either, but I just looked up the nutrition data for coconut water. The amount of electrolytes is pretty small. If you are concerned, I would just get some Lite Salt and add a tsp to a glass of water in the morning. Plus magnesium supplements. These are the ones I use.

u/moon-bun1212 · 10 pointsr/migraine

CALM Magnesium powder is a good one.

magnesium powder

u/StrategyPattern · 9 pointsr/Nootropics

For your specific situation, 500mcg of melatonin and 400mg of magnesium glycinate should fix you right up. Melatonin is extremely safe and nontoxic. Same with magnesium (to a far lesser extant than melatonin, though).

A note on melatonin dosages: Less is more. It is frequently sold in 5-20mg pills. This is way way way too much for most people^[1].

As far as taking other things like St. John's Wort, kava, etc: Do not start out with these. You are a young person. There are many other things to try before these things. If the magnesium and melatonin don't work for you, feel free to PM me, and I'll do my best to give advice however I can.

Here are some links to brands of melatonin and magnesium that I would recommend:

Pure Encapsulations - Melatonin 0.5mg - 60 capsules for $9.30: this is the one I would most recommend in terms of quality, and the price happens to be pretty reasonable. If it's too much, let me know.

Pure Encapsulations - Magnesium (Glycinate) - 90 capsules (120mg each) for $19.50: Once again, this is ideal but if it's too much let me know. Here is a cheaper option that will work.

Best of luck to you my friend. I have had sleep problems before, and I know all too well that they will fuck your life up. This is an important issue to me, so I'm quite serious about offering my help. Feel free to PM me. Hope this helps.

u/Catalyzm · 9 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This is the one I use, you can probably find it locally too.

Read the second review, it has a good comparison of magnesium forms and brands. This brand/form doesn't have the pooping or sleeping all day effects.

u/UnlikeSpace3858 · 9 pointsr/keto

Water + magnesium citrate is helpful. You may get diarrhea from changing gut flora. But if it's constipation, up your water intake and get electrolytes, including magnesium. Natural Calm magnesium citrate powder is a good one, you may find it at Walmart. Or a liquid magnesium citrate that you could find at Target or Walgreens - though it's not as tasty as the powder.

u/scienara · 9 pointsr/BabyBumps

Try magnesium! Colace didn't do a thing for me, but I started taking a magnesium supplement before bed every night, and I am now the most regular and easy pooping girl you'd ever know. This is the stuff I got ( -- but I found it locally in the health section at my normal supermarket for like $15, I didn't pay $25!!
You stir it in water & drink it, it tastes like overly sweet lemonade, and works like a charm for me!

u/SirynCodex · 8 pointsr/fasting

You would probably be better off just continuing the water fast and forgoing the bone broth. It could certainly make you hungrier, and its primary benefit is usually that it helps some people get through the early days, which you've already bypassed (and those are generally considered to be the hardest where hunger pangs are concerned.)

Also speaking from personal experience, I tried adding 2 cups of bone broth to my 10 day water fast after experiencing a few days of very low energy, and I had a very bad reaction to it (intense nausea, belching, and dry retching / vomiting). I mentioned it here, and the suggestion from a few folks was that the sudden influx of sodium had probably triggered it.

If you'd like to supplement electrolytes, here are some recommendations:

For sodium, Celtic Sea Salt on dissolved on the tongue or small sips of Pickle Juice. For potassium, NoSalt has a good amount per serving and can be mixed with water and taken as a shot. Magnesium can be supplemented in pill form, a lotion/spray, or by soaking your feet in Epsom Salt. These will all be most beneficial on a longer fast, although I find that supplementing sodium starting on Day 2 of my own fasts has made me feel better (less brain fog and dizziness, improved mood). As for the most beneficial amount, a general recommendation - provided on the Fasting Talk podcast - was discussed here.


u/creekcanary · 8 pointsr/stopdrinking

Couple tips if you're having insomnia. Listen up cuz this is the real deal, this WILL help get you through these first few days (take it from someone who just got through it and is feeling great now).

  1. Start taking magnesium. Like, as soon as humanly possible. Get this brand here, there are a million types of magnesium, and the most common ones won't do jack for you. I've done tons of brand research and this is the good stuff.

    Take two pills as soon as you wake up, and more importantly, take two 30-60 minutes before bed. When you take it at night it will make you sleepy. You can take it on an empty stomach, it's super easy on the stomach.

    Magnesium is the 2nd most common deficiency in the developed world, AND alcohol flushes magnesium out of your body. So chances are that your body is WAY low on it, and that will mess up your sleep AND it will make you depressed. Getting your magnesium levels back up is proven to lower symptoms of depression and improve your mood, something I've experienced first hand, so it should make your moods a little sunnier.

  2. If the above doesn't work for getting you to sleep, and you want to bring in the big guns, take some melatonin at night about 30 minutes before you want to go to bed. I like this brand but there are lots online to choose from.

    BIG POINT FOR MELATONIN: Most melatonin pills are 5mg. I don't know why this is, because that's actually a massive dose. Break off about a quarter of a pill and that should be a good dose (.75-1.5mg). Also, if you go the melatonin route, try to limit your usage to 1-2 weeks of daily usage. If you take it too often, then when you stop you might have trouble getting to sleep again, cuz your body got used to it. So just take it for a 5-14 days while your body heals itself and naturally learns how to fall asleep without alcohol.

    In general, you may have to take it on faith that it gets better for now while you're hurting, but it's the OVERWHELMING experience of everyone that it does get better. Nobody, ever, in the history of the world, was having a shitty life, and then they started drinking more, and then things got better.

    But if you go to an AA meeting (which I highly recommend doing), you will meet people with 1, 5, 10, 20 years of sobriety, and every single one will tell you that their lives got insanely better when they stopped drinking. You'll hear a lot of people saying stuff like "back when I was drinking, I couldn't possibly imagine my life being as good as it is today". And I've had people close to me quit, and I've seen them go through a similar situation.

    Hang in there friend. What you're doing right now is worth every bit of effort.
u/VirtualMoneyLover · 8 pointsr/Supplements

There are more types of magnesium, and oxide is the worst as bioavailability (only 5% is absorbed by the body) goes, but it is cheap.

"Magnesium forms a variety of industrially and biologically important compounds, including magnesium carbonate, magnesium chloride, magnesium citrate, magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia), magnesium oxide, magnesium sulfate, and magnesium sulfate heptahydrate (Epsom salts)."

Now I am not sure which one of these causes or not diarrhea, but for supplement we use citrate, because it is highly absorbed and doesn't cause problems for us, but YMMV. It is also not cheap and locally isn't sold.

I advise you to go on Amazon and look up magnesium citrate and sulfate and read the reviews if there is complaints about diarrhea...

This top review compares 10 different magnesium supplements:

u/Antranik · 7 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This has one of the best bioavailability, I take 2 daily:

u/pinkdietmountaindew · 7 pointsr/xxfitness

I also had sleeping problems and had the same issues with Magnesium until someone on r/xxketo recommended this one. No diarrhea at all. The only issue I’ve ever had is it makes my stomach hurt for a minute it or two if I take it in the morning on an empty stomach.

Edit: the recommended dosage for this one is 2 pills twice a day. Also, they are on the large size.

u/SPEECHLESSaphasic · 7 pointsr/xxketo

Oh god, I literally feel your pain. I used to have a lot of problems with constipation. Once things are more in control, try switching to taking Magnesium Citrate. I take two of them a night, and not only does it help with that problem, it's a natural muscle relaxant! I only ever have issues now when I don't take it.

u/SuccessfulNebula · 7 pointsr/keto

OMG this happened/happens to me too - lots of good solutions! My main suggestion is to keep things simple and pay attention to your Magnesium in particular...


  • Spoon peanut butter out of the jar, directly into your mouth (my favorite is Skippy Extra Chunk, MMV but its only 4g per 2 TB which works for me)
  • Quest oven pizza (again, MMV but a whole pizza is 12g and feels so indulgent)
  • Homemade mozzarella sticks like this recipe from Low Carb Yum - dip in ranch dressing for ultimate comfort
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip - eat with a spoon and love every minute
  • Dove Mini Ice cream Bars - one bar only has 6g so MMV but, ice cream, come on...
  • Turn your ketoade into a cocktail - add seltzer water, pour into a wine glass...keeping on eye on your magnesium in particular (Natural Vitality Calm is my suggestion) will help with cramps/bloating
u/Jfergy06 · 6 pointsr/Nootropics
u/some_keto_man · 6 pointsr/fasting

At breakfast, lunch and dinner I take 1/4 TEAspoon lite salt (290mg sodium & 350mg potassium), 1 bullion cube (900mg sodium) and 1 magnesium pill (100mg magnesium). Of course when I am fasting I don't take these with meals, just water. The magnesium pill I had to switch out for topical magnesium because oral magnesium was giving me daily diarrhea while fasting.

My Supplemented Electrolytes

u/mindfluxx · 6 pointsr/migraine

The type matters. Oxide causes the digestive effects more. But they are also cheaper. So I get my first 350 from citrate powder dissolved in water then add in the more expensive horse pills of the good stuff later in the day. This seems to work okay for me. I found this on the internet "Forms of magnesium most commonly reported to cause diarrhea include magnesium carbonate, chloride, gluconate, and oxide". The pills I take are some chelated thing-->

u/x3iv130f · 6 pointsr/AdvancedFitness

Not meat-head but I've had the same results. I take 100 mg of Magnesium chelated and 300 mcg (0.3 mg) of melatonin each night and it makes a big difference. This is what I use:

u/herman_gill · 6 pointsr/Supplements

In the future I would buy

this magnesium and this d3+k2 instead. Cheaper and the magnesium's likely more effective.

You can take all three in the morning if you want. Magnesium isn't inherently sedating, it's relaxing.

The ones I would personally avoid is taking D or ALCAR at night, everything else is fair game.

If you wanna do D, K, ALCAR in the morning, and Mag at night, that's perfectly fine also.

Also if you're at all interested in taking a multivitamin instead, I'd recommend Legion Triumph (disclosure: I've had some input on it's design, not receiving any royalties or anything like that, though).

u/Greylikes · 6 pointsr/BabyBumps

I SWEAR SWEAR SWEAR magnesium is amazing. You can get a version called "Calm" from Amazon, that is a powder and you add it to water for a tasty treat before bed:

If you are more of a pill taker, you can get it in pill form.

Not only does magnesium help soften your stool, it also helps with restless leg syndrome (that many pregnant women get) and it also helps calm you in general. I take this before I go to bed every night and have never had any issues.

Magnesium is completely natural supplement and your body needs it for a variety of reasons, so it is a huge win-win!

u/willowhair · 6 pointsr/keto

I use Lyte Balance. It's an electrolyte concentrate, you add a capful to a glass of liquid. 281mg Sodium, 350mg Potassium, 50 mg Magnesium. Taste is fine, I usually say it tastes like tears. The bottle describes how to use it.

For more Magnesium, Natural CALM has 325 mg. I like the Raspberry-Lemon flavor but you can buy sample boxes of 5 flavors. I can't find the assorted box on Amazon without buying a whole display, but I've found it at health food/co-ops before.

I'm about 6 months on keto (lost 30lbs, no migraines from 2-3/monthly, lots of energy/stamina). At first I documented my electrolytes everyday now I usually just add the electrolytes when I feel like I need it. Usually I'll get a mild headache or not feel as energetic.

u/thattimewhenwe · 6 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Magnesium! This seems to be a common problem with IF. Start adding way more leafy greens, pumpkin seeds and avocados, and/or supplement with magnesium.
I like Natural Calm:
It works immediately, so I keep some around for when I get that restless feeling.

u/jmor88 · 6 pointsr/ketogains

I would highly recommend a glycinate and malate combination. the malate is great for atp production.

here's the one I take:

u/syvania · 5 pointsr/keto

I take KAL magnesium glycinate every evening before I go to bed. It works really well to help with my quality of sleep and RLS, but doesn't impact my digestive system in any way.

u/Captain_Midnight · 5 pointsr/keto

Just FYI, Asporotate is a proprietary blend that includes magnesium oxide, which is commonly used as a laxative. You may have better results with regular taurate, orotate, or glycinate versions of magnesium, taken by themselves. I use the Doctor's Best stuff which is chelated glycinate. Chelation increases absorption.

u/kdt7943 · 5 pointsr/nutrition

After trying multiple kinds to minimize anxiety and help with sleep, this is one of my favorite magnesium supplements thus far

u/Widget_pls · 5 pointsr/Supplements

Amazon's always really bad about this. They'll invent MSRPs that never existed just to bring it down to normal prices so "you can save" 30% on basically everything always.

Also, consider installing a browser plugin to integrate CamelCamelCamel or something similar. They track Amazon prices across time. Example for the magnesium:

u/johnny-utah-busey · 5 pointsr/Supplements

Buy the ingredients separately.

Personally I only use 25 mg of Zinc and 400mg of Magnesium Citrate

Cheap as fuck:

  • Zinc = $8.50 per 500 doses
  • Mag = $11.20 per 125 doses
u/mortalcoil1 · 5 pointsr/Nootropics

I just take 2-3 capsules from
Again, i'm not trying to sell any product. This is just what I use and when it comes to this sort of thing if it ain't broke don't fix it. I have been taking it for about 4 months now and it's effects have not significantly decreased in that time.

As far as sleep habits go, some days I have better habits than others, I wouldn't say I practice better sleep habits. For example, I basically always fall asleep watching boring videos on my tablet. This already is a bad sleep habit, but I notice I am able to get the wonderful tired feeling much sooner than without magnesium. As I said, I was that guy who would be dead tired, then the second I hit the bed I was WIDE AWAKE. I could toss and turn until 3,4, maybe even 5. As a side note I have sleep apnea and use a CPAP. Not sure if that's relevant.

u/StuffyMcFluffyFace · 5 pointsr/March2018Bumpers

Sorry you're dealing with that! I'm at the other end of the poop spectrum, lol.

If you're eating any high protein bars/shakes, cut those out. I second prune juice. Magnesium powder can help as a laxative and can't hurt in regular doses. Also fiber such as oatmeal, psyllium husks, or other whole grain cereals can help.

I usually drink a full 16oz glass of water first thing in the morning, do some stretches. Finally this yoga pose helps me get things moving - I don't know that it would help with total constipation but I'll get into it, making sure my heels are underneath my sit bones, stay there for about 3-5 minutes and maybe do shoulder stretches or something to pass the time, and boom, moves my system right along. I think something about the sit bones resting on the heels helps relax the pelvic muscles and lets the digestive tract get moving.

u/phatcracker · 5 pointsr/Kratomm

I have heard adding coconut oil to tea will increase longevity, though I haven't tried it. Link to this method's tutorial. The only potentiator that works for me is magnesium citrate. It definitely increases the slow effects of Reds for me.

u/Versificator · 5 pointsr/kratom

Magnesium at night. I use calm. Shit's magical.

If you need to dose, take it at least 2 hours before bed. Also, switch to bents or something that has zero stimulation. My goto for bed is Brown Borneo and it has no effect on my dreams at all.

u/zigmus64 · 5 pointsr/fasting

I don't know if this is necessarily a best practice but it seems to be working for me. Whenever I'm fasting (and sometimes when I'm not since I'm eating keto during my feed days) I make sure I take a [magnesium supplement] ( at night time and lick some light salt once or twice throughout the day. Light salt is about half and half sodium chloride with potassium chloride. I pour about a quarter to a third of a teaspoon into my hand and lick it up and pound about a pint or more of water. You will get a couple hundred milligrams of sodium and potassium each. Seems to get me from point A to point B successfully without any trouble, but my fasts are usually no longer than 48 hours and I don't do a ton of manual labor.

u/AdolphEinstien · 5 pointsr/fasting

I like Natural Calm for mag.
You can also get mag from adding Epsom salt to a bath and soaking for a bit(great for sore muscles).

u/bahnessa28 · 5 pointsr/PCOS

Hi there! I don't have insurance either at the moment and have had periods over they years with no insurance. I would start looking into a low carb diet like keto, this can help with your blood sugar and loose weight. I just started taking DCI for about 4 weeks, and got my first period in 10 months. I take two a day in the morning, along with coconut oil pills, vitamin D3 and magnesium. I recently purchased Ovasitol to try the mixture of both myo and d-chiro inositol. I've seen a lot of girls on here who use this brand. I've now been researching berberine which is supposed to have equivalent effects as metformin. Hope this helps!

u/AnUnchartedIsland · 5 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

That other person who responded to you is wrong about all supplements being garbage. Supplements that are actually nutrients (like magnesium) are good for you, especially considering most people are deficient in magnesium because it's a water-soluble supplement, and in most foods it comes from the soil, but due to current agricultural practices, too much magnesium is being washed out of our soil. Really, it's the second most common nutrient deficiency in developed countries after Vitamin D.

Magnesium is good for mood and muscle cramping, but you shouldn't just take it during PMS, you should take it daily. Here is more information on magnesium.

Don't buy some overpriced, heavily marketed supplement for magnesium though. You can get like a two year supply for like $20 if you buy it in bulk (you can either mix it with water and drink it, or just buy some capsules to put it in).

Make sure you get magnesium citrate, glycinate, or basically anything that ends in -ate. Do NOT get magnesium oxide because your body doesn't really absorb it.

u/MgmtmgM · 5 pointsr/fasting

For sodium, regular table salt works but it's theoretically possible to get too much iodine if you eat enough of it. I'm not sure how big of a concern that should really be though.

For potassium I use No Salt which is just straight potassium salt and can be found at Walmart. They also have things like Salt Lite which is about a 50/50 mix of sodium and potassium, but I don't think the sodium has iodine. You could always mix in a little table salt to get your iodine fix, if you went this route.

As for magnesium, magnesium glycinate seems to be the best. You want at least 200g. The one I use is

It is out of stock on Amazon but on their website they have it for $20. Take an hour or two before bedtime so you aren't tired in the day. I linked to Amazon in case you want a different but similar product.

Note how I didn't suggest potassium supplements. Due to outdated regulations, they can't sell more than 99mg supplements (even though a product might have a higher number on the label, this number is just total weight) which just doesn't cut it as far as your needs go.

u/swingthatwang · 4 pointsr/keto

fyi i really recommend this magnesium. only Mg that's worked for me without stomach issues and i've tried all the types.

i also recommend not trying any carby replacements or substitutes. i'd fall off the wagon with bread-like things or fake sugar substitutes. however i've been doing great thus far cutting all that out. natural whole foods only. just none of that mess. full on pure keto.

and making a chart, 30 days or 100 days, where you cross off each box for each day, makes it REALLY helpful. esp if you use a big fat red marker. :)

edit: if you use sweet stuff, do NOT use maltodextrin or malitol. it's the devil's ass crack when it comes to weight loss. use liquid stevia (Sweet Leaf or Trader Joe's brand) or Swerve / erythitol.

u/ChefLinguini · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

Anecdote: A few weeks after taking these magnesium supplements I became depressed. A few days after stopping I felt normal.

Apparently such a reaction isn't totally out of the question, as I've seen similar reports.

I've brought this experience up before on this sub because I feel it's important that people are aware there can be serious side effects when messing with one's body chemistry.

u/wibblett · 4 pointsr/ADHD

I usually chew gum satisfy my urge of clinching. I also take Magnesium Chelated ( must be chelated) to get of the clenching and the headaches. I was about to give up on VYvanse until I fond those two things and haven't had a problem yet/

Here is the brand I chose:

u/Targash · 4 pointsr/keto

For potassium I use this.

For magnesium I use this.

I do not take a multivitamin.

I also get a lot of potassium from avocados.

u/JudgeLanceKeto · 4 pointsr/keto

Sodium: broth/bouillon. Beef tastes better but chicken is more readily available. I'll put a TBSP into my 24oz coffee cup in the morning, drink it throughout the day, and that's about 2500mg of sodium. More if I counted the splash of Frank's Red Hot. Adding a TBSP of heavy cream really kicks it up a notch.

Potassium: No Salt (NOT Nu Salt or Lite Salt) as it provides 2600mg of potassium per TSP. Nu Salt contains more, if I'm not mistaken. I'll sneak 1/4 tsp of No Salt into that same coffee cup in the morning and usually split the remaining 3/4 tsp into two 28 oz bottles of water with a few squeezes of Mio water enhancer. Looks like Nu Salt might be easier for you to find, at least on amazon. Also, spinach.

Magnesium: two of these

u/braellyra · 4 pointsr/Fibromyalgia

Firstly, I’m so sorry you’re going through all this. Fibro flares are agony. A good fruit to eat for potassium is kiwi- they have more potassium and vitamin C than bananas and oranges, plus they’re super tasty! If you’re looking for a magnesium supplement, be careful of the kind of magnesium- some can cause issues with your digestion. I bought one off of Amazon to try, and it didn’t hurt my digestion but it also didn’t do anything for me (I guess my magnesium isn’t one of my issues)- if you’re in the USA and want to try it, you can find it here: Source Naturals Magnesium Malate... (mods, let me know if linking isn’t allowed and I’ll delete) It’s Magnesium Malate, which should be easier on the digestion. The only downside is the bottle is HUGE so if it turns out that magnesium isn’t your issue, you have a ton of pills still.
If you’re in a state/country that legalized medical marijuana, I’ve found that having some is one of the only ways to break the muscle spasms I get from my fibro. I don’t smoke, but I use tinctures, topicals, and occasionally cookies from my local dispensary.

u/LivingPaleo · 4 pointsr/keto

It doesn't have to be so technical. Just put some lite salt (50/50 sodium/potassium) in bottled water and drink it throughout the day. Then take a dose of magnesium at bedtime:

u/LeoXearo · 4 pointsr/keto

What magnesium and potassium supplements are you taking? Magnesium carbonate pills didn't help me with my blood pressure or lightheadedness. It wasn't until I switched to Magnesium Citrate powder that I mixed with water and a potassium salt-substitute that my blood pressure went down and I stopped feeling faint/dizzy.

I really feel that switching to magnesium citrate powder was the key to lowering my bp and feeling better. This is the one I use NOW Foods Magnesium Citrate Powder

u/IGottaGoMilkGoats · 4 pointsr/proED

Try magnesium supplements instead of laxatives. THIS ONE is my favorite.

Also helps improve calmness.

u/vaanjie · 4 pointsr/PMDD

I use the app Flo in order to track my PMDD and take HTP-5 and ashwagandha root capsules during those two weeks. I feel like they help my cravings, anxiety, and depression. I have been prescribed Prozac for depression and anxiety since I was 13, and I make sure not to forget taking it (my dosage remains the same).

At night I have trouble falling asleep, so I take these magnesium supplements a few hours before bedtime. I also try to meditate for at least 5 minutes every night using the app Insight Timer. It helps me with impulse control and not overreacting to things. All of this took many years to figure out. I hope you find something that brings relief!

EDIT: I didn't know there were any possible reactions of HTP-5 and antidepressants, but apparently the main warning for supplements containing 5HTP is “do not consume if you’re taking antidepressant drugs.” It can lead to serotonin syndrome.

I'm going to stop taking HTP-5 for now and just take the ashwagandha root supplements, which don't seem to have negative interactions with antidepressants. Let me know if I'm wrong.

u/ladydaisy79 · 4 pointsr/fasting
  1. I took New Ultima Hydrating Electrolyte Powder, Orange, 90 Servings And Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce
  2. haha not at all. I have bulimia and was bingeing and purging like crazy for almost 2 months prior. Just went cold turkey
u/tzamora · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

I have been using this brand:

I use it as it says. 1 capsule at noon and then 2 before bed. I think thats about 2g if the nutritional label is correct.

At first it felt really good, super focused, but now the effect is less noticeable. Nevertheless I prefer to not increase that dosage and simply continue with it for supplementation purposes.

One thing to say its that because I researched about this type of magnesium I now eat more salads and magnesium rich foods. Ha now I feel I'm drugging myself with salads.

Benefits? Super focus, I think I respond easier to questions, take decisions faster.

u/PinniPie · 4 pointsr/Anxiety

I'm sorry you're feeling this way. Have you tried taking a magnesium supplement? I had a hard time falling asleep for years, as I was anxious as well. After reading someone's suggestion for magnesium (for palpitations), I ordered [these] ( on Amazon. They've worked wonders for both my anxiety and getting restful sleep.

u/mai_tais_and_yahtzee · 3 pointsr/xxketo

potassium and magnesium

This is the magnesium supplement that I take.

Morton's Lite Salt has potassium in it. You can add a bit to your water and it's not too bad. Sprinkled over an avocado is yummy too. I add it to all of my cooking.

u/BarbellCappuccino · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

It's the type of magnesium! Comes in a few forms, ones a laxative and one isn't - IIRC! My mom researches vitamins ALL the time, so I just listened to her advice but I remember a few Google searches backed up what she said. I ended up getting this one from Amazon two weeks ago to try and help get better sleep. No issues so far!

u/DrPeterVenkman_ · 3 pointsr/keto

I chose that because it was cheap and on subscribe and save.

u/KetoKeb · 3 pointsr/fasting

I take two of these as I’m getting ready for bed so prob 10-15 mins before.

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 200 mg, 240 Tablets

I also have Mag Calm Plus but I don’t think it is as good as the above tbh.

u/gogogadgt · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

Threonate is a total scam. Just get Glycinate from Doctor's Best and save $50 on a year's supply.

6 month+ supply for $15.

u/depressed_sunflower · 3 pointsr/Supplements

Maybe change the Magnesium citrate to Magnesium glycinate (chelated). Not only is Magnesium glycinate better absorbed than citrate, it is easier on your stomach (won't give you stomach pain) and won't give you diarrhea which magnesium citrate often does.

Dr's Best do a fairly cheap one;

u/JuanSquared · 3 pointsr/fasting

I should have been more clear in the original post.

I didn't take any additional potassium supplements as the 150mg from the electrolyte concentrate was enough. I did however take an additional magnesium supplement.

So I took the concentrate first thing in the morning (electrolytes, potassium, and some magnesium), salt between 8am and 2pm, and then 200mg additional magnesium before bed.

Here's the link for the magnesium I took:

u/__Vic__ · 3 pointsr/keto

Just a heads up that tested that and it came up high in some heavy metals, so I stopped using it. Over at r/nootropics, we love Doctor's Best Mag Glycinate as the best for relaxation and sleep. Any glycinate form really, though I know the citrate and malate are good, too.

u/drogean2 · 3 pointsr/Supplements

be CAREFUL about taking any magnesium oxide, its the cheapest form of magnesium and the least absorbable - meaning it's basically a laxative and will give you liquid diarrhea REALLY easy

you really want the stuff that ends with -ATE , doesnt have the side effects

as far as multivitamin, you may want to switch to something with join suporrt like this stuff which is praised highly in the body building community. I take half the daily dose since i'm not an athlete.

on the same note i've heard nothing but good things about Cissus for join pain.

Another thing people say helps is circumin/tumeric, available in caps but you can just get a bunch of the indian spice at a grocery story if they have it

u/URETHRAL_DIARRHEA · 3 pointsr/researchchemicals

I would recommend taking magnesium glycinate daily, I use this kind.

u/apdunshiz · 3 pointsr/keto

In addition to food, I was taking at least 5,000mg of sodium, at least 2,600mg of potassium in the form of "No Salt", and at least 200mg of magnesium which can be found:

u/Default87 · 3 pointsr/keto

those are like 5 cents a pill, 2-4 a day (typically) will get you the magnesium that you need to avoid muscle cramps. just about the most cost effective means.

otherwise, you can try to find foods that you like that have more magnesium in them.

u/elitemrp · 3 pointsr/keto

I recommend this brand of magnesium.

Some types just pass through you and just give you diarrhea but this one gets absorbed real good.

u/HopeinaBottle · 3 pointsr/xxketo

Magnesium - 5 cents a pill. I find taking three a day before bed works for me. You may find you need only two. Maybe your body will be happiest with four.

Potassium - NoSalt. I don't like the taste of salt in my water, just the potassium, so I make sure to generously salt my food otherwise.

u/whatsinsideit · 3 pointsr/benzodiazepines

yeah being so young doesnt help. benzos are sort of seen as a last resort. they dont just throw them around, well good doctors dont at least.

when you say different pdoc everytime, are you going to the same building/network, or are you actually switching to an entire new office every time? the latter is called drug seeking. even the way you talk to your doctor may come across as drug seeking. you have to realize how many people they deal with everyday that are trying to finesse them for benzos. especially your age

ssris are not just "antidepressants" they are also used for anxiety, as are other classes of meds. there are several classes used for anxiety (like ssris), as well as other classes of meds used "off label" for anxiety. things like trazodone, vistiril, gabapentin, these are commonly used "off-label" for anxiety and sleep.

so what meds have you been prescribed so far? and how long have you been seeing your pdoc for this actual anxiety problem? it sounds like youre seeing both your primary care doctor as well as a pdoc for this. do they communicate to each other? you should be seeing a specialist (pdoc) not primary care

edit - i see on your thread on /r/drugs that youre on probation. what are you on probation for? do your doctors know youre on probation? im not trying to jump to conclusions here but just reading your posts, and how you talk about being jealous of your friends who got benzos thrown at them, it sounds like you just want benzos and nothing else. youre already convinced that "antidepressants" or anything else wont help you and your mind is made up.

the other guy recommending magnesium is actually a decent idea as well. i take 200-300mg of magnesium glycinate every night (and 100mg in the morning). it actually helps a lot to relax and fall asleep. without a doubt the best/most noticeable supplement ive ever taken, honestly. its certainly not a cure all, but it definitely helps. im in my early 30s and have tried almost everything.

i suggest you get some either way:

a bonus is that magnesium helps with constipation BIG TIME. i have several digestive "diseases" and constipation is one of the biggest side effects. magnesium fixes that. just dont take too much or you get diarrhea, takes a little trial and error to find the right dose.

u/turbokungfu · 3 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Have you tried magnesium?

Read these reviews and see if it's interesting to you:

u/WadeDRubicon · 3 pointsr/FTMMen

If it's muscle-based pain (like a cramp), then yes, magnesium may help. I take it daily for spasticity/chronic pain, and a big dose when I get a migraine.

Many people find magnesium calming (hence products like Natural Calm) and can help make you sleepier at bedtime. It's also helpful for treating constipation, as it relaxes the muscles of your digestive tract (along with all your other ones).

I've taken this one for about a year.

I'm not a big believer in most supplements, but magnesium has good evidence of effectiveness, relatively low cost, and few (if any) unwanted side effects. If you want to try it, you'll know within a day or two if it's helping. Heck, if nothing else, it may help ease the tension of living in pain.

u/FeralFizgig · 3 pointsr/Supplements

> Also, put your phone and screens away 30-40 minutes beforehand. If you need sound, put on an audiobook or sounds.

Try blue blocking glasses. I've been using these for over a year. 1 hour before I want to sleep, I take 1 melatonin, 2 magnesium, and browse reddit on my tablet for an hour wearing my glasses.

This routine works pretty well for me. Half the time I don't even last the hour before I roll over to sleep.

u/catfield · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/Haber_Dasher · 3 pointsr/GetMotivated

It didn't even occur to me you could get it as a powder. I guess that's fine, pills are just powder compressed, and what's important is that the magnesium molecules are bound to something that keeps them from getting destroyed in your stomach, not whether it's a pill/capsule/powder. I'm not sure what you linked is a good choice (it doesn't mention that it's chelated or any amino acids it might be Chelated to), the magnesium I take is this one. Based on what I know that's gonna have about as good absorbtion as you're gonna get and it's much cheaper. Those 240 pills last me a long time. It's 100% chelated with glycine and lycine.

u/earth_echo · 3 pointsr/fasting

I make my own magnesium lotion from magnesium chloride flakes, but previous to this I bought Life Flo Magnesium lotion:


For oral magnesium I take Dr.'s Best Magnesium (magnesium glycinate) :


I take 600 mg of the oral mag per day and put the lotion on all over my body each night. I do this whether I'm fasting or not. I take boron, taurine and selenium to boost absorption of the mag. So far, it's working WONDERFULLY! Boron, btw, really helps w/vitamin D absorption too, which everyone these days seem to be low on.

u/ChrisHatesAmazon · 3 pointsr/InfertilityBabies

I'm not expert on pregnancy-related cramps, but I had success in eliminating leg cramps by taking a Magnesium Citrate supplement after I changed my diet. Electrolytes seem to help.

u/nick22tamu · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Have fun lol. Idk if it actually does anything from a bodybuilding standpoint, but, the dreams man, the best fucking dreams

u/sassytaters · 3 pointsr/keto

Sodium, potassium, and magnesium will likely fix you right up. I do Lite Salt for the first two and take this for ZMA:

u/HotBananaa · 3 pointsr/keto

Well, you can take things to help with the electrolytes, as you should.

You wanna double your Sodium intake. You can use Lite Salt as that has sodium AND potassium in it, and a pretty good amount of potassium as well. Better than most supplements anyway. And then you will wanna buy a magnesium citrate. I also use chicken boullion cubes for sodiumm, i put it in a coffee cup and put hot water in it, then drink it. Tastes like soup kinda.

Its not about "going hard", its not a crash diet. You just figure out your macros and stick to it. Let your body handle the rest.

And no stuff like Powerade has electrolytes in it but nearly enough.

u/princesspoohs · 3 pointsr/BeautyGuruChatter

Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium Anti Stress, Original, 16 oz

Seriously, it is an absolute lifesaver for constipation, and works as a gentle muscle relaxant and sleep aid as well. It’s amazing. I got it because it was recommended to me for pain from TMJ disorder, but I use it more frequently for constipation than anything else! I take medication that causes chronic constipation, so this is a lifesaver. Mix two teaspoons in a bit of warm water, then add as much cold water or other drink as you want (it has just a mild acidic effervescent taste, kinda like club soda but much more mild- you can also get flavored versions but I prefer unflavored). Do this before bed and you should wake up ready to go!

(Rarely it will take two doses to get things moving, if things are really backed up- sometimes I’ll double the dose at once if I know it’s kinda severe but if it’s your first time just start with two teaspoons and see how you feel. If it’s been more than 8-10 hours you may want to take another dose, either right then or that next evening).

You can also find it at GNC and some drug stores, but I’ve found it cheapest at Wegmans. It’s in their vitamin section.

u/forestina · 3 pointsr/xxketo

A lot of people swear by this stuff- I take it every day along with my potassium. Works like a charm. 😘

u/bfty4nh5ywnr · 3 pointsr/OutlandishAlcoholics

Here is some reputable magnesium citrate power :

Here is some potassium powder:

Both will last you longer, be more effective, and in the end just be more efficient at tackling the electrolyte imbalances we suffer through as alcoholics.

You take a tea spoon/table spoon/whatever spoon and mix it into water, stir it up and gulp it down.

u/baccheion · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

First 90 days:

u/alwayspickingupcrap · 3 pointsr/Nootropics

I found that Time Released Melatonin 1mg is very powerful. Too powerful for me but maybe an option for you?

Also Natural Calm Magnesium Is a particularly sedating form of magnesium in my experience.

The least practical form of magnesiumon a regular basis is a hot epsom salt bath. For me it’s about as sedating as a double dose of benzos.

[edit: Apology: reread your question and realized you’re looking for alternatives to melatonin. Will leave up that first sentence though, since I haven’t seen much discussion about time release melatonin and I was really surprised at how different it felt than 0.5mg quick dissolve melatonin.]

u/dimplezcz · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

It's never given me a straight up laxative effect, but I definitely notice a smoother move! I use this brand and I think they even make gummies now. Hopefully you get some relief soon!

u/Twyce · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I was getting horrendous daily headaches at the start of my second trimester (26 weeks now) and am not Pre-e. My midwife and doula both suggested taking Magnesium. So I ordered some off of Amazon (

No idea if its placebo or not, but it seems to have done WONDERS. I rarely if ever wake up with a headache anymore (unless I forget to take some). Might be worth looking into?

u/irisuniverse · 3 pointsr/vegan

try to get some really good fats. make sure you're eating healthy saturated fats like cold pressed coconut oil and then also cold pressed hemp oil (and hemp seeds) and olive oil.

It's easy to miss getting good fats if you're just cooking with a refined oil or light vegetable oil. Fat is one thing that depletes a lot after switching to not eating animal sources, but the health and tissue of your brain rely heavily on good fat consumption through your diet.

Also check your magnesium intake. I'll always recommend hemp seeds because they have a lot of magnesium. But supplements work well too. I like this

u/loveandgracee · 3 pointsr/moderatelygranolamoms

Hi there, I've only been a lurker up until now, but I work night shift so I know a thing or two about sleep aids! Melatonin works really well and then there is this Magnesium drink called "calm" that I have also found to be helpful. Fair warning... it is magnesium so it can make you just a little more than regular!

I got mine at Whole Foods and I had the raspberry lemonade flavor and it's not bad!

u/useminame · 3 pointsr/Fibromyalgia

Things that have helped me:

  • [SAMe (dietary supplement)] ( It can be a bit expensive though.
  • [Floradix (iron supplement)] ( This has helped me with fatigue, I don't take it everyday though.
  • [Natural Calm (magnesium supplement)] ( I love this product and I've been using it for the past two years. I take it at night before bed. It helps with various stomach issues and it helps you sleep! It tastes pretty good too. Be careful with dosing, it has a hell of a laxative effect.
  • No alcohol. Even in small amounts I will hurt all over the next day.
  • I swear by baths. I don't do bubble baths often because of the UTI risk, instead I use essential oils. I really like Geranium oil, it's supposed to help your circulatory and nervous systems.
  • Heating pads. I always have one in bed and take one with me when I travel.
  • Drinking coffee has helped me.
  • Swapping some of the grains in my diet for leafy greens. I don't know why, but I saw my energy level improve.
  • Replacing my snacks with apples and peanut butter or baby carrots and hummus
  • Sauerkraut. Maybe because of the probiotics in it?

u/bunbunbooplesnoot · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I know grapefruit juice is supposed to help with swelling, although I didn't try it myself during/after my pregnancy (I had swelling everywhere but especially my feet for the last couple months of being pregnant as well as a week or so post partum).

What really helped me was magnesium, specifically this stuff. It helps with sleep and constipation too, which is also nice! :)

u/DIMETHYLTRYPT · 3 pointsr/adderall

Magnesium Threonate theoretically crosses the blood-brain barrier easier. I personally find it to be less sedating or calming than the Magnesium Citrate I take at night. It is pricier, but the research so far shows promising results. Also, my doc recommended it!

According to this study from the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: "In an intact rodent, treatment with conventional magnesium salts is ineffective at elevating brain magnesium and improving memory function. This is because active transport systems tightly control the amount of magnesium that crosses first from digestive tract into blood, and then from blood to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In human, increasing blood magnesium by up to 300% only changes CSF magnesium by less than 19%. To overcome this problem, we developed L-Threonic acid Magnesium salt (L-TAMS, formerly MgT), a compound that can effectively enhance CSF magnesium concentration via oral intake."

Also from the same study: "Supplementation with magnesium threonate may improve cognitive function in older individuals with memory and concentration issues, say results of a randomized, controlled, double-blind study."

u/kx2w · 3 pointsr/GetMotivated

So thanks for the explanation. Someone recently suggested I get this one. Was it a good suggestion? And in case I'm missing anything, is the powder good as far as absorption is concerned?

u/skibbi9 · 3 pointsr/intermittentfasting

if eliminations is the issue - I would start with getting your magnesium in check. or similar

u/meltinginside · 3 pointsr/HealthAnxiety

So I know a lot about this. I've been dealing with acid reflux at night for 10+ years and I have a pretty good handle on it. So first of all, if you can sleep on your back, it's the best position for acid reflux and noticing palpitations. What works for me also is to create a wedge incline with several pillows so that my head is elevated above my stomach. I also drink Calm mixed with Benefiber and that helps to aid with digestion, especially heavy meals (I sometimes drink Kefir as well). What I've noticed over the years is that once my stomach empties, maybe 3-5 hours after eating, I can usually sleep however I want, but sometimes you just eat really late and it can't be helped (maybe eat a lighter meal is this instance). So basically, try not to lay down or at least sit upright until it's time for bed. The last advice is to try and avoid foods that you know bother your stomach, for instance, I know that I can eat Whole Wheat Bread, because I get horrible heartburn and reflux. Good luck.

u/sydchez · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I used to have trouble sleeping but then I discovered this stuff. I do a teaspoon ~30 mins before I want to go to sleep, put on an audiobook with a 15 minute sleep timer, usually out like a light five minutes in.

u/RonCheesex · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I had this happeneing and did two things - not sure if only one helped or if I needed both. First I started taking a magnesium supplement ( ).

I also started massaging my feet with a tennis ball while watching TV, and then I'll massage other tight muscles in my calves with the ball. So I guess pretty much "foam rolling" with a tennis ball.

u/sotech · 3 pointsr/keto
  • Magnesium - Buy on Amazon - Labdoor Review
  • Gastrointestinal side-effects, like diarrhea and bloating, are more common when magnesium oxide or magnesium chloride are supplemented, due to the lower absorption rates of these two forms. In general, magnesium citrate is a good choice for supplementation.
  • Vitamin D - Labdoor Review and Purchase
  • If there's only one supplement you're taking for your health and your diet is decent, it should probably be Vitamin D. I highly recommend taking Vitamin D instead of a multivitamin most of the time.
  • Fish Oil - Buy on Amazon - Labdoor Rankings
  • Fish oil provides a variety of benefits when supplemented, particularly when the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the body is almost equal (1:1). The average diet (red meat, eggs, and so forth) are high in omega-6 fatty acids, which is why fish oil is recommended (to balance the ratio).
  • A ratio of roughly 1:1 is associated with healthier blood vessels, a lower lipid count and a reduced risk for plaque buildup. Fish oil can also decrease the risk of diabetes and several forms of cancer, including breast cancer.
  • It should be noted that fish oil can also reduce triglycerides in people with high triglyceride levels. However, it can also increase cholesterol, so care should be taken before supplementing fish oil for this purpose.

    Note: The indented bullet points are quotes from the corresponding articles, not my words.

    Those are what I take, though I've only recently started adding fish oil. You can find a decent article here with more information and other supplements to consider. If you're curious about more details information on supplements, definitely check out It's a fantastic resource.
u/fabs0000 · 3 pointsr/ketojapan

These are the two supplements I take that I've found work best for reducing cramps (Amazon Japan links, below):

Potassium (Citrate)



Be careful, and properly check the label, when taking off-the-shelf Magnesium supplements bought here in Japan, as it tends to be mixed with calcium (in supplemental form), which could lead to some hearth/arrhythmia issues. At one stage I was getting regular, scary heart palpitations before I switched to straight chelated magnesium / magnesium citrate.
Regarding these heart palpitations, they basically never came back when I stopped / lowered my calcium supplementation and started taking vitamin K2 (which supposedly helps with calcium absorption, mitigate build up in blood [or something like that]). By the way, the best food source for K2 is, wait for it, Japanese Natto! Hahah. Or take it in supplemental form, found here:

Vitam K2 (MK7)


If you're eager to just try electrolyte supplements, you can find low sugar "Ion Drink" powders pretty easily at chemists. Be sure to check the labels to properly understand what exact minerals they contain.

u/pocketrocket28 · 3 pointsr/xxketo

I agree, But i would suggest this Magnesium instead. Its easier for your body to absorb and you can mix it with with any non-carbonated drink so you are getting hydrated at the same time! Plus 500 grams is a decent amount and will last you a long time :)

u/TheNameIsMoser · 3 pointsr/fasting

I bought this Sherpa Himalayan Pink Salt, and Potassium and Magnesium from Bulk Supplements on Amazon. All powdered and I just weigh it out into my water a few times a day. On day 2 of my first extended fast!

u/AwesomeAndy · 3 pointsr/keto

Seems fine, though those drops seem like a ridiculously expensive way to get some sodium and magnesium. You can get the same sodium with half a tsp. of table salt ($8 for 4 lbs., which will be 300ish tsp.) and the magnesium can be supplemented with bulk magnesium citrate powder at $19 for a 1 kg bag that will give you 600 servings with 250mg magnesium.

Or to put in monetary terms: you can spend $24 to get 600 batches with equal sodium and greater magnesium with bulk powders or spend $34 to get those drops and make 45 batches.

The more I look into Keto Chow's stuff, the more obvious the scam is.

u/puzzledbutton · 3 pointsr/proED

I have a fasting friendly magnesium supplement I found on amazon! It doesn’t taste great (I usually just mixed a teaspoon with water and chug), a little chalky and doesn’t mix with cold beverages really well, but it helps a ton with sleeping (relaxes muscles) and I’ve heard it helps a lot with muscle cramps. I have a friend who gets cramps in his legs due to an auto-immune disorder, he takes 1/4 teaspoon in the morning to help with it. I definitely suggest it!

BulkSupplements Pure Magnesium...

It’s a huge bag so it’ll last forever. I like this because melatonin makes me feel groggy the next morning :)

u/tmroach2 · 3 pointsr/keto

Magnesium I use these. My stomach was very upset with me for about 4 weeks as I tried different brands/types of magnesium. These are the only ones I've tried that work great without making me a fountain.

Generic multivitamin.

Potassium- Cooked spinach each morning and a little nu-salt in broth or on food.

Salt- beef broth daily & salt everything.

Then Track amounts in MFP each day, to make sure all electrolyte amounts were met.

u/ChangingDani · 2 pointsr/researchchemicals

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

>Tinnitus may be associated with vitamin B12 deficiency.


On that note, supplements I say are a MUST for using stimulants:

u/meg_c · 2 pointsr/keto

Different forms of magnesium cause more or less diarrhea (Magnesium Oxide is famous for it). Try Magnesium Glycinate -- I take 2 capsules before going to bed and haven't had any problems with it. It's better to take it at night as it makes some people sleepy. (If you tend towards insomnia, this is an awesome side-effect!)

Also, if you're supplementing calcium (as many women do) you want between a 1:2 and a 1:1 calcium:magnesium balance (including dietary calcium). Also, since magnesium is best taken at night (due to sleepiness) you should consider taking your calcium in the morning, as I've read that calcium blocks magnesium from being absorbed.

u/TheHalligan · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I've had good luck with this one:

KAL Magnesium Glycinate 400 | Vegan, Chelated, Non-GMO, Soy, Dairy, and Gluten Free | 180 Servings

u/itchyouch · 2 pointsr/Narcolepsy
  • Vitamin D when I wake up.

    These 2 or 3 supplements right before going to sleep lets me sleep the whole night.

  • Taurine (1-2g) to sleep deeper amazon
  • L-Theanine to counteract caffeine amazon
  • Magnesium Glycinate (200g) amazon

    If I had to choose just one, I'd start with the Taurine, then Magnesium (Mg).

    I've noticed the MG gives me vivid dreams. The Taurine & Theanine links are to bulk powders as they offer the cheapest long-term solution. You can purchase pills but they would run $10-30/month per supplement, vs the powders costing a couple of cents per day.

    There's some others here, but I haven't tried them:
u/whoisbambam · 2 pointsr/Nootropics
u/Litcritter10 · 2 pointsr/xxketo

About 4-5 weeks into Keto I had horrible diarrhea problems. Several times a day for well over a week.

If you aren't taking a magnesium supplement then we know it's not from that. If you do start taking magnesium, I suggest trying magnesium oil (it's topical and skips the digestive system) or magnesium glycinate, which is very easy on the digestive system (this coming from someone that can't tolerate Natural Calm).

You might be taking too much fiber at this point. Fiber isn't what fixed my issue. I do believe it was time that was the biggest help. I think my digestive system was finally getting used to the fact that there wasn't going to be bread/flour/carby stuff anymore and things started switching over to different gut bacteria. All I take is a probiotic and then an occasional Super Enzyme Capsule before eating a meal with a lot of raw veggies.

I completely feel for you. I remember feeling absolutely hopeless like I was going to have diarrhea the rest of my life and I had thoughts of quitting Keto. I am so thankful I stuck with it. It will pass! I would caution all the fiber supplements though. Too much will also cause you problems.

u/colloidaloatmeal · 2 pointsr/ketogains

What form? Is it oxide or citrate? Both of those are not the most bioavailable.

I take 400mg magnesium glycinate nightly. I'm a cyclist and it makes a tremendous, tremendous difference in my legs.

u/Remriel · 2 pointsr/KratomKorner
u/digitalextortion · 2 pointsr/keto

This is the one I use: KAL Magnesium Glycinate 400 |...

I’ve tried a bunch of different ones but this one felt the best. 👍 YMMV

u/ketokate-o · 2 pointsr/keto

I use magnesium capsules because I also don’t like drinking mixes and the texture of the Natural Calm is off-putting to me. I use these pills and they work fine, though they are a bit large.

u/BroDudeGuy361 · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Sounds good. Here's the glycinate version I've used: . Maybe amazon has cheaper shipping. Good luck!

u/illogic_bomb · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I have found that taking a multi-vitamin greatly helped me on my keto journey. I take Super Nutrition for my daily ( for you: I eased into it, taking one in the morning, and one in the afternoon (not in the evening, the vitamins kept me too active and I couldn't go to bed. CLEAN ALL THE THINGS! lol). Other than Nutrilite, Super Nutrition has been the best vitamin for me. I have used several. Also, I see it has the biotin /u/sosotris recommended.

I also take Magnesium for muscle cramps. I take both of these "at the right times", and supplement on an as-needed basis ,

Disclaimer: I am not a woman (I get leg cramps, especially after consuming alcohol), and I am not associated with any of the brands listed.

Interested to know what you land on when you find something that works for you!

u/AnaEatsEverything · 2 pointsr/xxketo

Seconding lite salt. It's about half sodium, and half a blend (primarily potassium, but also some low magnesium counts). I make "ketoade" with 1/4 tsp lite salt and a squirt of Mio Electrolyte and drink 4ish 16oz glasses a day. You could just add the salt to Powerade or anything else you're drinking and see the same effects. Here is a picture of my MFP where I created a tab to track electrolytes. You can see how much sodium and potassium I have consumed after drinking 4 servings of each of those yesterday. I also supplement with 400mg magnesium glycinate before bed every day. It makes you sleepy. I like this brand because the others seem to cause me tummy trouble.

u/OracleDBA · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

Hang out in /r/supplements for a while. Here is a good source for reading up on particular supplements:

This is the magnesium I use and recommend:

I've gotten like 6 other people to take it and they have all reported remarkable improvements.

u/not_a_cliche · 2 pointsr/stopdrinking

2 pills of this magnesium an hour before the bed and I am good :)

Insight timer guided meditation for sleep when in bed.

Oh, if you have some time listen to this fascinating podcast about sleep

Good luck and IWNDWYT.

u/difluoroethane · 2 pointsr/keto

Yo boss, switch up the type of magnesium you are taking and get some vitamin K2 to go with and it will absorb better. I take 800mg of magnesium a day now and don't have issues with the right stuff. You probably need more fiber as well to go with since the magnesium will cause loose stools until you can absorb it properly and a lack of fiber isn't going to help in that department.

Magnesium like this:

and some K2 like this:

is what I take. There are a [ton of different types of magnesium] ( and it is hard to know the best type to take without doing a bunch of research.

u/xsoccer92x · 2 pointsr/Drugs

If you're choosing to buy Magnesium, just make sure to avoid Magnesium Oxide, because it has a poor bioavailability (~4%), compared to better forms, such as Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Glycinate Good Example

u/LawsOfHealth · 2 pointsr/diabetes

+1 for magnesium - I take a chelated non-buffered glycinate, and it works wonders.

Re: neuropathy, it might be worth looking into ALA supplementation.

u/lionness__ · 2 pointsr/Constipation

Coconut oil seems to work wonders when it's the first thing I have after breaking a 16 hr fast. I have a tbsp in my coffee and wait 30 mins or more to eat anything else.

For magnesium, I use a tsp of Calm powder if I really need it. Otherwise, I have 2-3 scoops of Ultima and/or Keto K1000 electrolyte powders daily and a magnesium citrate before bed

u/RUPTURED_URETHRA · 2 pointsr/Stims

Magnesium Oxide is the worst form of magnesium. Very bio-unavailable, very little absorption. Go for magnesium citrate, or even better, this brand. It is fantastic.

u/dopamaxd · 2 pointsr/migraine

Life Extension Magnesium L-Threonate was one of the first to come on the market IIRC.

Here's an article from 2012 they wrote about the advantages of magnesium l-threonate over other forms:

Doctor's Best is also awesome. I get this one: I take 400mg/day of it.

I took citrate, and oxide, and did not receive much benefit. I noticed a difference with the chelated magnesium and notice when I stop taking it.

u/I_Fuck_Whales · 2 pointsr/keto

Sodium: Salt all of the food that you eat!!! That will be the easiest way. I also will occasionally mix 1/2tsp - 1tsp lite salt with a Powerade Zero, split it in half and mix it the remainder with water. Gives me two drinks for the day. I will also drink broth, usually at night before bed just because it tastes good!

Potassium: Lite Salt will also help big time with this. Another good way is to eat leafy greens (mainly spinach for me), avocados, fish, mushrooms, etc. (Just google: "foods high in potassium", for an extensive list).

Magnesium: Again, leafy greens, fish, nuts, avocados, etc. I also supplement magnesium by taking one of these every night before bed: HERE! It really helped stop waking up in the middle of the night with ungodly painful leg cramps.

That's how I keep my electrolytes in check. If I ever feel tired or lightheaded, I'll just drink a cup of broth, but I rarely have to do that.

Hope I was of some help to you. Good luck! :)

u/hazeldazeI · 2 pointsr/xxketo

if you're taking magnesium oxide, you'll get diarrhea. Even the magnesium citrate can be problematic. Magnesium glycinate is very absorbable and won't wreck your stomach.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Meh, why risk it. You're drinking something that's supposed to give you the runs.

You may want to look into magnesium glycyinate as well. Even better absorption than citrate. I do like Magnesium citrate sometimes too, seems to relax muscles a little better.

Anywho my bread and butter is below, though

u/snake1118 · 2 pointsr/Drugs

I use this one

Not sure if it comes in powder form, but you can find it as a supplement. It would be written somewhere what Kind of magnesium it is, if not I assume its Oxide and avoid it. If you can't find it anywhere, just grab the magensium oxide and a multivitamin / and Vitamin C.

u/trent_33 · 2 pointsr/Supplements

"In general, magnesium citrate is a good choice for supplementation. "

Arsenic: personally, having seen the labdoor reviews of magnesium, I switched from nature made to doctor's best. I didn't want to continue supplementing arsenic with my magnesium, regardless of the level.

I take 200mg/day of this one:

For reference, I'm 38, lift 3x per week, and play about 4hrs of hockey a week, so fairly active. 6', 190lbs

u/-Shake_N-Bake- · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

I live in Sweden and if you can find the brand "Doctors Best" high absorbed magnesium, then you get glycinate only. A link to the product on german Amazon

That one I use. :)

Order! :)

u/hal4019 · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 200 mg, 240 Tablets

This is what I use and what I have heard from a couple people is the best kind. I swear by it. I bought it for anxiety purposes but it works for this really well.

u/getofftheisland · 2 pointsr/xxketo

Here's the kind I bought. Works well and I've never had issues but of course YMMV.

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets (packaging may vary)

u/diversification · 2 pointsr/Fitness


I want to start taking magnesium, primarily for the sleep quality improving benefits. I've read that I should also supplement D3, K2, and maybe one or two other things. I'm almost certain my diet does not provide significant amounts of any of these 3 (and the list probably goes on.)

I did A LOT of research on Magnesium ended up quitting multiple times and just not getting anything. I'm hoping to avoid that and finally pull the trigger on some supplements.

For magnesium, I've decided to target the glycintate form; it seems that the [arguably more efficient] dermal applications are very difficult to dose properly. Glycinate has high bio-availability/absorption (compared to other oral applications,) low/no laxative effects, and is reasonably priced.


  1. What's the cheapest way to acquire magnesium glycinate without having to worry about buffering (ie. part of the dosage being oxide or some other form) or other negative additives (possible toxins and so on)? There's a reviewer on Amazon who appears to have done some serious research on magnesium supplements, and writes a very compelling review of Doctor's Best.. I've been recommended a powder before as well, which seems much cheaper, but I'm not sure about purity, dosage, how to consume, etc because there are no detailed reviews or anything... Recommendations?

  2. What other supplements besides D3 and K2 should I be taking?

  3. What form of each should I target (I spent A LOT of time researching magnesium, and if I try to do that again, I'm going to burn out and just not get anything...)

  4. Specific product recommendations (preferably with a bit of information/explanation?) As with the magnesium, money is an object, so I'm trying to strike a good balance between price and quality (example: for whey protein, I've bought MyProtein unflavored and Vitamin Shoppe Bodytech, which by all accounts is repackaged Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard. Both are much cheaper than Optimum, and I wait to catch them on big sales -- thanks slickdeals. So essentially I'm targeting good stuff, but not going for top shelf.)

    Other non-so-necessary, but possibly relevant info:

    I just started going to the gym after a fairly substantial hiatus. Additionally, I'm tracking macros, and I've acquired decent quality weigh protein to assist me in meeting my daily protein goals.

    I've noticed that my sleep is kinda crappy, and I am suspicious that part of the issue is certain deficiencies, like magnesium and vitamin D (I've eliminated blue light before bed, try not to eat for a few hours before sleeping, and all the other recommended remedies, and I have reason to believe it's not sleep apnea or anything of the sort.)

u/vanderpyyy · 2 pointsr/quittingkratom

Take high absorption magnesium. It will help with a lot of withdrawal symptoms.

u/Glix_1H · 2 pointsr/keto

In general, supplements are an expensive band-aid, and not a real long term solution.

The only things I supplement are:
Magnesium. Mag citrate works, but chelated magnesium is best since it doesn’t act as a laxative. Take 800mg a day until your anxiety goes away, then you can just use 200-400mg:

Otherwise I just save bones, make bone broth, always have the skin on chicken and slow cook organ meats like beef heart and chicken heart and giblets a longs with some carrots, celery and lots of spices. I use seasoned salt and lite-salt on baked meats for my sodium and potassium. As long as salt tastes good, you can continue having it. As long as it’s not hidden by sugar you’ll know when you’ve had enough. Sodium and magnesium are very safe, though potassium is the one you don’t want to overdo. “The salt fix” is an excellent book on how necessary it is to health and how it doesn’t cause cardiovascular disease. For slow cooking, it’s best to add salt “to taste” at the end or when served to prevent accidentally adding a awful tasting amount.

I started keto because of depression and anxiety, and successfully resolved both those issues (as well as other things like putting my blood pressure from “almost to high” to “normal”). Magnesium should dampen the anxiety within a day or three.

u/cr0nis · 2 pointsr/keto

Good luck sir. I will say this. Be prepared with to increase magnesium, potassium, and sodium intake with supplements or natural foods to avoid the Leto flu in a few days.

  • magnesium: I take this
  • potassium: I eat 2 avocados a day
  • sodium: I just add put no salt to everything

    The most important think to know is that there will be changes in your body that are greater than just weight loss. For me it’s been knee pain. Just about home since I started keto due to reduced inflammation.

    Again, best of luck and god bless.
u/IronyAdmin · 2 pointsr/keto

I have this one. It specifically says organic chelated, not oxide. It's also non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, and vegan.

u/heymikeyp · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

You need to get about 200mg twice (400mg total) if you actually want to have an effect for avoiding jaw clenching(this includes glycinate). I've done extensive research on this subject, and while these are good ingredients, the amounts are just not enough. Another thing is it's not so much about the ingredients, but the timing. So chewing 4+ pieces randomly during the night wouldn't have the same effect as say taking 200mg of Glycinate 2-6 hours before, and 2-6 hours after.

I like the product and what it includes. But like most rave products, it simply doesn't have enough. I can imagine that's hard to do with gum, although it's a neat idea. For those that want convenience they can get this and some extra Glycinate caps for good measure.

If I'm actually wanting to take pre/post roll supplements, I want the studied effective doses. The gum form in this product would create more placebo. But this is in terms of jaw clenching which the product is marketing "eliminates jaw clenching". For antioxidant benefits I think it's fine, although the addition of ALA would have been best.

Personally I'd rather get some mint gum, and bring in a couple magnesium glycinate,grapeseed,VitC caps to take pre/during/post. More expensive, but will last much much longer, and I'd get effective doses. I would assume it's also easier to sneak in. Not trying to knock the product as I think it includes some good stuff. But as a cost effective strategy I don't think so.

ALA, Glycinate, Vit C and/or Grapeseed is enough for a roll. ALA being most important. I'd suggest people just buy this, and get vit c/grapeseed extract to have before sleep. Whatever you have left over can be used for sleep (magnesium before bed improves sleep), or just antioxidant health anyway.

I'd say the 200mg in 4 pieces for grapefruit is perfectly fine, but not the 120mg of Magnesium, it's just simply not enough. ALA would make the biggest difference if one were to roll in terms of protection from neurotoxicity. is a good resource to learn everything you can.

u/SKEvil · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

I recently switched from magnesium gluconate to this brand that contains elemental magnesium chelated with the amino acids glycine and lysine. I'd recommend it; fewer pills and—FWIW—I've noticed much better results than with the gluconate.

u/ShadeTree411 · 2 pointsr/kratom

I've been taking chelated mag (chelated has good bio-availability) at my doctors advice for many years. Far longer than since I started taking kratom. I have sciatic nerve pain caused by inflammation and undetectable muscle spasms in my back. Mag helps quite a bit. Doesn't hurt that it helps keep the plumbing regular.

I've been taking 2 tabs of this brand daily for 4 years. It's cheap and effective:

u/bsoxy12 · 2 pointsr/ketogains

This one works for me! I've heard great things about this drink, but I prefer the pills to just get it over with haha.

u/Kerzy11 · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Sounds like you have a pretty classic case of ADHD... Which, as you said, there is no quick fix.

  • Typical ADHD suggestions are make a routine/schedule and follow it, every single day. As soon as you don't, you tend to fall a few massive steps backward.

  • Meditation is huge for those with ADHD, it helps with focus and the anxiety.

  • Also reward systems... Constantly remind yourself to focus, and when you do, give yourself some form of personal reward.

  • SLEEP, fix your sleep patterns. Following the schedule you made will greatly help with this. A lot of ADHD individuals have the problem of both falling and staying asleep. Which means you get very little REM sleep, which shits on your memory, and takes a huge toll on your focus/alertness.

    As far as mitigating the changes your amph made to your body:

  • I would suggest supplementing Tyrosine to replace the dopamine stores that were under constant stress while taking your meds. It's rate limited, so it doesn't really matter how much you take, it will only make what you need. So if your body is still behind in DA production, you will notice a definite change. Otherwise, you won't notice anything, and that means you probably don't need to supplement it.

  • A magnesium supplement, as you said, is amazing for the TMJ you experience during and after amph. But it also helps with sleep and overall tissue Mg+ stores. This is important as amph uses up your Mg+ stores like crazy. It also has a large calming effect that will help your anxiety. However, don't use citrate, it's primarily a laxative... While citrate will raise your blood Mg+ levels, a giant portion of it will be shat out. I would suggest glycinate, personally. You also have to be aware of the brand you're using. Some brands only MIX elemental Mg+ with some form of protein, which basically means that in the bottle, it's "magnesium citrate/glycinate/etc", but they're not bound together. This reduces the bioavailability to be complete shite. This one is excellent:

  • I would also suggest N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), it will help with obsessive/ritualistic behaviors, which will also help with anxiety etc. It is also a strong antioxidant and helps the liver... Amazing to take before drinking. Some people are making a big fuss right now about the pulmonary effects of it, but I've been using it for quite a while with no issues.

  • I also take a choline supplement before bed (Alpha-GPC), it has GREATLY helped with reaching REM sleep, and also the staying asleep factor.

  • Melatonin is another antioxidant and helps with sleep a lot.

  • Fish oil, 600mg+ PER capsule minimum, with a higher content of EPA to DHA (I shoot for a 2:1 ratio). It helps with the stress your heart was under, great for overall health, and helps with focus issues.

  • Theanine, especially if you're a coffee drinker (which most people with ADHD are). Helps with stress, overall calms you down. It's also amazingly synergistic with caffeine.

    Hope this helps.
u/aaf3 · 2 pointsr/Drugs

I can't comment on n-acetyl cysteine, but whenever I don't take magnesium supplements with amphetamines I chew the shit out of my gums and cuticles. I still occasionally do it after taking magnesium, but the urge is mostly gone.

If you decide to try out magnesium, make sure you don't get magnesium oxide. It's not absorbed well and is pretty much useless. Magnesium glycinate, lysinate, and citrate are some of the best forms. This stuff is the best I've found, a 240ct bottle will last for ages.

u/Arcturus17 · 2 pointsr/steroids

I take one tablet of this stuff daily. If you want to take more more cheaply (the 100 mg a day I'm taking is a pretty low dose, I've gone up to 400 mg per day regularly before), you can buy the powder in bulk from bulksupplements and cap it yourself. I've gone both routes.

u/-cottagewitch- · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Here is a good write up on magnesium, I take this one.

u/neonoir · 2 pointsr/keto

Try a Magnesium supplement. Most Americans are said to be Magnesium-deficient, and a keto diet can worsen that, so you probably could use it anyway. And it will definitely get those bowels moving. In fact, it's so effective that I have to stop taking it at times because I get too loose.

There are several different forms of Magnesium - some are absorbed better than others. You can read the Magnesium guide for newbies and comments on this forum.

I currently take this.

P.S. If you don't decide to take Magnesium, I'd continue the daily stool softener. Source: I'm a nurse, and I see a lot of constipation issues due to pain meds. Most people do best with a combo of a stool softener and a fiber supplement (plus extra water), and they have to be taken regularly for best effect (but hold the stool softener temporarily if you have loose stools). You also might want to increase the stool softener to twice a day and decrease the amount of cheese you eat until your bowels become more regular.

u/inputmode · 2 pointsr/fasting

This is my magnesium supplement. Top review has fantastic info on why this is best absorbed.

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets (packaging may vary)

I will certainly take a bath if my day allows, but I did do a lot of digging and found that magnesium absorption through the skin is a bit dubious. Basically an old unproven remedy that the medical community kept recommending out of tradition. Zero studies on actual efficacy. But it’s not like baths don’t feel good, so why not.

u/BirthdayShop · 2 pointsr/keto

Its pretty common to not get enough magnesium in the typical american diet anyway, so when you are going on a diet that is known for having limited access to dietary magnesium (like keto) its probably wise to take a supplement.

Keep in mind that not all magnesium is created equal. Magnesium Oxide is the cheapest form used in supplements, but it isn't absorbed very well. I took a supplement that used primarily Magnesium Oxide for awhile and it gave me digestive issues. I switched to chelated magnesium and things have been much better. I use Doctor's Best Chelated Magnesium, but I'm sure there are other good brands. Look for "high absorbency" magnesium or check labels and avoid Magnesium Oxide.

I wouldn't worry about monitoring magnesium intake too closely. The National Institutes of Health says you can safely supplement up to 350mg per day (that's in addition to magnesium from food), and that too much magnesium in the diet doesn't pose a health risk since the excess is excreted via urine. Magnesium toxicity can have more serious effects, but you need to consume upwards of 5,000 mg/day to get to that point. That is extremely hard to do.

u/Lysergic1312 · 2 pointsr/LSD

Unless you want to shit yourself while tripping avoid the milk, it's a laxative.

Assuming you're American you will want something like this

I take up to 6-800mg on the days leading up to and the day of the trip. If you start a few days before you can adjust the dose if you start getting loose stool from taking too much.

I used to get a lot of tension in my legs/feet when tripping but not anymore.

Edit: this is the brand I buy

u/noisyNINJA_ · 2 pointsr/Fitness

You might want to try supplementing with Magnesium. I used to get cramps like crazy and it turns out that I was super deficient in Magnesium. I still supplement almost every day (also helps with sleeping) because my body is dumb and won't let it hang around. Doesn't cost much money, but may work wonders for you.

u/idafje8 · 2 pointsr/MDMA

I use this one:

I take one the morning of and another an hour before. If I'm still clenching hard and chewing during the roll, I'll take another one during the roll too.

u/Riusakii · 2 pointsr/keto

With Magnesium Oxide, most of it is not absorbed by the body. If you take a 500mg pill, your body will only absorb about 10-20mg of it. 480-490mg is completely wasted. Mag Oxide also acts as a laxative, so it will induce your bowels and off to the bathroom you will go. It is considered the worst of all the Magnesium types. The only upside is that it is very cheap. You can get a 300-500 pill bottle for around $4 (you get what you pay for).

Magnesium Glycinate (also known as Chelated Magnesium) is considered the Cadillac of magnesium supplements. It is a very calming form thanks to the Glycinate (which is an amino acid) and causes almost no digestive issues. Most people who you use it here on this subreddit say that it gives you a very nice relaxing sleep when taken close to bedtime.

This is the one I am currently taking and here is a link to info about the different types of Magnesiums.

u/datagram · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I think magnesium may help. I use Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium (200 Mg Elemental), 240-Count, which uses the glycinate/lysinate chelate, so you may be interested in that for the glycine as well.

u/CorporateDirtbag · 2 pointsr/keto

Lo-salt is cheap at your local supermarket. Go to the salt aisle (in baking goods aisle here) and check the labels on whatever lower salt substitute they have. Pick the ones that have the best dose of potassium per 1/4tsp (usually 450mg+ for the ones I've seen).

Magnesium, I just order the "doctors best" supplement from Amazon.

u/giletbet · 2 pointsr/Supplements

There are a lot of bag magnesium supplements out there. If you are using magnesium oxide, you are wasting your time. I recommend this:

u/cocktail_bunny · 2 pointsr/IAmA

It can be overwhelming and my husband and I have tried many.

This is what we buy. It does not upset our stomachs like other kinds and is the least expensive we've tried. It helps us with a variety of ailments including anxiety and insomnia. We take 2 daily.

u/shitlord_traplord · 2 pointsr/Coachella

Amazon has Magnesium Glycinate for verrrry cheap

u/Disorganized007 · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

Here's the one I'm taking:

L-theanine keeps me awake also. I guess I'm an outlier.

I just wish i knew what is the mechanism behind these effects. I really want to hack my sleep further. So far only melatonin does the job.

u/zombiegirl2010 · 2 pointsr/keto

Mg oxide is what is used in laxatives. You're taking the wrong kind. I just purchased a bottle of this and after about 6 days I'm starting to have less achy muscles, and I'm sleeping better at night.

u/11ellie7 · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Try chelated magnesium glycinate or theronate, oxide is incapable of showing virtually any effects. I take these and they hit me like a truck, I feel the effects within 5 minutes. Much more relaxed and my heart palpitations return to normal.

u/Reverserer · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

i drink too much water depleting my salt and have to take a magnesium supplement and that usually solves my cramping. good advice.

u/outcidermouth19 · 2 pointsr/kratom

I can recommend this. Great quality. Be warned though, the capsules are fairly large and have a rough chalky texture that can make it hard to swallow. So consider investing in a pill cutter or crusher.

u/relevantme · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I've heard good things about Jarrow, but I've never tried any of their products.


Fish Oil:

Vitamin D:

You'll see in the examine article for Magnesium that I linked why I suggest it and Vit D; people are a lot of times deficient in one, or both. Fish Oil is just generally also seen as a good thing to supplement, and it also helps the Vit D be absorbed.

These things, in my experience, give you a much better baseline. Unless you have a really solid/varied diet/lots of sun exposure, these can really help.

u/Belizz · 2 pointsr/keto

I use this one from Doctor's Best. It's magnesium glycinate and works really well.

u/ShpongledPanda · 2 pointsr/fasting

I had a "triple Magnesium complex" already in my house so I took that and kept hydrated.

Just ordered this so I hope it helps for my next round.

u/WeAreTheBoys · 2 pointsr/MDMA

I use this magnesium. It has the highest bio-availablity and personally I experience no gurning/clenching when I take 2 a couple hours before and after I drop.

u/mesophonie · 2 pointsr/Anxiety

These are the ones I bought. Someone else mentioned magnesium for anxiety on a thread and i decided what the heck. If it doesnt work, its just another thing to add to the list of failures. I was starting to get desperate and thinking if this didnt work id go get a prescription for anxiety meds. Thankfully i dont have to do that anymore!

u/Purgid · 2 pointsr/keto

So I've been reading and researching since we posted earlier this week.

I wound up using Windsor Half Salt for potassium supplementing (found with the normal salt at most Canadian grocers). This looks pretty much identical to Morton's Lite Salt.

I also found (after a long time searching and reading medical papers to clarify) that ideally Magnesium intake levels are somewhere around 420 micrograms daily for men my age. This is supposed to be elemental magnesium, which some supplement companies are good at listing, and some are not. As such, I found what I think was the best option available on for Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium (200 Mg Elemental), 240-Count. It's a large pill, no doubt, but at 1000mcg magnesium chelate / 100mcg elemental magnesium per pill, a 240-count bottle at $40 was a pretty darn good value. This is a Magnesium Lysinate Glysinate Chelate, which seems to be a good bioavailable format, and I've found no side effects that some users of citrate complain about.

u/falterpepper · 2 pointsr/kratom

Magnesium Citrate is the answer. There is a lot of good info in this post about Constipation and Kratom.

u/bookfoxx1987 · 2 pointsr/xxketo

For the potassium

For the magnesium

Note: the only reason they're from two different brands, is I bought them about a week apart and the store was out of the potassium in the other brand

u/Sierra419 · 2 pointsr/keto

2 Magnesium tablets, 1 teaspoon Morton Lite Salt, and 2 bullion cubes a day will hit your electrolytes. You're in danger of heart palpitations and other serious problems if you continue like this.

Edit: Bananas are pure sugar and carbs and aren't a keto fruit. I know you're trying to eat your electrolytes, and that's great, but you're not going to be able to eat enough to cover what you need. You have to supplement. I went months on keto without supplementing and I wasn't hitting my macros. I was an emotional rollercoaster at home and tired and unfocused at work. Putting Lite Salt on everything (mostly mixed in with my 2 bullion cubes), and taking two magnesium supplements changed everything.

u/tequilafriday · 2 pointsr/migraine

I feel like I should clarify. I think that talking to your Dr. about your anxiety is a great idea. There are some decent medication options that could help both your anxiety and your migraines. So it would be a good conversation to have.

My point above is that you should state that you are NOT interested in taking any benzos. But be open to other options. My rule is that I always do research on a medication before I start taking it. And I always start by googling [MedicationName Withdrawal] and see what comes up. Some Drs are all to quick to prescribe stuff without giving any thought to the fact that getting off of the medication is going to be painful.

Ok that said, here's my recommendation for some non-prescription stuff you can investigate to reduce your anxiety.

  • Magnesium. This can be very calming.
  • L-Theanine
  • 5-HTP This may increase your levels of Serotonin. This can possibly make your migraines better or worse. Differs by the individual.
  • Kava
  • Valerian Root
  • GABA I've heard that "PharmaGABA" is much more likely to be effective that plain old GABA. Do some research. I don't really know.
  • The All-In-One There are a number of these formulations. They just combine a bunch of stuff listed above.

    So there's some stuff you should do some research on. Some may relieve your anxiety but make your migraines worse. Some may be beneficial for both anxiety and migraines. It'll really be a trial and error to find out what works for your 'migraine brain'.

    I've provided Amazon links, but you can honestly get most of these at your local Drug Store (CVS, Walgreens, etc.)

    Remember always do your research, whether its a recommendation from your Dr, or some internet stranger. It's all just data points. Digest it, research it, and then make your own decision on what's right for your situation. I wish you the best!!
u/DolphT · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

If you get one, get a Mag Citrate ( is what I use and I take 2 at night. Night is best as it relaxes your muscles.

u/Broder45 · 2 pointsr/Supplements

At first you had me questioning why the pharmacist had to sell it to you and could deny you, then I remembered what it was like in Germany where it was impossible to get supplements.

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor.

I used to wake up 5-8 times a night. I now take 200mg before bed and can sleep through the night with the exception of waking up to pee since I drink protein shakes before sleeping. I started with 200mg and would not take more than 400mg as that's not recommended.


Melatonin: falling asleep

Magnesium: staying asleep

Glycine: getting quality sleep

u/bad_llama · 2 pointsr/migraine

Check out this page. Lots of the science behind it and really worth a thorough look.

I take one or two of these before I go to bed.

u/GetsEclectic · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I would drop the vinpocetine:

Try taking the bacopa before bed, it makes some people tired.

Maybe lay off the CILTEP for a few days and try supplementing some glutamine, did wonders for me.

Try adjusting your choline intake, too much makes some people depressed, but not enough will also make you tired and brain foggy. Too much will give you muscle soreness and possibly a headache from muscle tension.

You could try some n-acetyl-tyrosine and see if it helps your motivation. I wouldn't take too much though since one of your ADs is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Have you always felt this unmotivated, or is it a recent phenomenon? If it's just a recent thing, what has changed in your life that might have caused it? If it is chronic, and n-acetyl-tyrosine works for you, you might want to ask your doctor about trying ritalin/methylphenidate.

I would also try to get off the SSRI/SNRI, serotonin is depressing. There is a common misconception, possibly due to incorrect ideas about how MDMA works, that serotonin makes you happy. SSRIs actually increase suicide risk for the first few weeks because the excess serotonin makes you depressed. The anti depressant effects take a few weeks because they are due to physiological changes in your brain due to the extra serotonin.

Do you take a multivitamin or any vitamins other than D? Personally I think the base of any nootropic stack should include a good multivitamin, some antioxidants, and probably fish oil, although some people react negatively to fish oil. Not including any racetams or ciltep or anything purely nootropic, every day I take:

AOR Ortho Core

B Complex

Vitamin C

Vitamin D-3

Vitamin E

Fish Oil

Green Tea Extract

Pine Bark Extract



Probably less important, but I also take acetyl carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, alpha gpc, glucosamine/chondroitin/msm, rhodiola rosea, eluthero sibricus, jiaogulan, mushroom product including reishi and chaga, glutamine, l-phenylalanine, creatine, coq10, ashwagandha, lion's mane, bacopa, and astragalus.

In addition to all that I take various nootropics sort of randomly as I feel like, including sulbutiamine, piracetam, aniracetam, pramiracetam, noopept, and forskolin/artichoke/hesperidin.

Last, and probably most important, get plenty of good sleep.

u/mr_bacon_pants · 2 pointsr/Supplements

ZMA is zinc, magnesium, and b6. I searched amazon for ZMA and here are the top 3 results ON, NOW, met-rx. None of them have melatonin.

u/Downhill_Sprinter · 2 pointsr/artc

What's been working for me is taking ZMA at night. It doesn't help me get to sleep necessarily, but it does help me to sleep longer. I do feel that the quality of my sleep has improved since taking it as well. I normally take one or two pills, out of the suggested three and it's enough for me.

Edit: formatting

u/SurfKahuna · 2 pointsr/bjj

I was going to post this. ZMA is almost a requirement for me now that I roll late on weekdays. If you care at all, this is the one that I use: Or if you prefer Amazon: Non-habit forming.

Here's some writeups:

u/BulkingKitchen · 2 pointsr/gainit

From a pill supplement form, there are really only a few "vitamins" that I would suggest. This is a quick list:


  • Men's Multi Vitamin ( Rainbow Light) - Basic maintenance
  • ZMA (Optimum Nutrition) - Taken before bed on empty stomach for sleep and recovery
  • Fish / Krill Oil (Viva Fish Oil)


    If you eat plenty of macro-nutrient dense whole foods, you should not have to take any more pills than this.
u/Luph · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

this is what I take, I just mix a tiny bit with some juice every day, works wonders.

u/Gh1221 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

YES so many good tips for digestion!

the probiotic that i take and love is garden of life women's raw probiotic ( and although it can taste funny, i think it's a great probiotic and it also makes me drink more water!

lots of fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles (bubbies is a fermented brand, make sure you check ingredients and make sure they're redriferated or else the live cultures are killed during pasteurization), gut shots (, kefir (forager project makes a cashew milk based one), and yogurt (if you don't do dairy i like sodelicious plain coconut milk yogurt or kite hill plain unsweetened almond milk)

almost every night i take natural calm magnesium ( the taste can be a bit off putting so i just add 1-2 tsp of it to some organic cinnamon apple tea and it really helps with my digestion and puts me to bed! also it's good to supplement magnesium bc most americans are deficient in it! esp women, it's super important to get even more magnesium during your period too

somethings to help your gut as well could be collagen, gelatin, and bone broth. they're kind of expensive but totally worth it!! and epic foods makes a really good bone broth! hope this helps

u/whenwillthewaitend · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Oh gosh I was having horrible constipation like what you're describing from about week 13 till week 19. Around week 18 I started having really bad leg cramps at night where I'd wake up 10 times a night or so with a cramp in my leg or my foot. I asked some other ladies what helped them and the overwhelming majority said to try a magnesium supplement so I got some of the Calm Magnesium powder to try since my prenatal only has 13% of my RDA of magnesium. I wasn't really expecting much but it seriously helped the leg cramps. Added bonus: it did wonders for the constipation. I've been on it about 2 weeks now and the past day or two I've actually started feeling like I'm pooping too much. Like every single time I have to go pee I have a small loose stool. So I'm really freaking close to being into diarrhea territory.

So maybe try some magnesium? Or if your prenatal already has 100% of your RDA maybe not or at least clear it with your OB first. But the magnesium did way more to get me pooping than all the Colace I'd been taking before that.

u/WindWalkerWhoosh · 2 pointsr/keto

This stuff works really well. A little pricey up front but absorbs beautifully. 100-200 doses for $23.

Oh, and I recommend the orange flavor, but it's the only one I've tried.

u/rickyriv9 · 2 pointsr/JoeRogan

Try taking magnesium before bed. It helps me relax into sleep, and I always feel refreshed when I wake up. No drowsy effects.

u/Turdle_Muffins · 2 pointsr/cripplingalcoholism

I honestly don't know a lot about them, as I've not really ever taken much of them. Magnesium is just one I picked up from my dad. This is the brand I personally favored vs buying cheap drug store tablets. The thing with magnesium, though, is you have to be deficient with it to begin with. That completely depends on your normal diet. Here is a more in depth article on it.

That being said. If you're not getting enough in your diet, than taking the right amount is almost like eating a bit of valium. The times that I used it the most were when I couldn't afford to drink every night, and it definitely helped getting to sleep, not to mention just generally feeling better.

I need to pick some up now that this has been brought up.

u/Niff314 · 2 pointsr/keto

I started having a cup of this every night - in addition to sleeping like a baby, all my constipation issues were magically resolved:

u/erude · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've tried both Natural Calm, a magnesium powder, and Primaforce ZMA, and found the ZMA to be noticeably better. I started with the ZMA, then tried switching to Natural Calm because it was cheaper, but found it didn't work as well, so I switched back. I've had chronic sleep problems for most of my life, and I found that I fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and dream more with the ZMA. YMMV, but that's my n=1 anecdote for ya.

u/splott · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I was having a terrible time too, even on much less dairy and more veggies than you, til I added this stuff:

It'll soften everything up relatively naturally (in fact if taken in excess can cause diarrhea).

Also consider having some fat. Grease the paths, so to speak.

u/EricTheAckAckAcktor · 2 pointsr/Meditation

This actually happened to me this morning. I was so tired after waking up, I just didn't meditate because I knew I would fall asleep while meditating. The only solution I can think of is getting better quality sleep. Go to bed earlier and get a solid 8 hours. If that still doesn't help, you have to pinpoint why you are getting such poor quality sleep:

-maybe you are eating too late and sleeping on a full stomach which makes you have exhausting dreams (happened to me last night)

-maybe you are on your phone or computer right before bed (try avoiding "screen time" at least an hour before bed, maybe you're mind is racing before bed (try implementing a nighttime routine to help you wind down in preparation for sleep (no tv/computer/phone at least an hour before bed, take a hot bath, read a book for a bit before going to sleep)

-try implementing a regular excercise routine. This helps me immensely. When I stop working out for a period of time, my sleep suffers noticeably.

-another practice which helps me relax and sleep better is smoking a small bit of weed in the evenings, but at least 2 hours before bed. If you smoke right before going to bed, it will make you groggy in the morning. If you're not willing to smoke weed, there are other things that can help like magnesium ( or a tea with valerian root in it (

u/goingmonk · 2 pointsr/Paleo

I've been using this for a bit and it helped when I first started with paleo. It also did wonders for my sleeping.

u/GJAllrelius · 2 pointsr/keto I was taking it with sea salt and lemon. I was only doing it once a day. I bet your suggestion of low salt was correct. I was only using a third of a teaspoon sea salt.

u/Taco_flavoredkisses · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

Could I recommend some more natural stuff?
chamomile if you like teas.

This really helps before bed, migraines, restless legs.
& This for a super stressful day.

u/JustSmeRandomAsshole · 2 pointsr/Velo

Sodium Citrate

Magnesium Citrate

Potassium Citrate

am pretty sure any decent vitamin shop (not GNC) will have most if not all of this.

u/ThomasHasThomas · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Uh ok... so i made some research on my own and found this:



I just purchased 2 bottles, only to find out it was NOT "pure" Magnesium Citrate powder. I am a long time, and recurrent, purchaser of the magnesium citrate powder. I make my own capsules for easy ingestion. However, I noticed the powder was different this time, and when I tasted my latest purchase the exothermic reaction on my tongue was certainly enough to convince me. I highly suspect the stuff is actually sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate, SPMC (I was a chemistry major, now a physician).
If the product is SPMC than putting it into capsules before ingestion can be dangerous, as there are case reports of stomach ulceration caused by the known exothermic reaction. If you dissolve it in water before ingestion then it should not harm you, as it is a well used laxative before colonoscopies in certain parts of the world.
However, I am disappointed in the manufacturer for changing their product, and marketing it as the same old "pure" stuff that I have come to know and love. It is NOT pure magnesium citrate powder!


So thats that... So yeah... Gym Beam (im sooory guys if i hurt your favourite brand- dont be so touchy feely) is probably the same case as written above.

u/B-Roc- · 2 pointsr/longboarding

Along with the stretching recommended below, pure magnesium oil sprayed on the soles of the feet and then rinsed off 25 minutes later does wonders for foot pain.

u/RunAMuckGirl · 2 pointsr/microdosing

Oh good for you on the water! Nice going.

I love this stuff > Magnesium Oil It's inexpensive and works great. Also epsom salts in the bath are another good delivery method. Oral supplements can cause diarrhea. That's counter productive.

Always trust your synchronistic worm holes. LOL Magnesium is the antidote to vasoconstriction. Do let us know if you have resolved your side effects! =]

Edit: Also, Do consider taking a multivitamin.

u/appothecary · 2 pointsr/earrumblersassemble

I only take it daily because I'm on the keto diet and it's one of the electrolytes that can become low in your body super quick. For a trip I'd take something like the powder you probably only need to dose an hour or so before.

Here's the link for the one I've used in the past.

u/ihaveacrushonmercy · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I have to respectfully disagree with the notion that one cannot "feel" magnesium. I believe that magnesium can very much create a tangible feeling of calmness, or reduction of anxiety for those prone to it. Reading the various reports of those who take it for those reasons can confirm this. In fact, one of the most popular magnesium products advertises it's feeling of calm and relaxation. Now obviously this isn't going to be along the same lines as marijuana or something, but it does induce a very noticeable feeling.

As for the reason I took double the amount of the RDV is because magnesium oxide is known to be the least efficiently absorbed forms of magnesium. Edit: After researching, magnesium oxide only has %4 bioavailability.

u/Longjumping_Goat · 2 pointsr/Advice

There's a powdered magnesium drink I sometimes use here in the USA called "Natural Calm".

yeah it's a little expensive but there are lots of doses in one bottle. When I'm having trouble falling asleep I have a tablespoon of that in warm water and it gives me just a gentle nudge towards sleep. Not as strong as a sleeping pill, but it's natural and very safe.

You probably know this, but you should avoid all screens in the last few hours before you go to bed. The blue light jacks up your brains sense of day/night.

I also found that going for some intense exercise before bed, like running, helped tire me out and sleep better.

u/slaphappyk · 2 pointsr/self

Ugh, that sucks I’m so sorry. My mom takes antidepressants too, which is why I kick myself for not bringing it up to her sooner- I knew she would have understood. But not everyone will. :(

Look into supplements and vitamins as well. Or even CBD oil, which you can get online and in local health/specialty shops.

Try Calm Magnesium powder at night- it really is so helpful, and I was taking less than the recommended dose. You should be able to find at Walmart or Walgreens.

u/ecoenvirohart · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Drink Mix, Magnesium Supplement Powder, Raspberry Lemon - 16 ounce

Muscle relaxant

u/StrictlyLogic · 2 pointsr/ketogains

My stack

Salt Pills

And I forget which brand but I think Bulk Supplements Potassium

u/adaranyx · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I don't think there's one nearby, but is this the stuff you're talking about?

I apparently need this miracle powder lol.

u/koifishkid · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps
u/aloofly · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

This may seem like some hippy mumbo jumbo, but I've had success taking magnesium ( - I use the natural flavor) for a while to calm my conscious brain before bed if it is spinning too much.

u/LoseEgoFindSelf · 2 pointsr/kratom

Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium Anti Stress, Organic, Raspberry Lemon, 16 oz

u/EnigmaBlanket · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

Have you tried magnesium? There are a few different form but it May be worth investigating. Many of us are deficient so it can be a good item to throw into the mix plus it helps relax you and your muscles.

Some of my athlete friends swear by stuff called “natural calm” which is a magnesium mix. Found on amazon here It didn’t work great for me but multiple friends love it.

I like Doc Parsley’s sleep remedy which also uses magnesium as an ingredient (among others). You can check it out here

u/bigdonkkk · 2 pointsr/keto

I appreciate your help. Here’s a link to the product

Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Dietary Supplement Powder, Raspberry Lemon - 16ounce

u/MrsStephsasser · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Yesssss!! It's the worst! Unisom helps when I really need to sleep. I try not to use it too much because it loses its effectiveness and really knocks me out. I think good sleep hygiene is super important too. Try to have a bedtime routine for yourself. No TV or phone at least an hour before bedtime. Keep lighting low and activity calm before bedtime. Try to go to sleep at the same time every night. Do something that relaxes you (bath, glass of wine, reading, ect.) before bed. If you're consistent it will really help your body regulate hormonally. Another thing that really helps is magnesium. When I was having trouble sleeping early in my pregnancy I used to drink this:

Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium Anti Stress, Organic, Raspberry Lemon, 16 oz

It really helped!

u/KtO_ · 2 pointsr/keto

Over time my sleep has really improved on Keto, was an insomniac before. Maybe taking a chelated form of Magnesium before bed will help, I know some people like Natural Calm (though I haven't tried it myself).

u/realtopnootropics · 2 pointsr/quittingkratom

I used a powdered supplement called "CALM" from amazon a few times a day and it really helped for anxiety.

Also, some sleep supplements will definitely help you get SOME sleep. This one is pretty cheap, has 3 natural sleeping aids and taking 2-3 WILL help you sleep

u/finnerpeace · 2 pointsr/happy

Good job!!! I know the feels: panic attacks really suck.

FWIW, my severe attacks, palpitations, and insomnia are now reduced by about 90% (nearly cured) since I started supplementing with Natural Calm, a very good magnesium supplement, in the evenings. Anyone out there with these symptoms, it's really worth a try!!

u/shewolfyouko · 2 pointsr/iih

I take 1 tsp Natural Calm in a tall glass of water first thing in the morning and before bed. It’s comes in different flavors, but I prefer the unflavored. Then, I can flavor my Magnesium water with Mio or another water enhancer. I highly recommend it to my IIH and keto-dieting friends.

u/Flibertigibet · 2 pointsr/ttcafterloss

I take Natural Calm.

It's powder. I mix about 1/2 tsp in 4-6 oz water.

If you haven't taken magnesium before, start small. It basically relieves muscle tension...everywhere. So, basically, if you take too much too soon, pooping gets real easy...too easy.

Edit: you can also get it at Whole Foods.

u/doryder · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

It’s this one, somebody on here recommended it

Doctor's Best | High Absorption...

u/dbkate · 2 pointsr/keto

This is much better (the other one is probably not even being absorbed.)

u/Myknoxthrowaway · 2 pointsr/Drugs

I specifically said magnesium citrate or glycinate because it DOESN'T give you the shits. The poorer quality magnesium (like magnesium oxide) can give you the shits. Read here for more info:

In terms of recommended magnesium I recommend:

And two tablets per dose. Then maybe a pair ever couple of hours, which sounds a lot for rolling but if you have a bunch before and after the club it isn't really too hard too do. Basically as per rollsafe recommends.

Also acknowledge that it comes down to how much MDMA you have ultimately. When i have under 100mg the magnesium means i have no gurning. If I have an all day bender and take 200mg I'll have a bit of gurning even with the magnesium (but substantially less than I would have if i didn't take it).

It comes down to what you feel you can reasonably do.

Also, if you're worried about the shits take some diarrhoea tablets in an unopened blister pack and have them before you drop. Never have i been questioned on those by any security, ever. Probably because they don't want anybody to shit themselves...

u/pdc200 · 2 pointsr/ketouk

Chelated Magnesium

Cod Liver Oil (1000mg)

Lo Salt (Potassium)

Sodium = Use more salt on your food.

Additional supplements:

Psyllium Husk (good for baking/bulking recipes/fibre for bowel movements

You can also get magnesium and potassium I believe from spinach, kale and avocado

u/duffstoic · 2 pointsr/Fitness

It's the magnesium that improves sleep, but only if you are deficient (which many people are). I just bought 250mg of Magnesium Glycinate which is probably the cheapest way to get Magnesium that doesn't have a laxative effect (Magnesium Citrate is even cheaper, but I don't need the assistance in cleaning out my bowels).

The Zinc is there in case you are deficient, in which case it will bring your T levels up to normal but not beyond.

The B vitamins are relatively worthless if you are already getting enough aka taking a multi-vitamin.

u/Drpepperbob · 2 pointsr/keto

Use this. It's way cheaper than natural calm.

BulkSupplements Pure Magnesium Citrate Powder (1 Kilogram)

u/Frackenbrau · 2 pointsr/Homebrewing

Its all good dude, for electrolytes I like to use capsule's like these. Makes it easy and you dont have to figure out ratios on your own. You can by them seperately as Magnesium citrate, Potassium Citrate, and you can Get Sodium from kosher or Pink himilayan sea salt. Sea salt is good because it contains other trace minerals as well. For Muscle recovery Glutamine and BCAA's are amazing.

I'm no excercise elitist either. We love doing bike rides to brewerys and back. I just save the recovery until i'm done drinking. I've found that to be pretty effective.

u/giveusliberty · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

The major electrolytes you have to worry about with keto is sodium, potassium and magnesium. Sodium is easy to get through salt. Most people drink bone broth to get more salt. I'm not a fan. If you're in the US, potassium supplements are heavily regulated and pretty much useless the best option is to buy Lite Salt or No-Salt which are either a 50/50 mix of salt and potassium chloride or will be pure potassium chloride. I buy big bags of magnesium citrate on amazon.

For me, supplementing 400mg magnesium, ~2g of potassium, and 3-4g of sodium on top of what I got through food was the sweet spot.

You may find it gross, but I actually liked buying powerade Zeros and mixing in lite salt and magnesium citrate. Just make sure you start off with lower doses of magnesium supplements and work your way up, while at home, to find where you need to be. You'll know if you get too much when the diarrhea kicks in. :)

u/pepperconchobhar · 2 pointsr/xxketo

Pepper's Quick Starter Guide

The first thing I want to say is that I'm SO happy for you that you found a doctor that knows about this. It works! I was diagnosed with PCOS and prediabetes at 29. I'm now 48 and I have NO PCOS, NO prediabetes, and my insulin levels are 'beautiful.' Cholesterol is great. You are 100% on the right track and it's so worth the small sacrifice of the diet for your health. Keto is a life saver.


The first week is very hard, but it gets easier. It takes 1-2 months to become fully fat-adapted so know that you're going to feel better and better over time. Please use this sub and r/keto for help and advice getting through it. There are TONS of tips and tricks to help you feel better if things aren't going well. For the first week, don't restrict your intake at all. You may find yourself so hungry. It's okay to feed the monster all she wants that week. After that, you're going to have to eat more sensibly. Calories DO count. You can eat more with keto, but everyone has a limit.


You can make this diet as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. You can do meat, eggs, spices, zero-calorie drinks and lose weight and fix your metabolism. Or you can get into elaborate recipes with exotic ingredients and have fun with that, too.

I go for easy-as-possible-while-still-being-satisfying-and-tasty. If it's too hard, I just can't stick with it. If it's too bland, I get palate fatigue and give in to cravings.

  1. Keep it simple. Focus on what you can eat - not on what you can't. (Meat, cheese, eggs, low carb veggies. Google 'low carb vegetable list' and print one out. Herbs, spices, onions, leeks, and mushrooms are 'free.') Keep your total carb count under 20g a day and try not to eat that all at once.

  2. I do two prep cooks. Once a month is my meat. Cookie sheets of chicken thighs, grilled steaks, roast in the crock pot, chopped bacon, and breakfast sausage. I store it all in baggies and freeze it.


  3. The second prep is weekly. Hard boil a dozen eggs per person. Prep my fresh veggies. Make my bread. (Recipe below)


  4. I use frozen veggies all the time. Toss a box or bag in the microwave, dump on a plate, and eat with whatever meat. I also rely on lunch meat, jerky, and canned kippers for a quick snack.


  5. Spaghetti squash is your friend. Buy a cheap hacksaw to cut it open safely. Cut it in half, scrape out the seeds, put 1/4 cup water in the hollow where the seeds were. Carefully wrap it up with cling wrap. Microwave for 6-10 minutes. (Depends on how powerful your machine is) Let it sit for about 10 minutes because it's going to be hot as hell. Scrape the 'noodles' out with a fork. Use that as you would noodles or potatoes. You can store the noodles for up to 3 days in the fridge. (All squash and zucchini is considered 'safe.')


  6. Buy the giant mushrooms, slice them up, saute them in butter, and now you have flat noodles! Also good for 3 days.


  7. Eggs! Did I mention eggs?!! Eggs will save you a ton of money and time. They're a perfect food (unless you're allergic to eggs) and you can have as many as you want. Endless ways to cook 'em. You can crack an egg in a mug, add some shredded cheese, and a bit of your prepped bacon or sausage and microwave it for a two minute breakfast.


  8. I avoid all liquids with artificial sweeteners. I drink coffee, herbal tea, iced black tea, water, and Le Croix. That's it. Might put lemon or lime in my water.


  9. For your fats, stick with coconut oil, butter, lard, and duck fat. You can also cook with heavy whipping cream and use it in your coffee.


  10. You're going to see how your body reacts to the sugar alcohols. If they work for you, you are one lucky girl.

    If you can tolerate sugar alcohols, this is the best zero carb sweetener (in my opinion). Monk Fruit with Erythritol: (Use like sugar in recipes)


    If your system is sensitive like mine is, this is the only option that I've found that works. You can't use it like sugar (a little goes a LONG way and it's bitter if you use a lot) but it can be used to sweeten coffee and tea. Monk fruit:


  11. Watch your nuts and cheese intake. I don't understand it, but they do seem to hold me and many others back when it comes to weight loss. In my case, it's so bad that I just avoid nuts completely. My daughter's that way with cheese. You're going to have to find what works for you, but if you find yourself in a long stall, these are the two most common culprits.


  12. Save this link to your phone. This shows you all of the keto options at the 12 most popular fast food chains. You're going to need something to fall back on in emergencies. (Today I had a double quarter pounder with with cheese and bacon/no bun and a regular iced tea at McDonalds. I was at the hospital all day and didn't have the chance to eat before I left home or to pack anything. Saved my butt.)


  13. This is the best keto cooking channel that I've found.


  14. This is the second best, but the recipes are more complicated.


  15. Electrolytes. There are several options out there and I don't know if one is better than another. I buy bulk minerals off of Amazon, mix them up in a big travel mug and work on that all day. (Potassium citrate-1 tsp, potassium bicarbonate-1/2 tsp, calcium citrate-1/2 tsp, magnesium citrate-1/2 tsp. Cost me less than $80 up front and will save me hundreds of dollars over time to do it this way.) It's really necessary to keep up on your electrolytes or you're going to feel like crap. Oh! And drink broth and use salt on your food.


    This is the company that I use for that stuff:


  16. Here's where I get the coconut flour for my bread. You might be able to find a better deal at a local store. (In my area, there aren't as many options) Coconut Flour (6 pound bag):
u/FixinTwo · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

6 1/2 months, 8 bucks. 4 cents a day.

Nature's Bounty Magnesium 500 mg, 200 Tablets

u/juniper_rose_ · 2 pointsr/keto

I've used this one without any problems: Nature's Bounty Magnesium, 500 mg, 200 Coated Tablets, Mineral Supplement, Supports Bone and Muscle Health(1), Gluten Free, Vegetarian
I know a lot of people say to avoid magnesium oxide because it's less bioavailable but I got overwhelmed too when I was first buying it so I just got it and stuck with it. If you're going the magnesium citrate route, always look at the serving size. Many of them require multiple capsules to get to the 400mg so they end up being much more expensive in the long run. I personally haven't used this one yet but it's in my shopping list since it's 400mg/capsule: NatureBell Magnesium Citrate 500mg,180 Capsules, Powerfully Supports Energy, Metabolism, Muscles, Heart and Bone Health. No GMOs and Made in USA
Hope this helps!

u/SirFoxx · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

I use both. Epsom salt baths 4 times a week after a workout and I take this form of magnesium:

So with what I get in the Epsom salt baths and this supplement, I've got Magnesium covered. So instead of using Fluoride rinses, I was thinking about using this:

Any thoughts? Or does anyone have something else to use to replace Fluoride?

u/wastelands33 · 2 pointsr/Cardiology

Yes. Oxide from what I understand it poorly asorbed. Glycine salt is relaxing while so is the magnesium bonded to it and its more bioavailable. I get mag glycinate 200mg by itself at night and during the day take mag glycinate/malate blend. Ill need to get the brand that has the blend

EDIT: Advanced MAGNESIUM (by InnovixLabs). Highly Bioavailable Bisglycinate + Malate Formula, 150 Vegetarian Capsules. 200 mg Magnesium per serving.

For regular glycinate I get KALS

u/bluMidge · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Over the last several decades, our soil has been depleted of minerals and magnesium is the one listed the most.
Reading about magnesium, around 75% of humans are deficient of magnesium because there is simply not enough in our diets no matter what we eat.

That being said, Adderall and many many psychiatric drugs including high blood pressure meds deplete your body of valuable minerals... Again with magnesium being the one that is most prevalent.

Now you must keep in mind and you will have to research this on your own but there needs to be a balance of potassium, magnesium, sodium, and other minerals in our bodies for it to operate at full capacity.
Magnesium alone is responsible for over 300 co-factors of enzymes in our bodies.

I am ADHD-PI and have been prescribed Adderall for approximately seven years now and this is from three different psychiatrist. I take one 30mg XR per day.

If you are truly ADHD/ADD there are several kinds of doctor prescribed medications that typically work well for ADULT ADHD, to focus and engage in lectures and staying in conversations without being distracted just to give you a small sample size of what amphetamines are capable of helping those with ADHD.

I truly believe without magnesium, fish oil, zinc, vitamin D, and vitamin C taken before bed each night to help empty your system of amphetamines... Adderall would not work after all the years I've taken it.
And to fully disclose, there are other supplements I take as well.

Adderall and Vyvanse do their jobs well for a large majority.

I tend to switch up the brands of magnesium I personally take AND I dose throughout the day and typically take 600-800mg each day...

And, the two I have bought most recently and are working very well for me and are extremely well absorbed in capsule form are the following two:

u/cutercottage · 2 pointsr/xxketo4u2

Does the bottle say what kind of magnesium it is? It should say on the nutrition label. Ex magnesium citrate, magnesium taurate, etc



Here's a guide to keto magnesium supplementation and the different types of magnesium. Magnesium citrate and oxide are known to have laxative effects. I personally take a combo of magnesium taurate, glycinate, and malate and do not have any bathroom side-effects from it. I've been taking it for about a year. It works wonders for my anxiety.

u/dcphoto78 · 2 pointsr/bipolar2

The only thing that has ever worked consistently and without building up a tolerance is Seroquel. Xanax works great but leaves me lethargic, and I'll keep having to increase the dose. I went off the Seroquel last year because I couldn't stand the side effects, but I miss consistently getting 8 hours per night.

Now that I'm off the Seroquel, I have to cycle through various options because none of them work well for more than a few days at a time. 10mg melatonin tabs work the best, a medical marijuana tincture is also helpful, and I still sometimes go for the Xanax when I'm struggling with bad anxiety. If I take something that doesn't work, I have magnesium and valerian supplements that will help. They're rarely enough on their own, though.

u/szirith · 2 pointsr/CPTSD

>tried magnesium supplements with disastrous results. :(

So there are many different kind of magnesium supplements. I assume that you tried the same one I did at first, and had some... unpleasant "digestive issues". Magnesium L Threonate does not have that same effect!!

u/cereal_killerxx · 2 pointsr/idiopathichypersomnia

I know this post is a month old, but here's two things that have helped me:


Magnesium L-threonate passes the blood-brain barrier and acts as a nootropic. This brand works especially well. Takes a few weeks before you start to notice a difference.


The other supplement is Acetyl L-Carnitine.

u/Mygaffer · 2 pointsr/suboxone

All the basics that help people stay regular. Eat a salad for lunch, the insoluble fiber will help with your constipation and as a benefit will keep your blood sugar stable and reduce your cravings for snacks in the afternoon.

You can try taking a probiotic, this is the one I'm using.

But you know what has seemed to really help eliminate my constipation problem, I mean totally eliminate it? Magnesium.

Not only are my poops no longer hard but they are many times actually soft. I recently decided I didn't like the direction my health was headed, got my blood work done and found I was pre-diabetic and had slight anemia. So I started hitting the gym nearly every day, eating way better, and supplementing. I did some research for supplements backed by science. The list I came up with was this:

Creatine Monohydrate

Magnesium (L-Threonate is supposedly better able to cross the blood-brain barrier)

Vitamin D3


Fish Oil

I've been taking all of this stuff for about two months now and between that, the better diet, and working out my energy levels are much higher, my strength is already improving a lot, and my poops are not hard anymore.

Right now I'm on a low dose of Suboxone, 2mg/day, so I'm sure that helps. After being on this drug for 11 years I'm a big believer in being on the lowest dose you can be comfortable on.

I don't want to get too off topic but this channel has been so helpful to me for to start improving my health that I'm going to link to the supplements video in case anyone else here finds it useful:

Good luck with your poop!

u/newguy8908 · 2 pointsr/productivity

I tried the following for my sleep:

  • Magnesium

  • Magnesium L Threonate Capsules

    I sleep like a baby and wake up refreshed. You can look into that and try it out. I sleep late like 11:55 pm and wake up around 6 am. Refreshed. Also my quality of sleep has improved by like 30%. Earlier I used to have difficulty sleeping even after doing exercise and not taking any caffeine after 10:00 am.

    Check /r/Supplements or /r/Nootropics for more details.
u/phyrias · 2 pointsr/fasting

Magnesium Glycinate 450 mg - Mag...

u/Kasegauner · 1 pointr/keto

Lite salt is definitely not enough sodium. I found that out the hard way. What I do now use both lite salt and regular salt for my ketoade.

For a liter of water, I'll do 1/4 tsp lite salt and 1/2 tsp regular salt plus 5-6 squirts of Mio. I'll take magnesium gycinate in the evenings along with my multivitamin and other supplements.

u/Tranceford · 1 pointr/tinnitus

KAL Magnesium Glycinate 400 |...

Two of those a nite

u/openminds1437 · 1 pointr/MDMA

I buy magnesium Glycinate from amazon. It’s pretty reasonably priced.

KAL Magnesium Glycinate 400 | Vegan, Chelated, Non-GMO, Soy, Dairy, and Gluten Free | 90 Servings

u/Mmmmmorty · 1 pointr/opiates

I always preach Calm Magnesium Powder (take about a teaspoon, teaspoon and a half) and Magnesium Glycinate (I take 2 of these with the other). Helps you stay really regular and if you take them right before bed, they help you sleep as well.

u/westmoso · 1 pointr/xxketo

I take two of these at night about an hour before I go to bed they are pretty big but if you place it on the length of your tongue like | not --- they go down smooth with a big gulp of water. Everything goes well in the morning.

u/jostling_jubblies · 1 pointr/keto

I was on oxide for quite a while, but I recently switched to this after reading about it on /r/nootropics.

u/KokoroHeart · 1 pointr/Nootropics

KAL - Magnesium Glycinate 400, 180 tablets

I have had good luck with the above link, much more affordable than your linked product.

As for the diarrhea issue, keep your dose low to start and start gradually increasing until you find that you do suffer the symptom, then take a dose every day that is before that point.

I have no issues with diarrhea @ 800mg a day, but above that, absolutely.

u/omgsirrah · 1 pointr/TMJ

I really like taking magnesium glycinate because it's one of the most bioavailable forms of magnesium and has the added bonus of quelling some of my baseline anxiety. I usually take it before bed, so no feelings of fuzziness here.

I use [KAL Brand] (, but it looks like OP's brand is very similar.

u/EXTRA-C · 1 pointr/MDMA

Supplements info:

You can get this stuff from amazon:

Alpha Lipoic Acid - Amazon US; Amazon DE

Chelated Magnesium - Amazon US; Amazon DE

It is not that expensive and its point is to help your body with the side effects of the drug.

u/bacon999 · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I've resigned myself to believing if I were a doctor, my first move for anything other than diarrhea would be to prescribe magnesium.

I tested for a considerable deficiency ~2 years ago, and periodically after that, and found that supplementing with Glycinate forms has helped me a lot. I've found the Doctor's Best Chelated Version to be the best in terms of price/effectivness:

I've tried just about every type of mag there is, including shots, and the Glycinate forms have by-far been the best for me in terms of bowel tolerance and effectiveness.

u/visualoptimism · 1 pointr/keto

I believe Natural Calm is Magnesium Oxide (?) Citrate, which can cause a laxative affect. Try getting Magnesium Glycinate - it doesn't have the GI issues that other forms can have. I picked up this Chelated Magnesium Glycinate and have been taking it for a few days -- it's making a TON of a difference for me, and my stomach (I have IBD) is not affected at all. My anxiety has quieted a bit & sleep has been more restful as well.

I'm just entering my second week right now, but was having awful symptoms for the last week - dizziness, anxiety, fatigue, upper left abdomen pains, plus some knarly BMs (really dark, kind of green, very sticky - but solid). But when I started the Mag a few days ago, taking it morning & night, it mostly dissolved away. I also have been adding even more salt - it really feels like it's overkill - and putting NuSalt into a small bottle of water with some Mio once a day. So much better!

Hope things turn around for you soon!

u/GregCanFast · 1 pointr/decaf

I'll give a bit of contrary advice/experience. I (37 yo male) had many of the same symptoms (and to a lesser extent still do, which I'll explain). Anyway, I "quit" coffee twice (cold turkey, month of Dec 2017 and Dec 2018) hoping it would be the fix for these, but honestly besides the first week of headaches didn't notice much difference. It was not the "miracle cure" I was hoping it would be. And I still wanted to have a 'hot drink' at hand all the time so re-filled mug with hot-water from the office coffee pot constantly each AM so it was just as compulsive.

You should probably still try and it may be great!! ...but for OPs list of symptoms you almost certainly need to do other things too. Especially increase water, regularly moderate exercise/fresh air, etc. So what did "help" for me?:

  • Intermittent fasting (16:8, where you do 16 hrs fasting or 8pm-noon no food and 8-hr eating (noon-8 pm), with 24-hr on some may know about this but this FAQ is v helpful, it is simple Helped digestion too.
  • Vitamin D (as in here with omega 3 fish doctor said in our modern life everyone should take vitamin D) or
  • For a while I did magnesium for sleeping (for me it has been early awakening (3-4am) not falling to sleep or "golden milk"/turmeric but exercise (though not late evening) seems to be best sleep aid
  • Liver pills (can't decide if those helped or just piggybacked on the other stuff, but they are basically good dose of Vitamin B which is often recommended, sometimes called a B-complex)
  • regular exercise - I joined a $35 free-weight only gym, and do stronglifts 5x5 It is also very simple, and I can tell a difference the months I make it ~9-12 times and the months I make it 0-3 times Outdoors, whether or not you are "forest bathing" :) is also obviously great. If anything else if you can get yourself up and out for a 20 min phone free walk before you get ready for day - after a big glass of water - 5 days in a in a row you may be surprised. Could do this before you ty quitting coffee or before you make your coffee if you still debating quitting. Huge help with energy throughout day and "resilience" vs giving up/defeatist by default, also some improvement with posture, tension in back
  • seeing a therapist re: "cognitive behavioral therapy & general (latch onto work projects or home tasks or anything) anxiety" - what flaws in thinking ("cognitive distortions" like catastrophizing (worst case), "thought projections" (my boss is probably thinking I am screwing this up right now...No! he's busy and not thinking of you at all!), ruminating, etc.
    • Much of it similar to the Stoic philosophy stuff ("Man is troubled not by events, but by the meaning he gives them. - Epictetus", know what is in your control and what you need to accept, etc), there is no shortage of this stuff online, like dailystoic, subreddits, etc),
    • personally doing this as a Christian with Catholic-intellectual-tendencies with a Catholic therapist has been helpful (e.g. your mind and body are both good, you aren't a mind trapped in a body etc, but need to undertand interaction and limits, also God's 'Providence (not trouble avoidance) in big picture, while reflecting on parable of the talents for small picture along with the Fr Roncalli/Pope John XXIII "just for today" list which is seriously great:
  • Hope some of this may help.It's been discouraging feeling like Ive wasted some good months of life and so I empathize. Good luck!!! I'll prob try quitting coffee again soon too to see if that can push over the top, but for me needed "attack from all angles" and have been focusing on the "other sides" for last 1.5 yr.
u/SitC_Nollij · 1 pointr/keto

Avoid magnesium oxide. It's a laxative.
I personally use This, not sure how the other options fare.

u/ebah1 · 1 pointr/LucidDreaming

I have this

Most magnesium supplements just go through you. Chelated is best.

I took 400mg (I believe it was 400 or 600, I think 400)

u/Phicol · 1 pointr/keto

I believe Magnesium Oxide has a laxative effect, I use Doctors Best Chelated Magnesium . I have heard it is absorbed better since it has a better chance to make it through stomach acid since it is bound to a negatively and can be absorbed in the intestines.

I'm no an expert by any means, just did a bit of reading and found quite a few people like this one and I have had no problems with it.

u/bh3244 · 1 pointr/ADHD

for magnesium

memantine requires a prescription, but if you really want it its very easy to get online as it's not controlled.

u/JesseBrown447 · 1 pointr/adderall

Depending on gender, there are multivitamins that are better suited than others, but generally you want a once daily multivitamin.

I personally take a generic rite aid once daily multivitamin, 1000mg of calcium, and 200 mg of Magnesium.

This is the Magnesium I recommend due to its high efficiency. Magnesium is going to be what is going to combat the tolerance issue. The vitamin C is what will eliminate the Amphetamines, and the calcium is going to make sure you are absorbing the vitamins as best as you can.

If you want to do this 100% correctly, you would also add a protein drink alongside dinner, 35g of protein is what I use. What is important is that this protein drink includes L-Tyrosine, which is the precursor protein in the formation of Dopamine. Dopamine is the Neurotransmitter that Amphetamines predominantly exhaust.


  • Take Magnesium for Tolerance
  • Take A multivitamin with at least 100% Vitamin C
  • 1000 mg of Calcium to improve absorption
  • At least 1 protein shake that includes BCAA's like L-tyrosine to replenish lost dopamine.
  • At least 3 balanced meals a day
  • At least 8 oz of water with each meal.

    If you can follow this daily routine the health risk of amphetamines can be reduced. I take it daily, and I have never had an issue with comedowns, fatigue, or any real tolerance issues.

    I take 10mg Adderall XR in the am, and 5 mg IR Adderall in PM.

    Cheers, and hope you feel better.

u/onealps · 1 pointr/stopdrinking

Here's the link for the magnesium! Also, as far as the CBD goes, I would suggest getting the vape liquid. Cbd doesn't have the highest oral bioavailabililty, so vaping is preferable. However, if you are uncomfortable with that, the oral tinctures should work fine!

Since you mentioned you were downing a couple of bottles of wine a night, consider going to a doctor to help with withdrawals. Remember, alcohol withdrawal is worst 72 hours after your last drink. That's when the risk of seizures is highest. If you have any medical questions, please ask! I can point you in the right direction. For example, several people mentioned multivitamins, especially B vitamins. Definitely second that.

Be kind to yourself, you got this!

u/Puffalump · 1 pointr/keto

I have been eating fairly strict keto for almost a month and had no flu symptoms at all. I think it may be because I put Morton Lite-salt (has potassium) on everything, eat lots of avocados and take chelated magnesium supplements. Apparently some types of magnesium don't absorb as well as others so depending on the type you are taking it could be part of the issue.

You should definitely up your potassium though because multivitamins definitely won't have enough. Sports drinks probably don't either. A Google search says 8 oz of Powerade only has 30 mg. 1/4 teaspoon of Lite-salt has 340 mg! Just using it normally to season food should provide you enough. Keep in mind the RDA is 4,700 mg per day. This article has some really good information about electrolytes and keto you should take a look at.

u/peeaches · 1 pointr/ADHD

This is the one that I saw recommended in the other thread, I'm probably going to give it a shot to help with the mild bruxism/tongue moving/gum licking side effects I sometimes get. Cheap enough to try it out imo. I'm not sure if it's supposed to help with the dry mouth or not, best I could say is stay hydrated and chew gum or mints or things to get ya salivating more

u/quazywabbit · 1 pointr/keto

Magnesium yes if I take it at night and now just take it in either the morning or afternoon. Both my potassium and magnesium were low with my last lab results so an taking 2 of these.

Doctor's Best High Absorption...

u/edingc · 1 pointr/keto

This one should be good. Stay away from Mag Oxide as it has poor absorption.

u/lBubba · 1 pointr/keto

Morton Salt Alternative --> I use a Windsor Salt alternative but I know people that use a similar product to morton's to get potassium fix. Take your half/No-Salt and mix it with some flavoring like mio or crystal light and make their own electrolyte beverage, which can up what you need without the bad crap. I'll have a couple of these pre mixed and down em if I'm starting to feel sluggish.

Magnesium -> Magnesium Citrate or Magnesium Chelate (I couldn't find the one I use, but found similar) or Magnesium Oxide. The way i've been reading is that people react to each one different...but I prefer Chelate to up my general magnesium intake. I believe it absorbs better then the other two, but as I said I think it comes down to how your body reacts to it. Citrate is the more costly of the bunch, usually goes from cheapest to most expensive; Oxide -> Chelate -> Citrate. I take one of these during morning and one at night. (wouldn't take on empty stomach) You can usually get these at any nutrition store in 50-100 tablet containers.

In general I'd stick to veggies or no/half-salt for your potassium intake over supplements because regulations (at least in Canada,) mean the max they will produce is like 100-150mgs, so its easier and more cost efficient to go through whole foods. Magnesium alot of people will supplement, but you can get potassium and magnesium from two killer veggies in Kale and Spinach. Don't have MFP handy, but google says kale has roughly 50mg's of magnesium and 500mg's of potassium per 100grams. With spinach having 500mg's of pot. and 80mg's of mag. Swiss chard is also a killer veggie if you like variety. An easy way to get some early morning nutrients is to toss a handful spinach in with your scrambled eggs.

u/listen- · 1 pointr/xxketo

I take this magnesium in the morning and natural calm magnesium citrate before bed because it helps me fall asleep. this too

not sure about calcium consumption

u/pugsaredrugs · 1 pointr/ketoscience

just buy the bulk 1lb bag of potassium citrate on amazon its super cheap.. i get doctors best magnesium

make sure you get the dosage correct on the potassium, dont take it all at once, some folks say you can die if you take a big dosage all at once. i take 400-500mg of potassium as my maximum at one time, twice a day..

u/DrDougExeter · 1 pointr/LSD

try to take some magnesium supplements every day to help you feel better.

like these:

u/Rpizza · 1 pointr/keto
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u/freshmutz · 1 pointr/Constipation

I’m not a doctor so I don’t want to comment from a medical perspective.

But I can tell you that it’s entirely common for some people to take daily mag supplements long term. There are other benefits unrelated to constipation such as cardiovascular, relaxation, and sleep.

The article I linked mentions that Mag 07 is a large magnesium molecule that does not dissolve into your bloodstream nor adds to the body’s need for magnesium. So I don’t think you’ll want to compare it to typical mag supplements or factor in absorption.

As far as a regular mag supplement, there are several different types. I tried a few and ended on this one:

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, TRACCS, Not Buffered, Headaches, Sleep, Energy, Leg Cramps, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets

u/Jimboy3625 · 1 pointr/ketogains

According to the nutrition facts your 6x Orange Triad Multivitamin is only giving your 100mg or 25% of your daily magnesium needs. I would definitely up your magnesium levels. I usually take about 400mg a day and I don't have problems with muscle cramping or excessive soreness. It's worth a shot anyway, it's relatively cheap, I use Doctor's Best brand

u/MaxwellGaine · 1 pointr/asktrp

Magnesium is all around good for a ton of random things, but especially helps relaxation and sleep quality. More info here:

I use this kind, after doing a lot of research:

Haven't used melatonin in years - it'll help make you drowsy, but gave me headaches and made me feel sort of crazy.

u/PrincessPlatypus · 1 pointr/keto

It doesn't need to be epsom salts. Look for a liquid magnesium citrate like this. It might be in a grocery store near the laxatives, or you might find it in a drug store or pharmacy. That's just one option for magnesium. Another is to get it in pill form. You might be able to find or order something like this.

For potassium, see if you can find something like Lite Salt or Lo Salt. I typically find these in the spice aisle of my grocery store.

u/resinh · 1 pointr/pcgaming

never heard of getting shoulder pain from mouse gaming, that shit is rare

you gotta fix your posture/chair/hand placement setup, could also be a vitamin deficiency

as far as how to fix - eat more bananas (if its potassium), get a magnesium supplement to relax the muscles, and try some good quality vitamins w/ joint support

u/LookAt_TheSky · 1 pointr/keto

tl;dr Take some chelated magnesium (there's another form of Mg that gives you diahhrea; chelated doesn't do that). Something like this.

Assuming the linked bottle is used, and 1 pill = 100mg of Mg, then take one pill, see how you feel, then take 2 pills the next day, seeing how you feel, then take 3 pills a day, see how you feel. It's up to which amount makes you feel the best that you want to seek out, because it's different for everyone.

Now for the other electrolytes, Potassium [K] and Sodium [Na].

For K, be CAREFUL and don't take a lot ( more than 100mg) at once. Too much K at once can cause heart problems. I made this mistake once and actually started getting heart palpatations (I am 20 years old, for context). That said, I usually like to get some "Lite Salt", and salt all of my food to supplement my K, which seems to work.

And now, for the big one, Na. There are many different ways to supplement Sodium, but what I like to do is get straight to the point, drink 4 grams of table salt+Water (around 1500mg Na) for the day, and get it over with. You will definitely want to experiment on the amounts on what's "too much" and what's "too little". I started out with 16g of table salt (6000mg) a day. But I soon figured out could cut down to 4g of table. There are times where I'll need 16g of table salt if I'm going through a really long run and drinking lots of water, but since for the most part I'm sedantary, I usually keep it to 4g in the morning and 4g Na+Water in the evening. More if I feel I need it (you'll feel foggy and/or lazy from a lack of Na supplementation).

Hope this writeup helped you, feel free to ask any questions. Electrolytes were confusing for me at first but this is what it boiled down to throughout my experimentation and from searching on here.

u/css2713 · 1 pointr/Fitness

5mg of melatonin is perfectly fine. But what I suggest on top of that is a decent magnesium chelate supplement. Like this

Take about 500mg post workout or whenever you're getting ready for bed. I'm 6'2, 210lb and that's my dosage. Works wonders for coming down from a rough workout and giving you a good nights sleep.

u/jubilly · 1 pointr/Drugs

It's 6 tablets altogether during the span of the roll.


brand: Doctors Best

u/internetpersondude · 1 pointr/Supplements

>After reviewing labdoor ranks and recommendation on this subreddit I chose Doctor's Best brand

Is it this one or is chelated glycinate something different?

u/3000Flurbos · 1 pointr/bjj

If you're struggling to get 8 hours a night, you can focus on deepening the sleep you do get instead of sleeping longer.

  • Black out your room at night. This is the biggest one for me. I have cheap blackout shades and I use electrical tape to cover internet routers, smoke alarms - anything that flashes. Get your room dark enough that you can't see your hand in front of your face. Even a little light will fuck with your melatonin production and compromise your sleep quality.

  • If you use electronics at night, download f.lux. It's a free program that removes blue light from your monitor after the sun sets. Your phone should have night mode under settings; turn that on as well. Light in the blue spectrum is the biggest melatonin disruptor.

  • Take 400 mg of magnesium citrate or magnesium glycinate before bed. It eases stress and causes a dramatic increase in sleep quality. Plus, a good percentage of the population is deficient in magnesium, so you could probably use a little extra anyway. If you go for magnesium citrate, start at 200 mg and move up to 400 mg over the course of a couple days. Too much at once will make you shit your pants. Glycinate doesn't have that issue, but isn't quite as bioavailable.

  • Take 300 mcg of melatonin right before bed. Melatonin is a hormone your body uses to encourage deep sleep, and taking it in pill form will knock you right out. It's prescription in the UK, over-the-counter in the US. Most doses are far too high (2-10 mg), and can impair your natural melatonin production if you take them regularly without a break. Stick with 300mcg (linked above); it's the minimum effective dose and won't mess with your hormones long-term.

  • I also drink kava tea on nights when I really can't sleep. It's more for stress relief/anxiety than for sleep, but if you find you have trouble winding down at night it can be a big help. Don't drink alcohol alongside kava; the active compounds, kavalactones, bind to the same brain receptors that alcohol does, meaning the effects of the two stack.

  • Don't take sleeping pills if you can avoid them. I'm not a doctor, and I'm not saying you should ignore your doctor, but sleeping pills don't actually put you into stage 3 and stage 4 sleep (the deep, restorative sleep your brain needs). They can also cause a lot of neurological side effects.

    Source: neuroscientist who focused on psychopharmacology and sleep when I was getting my degree.
u/M3RKLEE · 1 pointr/Fitness

I recently bought some of these

I also had problems sleeping at night. YMMV but for me it gets my slightly drowsy making me go to sleep fast and here's where it really shines for me, it puts me in a "deep/heavy sleep" mode I don't wake up at all in the middle of the night. That's the best I can describe it, but it's great it works.

Like I said YMMV some reviews on there say that they experience crazy dreams etc.. Unfortunately I don't get that, maybe if I pop a couple more pills I might though, I'd have to try that lol.

u/mickeys · 1 pointr/keto

Magnesium glycinate (cheapest per tablet)

I also find it useful to take a multivitamin daily, just in case:

Amazon's own multivitamin (cheapest per tablet)

u/apginge · 1 pointr/Nootropics

This magnesium an hour before bed works great in combination with melatonin. For nights when I’m extra anxious, I also add in a cup of chamomile tea.

Magnesium: (2 tablets 1 Hour before wanting to be asleep)

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets (packaging may vary)

Melatonin I use: (I put around 10 drops under my tongue about 15min before I wanna be asleep)

Life Extension Fast-Acting Liquid Melatonin Citrus-Vanilla Flavor, 2 Fl. Ounce

Chamomile I use: (1 bag 1 hour before wanting to be asleep. Two bags if you’re super anxious)

Traditional Medicinals - Organic Chamomile, 16 Bag (2 Pack)

u/felix-felicis45 · 1 pointr/ibs

FYI I have just learned that if you are only interested in my museum for its laxative effect you are better off with a less bioavailable magnesium.

However many many people are deficient in magnesium, especially the chronically ill, because our body's dump magnesium when under stress.

Magnesium citrate:

Magnesium glycinate:

Magnesium malate:

Since I buy these on Amazon I use their subscribe and save feature. This saves me an extra 15% (as I have several subscriptions). Even if you're just trying out a product and are not sure you're going to order more I still do this as you can immediately cancel the subscription.

u/phil2k16 · 1 pointr/keto

After seeing this thread, I hopped on Amazon and ordered these. Any experience with this brand? I was using a "triple magnesium complex" that I picked up at CVS and it's a mix of citrate and oxide. Not the best bathroom experience so I ordered the one I linked above yesterday. Should be in the mail and on it's way to me.

u/WildFreeOrganic · 1 pointr/Supplements

It sounds like you need more than just Vitamin D.

Without much context, you also sound anemic.

A full blood panel would be recommended. In the meantime I would take the following:

Take every morning/early afternoon (with a meal):

  • 5000 - 10000 IU Vitamin D3
  • 15:1 mg Zinc:Copper
  • 500 - 1000 mg EPA + DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids (fish oil or algae oil)

    Take every evening (with a meal):

  • 200 - 400 mg Magnesium Glycinate
  • 3 -10 mg Boron
  • 1000 - 2000 mg EPA + DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    Learn more about why those supplements will likely improve your health.

    Increase your calories and eat some meat, if you aren't already. Grass fed beef and organ meats are best in your case.

    If your parents don't want to buy these supplements for you, head down to a CVS and buy them yourself. Ultimately your health is your responsibility, not the responsibility of your parents or your doctor. You made a great first step by reaching out on Reddit. Build on that momentum :)

    If you'd like to talk about it more feel free to PM me. I hope you get better OP!
u/MyoKitty · 1 pointr/MultipleSclerosis

I take magnesium glycinate
because that is what my Neuro uses when they give me IV magnesium for migraines. At home I take 200mg in the morning with a Calcium supplement and Vit. D.

Often I take a second dose before bed. My neuro said I can't OD on it so keep taking it. It's helped a lot.

u/Ohshhhhmamas · 1 pointr/keto

I had my first PF flair up while I was zero carb, so food doesn't really affect it for me.

For me the biggest problem was I never stretched and my muscles all got way too tight. The thing that helped me is stretching every morning. Before I even get out of bed, I do ankle/foot circles and trace the alphabet with my feet. Then when I stand up I stand against the wall and stretch my calves. It helps tremendously.

For the anxiety you may look into taking a magnesium supplement. I got a [bottle of this] ( and take two pills every day with lunch and two before bed. It helps calm me down and keeps me level.

u/mooreu · 1 pointr/Supplements

What do you think of this one? I was going to take 200 mg AM and 200 mg PM.

u/Kingbdude · 1 pointr/adderall

L-Tyrosine should be pretty universal among brands. Ive been using this one from Amazon with good success. I would recommend one 500mg capsule before bedtime. That should help you reset your dopamine for the next day. Start this out just every other night though, as I’ve noticed it still works well into the next day.

As far as magnesium goes, you’ll want to avoid the commonly available versions magnesium oxide and magnesium sulfate due to poor absorption into your system. Magnesium aspartate and citrate are good options here, with Chelated magnesium being the best. RDA is 400mg/day. Take 200mg twice daily with food if you can, or all at once if you have a hard time remembering. If you haven’t taken a mag supplement before, expect a temporary laxative effect from it for a week or two until your body gets used to it. If it’s giving you trouble, Imodium (or the Loperamide HCl generic) works well to slow bowel movement and counteract this.

u/kmcclure7 · 1 pointr/Fibromyalgia

This is the only magnesium supplement that works for me! I take one pill a day, whereas with others I was halving the pills and still ending up drowsy the next day:

Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, TRACCS, Not Buffered, Headaches, Sleep, Energy, Leg Cramps, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 100 mg, 240 Tablets

u/usernameliteral · 1 pointr/Supplements

No no no no, I'm sorry, I should have mentioned this. :-( Magnesium oxide is not good. It's barely absorbable and it'll just go right through you. Its best use is probably as a laxative. Get magnesium citrate or glycinate or one of the other good forms (look it up!). This is the one I use. It is magnesium glycinate/lysinate chelate.

If you did mean B12, then I'm confused because ZMA has B6, not B12. Why are you talking about B12? But if you're not getting ZMA, then I suppose it doesn't matter anymore.

u/jarrellt67 · 1 pointr/Nootropics

That product also contains magnesium oxide. If it says "buffered" on the label, that often means it's mixed with magnesium oxide. Also, look at the "other ingredients" list; magnesium oxide is listed. A good magnesium glycinate that isn't buffered, and is very cheap, is Doctor's Best Magnesium -

u/niktemadur · 1 pointr/sleep

A couple of things that I've started taking and coincide with better sleep are nice and natural (by which I mean supplements), here are the Amazon links:
Nature's Way Vitamin D3, 2000 IU, twice daily.
Doctor's Best Magnesium 200mg, three times daily.

u/cutdogg03 · 1 pointr/Supplements

Answer me this then: if every labeling of magnesium xyz is elemental magnesium, according to you and the government, then why are the following supplements SPECIFICALLY labeled elemental magnesium (instead of just saying magnesium xyz):

Think about it: if you have one supplement that says 100 mg magnesium xyz, and another that says 100 mg elemental magnesium (from 2000 mg magnesium xyz), and both pills are roughly the same size, does that add up? It doesn't to me. And here's another thing: I didn't start having the vivid dreams and waking up refreshed until I started taking the magnesium laxative at 1 fl oz. 1 fl oz is 1,745 mg of magnesium cirate, with 282 of it being elemental magnesium. When I was taking it in tablet form, I was taking 400 mg of magnesium citrate, but I never experienced any differences in my dreams or felt more refreshed waking up.

u/epilepc · 1 pointr/soylent

Hi, sorry about the late reply there.

Check out this recipe I made for someone. I've been experimenting with athletic Soylent hybrids (more protein, salt, potassium).

Full Day


Calories 2335

Fat 105 g

Carbs 205 g

Protein 178 g


5 bottles Soylent 2.0

200 ml water

84 g whey protein isolate

5 g potassium gluconate

3 g salt

20 g granulated sugar


Kirkland Daily Multivitamin

Kirkland Fish Oil (1200 mg Enteric Coated)

Kirkland Calcium + Vitamin D

Vitamin D 10,000 IU

Vitamin K2

Magnesium Glysinate/Lysinate Chelate (Take before bed)

u/fatbuttmech · 1 pointr/keto, I also drink chicken or beef bouillon 3 times a day to get my sodium, sodium deficiency is what gives me the flu more than anything.

u/certainly_confused · 1 pointr/kratom

Kratom absolutely can constipate you depending on the dose, your body's chemistry, etc. Drinking more water is almost always advisable under any circumstance.

As for magnesium, look for magnesium glycinate, as its one of the more absorbable types of magnesium. Here's a great brand:

u/utopicnootropic · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Yes! Im sure youre aware that eating right and sleeping right will make their own difference, but you could try Ashwagandha (nootropicsdepot) and Magnesium Glycinate (amazon) and that would probably help out.

u/loinplanks · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I just take one of these magnesium pills with my first meal each day:

So it's 100mg of elemental magnesium -- just a small amount to make sure I'm not deficient.
Examine also notes that magnesium should be taken with meals.

u/Gladigan · 1 pointr/TMJ

I use chelates magnesium glycinate, which is readily absorbable. Any other kind gives me the shits lol. Make sure to take it with food. I use drs best

u/-kodoku- · 1 pointr/ibs

I'm sorry you're going through this, OP. I have terrible constipation as well and the bloating is one of the worst symptoms for me. It's such an uncomfortable feeling. I'm by no means cured, but I've tried several things that have really helped. Especially with my bloating. I recommend looking into these.


NOW Probiotic: This is one of the best probiotics in my opinion and is a must if you have IBS. I take one capsule 30 minutes before eating and it helps reduce my stomach pan and improves my digestion. This is one of the things that has made the most difference.


Chamomile: I take this after I finish eating. It settles down my stomach and reduces the likelihood of me experiencing stomach pain after eating. I take it not just after eating, but also whenever my stomach acts up. It almost always relieves any sort of stomach discomfort I'm experiencing. Chamomile is particularly good for improving digestion, reducing gas and bloating, and promoting smoother and more frequent bowel movements. If you experience any anxiety, which is pretty common among people with IBS, chamomile can really help with that as well. It's a mild sedative and is very calming. It's useful for lowering anxiety as well as improving sleep issues like insomnia.


High Absorption Magnesium: Most people have some level of magnesium deficinecy. People often don't eat foods that are high in magnesium and to make matters worse, things like sugar, caffeine, and certain medications, can lower your magnesium levels. Magnesium is a very important mineral and getting enough magnesium can help you feel less constipated and help you have smoother bowel movements. It's also good for lowering anxiety as well.


NOW Candida Support: It's believed that some some people with IBS may have candida overgrowth. CO can contribute to IBS symptoms. This supplement does a good job of managing this. I take 2 capsules with a meal.


Senna: Senna is a mild, but effective herbal laxative. I take one capsule 2 to 3 times a day and I've been having bowel movements a lot more often and I'm not as constipated. My doctor had me on Miralax previously, but I switched to senna because Miralax was too strong and harsh. It would help me poop, but I would poop too much. So much that it was even painful. Senna is far less harsh.


Triphala: I take triphala right before bed and I'm usually able to have a bowel movement once I wake up the next morning. It helps the liver and kidneys do a better job of detoxifying the body. It may help kill certain bacteria that could be contributing to your IBS. It seems to work because I noticed that all my acne cleared up and my skin looked so much smoother when I started taking triphala.


Besides these supplements, a diet change can lower the chance of your IBS symptoms triggering. I personally like a gluten-free diet because it's not as strict and difficult to follow as some other IBS diets. Gluten is one of my biggest bloating triggers and avoiding it when I can really helps.

u/SavageClay · 1 pointr/keto

I put 8g of this salt (3g of sodium) in a nalgene bottle every morning and sip on it until I start eating. I try to put about 2g worth of sodium on my food in the evening totaling about 5g of sodium per day as per NEOMGGeeWhiz's suggestion which I'm sure he got from this book because I recognize the beef bullion recommendation. I also take this potassium supplement and this magnesium supplement. I've been successfully ketogenic for over 3 years and these recommendations have worked for me!

u/CyonHal · 1 pointr/Fitness

I take all of my supplements in the evening because I also intermittent fast between 10-11PM to 5 PM the next day.

I don't really think it matters when you take them though.

I take these pills

u/ScarTissueWishYouSaw · 1 pointr/keto

20mg of magnesium and 200mg of potassium is nothing.

Use lite-salt/broth for potassium and sodium, and these for magnesium (or whatever one I just use this)

u/wesnav · 1 pointr/WaterFasting
  1. Do you recommend adding pink salt daily at the beginning of the day or only as needed?
  2. Apple cider vinegar at the end of the day? If so how much?
  3. Cream of tartar for potassium? Daily or as needed?

    When I do IF I usually do a combo of cream of tartar, ACV 2 tbsp, and pink salt in LaCroix. I was just reading up and noticed people said ACV at night and salt when they wake in the morning.
    Also I take a men's one a day and magnesium supplement.

    I didn't know if it would still be good to take those since the one a day says with food.

    Here is a Amazon link to the magnesium.

    Any suggestions for magnesium if that doesn't work?
u/Farfrommiddle · 1 pointr/Menopause

Magnesium helps me. Now that I'm on HRT especially, I take a ton of magnesium. Every time I feel a HA coming on, I just pop a couple 100mg magnesium tablets and it seems to do the trick. I do this several times per day and always have some in my pocket when I'm working. This is the one I use:

Amazon tells me I've purchased it 13 times!

u/pmward · 1 pointr/Fitness

I do take magnesium daily. I use this to be exact.

u/testurshit · 1 pointr/MDMA

I have braces as well and I have to tell you the gurning and clenching really does a number on your cheeks and inner lips. We can't chew gum either because it gets stuck in the brackets and just strings up.

I would highly recommend getting some chelated magnesium so that it is absorbed easily. It helps immensely with the gurning.
(link: )

Enjoy your roll!

u/nai3b · 1 pointr/Supplements

Thanks, do you have thoughts on this magnesium?

Do you think it's bad if I take all my magnesium at one time at night? (4 pills, back says 'take two tables once or twice daily')


u/Pootzen · 1 pointr/fasting

Bathing in epsom salts does nothing for your magnesium absorption. Take a supplement, should help with cramping. Here's the one I use.

u/MalinaRana · 1 pointr/January2017Bumpers

I also came in to recommend magnesium. OP, I take this magnesium supplement and I find it helps with reducing cramps and improving the regularity of BMs.

u/bcraven1 · 1 pointr/February2018Bumpers

(warning wall of text ahead! If you have any questions feel free to ask or pm me!)

I feel you. I got chronic migraines pre-pregnancy and like you, now I have all sorts of headaches that Tylenol alone can't touch.
I used to take fioricet for my migraines. The main worry is caffeine, I think most pills have 300 mg? I may be wrong. With the barbiturates the concern is if you take it too long/ too often. close to delivery the baby can be born with a dependency. So as long as you take it sparsely and don't get caffeine from other sources you may be ok (of course talk to your doc). Fioricet worked best for me if I fell alseep right away, otherwise after 20m the caffeine hits and I find it not to be effective.

Someone already mentioned some alternatives that I will parrot. What works for me is magnesium (pill and epson salt bath) with a large cup of water, cold compress to head, what ever pain killer w caffeine allowed, and a nap in a dark room.

Magnesium works wonders (for me at least, but the research is solid). This includes epson salt baths! Now there are different types of magnesium, oxide is what you will find in most supplements because it is cheap, it's only 4% bio available so not really effective for migraines. has some solid research on magnesium. will help you sort supplements. I take this one, one pill and night and one in the afternoon. It also helps with my hypertension.

u/marisafari · 1 pointr/xxketo
u/whirbo · 1 pointr/migraine

I have taken this magnesium supplement from Amazon (though I don't think there's anything special about it specifically) for the past 5 years. I started at 800mg/day, and within a month or two I had about a 90% reduction in my headache frequency. It was so miraculous, I was actually pissed. I had almost daily headaches and migraines for 20 YEARS... and the entire time, all I needed was magnesium??? When I was in kindergarten, the doctor asked me if my head hurt. I said "aren't heads supposed to hurt?"

20 freaking years of headaches!

Anyway, I dropped down to 400mg/day eventually, figuring I'd probably made up for the deficiency and just needed to maintain, and I did continue to get the same level of relief. However, if I go down to 200mg/day the daily headaches start to come back.

u/masterkaj · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I use the one listed here:


It states that it is chelated magnesium and elemental on the nutritional info label.

u/aeriesiii · 1 pointr/keto

In the beginning months I would also get cramps during sleeping, stretching, or after working out. I use the following on a daily basis and do not have any cramping anymore.

  1. One avocado a day and will sprinkle NoSalt and Himalayan salt on it.

  2. 1-2 servings of spinach. Usually go nuts on spinach.

  3. NoSalt. Will sprinkle it on most anything.

  4. Chicken Bouillon Cubes. Have 3 cubes over the course of a day. Mix NoSalt with it.

  5. Best Maid Dill Juice. Will have 4oz before working out and 4oz after working out.

  6. Doctor's Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate. Found to be the most critical. Definitely notice if I forget to take the daily dose.

    For good measure:

  7. Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men. Took these pre-keto, but I'm sure they help.
u/rapey_tree_salesman · 1 pointr/Drugs

Good thing you got some rest and nutrients. Your poor poor heart lol. I buy my magnesium on Amazon Dr's Best. I can't imagine putting coke on top of all that. At least you've settled down. Life is short bro, you only get one heart.

u/Duane41 · 1 pointr/kratom

Nah. Maybe a vitamin store. I use Amazon or It's probably cheaper online. Just makes sure it's chelated. Something like this:

u/pronounced_kee-toe · 1 pointr/keto
u/ryeguy · 1 pointr/Supplements

Thanks for your help. Is something like this acceptable, and safe to take with the above multi? Also, how much lemon juice should I be taking daily to get the desired effects?

u/Passerby6 · 1 pointr/RedPillWomen

Most people are deficient in magnesium. Take this before bed. They sell mag oxide in the stores, you want citrate.

u/justsayno2carbs · 1 pointr/keto

I searching everywhere and couldn't find Magnesium Citrate in any store. I had to order it from Amazon. Be careful with it. Taking too much has a laxative effect. I don't take it everyday, only when I need it.

u/keto_shuffle · 1 pointr/keto

Magnesium Citrate can be found at any health food store/natural store. I bought a bottle of Now Magnesium Citrate at 200mg per pill. Probably at pharmacies too. Instead of pouring salt on everything or mixing it with water (I did it once, yuck) you can just buy some broth. Either beef broth or chicken broth. It has plenty of sodium in it.

Personally, when I did the 1/4 tsp of salt with water, I retained about 2 pounds for the next 48 hours. Looking at dietary sodium, I get around 3k or 4k anyway. So I just dropped trying to add the soidum.

The 'No-Salt' is a potassium based, salt replacement that can be found in the grocery store, in the spices aisle. This one's important. I take 1/4 tsp in 16 oz of water, WITH a 1/4 tsp of Lemonade MIO. The lemonade flavoring really CUTS the taste of the potassium. That single dose of 1/4 tsp is around 1300mg of potassium. I do that 2x a day.

u/hrtl · 1 pointr/keto

That's a good point, I believe it was on a page about digestive health so that sounds about right. I think I'm going to eventually pick up some of these on amazon: Potassium Citrate & Magesium Citrate. The prices seem pretty good.

u/cheesybacon22 · 1 pointr/keto

No I didn't mention it, I actually plan on getting some because I know everyone and their mama recommend it as well as the FAQ :).

I am currently browsing the reddit for what magnesium supliment I should get. I know I need like 500g a day so I was thinking of getting this one:

250 tablets of 200mg of magnesium citrate. I am hoping this will help overall with things. Btw some time has passed today since my crazy night of sleep, still fully awake, not drowsy and energetic. Still got a little heartburn, but doing well. My muscles aren't as fatigued as last night, I guess the rest I got was good enough.

u/CameronAlazia · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

This article outline some of the problems and safety concerns of the snake diet. They don't seem to understand what IF really is so take it with a grain of salt.

This is what I take when I need electrolytes.

u/tastyratz · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I take magnesium citrate, 400mg every night as well as my wife.
We have experienced no issues with loose stools or surprise bowels.
That is what I use.

Citrate is used as a laxative but understand it's 10 times that dosage. Maybe you might have an issue with occasional use?

It's very relaxing, my sleep quality is better, it's almost sedative at that dosing and my dental bitewing xrays I just had were "the best they have ever been". Anecdotal, could be unrelated so take as you will.

u/RatherNotRegister · 1 pointr/loseit

I am lazy keto, and I don't always go as much as I'd like. I use this to help move things along when I need to. Just one usually softens things up enough to go in about 12 hours, and two usually makes things far too soft for my liking in about 6. Lots of water with it; I try to drink a quart of water when or just after I take it, and make sure I get at least a gallon over the next 8 hours. It works by drawing water into the bowel, so you need to replenish what it's using.

Edit: fixed link

u/Woknblues · 1 pointr/keto

I use mag citrate. No shits, for the record. I'm not sure if that makes a difference as to which you use, but my understanding is that mag citrate is more bio available than oxide.

Now Foods Magnesium Citrate 200mg, 250 Tablets

u/fuzzysqurl · 1 pointr/ketorecipes

I started taking Magnesium Citrate every few days personally.

Word of warning: when you first start to take it start off slow, like 1 tablet every day. Then gradually increase to 2 then to 3. If you do too much at once at the start you will literally shit your entire asshole out and still feel like you need to shit your entire digestive system out. I'd also probably time your first dose to the day before you have an off day from school or work, just in case your body decides it wants to go all Mount St. Helens on you.

Once you've become adapted to it then you can skip a few days every week to help spread the cost out over a longer period of time. I personally average about 6-7 capsules a week (recommended serving is like 3 a day) and haven't had any problems since. As an added bonus, it also helps prevent or reduce the occurrence of muscle cramps/charley horses.

Tagging /u/condorama as well.

u/Somemoreron · 1 pointr/gainit
u/campassi · 1 pointr/Hashimotos

> Ever since I started this I have felt awful. Throat fullness/tightness, headache, fatigue dizziness & nausea. Anyone else have this problem?

Iodine alone without cofactors can make for an unpleasant experience, what you're experiencing isn't unusual.

I have a few suggestions, but I do not know what is in your chaste berry supplement and multivitamin so be sure to check them for selenium/selenomethionine so you don't take too much.

300-600mg magnesium (malate and taurate are good ones)

100mg B2 riboflavin twice a day (the yellow component of a b-complex)

500mg niacin twice a day (use inositol hexanicotinate, usually called "no flush" niacin, 500mg of true B3/niacinamide/nicotinic acid will ruin your day)

200mcg selenomethionine (be sure to check the multivitamin and other supplement for this, you don't want more than 400mcg in a day)

1,000mg Vitamin C (3 times a day)

1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt (Redmond Real salt works too)

I believe these will help you see a welcome improvement, this is a great baseline to start out with.

More info available in [Iodine by David Brownstein M.D.] and [The Iodine Crisis by Lynne Farrow]

Quick links:

[Magnesium malate]

[B2/B3 cofactors]


[Vitamin C]

[Celtic sea salt]

[12.5mg iodine](what you're taking now is probably great, though the books recommend 50mg)

u/coopooc · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Wish I could say this was anything more than a fluke. Like you though, I mostly concentrated on finding the triggers. Maple syrup, red grapes, hot dogs, etc. SO nice to be able to eat whatever the hell I like now.

I got lucky on the pain side, mine actually don't hurt too bad. Headaches are way worse pain wise. However, visual issues, language problems and general "foggy" performance from my brain ended up being much more debilitating than pain for me.

Here are the ones I bought on Amazon if it helps.

u/GeekSpiel · 1 pointr/keto

I was 370 lbs when I started my journey 18 months ago, and can tell you that the magnesium REALLY does help. I had some pretty bad leg cramps at night, and I started taking a supplement in the evening. It knocked them out quickly.

I tried a few different supplements, and am happiest with:

YMMV, of course.

Good luck. You CAN do this!!

u/Worddroppings · 1 pointr/MultipleSclerosis

What I'm taking isn't on there specifically but I think there's similar magnesium types.

u/el_del · 1 pointr/xxketo

Absolutely! Here you go :-)

I decided to not take any hormones or medications - I do take a lot of natural supplements tho. Since my hashi’s I’ve been taking a high variety probiotic (18 strains), high quality fish oil, collagen, a multivitamin and a product called ZMA (found on amazon )

I hope this is all helpful for you!!

u/spooperduper · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

I just use the Optimum Nutrition one

u/LetsGoEatHonk · 1 pointr/dxm

Thank you for your responses, I appreciate your continued explanation.

I've endured a long and difficult relationship with psychoactives. I first took DXM 7 years ago, and I have since run the gamut. Drug combinations, dosing methods, kitchen extractions, you name it-- I've done it. In other words, learned the hard way. I think this may be why I have such reverence for your approach. I am humbled by your thoughtfulness.

Note: this post is very, very long.

My method:

Preparation begins several days in advance. Like you, I have obligations that necessitate some schedule-shuffling. In many ways, this makes the experience feel more like a vacation; it's a special occasion, so I treat it like a holiday.

I abstain from alcohol and other drugs for at least 72 hours before the trip. As you mention, hydration is key to basic health, and this is a component of the days leading up to the trip. If I haven't been hydrating well, this is my chance to catch up.

I clean my environment fully. I dust, vacuum, mop, and sanitize my bedroom. I clear rubbish and generally tidy any areas I might enter around the time of the trip, such as the bathroom, kitchen, and living room.

I make sure to eat plenty of fiber, protein, and nutrient-rich foods like nuts, leafy green vegetables, and fish. If I can't get fish, I make sure I take a good amount of high quality fish or cod liver oil. I practice a high-fat, adequate-protein diet; basically, it's a modified ketonic diet. I usually take in 1-2 tbsp of cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil once or twice a day both for its health benefits and for increased absorption of other chemicals. However, I skip this on DXM day, which I'll explain later. I have a wide range of supplements I take as well. These include micronized creatine, HMB, a multivitamin, and a number of nootropics. My nootropic stack varies depending on whether I have to work or not, but usually includes piracetam, aniracetam, ashwagandha; sometimes I add phenibut and/or phenylpiracetam.

The day before the trip, I exercise-- hard. I push myself to my absolute limits with calisthenics, weightlifting, and cardio. If I have the time for it, I will go for 2-3 hours split up throughout the day. I find that this accomplishes two things: 1) I achieve a deeper state of rest the night before and 2) I have considerably less anxiety about the trip. At night, I take ZMA. This contains a form of magnesium, but I've never had any issues with interactions. I'm pretty certain that the peak levels of magnesium occur sometime during the night, but I would recommend caution when using magnesium supplements within 24 hours of DXM use. As I have said many times before, every body is different and every brain is different. Your mileage may vary.

u/FreakTalent · 1 pointr/Supplements

Optimum Nutrition

On Amazon, it's the cheapest. 180 pills for ~$19 vs $22+ for most others

u/OregonOrBust · 1 pointr/Paleo

I recently added this to my diet at bedtime. I have had a marked improvement in sleep and recovery from exercise.

u/LicianDragon · 1 pointr/PMDD

This is the ZMA supplement I use. I was doing 1 pill a day but I started getting a metallic taste in my mouth so dropped it to every other day. It can cause vivid dreams/nightmares.

The progesterone cream I use. It did cause increased appetite, water retention, and a mild increase in acne. I'm managing all 3 pretty well by sticking to 100g or less of carbs per day and no more than 20g of those from sugar. Cutting sugar and processed carbs/white bread in and of itself can also do wonders in managing symptoms!

u/eloquentnemesis · 1 pointr/bjj

BCAA and water right after, banana or other light snack after drive home. Super hot then super cold shower. Read/watch show for a little bit. Zinc/Magnesium/B6 supplement 15 minutes before sleep time. Bedroom is super quiet and I installed blackout curtains which make a huge difference.
IF all that isn't working, slap on the headphones and listen to this

u/Cato_Keto_Cigars · 1 pointr/keto

Are you hitting all your micros/macros? Anything missing there?

How much water are you drinking.

I was hungry a lot for the first week or so; I upped the water consumption, took supplements to ensure i was hitting everything [1], [2], [3] (#3, only because vegans have a hard time getting Omega-3 without meat) and it went away.

u/G_o_o_d_n_a_s_t_y · 1 pointr/sex

> it's hard to get consistent sleep.

It's hard to perform any skilled task well when your body is completely exhausted.

There are a few things that could help. First, when I'm on a weird sleep schedule, I've found that spending 10 minutes stretching every morning does wonders for my energy levels. It's like the tiredness gets locked up in my hamstrings and lumbar region. Second, taking something like ZMA before sleeping has definitely enhanced the quality of my sleep. Third, get an eye mask and some sort of white noise to ensure you can sleep more soundly.

u/itshope · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I take ZMA.

u/rhill2073 · 1 pointr/keto

I have recently skipped the multi vites, as I have been getting enough of most vitamins through my diet. I do take ZMA before bed. I do take a Mag pill and a Potassium pill with breakfast and lunch. I have noticed I get fewer cramps when I take these.

As far as my sodium in concerned, I get 4 grams in my food alone before I salt the crap out of every meal. I also add Nu Salt to my meals.

u/tonyled · 1 pointr/keto

try zma several coworkers recommended it and i have been sleeping much better on it. i should add i also supplement straight magnesium but do so in the morning, it alone doesnt seem to affect me

u/IIlllIllIIIllIl · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use this, it's called ZMA and there's a couple things in it. Amazing stuff, I noticed a difference right away. I've read you can buy them individually for cheaper, but this is nice to not have to take a ton of pills.


u/NoirMystique · 1 pointr/xxketo

I'm not sure where you're located. I've seen it drugstores like CVS and I know for sure that Whole Foods and Vitamin World sell it. If not you can also purchase on Amazon.

u/tikiritin · 1 pointr/fasting

I can echo that getting a little magnesium powder at night before bed has made a huge difference in how I feel and my level of energy during fasting. I take a powder called Calm I take one teaspoon in water before bed. I would recommend it purely on my own experience.

u/JoeMarron · 1 pointr/gainit

This will work better than any fiber supplement

Just don't overdo it unless you want those rock-solid sausages to become a flowing river.

u/aksj · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I like magnesium citrate specifically for anxiety and sleep. I actually take this brand for insomnia: it doesn't make me sleepy necessarily but I get racing anxiety thoughts and I find that it helps me calm those down, and that in turn makes it easier to fall asleep. More like it quiets my brain so I can try to sleep, instead of straight knocking me way I can describe it is like the feeling you get when coffee finally wears off. Except even if I didn't drink any coffee lol. There are cheaper versions of it too as well as flavored if that interests you!

I have read that gylcinate is easier on the stomach but I never had problems with citrate so can't personally comment on it.

u/maiden_fan · 1 pointr/sleep

This is a weird one - have you been check for adrenal fatigue ? Look into that.

  • Also look into a Mg supplement like this one:

    This one had a really good impact on my life in terms of being in a calm alert state after I wake up. Most supplements you hope are good for you like Vitamin D, B12 etc since their effects tend to be long term and harder to measure. But this one is different - you will feel the short term impact on your mood, stress levels, focused energy levels almost immediately, something you can't say for a lot of other mineral or vitamin supplements.

  • Take a plant protein based shake before you go to bed. Protein is essential for metabolism, and if you are running low for some reason during sleep, you will wake up without energy.

    Again, these are experiments. You will have to try many things that you think can make sense to you and see if it works.
u/StonedNAlonegurl95 · 1 pointr/PMDD

P.S. in the link below - this stuff is great if you can get some before you go. They also sell it in individual packages on amazon, or you could find it at a grocery store/health food place. Magnesium in this form on the go for me has been a lifesaver during PMDD week. I just pour it in a water bottle. 2 teaspoons. They have it in different flavaz too.

u/HighlyEdgeMecated · 1 pointr/internetparents

Have you tried CALM? I used to take it every evening to help settle down for a more restful sleep. I'm not using it as consistently these days but I do take a spoonful (in water) whenever I'm feeling particularly keyed up.

u/ConceptualLogic · 1 pointr/keto

I literally drink salt water when inducting to avoid keto flu. This obviously only helps with sodium intake so, I will supplement with potassium pills and a magnesium powder (CALM - Another (more tasty way) is to drink chicken or beef broth 1-2 times a day. This helps with all three of those electrolytes that are affected by ketosis. Cheers and all the best to you and your goals.

u/hintonmj · 1 pointr/nutrition

I've been a regular drinker for years (~4 standard drinks per night). It's obviously not the healthiest choice, but I take a number of supplements to (hopefully) mitigate the effects.

You've discovered what is probably the number one health detriment of drinking, sleep disruption. Lack of good sleep is going to destroy your health way faster than the direct physical effects of ingesting alcohol.

I struggled with bad sleep for a number of years. I believe in was a combination of more heavy drinking in the past and the stresses of graduate school.

Here's my recommendations for greatly improving sleep. Starting with the most helpful.

Glycine (3 grams before bed) - I found this recomendation on exactly for the problem of waking at night and this had probably the most obvious benifitial effect of any suppliment I've ever taken. It's an amino acid that I buy in bulk and mix in water with True Lemon to make a tasty drink before bed, but you could even eat it straight. Amino Acids tend to taste like sugar so you can save a lot of money by avoiding capsules.

L-Theanine (somewhere around 100 - 300 mg before bed sublingually and dose again if I wake up in the middle of the night) - I also buy this amino acid in bulk and keep an extra dose next to me throughout the night in case I do wake up too much. It helps you relax, lots of people like it. It's also good with caffeine during the day to improve focus and reduce jitters. The taste is a little acquired, but it's not too bad/strong. I kind of enjoy it.

Magnesium (citrate/glycinate oral or topical lotion) - This also helps with relaxation and is better with helping you fall asleep in the first place. I apply lotion because my digestive system does not handle oral well. Start small with oral and build up until you have loose stools then back off or go slower. I find that I sleep way more efficiently (as measured by FitBit) when I take the time to apply the lotion generously to my arms and legs before bed.

Slow release melatonin (5mg) - People have widely varying opinions about melatonin. I'm less sure how much it helps me, but I do take it and don't have any deleterious effects.

Let me know if you have any questions. I would order the glycine today. That stuff is amazing!

u/quietcleancool · 1 pointr/leaves

This is really good advice. Epsom salt baths are sooo healing. I use 3 or 4 cups in a bath and let it soak in for 90+ minutes (3 or 4 episodes of The Office haha). There's also a supplement I sometimes take called Calm that is really good for you. Beware magnesium can give you the runs pretty fast though. Magnesium isn't present in most foods and it's essential to healthy human function so it's important to include it in your routines.

u/Mickey330 · 1 pointr/keto

Sorry, I misspoke: After going to the cupboard, turns out I don’t use lite salt, I use a no salt potassium called “Original No Salt” ( I added the link cause it’s easier than taking a picture of it and posting that here. Oh, and I can find it in my local grocery stores.

I got this cause I don’t need the extra salt - that’s what the bouillon cubes are for...

And since I’m typing this, here’s a link to show you the magnesium supplement I use, unflavored Natural Calm: Again, the link is for the picture - I can buy it in my local grocery stores (tho this one IS cheaper from Amazon).

The combo of bouillon and the No Salt is a salty drink, but I personally don’t think it tastes too salty. But, I love the taste of salt, so there’s that. 😊

u/YellowOrbitz · 1 pointr/ADHD

Are you looking to use it for sleep? This is what I use before I go to bed each night:

It's not the most enjoyable thing to drink, but if you down it quickly it's not too bad. I think there are also flavored ones but I don't know much about that.

If you look in stores, mostly what you'll see is magnesium oxide, which seems to be the least effective type. I was taking magnesium oxide for awhile and didn't notice any difference with sleep or mood while taking it. I've definitely noticed a difference switching to magnesium citrate, and recommend that.

u/lady_marboy · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I had this, too (and a bunch of ladies in my prenatal yoga class said the same)! My midwife, my friend's midwives, and the yoga teacher/doula all recommended taking magnesium. So, I've been taking Natural Calm before bed every night and the cramps have pretty much gone away. As a bonus, magnesium also helps you sleep better.

u/richardyates1984 · 1 pointr/AskDocs

Many people use this technique each time they are constipated-you are only letting the poop out at the end of the canal so it’s safe.

To avoid constipation drink lots of water and eat prunes.

This is the shattaf: Handheld Bidet Toilet Sprayer Shattaf Cloth Washing Diaper Cleaning Bathroom Stainless Steel Shower Head Hose with Bracket Holder for Personal Hygiene,Pet Bath,Cloth Diaper,Mop Pool,Washing Machine

I also use this to help good movements

Natural Calm - Superior Magnesium Powder, 8 oz.

u/NoJawJustBaws · 1 pointr/Nootropics

So powder is the best? Perfect! Do you have an opinion on which out of the two magnesium powder I linked is better?


Or this:

u/kermtrist · 1 pointr/benzorecovery Magnesium potasium powder they sell at every CVS or Walgreens or whatever corner drug store you shop at. Or Amazon for that matter.

Natural Vitality Calm, #1 Selling Magnesium Supplement, Anti-Stress Drink Mix Powder, Original, Unflavored - 8 Ounce (Packaging May Vary)

u/cldhrdfacts · 1 pointr/depression

Dude just start lifting. Wake up. Drink a protein shake. Later eat some eggs with veggies. Eat some fruits. Stock up on Omega 3. Drink coconut milk. Have some brown rice pasta. Just start caring about your overall look. I'm really skinny too but I don't even care. I care more about feeling healthy, and lifting/cooking will make you feel healthy and happy. When it comes to sleep, take these l tryptophan and magnesium

u/SuperAgonist · 1 pointr/Nootropics

That's great to hear! I've had a nice experience with Citrate too, although I think I liked Magnesium Malate more.

You said you use the NOW brand. I've seen many complaints in Amazon reviews that, for at least the recent year or so, the Magnesium Citrate powder by NOW doesn't dissolve well in water - a lot of it seems to sink to the bottom.

Have you noticed such a thing as well? Water solubility could be important for optimal absorption, so that's a possible concern.

u/Mister_Cupcake · 1 pointr/Supplements

Magnesium oil (magnesium chloride) is also awesome for a bath, or applied directly to the skin. The life flo lotion smells awesome and is basically just a good general lotion. The life flo gel is my favorite form of topical magnesium. Stings a little, though, kind of like the spray, but isn't messy and seems to dry quicker than the sprays. Then there are a ton of sprays, here is life flo's. You can also buy flakes and either make your own spray or just put them in a bath.

u/sunnysprout · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

This has been saving me every night! I was having terrible leg cramps and not sleeping well due to anxiety. This helped with both my anxiety and leg cramps. I try to take it about 10 hours before I need to wake up (I wake up at 5:15, so I take it around 7:30).

u/ArentEnoughRocks · 1 pointr/keto

Hey u/jmiles01

I used the keto calculator that's listed in the sidebar and put myself at a 15% deficit at sedentary.

Here's my current macros:
1141 calories (I started w more at a higher weight and scaled back as my weight dropped)

20g carbs or less

68g protein

87g fat or less

I supplement electrolytes with Lite Salt and CALM Magnesium

u/amb324 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Natural Calm to help with the hip cramps! Within 2 days, my leg cramps were gone.

Just hang in there...I'm at 38 weeks and so miserable in this Texas heat but the good news is that the baby WILL come at some point!

u/Morticae · 1 pointr/keto

This is my favorite. I find it helps me drift off to sleep before bed.

u/vatechguy · 1 pointr/keto

You might look into the Magnesium supplements - I use this one before bed and I never have to think for more than a minute about whats happening when I wake up every morning. (and it helps with preventing muscle cramps as well...)

u/TheThirdStrike · 1 pointr/lifehacks

Magnesium has been a game changer for me.

A tsp of magnesium powder in an 8 oz glass of warm water, and not only do I sleep better, but my dreams are intensely vivid.

Like switching from a 14" b&w TV to a 65" 4k ultra HD TV.

u/Modafinabler · 1 pointr/Nootropics

Natural Calm makes magnesium citrate that's flavored with stevia that tastes pretty good:

u/what_34 · 1 pointr/KetoBabies

I focus on Potassium, Magnesium and Sodium.

EmergenC Electro Mix (sugar free) has Magnesium and Potassium

Natural Calm (Magnesium) (Stevia) (whoa, is Stevia Keto? I can't remember.) (I bought natural calm before keto to help me with Restless Leg Syndrome.)

I figure I get sodium in all the salt I put on my food (Himalayan Pink.)

Potassium-from my research (I can send one more link, I don't have time right now) it seems like we basically can't get enough potassium.. so go nuts. We would need like 40 cups of spinach a day or something.. crazy.

u/McCreadyTime · 1 pointr/keto

Agree with another poster here that it sounds like a sleep problem rather than a diet problem. Your sleep has improved but it still isn't good. Diet alone cant fix that. One thing that helps me is magnesium citrate right before bed. I use calm:

Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Drink Mix, Magnesium Supplement Powder, Raspberry Lemon - 16 ounce

u/__WanderLust_ · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

This is the stuff I take, if you were wanting to know. It's not hard to find locally either. Whole foods, fresh thyme and even Sam's club has it.

Hope it helps, good luck mama!💖💖💖

u/pragmaticzach · 1 pointr/Fitness

My wife told me recently that she read somewhere that one of the reasons women crave chocolate at that time is due to magnesium deficiency, and chocolate has a decent amount of magnesium.

You could get a magnesium supplement and take that. It's pretty good for you regardless.

I drink 2 tsp of that in warm water every night before bed. It's naturally very relaxing - I sleep a lot better after using it as well.

u/BlackieAllBlack · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Try Natural Calm! This stuff saved me in the 3rd trimester after having the worst charlie horse of my life.

u/chunkwagen · 1 pointr/running

A magnesium supplement might help with both the restless/tired legs and the sleep issue. I use this stuff when I have muscle weakness
It works for me.

u/Pumpkin_Pie · 1 pointr/glutenfree

this changed my world, no more constipation

u/asiabird01 · 1 pointr/keto

Crock Pot
Bulletproof "get some ice cream" (Ice Cream Maker)
Magnesium drink:

u/weiss27md · 1 pointr/Supplements

I would use this, this, or this.

u/mmcakes · 1 pointr/leaves

Taking magnesium citrate before bed is the #1 thing that has finally cured my insomnia. Read the reviews [here] ( and slowly work yourself up to 2 teaspoons after a few days. Drink it 30 minutes before bed. I prefer it with warm water.

u/polished_iconoclast · 1 pointr/AdvancedFitness

I take this one before bed: Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce

u/FallbrookDave · 1 pointr/PanicAttack

Check this out: Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Drink Mix, Magnesium Supp...

u/b_rouse · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I like Natural Calm Tea:

Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Dietary Supplement Powder, Raspberry Lemon - 16ounce

Raspberry Lemon flavor is my fave and I drink it before bed.

u/Loreshfay · 1 pointr/Anxiety

Yes. It's horrible.

Things that I've tried that have helped:

- Not eating anything at least 3 hours before bed

- Sleepy tea

- Some of this before bed


u/oilymagnolia · 1 pointr/xxketo

[Natural Calm Magnesium](Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce was what helped me when I was pregnant! I swear by that stuff :)

u/NerdyBird23 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I take a magnesium citrate supplement in the evenings that makes me very tired. I usually take it an hour or so before I plan to go to sleep. I told my OB about it and she had no concerns but obv consult yours first if it’s not something you have run by them in the past.

This is the one I use:
Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce

u/Tryin2improve · 1 pointr/stopdrinking


Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium Anti Stress, Organic, Raspberry Lemon, 16 oz

u/MyButtsAsleep · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I drank this in a glass of water before bed with my first pregnancy and it helped:

u/myketoname · 1 pointr/keto

I get tired of popping pills so I tried the Natural Calm Magnesium drink powder. The raspberry lemonade flavor is pretty good, not delicious, but good. You just mix it in water and drink. It has 325 mg per serving, which it claims is 85% DV on the facts chart.

You can get it on Amazon and natural food stores. Anyway, that's my 2 cents about reaching the magnesium levels sufficiently.

u/throwawayyourballs · 1 pointr/AskMen

realize your anger does nothing to help you

go get some Natural Calm magnesium supplement and drink it up

u/AndroidGingerbread · 1 pointr/xxketo

My daily electrolyte supplements usually look like this:

  • 1 packet of ElectroMix mixed with a teaspoon or 2 of Natural Calm in a glass of water.
  • 1 chicken bullion cube mixed in a tall mug of hot water. (Sometimes I do this twice a day, depending on how I feel.)

    The rest of my electrolytes come from food. If I still feel unwell after the above, I may drink another ElectroMix. This seems to be working well for managing my induction.

    Remember: Spinach is a good source of potassium and other healthy nutrients. It never hurts to mix it into whatever you're making or have a side salad with some olive oil.

    Best of luck to you and KCKO! :)
u/Mnbody2019 · 1 pointr/snakediet
u/metalbladex4 · 1 pointr/Ayahuasca

Someone on reddit told me this stuff was good for shaking from ayahuasca

Magnesium is good for muscles and helps with tremors in general. I've been preloading with it for the last few days with my first ceremony being this Friday

Edit: here is the original post that told me about this

u/UnicornsAreStupid · 1 pointr/BreakingBumps

Magnesium! Natural Calm - raspberry lemonade flavor is my favorite. It's like Emergen-C, I got it on Amazon but it may be at your grocer or a health store. It's kept me regular throughout my pregnancy (38+5 now), and it also helps me get to sleep. It's a thing that will continue well after birth.

u/couchflambeau · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I have been taking Wellbutrin for a month now and have had constant anxiety and sleeping problems since day one and haven't found anything that would calm me (except maybe some kava), and then today I got samples of this stuff called Natural Calm, it's Magnesium Citrate (From mixing Magnesium Carbonate and Citric Acid in your beverage) and in less than 20 min I was extremely relaxed. Sort of muscle relaxer relaxed. For me one packet was too much because I was tired all day but I can't believe how effective it was. Here's a link:

I wonder if it's the carbonate version that makes it so effective for me since I've tried magnesium citrate before and it wasn't like this stuff at all. It says the carbonate version is for better absorption.

u/IJD22 · 1 pointr/lifehacks

I take a small spoonful of Natural Calm mixed in water before about a half an hour before I go to bed. It really does calm your body down and let you go to sleep. I have got a lot of people to take it and they all say it has helped them get a better night sleep.

u/validrouge · 1 pointr/keto

I add some Calm magnesium along with the Lite Salt and flavoring. This link shows the raspberry lemon flavor (it's NOT sweetened) but it comes plain too.

That gives you sodium + potassium + magnesium + calcium in certain versions of the Calm.

u/enjoloras · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I definitely do when travelling. You might try Natural Calm. It's a magnesium supplement that REALLY helps. You would take it at bedtime in conjunction with LOTS of water.

Something else that may help is probiotics, whether from fermented foods (think sauerkraut or kombucha) or supplements.

u/elisbc · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Thirding (fourthing?) magnesium! I drink Natural Calm every couple of nights.

u/KarmicEnigma · 1 pointr/keto

I had the same exact issue and magnesium fixed me in 2 days. I LOVE Calm Magnesium

It isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny. If I don't take my daily dose for a couple of days, my leg pain comes right back. Further, I'm able to relax and sleep SO much better when I have a small glass before bed.

u/MagicManYo · 1 pointr/vegastrees

Is this it ?

Ordering online is more convenient as my stoned ass will not be wanting to drive somewhere tomorrow.

So much for getting baked on edibles lmao. I still have two more brownies that I'm debating on whether I should just gobble them both up or wait until I find an answer to this.

u/hydrogenbound · 1 pointr/Anxiety

Dealing with sleep deprivation on top of such intense anxiety has got to be really hard! Something that really helps me is this product called Calm that I drink every night and Tension Tamer Tea. Having a set routine every day and rituals and minimal media/news/video games really helps me. Being outside doing yard work and gardening and walking helps so much. Eat really healthy, your body and brain need all those micronutrients to function at their best!

If I'm in the middle of a panic attack I practice breathing and I hold my little dog and count or put in head phones with really calming music.

You can learn self soothing techniques that can train your brain to get out of the anxiety zone!

Here is a link from the side bar that has some work books you can do to help train your brain. Also anti-depressants CAN help anxiety, but some can make it worse, make sure you are talking to your doctor and letting him know how intense your panic is so that he can help you best. Treating anxiety like it's depression is not always the best option...

Take care, we are here to help you!

u/glass_magnolia · 1 pointr/ibs

Natural Calm

This is what I'm using to to manage the 'C' part of my IBS and I like it. Makes me go no more than twice a day and has a relaxing affect on my mental state. Linzess is harsh - at least it was on me. I did not enjoy being in the bathroom 24/7. Consider this if you want something gentler. The taste is pretty palatable too.

u/Lizabetanne · 1 pointr/keto

Agreed. The other night I woke up with leg cramps so bad I had to go downstairs and make some Calm tea.

u/SuperBeetle76 · 1 pointr/AutoImmuneProtocol

If you’re not taking it already, try

Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce

I have bad constipation too, and if I take 2.5 - 3 teaspoons in 8oz of water 2x a day it helps. Added bonus is it tastes great and you’re getting magnesium.

I also find eating cooked spinach regularly helps loosen stool.

u/Yumkarepie · 1 pointr/ADHD

I'd avoid sleeping pills unless it's a last resort. What helps me is:

Exercise (I hate it, but it does help me fall asleep)

Magnesium supplement, specifically this:
(Sorry on phone, don't know how to embed a link). This stuff tastes like a tart lemonade and it's like magic. I sleep through the night.

Melatonin supplement

Staying away from caffeine after 2pm (I'm really sensitive to it)

Also, I don't have too much experience with meditation, but I think that would help a lot to calm your mind.

Finally, my therapist suggested the following exercise- while you're in bed, think about 3 things you see, feel, and hear. Then think about 2 things you see, feel, and hear. Then 1 thing you see, feel, and hear. Keep cycling this until you drift off.

Worth a shot! Good luck!

u/IcedHemp77 · 1 pointr/kratom
u/lillith32 · 1 pointr/keto

Sorry, it's Natural Calm? I got it off Amazon after reading the recommendations here. It's a drink mix with magnesium and some other electrolytes.

u/Lunafeather · 1 pointr/xxketo

Okay, so I ended up buying a magnesium citrate/calcium powdered supplement (, well a sample version. The recommended dose is 2 heaping teaspoons. I followed suggestions I had seen that said to only take a 1/2 teaspoon at first; I took 1/4 teaspoon yesterday morning with the plan to take another 1/4 at night. I had a pretty loose stool a few hours later but didn't know if it was the supplement or something I ate prior. I forgot to take the other half. So this morning, I took an entire 1/2 so I wouldn't forget, and a few hours later, had really bad diarrhea. There's only like 225mg in 2 full teaspoons, so I'm not sure if I just have to really slowly ease into using it or what. Any thoughts?

Also, will I feel the positive effects of the magnesium immediately or does it take time?

I'm tempted to just buy the magnesium glycinate pills I was originally going to get...

u/bluebox1 · 1 pointr/NoFap

yes not being able to fall asleep can be a trigger to fap for sure. I just purchased magnezeium drops. something that trainers of superman were using. hopefully it works.

u/time_again · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

You know, everyone has an opinion about this (what is the best form of magnesium) and I've tried them all. Honestly I can't really tell any difference, but I am a fan of Natural Calm and it seems to work pretty fast but its probably just placebo. Every night I take a cheapy magnesium and it really seems to work find.

One small caveat, if you take too much you'll probably have loose stools in the morning.

u/HomesteadDreams8 · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Are you taking magnesium? I use Doctors Best i got off of Amazon. No stomach side effects. I take it twice a day and while it doesn't cure the insomnia completely, it has done wonders for the achiness and restless feeling i get that prevents me from getting comfortable enough to fall asleep, and once I do fall asleep i seem to be sleeping deeper and longer than the one to two hour stretches over and over I was getting before.

u/sullythedrunkcat · 1 pointr/May2019Bumpers

Hugely! I take it every day along with a fish oil supplement and I have been able to go off all my anxiety meds entirely. Just make sure to get a chelated one or, to put it politely, you'll shit your brains out. I take two of these every morning

u/mr_sugarfree · 1 pointr/kratom

This is the one I use.

There's also one on there that's brand NOW, and it's 8oz for $10. That one is pretty good as well, but the one I linked is cheaper.

u/BrandyeB · 1 pointr/Anxiety

I have been through this.

  1. [Get magnesium citrate]

  2. As hard I know as it, you need is leave the room even if it is just a short distance.

  3. Get a copy of one Claire Weekes books or CD .She was a GP who suffered from agoraphobia and recovered completely.
    Some of her work can be found here free
    Dr. Weekes free mp3 on this site

  4. Last but not least I cannot recommend this enough, it is also totally free . You do not even need to download the whole app you can just download the Panic assistance
    This is like having a counselor or a kind friend with you to talk you through the attacks.
u/Carb_killa · 1 pointr/zerocarb

Late response but muscle cramps are usually from a Magnesium deficiency. I struggled with this as well until I figured out the correct amount I needed to take daily, it's different for everyone due to differences in weight, diet, age, water consumption, etc., you may just need more than you're currently taking. I take 1800mg of Magnesium Citrate per day, 600mg in the morning and 1200mg right before going to bed at night. I fill my own capsules with this bulk powder to save money but I have also used this brand of Magnesium Citrate capsules. I'm a huge guy (474 pounds) and drink 1 to 2 gallons of water a day so keep that in mind when figuring out how much you need. Magnesium does other good things for you too like improving sleep and regularity. You can also kill a muscle cramp with 500mg of Magnesium Citrate and large glass of water in about 20 minutes, works like a charm.

u/_theirritant · 1 pointr/sleep

I am in the U.S.
I am curious - what led you to recommend this particular brand? Also - would you think a powder may be more cost effective? Perhaps like this: BulkSupplements Magnesium Citrate Powder (1 Kilogram)

u/Phorensick · 1 pointr/keto

To get an even number of grams of magnesium I started with 33 portions

33 grams of sodium = 81 grams of table salt

6.6 grams of potassium = 17.2 g potassium citrate

2 grams of magnesium = 13.3 g magnesium citrate

Then I looked at prices

$3.50/1000g of table salt (40% sodium)

$20/1000g of potassium citrate (38.3% potassium)

$19/1000g of magnesium citrate (15% magnesium)

So $42.50 (same price as 30 day supply of LMNT recharge) will get you...

400 portions of sodium

58 portions of potassium

75 portions of magnesium

So if you want to spend an afternoon up to your elbows in various white powder you'll get almost 2 months supply for the same price.(with salt and magnesium left over)

Prices were what came up here. YMMV:

u/og_sandiego · 1 pointr/kratom

link for the most efficacy / best bang for the buck? love this brand - but a kilo is a helluva lot

u/Amb1valence · 1 pointr/adderall

I was digging around because I'm tired of spending tons of money on magnesium supplements that may or may not have a dubious - at most - effect on me.

I previously bought this Bulk Supplements citrate salt form on Amazon:


It's a great price for buying in bulk, especially if you get it by the kilogram (!!!) I only got 250g and it lasted me a good month or two, but it seemed chalky, didn't dissolve in water at all, which almost made me wonder if I got the carbonate form by mistake, as I think I saw mentioned somewhere in one of the reviews. But regardless it didn't seem to do much for me tolerance stayed as ~eh~ as ever, and some nights I had trouble sleeping, while others I slept like a baby (until noon, whoops). Basically inconclusive. Of course I wasn't always taking it as directed which also throws a wrench in things, but the point is this mag didn't really do much for me as far as I could tell.


I was looking into buying some bulk gylcinate or gluconate off, until I realized the gluconate only has a tiny fraction of the elemental magnesium in it as even the citrate (because the gluconic acid is so heavy). So you end up getting way less for your money! Even if it was "better absorbed", it's still such a huge quantitative difference that I'm not sure I'd be better off.




Enter the article of the OP: It argues that, because of precisely that, you'd be better off using Oxide because it contains so much more magnesium to begin with. The thing that *really* matters is how strong your stomach acid is, to be capable of absorbing it. I realized a big part of adderall's magnesium-depleting effects is probably due to the appetite suppression, which I predict (don't quote me on it though) manifests in shutting down some of the hormones necessary for stomach acid production.

Just thought it was interesting, wanted to contribute to the body of knowledge on the subject.

u/kflp · 1 pointr/keto

I buy it from Amazon. I use it to make ketoade too so I buy the big bag.. I think it's 2 pounds.

Edit, I forgot to tell you the name. It's Bulk Supplements.

u/skillsmcgee1 · 1 pointr/kratom

Found it You can see the serving size compared to the actual Ma dose.

u/shabbaranks2 · 1 pointr/fasting

I bought a huge bag from amazon for $15!! It’s gonna last forever and it’s easier bc I didn’t have to worry about going out specifically to get it. I bought this one:

BulkSupplements Pure Magnesium...

u/swansonben · 1 pointr/keto

Alright, here yah go:

Salt: (Sodium Chloride) right from the Grocery store.

Potassium: Lite Salt from the Grocery store if you have it or Potassium Chloride: Amazon US

Magnesium: Magnesium Citrate: Amazon US

That's what I'm taking and it does alright for me! Mix it in a big bottle and sip on it throughout the day!

u/The_Alpaca_Lips · 1 pointr/fasting

I use these:


And Sea Salt.


In 16 oz of water (I like carbonated water) and a little lemon juice (for kidney stones), I add the following:

• 1/4 tsp potassium

• 1/8 tsp magnesium

• 1/8 tsp calcium

• 1/8 tsp seal salt.


I drink a few of these a day, one for breakfast, one for lunch, one in the evening, sometimes more.

u/WorkedInTheory · 1 pointr/drumcorps

Quite often the symptoms of anxiety have much more to do with biochemical imbalances, and less to do with psychological factors.

Psychological factors can, however, become an amplifier even if not the primary cause, which is why these are often deemed culprit.

Without getting into the details of biochemistry and specific chemical relationships involved in neurotransmission, I will simply say that B vitamins and magnesium have a strong connection to with aspects of brain function (more correctly lack of proper function) that trigger anxiety.

One of the most important of the B vitamins in connection with balancing anxiety is B12 (though B5 and B6 in combination with magnesium also help).

If you are vegan, vegetarian, or do not each much meat/fish/eggs you most certainly have low levels of B12 if not taking vitamin supplements.

Here is more information on B12 from NIH -

I strongly recommend taking Neurobion Forte tablets each day, which are essentially a high dose of vitamin B complex.

Neurobion Forte tablets:


Do also take simple Magnesium, as it helps with vitamin absorption/retention:

u/nazarandpetros · 1 pointr/clusterheads

Yeah... I remember getting a prescription for triptans and it helped but it felt like it just masked the pain and didn't actually get rid of it.

I forgot exactly where i did the research, but this is what i take [almost] every day:

GNC Mega Men multivitamins (2)

500mg of Magnesium (1)

1200mg Fish Oil (1)

Super K complex (1)

Vitamin D (20k IU for the first week, then 10k every day after)

Sorry for the long reply, hopefully this helps. I feel like an old man taking pills every day, but it's better than having these headaches :D

u/IAm2Legit2Sit · 1 pointr/Supplements

Magtein puts my body into a beautiful sleep. Purchase from amazon, everyone needs different amounts. I take 2-3 of them

Life Extension Neuro-Mag Magnesium L-Threonate, 150 Veg Caps


NOW Magtein,90 Veg Capsules

u/binaryfnary · 1 pointr/Fitness

I used to get Dr's Best too, but damn them horse pills.

i found these were a lot easier to take if anyone has trouble swallowing big pills.

u/Apthole · 1 pointr/Lyme

in my personal experience, unless I was already sleep deprived, I could never sleep past like 4 hours.. From then on, it's restlessness with brief sleeps. I found a more bio-available form of magnesium than the one I used to take and it completely fixed my sleep issues single-handedly. My other trick when I wake up like 2-3 hours before i want to is to chug water. It sounds stupid but just try it. I typically drink 64oz before bed and another 32 ready on bed stand if I wake up.


2 things worth trying, goodluck!

if you're curious to pursue, here's a link to the mag I take. I've never done a background check on the company so do with it as you may.. just found it on amazon based on certain magnesium forms I sought.

u/posiepudding · 1 pointr/keto

I’ve had the best sleep on this. No laxative effect.

u/NothingISayIsReal · 1 pointr/Nootropics

Can you help me with something? My grandmother wanted me to order magnesium for her, and I found this:

Magnesium Glycinate Chelate 450 mg - Magnesium Supplement in Chelated Form for High Absorption and Gentle Digestion, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 180 Capsules

She wants whatever the "best" is and doesn't want oxide or citrate. Magnesium citrate makes her have to go. So I settled on glycinate, and it's hard to find than oxide or citrate. Is this a good option? Or there cheaper, similar brands on Amazon?

u/gia8314 · 1 pointr/BPD

I think the brand I use is this one, but it looks like it's kind of expensive compared to others so idk (my dad buys them and I just steal them from his bottle, that's why I don't know much about the brands and stuff). But yeah, no problem, I hope it works for you as well! :-)

u/Darthlentils · 0 pointsr/Fitness

Chelated Magnesium from Doctor's Best may work.

u/SolaeD · -1 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter don't have to suffer through anxiety. There is a reason why you are anxious so you need to figure it out. It may be a repressed memory, someone you are around, your lifestyle, etc but you have to be truthful and find out.

Or it may be an imbalance in your body. You may be deficient in a mineral. Magnesium helps a lot with anxiety and if you are under high stress the body becomes depleted in magnesium a lot quicker. I used stay calm magnesium supplement to get rid of my anxiety. Its an up hill battle but you can get your anxiety under control. Be safe out there.


Here is the link to it on amazon. Its also sold at wholefoods, cvs etc... take care of are the biggest asset that you have.


u/yeesuhn · -2 pointsr/Nootropics

Phenomenal products:

Doctor's Best High Absorption...

Doctor's Best Brain Magnesium,...