Best mineral supplements according to redditors

We found 2,301 Reddit comments discussing the best mineral supplements. We ranked the 516 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Calcium mineral supplements
Chromium mineral supplements
Collagen mineral supplements
Copper mineral supplements
Iodine mineral supplements
Iron mineral supplements
Magnesium mineral supplements
Manganese mineral supplements
Multiminerals mineral supplements
5-P-5 mineral supplements
Potassium mineral supplements
Selenium mineral supplements
Silica mineral supplements
Sodium mineral supplements
Trace mineral supplements
Zinc mineral supplements
Colloidal mineral supplements

Top Reddit comments about Mineral Supplements:

u/3AlarmLampscooter · 55 pointsr/todayilearned

Another reply already posted them.

Here's a better price:
http://www.amazon.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Acetyl-L-Carnitine-500mg/dp/B0027DWNHQ/

http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Nac-Acetyl-Cysteine-600mg-Vcaps/dp/B0013OUQ3S/

Of course bulk powder will always be cheaper.

And I've never really heard of side effects, at least anything notable. Certainly nothing for me. You can probably find anecdotes here and there, but don't forget placebo has side effects. I'll totally submit that to TIL.

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 Examine.com.

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):

http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0

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/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: https://smile.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0/

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/lappath · 11 pointsr/altright

It was a low blow to call Baked Alaska a "junkie" when Cernovich is constantly on stuff like NAC, modafinil, caffeine, and assorted various nootropics all the time.

You don't exactly inspire confidence in yourself when you're name-calling guys lower on the ladder than you who went to serious bat for Trump. That's not leadership.

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/ssswerve · 10 pointsr/ElectricForest

For campsite music I can't recommend this thing enough. The most powerful portable speaker I could find and runs on 8-D batteries. Was $350 last year, down to $230 now:

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-KMC-Wireless-System-Bluetooth/dp/B00BAQJ94Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420310784&sr=8-1&keywords=klipsch+kmc+3

Coleman EZ-UP, I realize this one's is on the more expensive side but in my experience Coleman products are really great at being truly waterproof, no need for extra tarps and this one has LED lighting built in so no need for lanterns, etc:

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Instant-Canopy-Lighting-System/dp/B004E4CUBK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420310839&sr=8-1&keywords=coleman+canopy

Sanuk shoes with yoga mat lining. Especially crucial on days 3 and 4:

http://www.amazon.com/Sanuk-Mens-Vagabond-Yogi-LoaferCharcoal10/dp/B0089YOAZK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420310892&sr=8-1&keywords=sanuk+vagabond+yogi

Portable Battery for cell phone charging with tons of juice for several phone fill ups:

http://www.amazon.com/KMAX-810-20000mAh-Ultra-High-Multi-Output-BlackBerry/dp/B00FDER07E/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1420310945&sr=8-11&keywords=portable+battery+20000mah

Hangover assist/vitamins/electrolytes/hydration:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That's all I can think of for now, it really is great being fully prepared for this event :)

u/IAmIAmNotIAmAmI · 10 pointsr/vegan

Hi. I responded to you briefly in your post in r/plantbaseddiet, but I wanted to put more info here since there are probably more people coming here for this sort of thing.

You need to see an allergist. It sounds to me like you’ve got oral allergy syndrome, which is basically where you’re allergic to the pollens of foods that are in the same family or otherwise structurally similar. It’s not at all uncommon, but you need to see an allergist because you need to make sure there’s no underlying cause. Also, because OAS can be a bit, erm, unpredictable in that you don’t always realize that you’re eating something that will trigger your allergies, you will probably want to have an Epi-Pen and/or emergency inhaler in the event you have a severe reaction. If your allergist deems it a good idea, keep them on or near you at all times, and remember to get replacements whenever they expire. I’ve gone years without having to use my Epi-Pen but I still have several within easy reach regardless of where I am. I also have made sure that all the people I’m around regularly know where they are and how to use them.

Get evaluated for celiac and related disorders. This would be done by a gastroenterologist, which you will likely need a referral from your PCP to see. Given your inability to keep weight on, I would wager that you have some sort of malabsorption issue — the most commonly occurring one being celiacs. Celiac.org has a symptom list that might be helpful. Another one that has more info.

Have your vitamin/mineral levels checked, in particular Vitamin D. Low levels of Vit D can indirectly cause malabsorption problems. There are a handful of other vitamins/minerals that can cause the same thing, but they are almost always related to low D levels. Fix the levels, and you’ll begin to feel better, although you’ll never be able to undo the damage that’s already been done if this is what the issue is.

Try a stomach acid supplement and/or digestive enzymes. Low stomach acid is a relatively unknown problem that can cause malabsorption issues, amongst other things. I use this one because it’s cheap and I’ve yet to find one that works as well. Edit: This one is not vegan, but as I said, I’ve yet to find something that actually works and is vegan. If anyone has a suggestion, let me know. Keep in mind that every person is different, so what works for me might not work for you. For example, I have a friend with the same disorder as me, but these give her an upset stomach and the ones that she takes (don’t recall the brand) don’t do anything for me. If you don’t want to buy anything like this, you can test if this is your issue by taking apple cider vinegar. The usual starting point is a tablespoon taken about 20 minutes after you eat. For me, I found that I needed more and taking it before I eat was often more helpful.

As someone else mentioned, try pre- and probiotics. This is a brand that’s frequently recommended in the zebra, although I’ve known a couple people who felt they’re too strong. Edit: This one is vegan. This is something else that’s been recommended with good success. Two tablespoons daily, usually in the morning, although it’s more than fine to take more. I know at least one person who drinks it rather than water and swears by it. I also give it to my dog with stomach issues, and he drinks it exclusively even though water is also available. An electrolyte replacement would be a good idea as well. LyteShow (Amazon link) is the brand I prefer, but there are several other brands available. Stay away from things like Gatorade/Powerade and other “sports drinks”. While they’re good in theory, most of them are no better than soda.

Do some reading about gastroparesis, mast cell activation syndrome, dysautonomia, and autism in adults. They’re all related, and chances are high that you’ll at least find some insight into how to manage your symptoms even if you don’t find all the answers.

You are not alone, and your symptoms are not unusual. It’s not “all in your head”, nor is it a result of “being picky”. Unfortunately, it is up to you to advocate for yourself and find a medical team that won’t brush you off. In the meantime, I would strongly caution you about changing your diet suddenly. I understand wanting to change it, to be better as quickly as possible, but you can shock your system when there’s underlying issues. Take it slow, find things that work for you, and go from there.

Excessive editing because I’ve apparently forgotten how to Reddit...

u/kanye_is_my_dad · 10 pointsr/bonnaroo

Get some of these NUUN electrolyte tablets. Proper hydration will go a long way to keep you energized late into the evening. Also, they make kinds that have a small amount of caffeine (about 40 mg) if you want a little extra boost. https://www.amazon.com/Nuun-Hydration-Electrolyte-Essential-Electrolytes/dp/B019GU4ILQ?th=1

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.

http://amzn.com/B000BD0RT0

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/odette_decrecy · 9 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

I'm glad you've spoken with your doctor about it. I found this article, but it seems to suggest all the stuff you've tried. I'm glad you've found that eating more meat helps.

You might try supplementing your diet with gelatin AND collagen may help (use both together). I like to add both powders to a daily smoothie with breakfast. That might allow you to eat some meat, while not feeling overwhelmed.

Also: does anyone else in your family have this? Apparently it can be a genetic condition.

For me (I have nails that split, but I don't have the issue of the free edge growing downward), using Nailtiques Formula 2 only on my nails (no color polish) for at least 6 weeks, and using their nail polish remover. After removing the nail protein, I wash my hands and make sure the nails get some water, then let them dry before filing and putting on fresh nail protein. Some people say letting nails get water, then using a nail protein, and using cuticle oil as a treatment regimen helps nails.

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 (https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Organic-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1473267595&sr=8-1&keywords=calm%2Bmagnesium) -- 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.

HTH!

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:

http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Magnesium-Citrate-Tablets/dp/B000BV1O26/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427062796&sr=8-1&keywords=citrate#customerReviews

u/brainguy · 8 pointsr/cripplingalcoholism

I took this past February off, started taking NAC for my liver and went to the doctor to get my liver enzymes rechecked after they came back very high.

The month off did normalize my levels. So I told everyone that thinks "I'm killing myself" to piss off and that I would continue every year to do feb off and doctor's visits until I have serious damage.

I choose Feb because it's the the shortest month, aim low.

u/thatsmissfattyfatfat · 8 pointsr/xxketo

LyteShow forever. It is wonderfully salty and sour and recommended by marathoners and hangover-sufferers alike, and I have had zero "keto flu" while guzzling it diluted in trenta-size green teas and waters. Get the three pack if you like it: https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA

u/Antranik · 7 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This has one of the best bioavailability, I take 2 daily: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B000BD0RT0

u/pinkdietmountaindew · 7 pointsr/xxfitness

https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0

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/rebelolemiss · 7 pointsr/intermittentfasting

A guy over at r/fasting is on something like 100 days and he's only had vitamins and this stuff:

https://www.amazon.com/Trace-Minerals-000-Volts-8-Ounce/dp/B000Z98KF8/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1526570168&sr=8-2&keywords=40000+volts+electrolyte+concentrate&dpID=41UJUehDulL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Full disclosure: I know nothing about fasting other than what I've read on here. I am trying 16:8 for the first time today, though :) and this is my first post in here!

u/wkoen1 · 7 pointsr/loseit

I hope this answer doesnt ramble to much.
I have seen alot of people that were the same age have very bad loose skin. Do i think that age makes things tricker yes, but It is my opinion that its largely a situation people approach the wrong way. Instead of prevention mindset, they take on a fear mindset. If you dont have significant loose skin yet. I think you are in a good place to prepare.

I have some loose skin, its pretty minimal compared to anyone that have lost the same weight. I feel like my loose skin was the same all the way up until this picture taken this January.

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If you can see my chest has what appears to be loose skin, which seemed the case.

Below i am 11.5% body fat 9 months later
muscle mass stayed the same(important note)
Fat % went from 23% to 11.5
I lifted weights all of that time and very intensely(heavy weight) in the last 4 months.

In this picture my chest is radically different. Really all I did was a calorie deficit, lifting 4 times a week religiously and ate 1 gram of protein per lb of body weight.
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As far as I would put it into two categories. If I knew what I know now I believe I would have virtually no loose skin.

Things I did right in the old days :
I lifted weights(very important)
I ate pretty high protein( although i didnt count the grams then)
I drank alot of water to deal with eating alot of protein.


Things I wish I knew now.

  • I lost that weight in 8 months. That is way-way to fast. I think 100lbs in a year is the minimum i would recommend to someone.
    I would have taken at least a year and been more patient.


  • Eating highly nutritious meals is important----supplementing with whole food sourced vitamins is good back up


    -I would have lifted heavy weights (5-8 reps to exhaustion) in a 3 day a week rotation. I have read and experimented with the myth that people should lift lighter. It really isnt true. If you can lifting heavy is something that will challenge that muscle and rebuild it with protein.

    -I wouldnt have done crazy amounts of cardio I have read so much now on how calorie restriction and intensely long cardio creates alot of damage to muscles leaving your loose skin looking way worse because there is alot of muscle mass lost.

  • I would have used high quality collagen supplements. In the past 2 months ive used this, to help heal any remaining loose skin. It takes alot of time but I have alot of faith in what ive read for many years about it. My approach would be to take the reccommended dose of this daily during a weight loss of siginificant proportions.

    https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1474221995&sr=8-2&keywords=collagen

    It is very absorbable by the body and tastes fine mixed with protein powder.

  • Vitamin C(i only buy buffered, time released vitamin c) because it is better absorbed and you absorb more. Vitamin C supplementation is necessary to really Get the most out of collagen supplements Ive read, as well as it helps heal skin. After my dad said he took large amounts of timed release vitamin c I wanted to experiment with it. So im taking 4 capsules of 500mg time released buffered C in the morning and evening along with collagen. I am only taking 2 table spoons of collagen per day though, because it can get pricey at that rate.

    https://www.amazon.com/Solaray-Super-Bio-Buffered-Vegetable/dp/B000Z8XJZ0/ref=sr_1_12_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1474222640&sr=8-12&keywords=buffered+vitamin+c

    ---Last piece of info---I would say Ive learned that getting to 12% AND under using these techiniques of muscle preservation and loose skin prevention are the only way to know how much loose skin you will have left over. The last step is the one im on to correct any remaining loose skin by putting on muscle mass. Ive wanted to do that and have now educated myself on it. Its really very straightforward to do it in a way you wont gain fat. You eat slightly over maintainence level of calories on most of the days in the week and 2-3 days you eat in a 20% defecit preventing any fat gain, sprinkle some high intensity interval training and your sure to succeed. I only workout 1 hour 3 days a week now lifting heavy.

    Hopefully id didnt over explain to much:)
u/allonsyyy · 7 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

There's not a whole lot of gelatin in jello, but you can get supplemental gelatin. I got this stuff. It's got tons of amino acids, dissolves in cold water and doesn't gel so you can put it in anything you drink. They sell stuff that gels too, if you want to make your own jello. The gelly stuff comes in the red can.

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--> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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/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: http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Calm-original-16-Ounce/dp/B000OQ2DL4

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/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/Paleo

I skip it and just use collagen protein powder -- I put it in my smoothies. Here's what I use:
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Collagen-Hydrolysate-individuals/dp/B005KG7EDU

I'm not saying it has all the benefits of bone broth, but it's super convenient.

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: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Organic-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0?th=1
It works immediately, so I keep some around for when I get that restless feeling.

u/desertfractal · 6 pointsr/proED

Someone posted this a while ago and it’s amazing! Keeps me so hydrated and 0 cal https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Additives/dp/B00EISFBYA

u/PostmatesMalone · 6 pointsr/Water_Fasting

Your body needs electrolytes for a number of things. I noticed muscle cramps and twitches when I did my first 48 hour fast without electrolytes. I add 3ml of LyteShow to every other 40oz bottle of water I drink when I do fasts and haven’t had issues with cramps or fatigue when fasting anymore. Any calorie free electrolyte supplement should work fine, just make sure you’re getting sodium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium.

LyteShow: Ionic Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration (40 Servings) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8o1PDbQAY2E74

u/colourfulcomposure · 6 pointsr/keto

I use LyteShow and it seems to work fine. I also make my own bone broth and drink a cup daily...I've only used chicken carcasses, but I definitely plan to take a stab a beef bone broth here soon.

I'm a newbie, started keto just over 30 days ago so I may not know what the hell I'm talking about lol, but I haven't experienced any keto flu type symptoms and have adapted really quickly to this diet. I watched a bunch of videos and did a ton of reading before starting. This is a super easy to watch video that's packed with great information, including stuff about electrolyte loss/dehydration.

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/ducked · 5 pointsr/cfs

I buy these nuun tablets which are for rehydration. It's just electrolytes and it's sweetened with stevia and like 1 gram of sugar. It's a little on the expensive side but they're easy, have good ingredients and honestly taste really good. Just make sure you get the new formula, cause the old formula which they still sell has artificial ingredients. You should also put concentrace (trace minerals) in all your water. One bottle of that will last a very long time.

Also there's medication you can take to increase blood volume if you need to do that. Of course you have to do that with a doctor.

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/BrutalHonestyBuffalo · 5 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

I have a ton of muscle spasms - it's honestly what causes me the most issue of all my symptoms.

Honestly - the two things that helped me most were PT (Muldowney Protocol) and CHOWING on Magnesium (which helps with muscle relaxation - and pooping!).

I took Gabapentin, Diclofenac, and occasional Tramadol - they all help, but once I layered this stuff on top of it - I had a lot of success. I took 4 a day. For the record - it is elemental magnesium (a little different than what you typically get in a grocery store, but not sure how, exactly) - it was recommended by my doctor who is a huge EDS advocate/ally.

I also struggled to pee - so in addition to all of this, I do a lot of kegels on top of ab work outs. Check out this app - it has really helped!


Can't say if it's just EDS you are dealing with - but I can most certainly relate to a lot of what you experienced.

Let me know if you have any questions - I usually type out a much longer response, but short on time today!

Edit: I noticed someone else mentioned muscle relaxers here - I just had to chime in and say these were not good and made my spasms worse. I relaxed INTO my injuries and it only causes my S-Curve scoliosis to get worse. I had to maintain some of the spasms and work to strengthen my muscles before I could take the muscle relaxers without further injuring myself.

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: https://camelcamelcamel.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/product/B000BD0RT0

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 https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-ZMA-180-Capsules/dp/B000GIQS02/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1486300966&sr=8-1&keywords=optimum%2Bnutrition%2Bzma&th=1
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/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] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OQ2DL4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JAVHzbEAZ3R65) 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/ecstgcfb · 5 pointsr/ketogains

I’m a big fan of trace minerals for keeping any keto flu at bay.

Edit: autocorrect

u/jaela · 5 pointsr/Trichsters

N-Acetyl Cysteine is an amino acid that can be taken in pill or powder form -- http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1018-N-ACETYL%20CYSTEINE.aspx?activeIngredientId=1018&activeIngredientName=N-ACETYL%20CYSTEINE
It's been recorded in a trial to reduce pulling urges. Given, the study was pretty small and NAC only proved greatly effective in 60-some percent of cases, but it's definitely worth trying. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19581567?dopt=Abstract

I've been taking the Now Foods brand. http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Nac-Acetyl-Cysteine-600mg-Vcaps/dp/B0013OUQ3S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342385243&sr=8-1&keywords=n-acetyl+cysteine
It doesn't smell very good, but otherwise is easy to take and well worth the money.

Hope that helps. =]

u/WilsonsHead · 5 pointsr/fasting

Thanks. I buy pretty much everything off of Amazon, for the potassium and magnesium in capsule form I like Now Foods brand:

Potassium Citrate

Magnesium Citrate

I broke the fast last night, just wasn't feeling right and decided it was better to end it than to push on. They say your body will tell you when you need to end it and I was having that feeling, but no regrets and I feel good about it.

u/MovementTom · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Ultimately intelligent training and proper recovery and mobility work will give probably the biggest benefit to your joints. However when bodyweight training or simply aiming to be healthier it is important to have low levels of inflammation. Glucosamine can help but a solid omega 3 supplement would be similar. I'd personally recommend the following as a joint stack.

Collagen - Can by in a collagen hydrolysate form which is powdered (here) or simply drink a good bone/chicken broth daily. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and the one found in your joints. among other places. I'd recommend 10g a day, you can add to shakes or even cups of tea or coffee as it is heat stable. Alternatively drink 1-2 cups of bone broth a day. I personally have the bone broth daily and collagen every now and again.

Omega 3/Cod Liver Oil - To generally lower inflammation. I prefer a good cod liver oil, like this as it comes with those good omega 3's and a load of fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E, K2 etc. I take 1 tsp daily. Consuming oily fish daily can give the same effect.

Curcumin Phytosome - Curcumin is a turmeric extract that is a very powerful anti-inflammatory, I personally take this daily and feel huge help with inflammation compared to when I don't. 500mg of a good extract daily. Consuming just turmeric isn't as good as you'd have to take like 20g of it, it's also not particularly well absorbed.

Vitamin C - This helps your body synthesize it's own collagen. Buy it in a crystal form of L-Ascorbic acid. Would recommend 1-3g daily taken throughout the day.

Generally have a good diet that is low in inflammatory foods, like grains (wheat, oats, barley), pasteurized dairy, seed oils (rapeseed/canola, sunflower), processed foods and sugar, but high in oily fish, good quality meat, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit and raw dairy :)

u/mr_bacon_pants · 5 pointsr/Supplements
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/Physical_Moron · 5 pointsr/keto

So, there's always some sort of natural carbs in veggies. I eat only cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower. I'll eat a few pieces of carrots, and celery, onions, and bell peppers, but avoid corn, for instance.

I eat no refined sugar, no carbs (flour, potatoes, corn starch, or sugar derivatives like malodextrine, dextrose etc.), and no starchy legumes, or veggies.

I cook with healthy fats, like coconut oil, and butter. I eat lots of protein, and healthy fats, with green veggies.

I bought (for the first time in my life, electrolytes. I bought liquid drops, from Amazon, called Lyteshow because I was getting cramps, and won't eat bananas anymore. I also bought MCT Oil, because I think that medium chain triglycerides are important.

Other than that, I just try to eat as clean as possible, and have fun making keto recipes. I also bought one of those fancy Multi-pot electric pressure cookers, because I'm eating a lot more real meats, and it requires very little prep, and I don't think about food all day. I only eat one meal a day, and try my best not to load up on fat. I've got plenty of fat on my body.

u/anagraphy · 5 pointsr/ketodrunk

found this out by accident, as i bought this stuff because my leg cramps get so bad sometimes and often nothing works: lyteshow

tl;dr: drank way too much wine on keto, put this stuff in my water bottle and drank it before bed/through the night, woke up fine

u/ShadedSpaces · 5 pointsr/fasting

LyteShow is just a pure liquid electrolyte supplement. Sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, zinc, and sulfate. No flavors or sweeteners or anything.

The longest I've fasted is 14 days.

A 3-day fast every week would definitely work for weight loss, provided you don't eat back the entire deficit on eating days. I think ADF is an awesome place to start btw!

u/TheRamma · 5 pointsr/MTB

Get some electrolyte solution to add to your water. I use this...

https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1497145072&sr=8-1&keywords=electrolyte%2Bsolution&th=1

No flavoring. Makes a huge different in the desert, used to get crazy muscle cramps and other issues before using it.

u/bytivore · 5 pointsr/fasting

Try adding salt to your water. I personally use https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EISFBYA#immersive-view_1519608559731

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/jshuster · 4 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

I've been using the Mio Electrolytes water enhancer or theConcentrace Trace Minerals Drops.

Also drinking water that has minerals can help as well, such as SmartWater.

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: amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0

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/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: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Stress-Orignal/dp/B000OQ2DL4

u/BondservantOfChrist · 4 pointsr/Christianity

/r/nofap has some sound science if you aren't persuaded by sound doctrine. Setting up software on your computer, router or for your browser can help, along with getting an accountability partner or making yourself accountable to those you live with by placing the computer in a more public part of your home. You can also order supplements that have been shown to have a statistically significant anaphrodisiac or libido lowering effect, such as this or this. Making a play list of doctrinally sound praise music can also help keep your mind from wandering. Regardless of what you do to help resist temptation, you must also flee from it. Lastly, rebuking the temptation verbally when done in faith can have a mighty result.

With that being said, the greatest and most consistent victory I've ever had over this type of temptation was by focusing squarely on Jesus Christ. Consider that in Matthew 14 where we read about Peter walking out on the waves to meet our Saviour, it was when he looked right or left and was reminded of the waves that he began to sink. It's not unlike driving a car. Do we look at where we don't want to go in order to get where we're going? The hands follow the eyes and so it is with the lust of the eyes and the sin you're struggling with. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.

u/mewalrus2 · 4 pointsr/fasting

https://www.amazon.com/Trace-Minerals-000-Volts-8-Ounce/dp/B000Z98KF8

Guy here who is on day 100 of his fast is using this....

u/AFuckYou · 4 pointsr/fasting
u/NSFWies · 4 pointsr/cumsluts

that 4chan pic gets posted regularily on cum popular subreddits. last time i saw it, a biology major made a comment. something about something from raw green veges also helping in the production of that fluid (likely semenal fluid), so raw green veges or some cysteine should also help

https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-Nac-Acetyl-Cysteine-600mg/dp/B0013OUQ3S?th=1

so i take a dose of those too. for a while i was trying to drink 1 whole head of lettuce a day (blended with fruit to make it taste ok). i didnt notice an obvious increase in cum at that point. but i may have already had all the nutrients i needed.

word of warning, the pygeum makes your dick sensitive, and you just leak cum while hard. the sensitive part can be undesired and odd at first. people said "makes you precum like mad". however, i think you just leak seminal fluid while hard, like you loose a little bit of control. not that it made me cum anymore. if it's too weird, you could probably leave it out and still have great results.

u/BallahDean · 4 pointsr/AskMenOver30

Sure you can just own it, as of course, it's genetics. But there are a few things you can do to keep a more youthful look, and that starts from the inside out. I'm a dude about to turn 33, I still get carded, and just last week I was approached by a 23 year old female that assumed I was an NYU undergrad (in an obvious come-on).

I eat/drink a ton of leafy greens, kale and spinach etc is your friend. I drink a green protein shake and add Collagen, it's great for your hair, nails and skin.

In a total Patrick Bateman move, I put on a Rhassoul Clay mask a few times a week (not the stuff linked, but that'll explain what it is). As it dries it shrinks and brings blood to the surface of your face and pulls a ton of oil and other crap out of your pores.

Plenty of sunscreen, wear sunglasses during the day, and moisturize before bed.

I would even take it a step further and get a juicer and make your own vegetable juice, I feel like my skins glows when I drink veggies every day.

It's all about clean livin' once you hit your mid/late 20's. Just take care of yourself and you'll notice it.

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IIGUTEY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xC3dBb14Z5AXH And Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_iD3dBbNJA2BBC
  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/happyhardstylefan · 4 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival
u/dreiter · 4 pointsr/fasting

Well I'm not a doctor so I will first give that as a disclaimer!

For electrolytes, your main concerns are sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. One benefit of fasting is that the body does a better job of recycling these nutrients during a fast so you usually need much less in your diet than the full 100% RDA. Some people say they get 'keto flu' when they don't have large doses of sodium during their keto or fasting phases, but that hasn't been shown in the research literature yet. I would personally start out shooting for 25-50% of the RDA for all of those electrolytes and seeing how you do. If you end up going to 100% RDA, that won't be harmful. For my fasts I use 'lite salt' since that contains a 50/50 blend of sodium and potassium, but you could easily use the potassium supplement you have and eat some regular table salt separately.

I don't know anything about your specific potassium supplement but the reviews appear legitimate, which is promising. I usually go for Bulk Supplements products since they are usually rated well and it's a well-known brand.

For some supplement rankings, Labdoor.com is a good site. Here is their magnesium page and here is their calcium page. You can sort by quality or value. If you create an account (free) if you want to see a full breakdown of how they came up with their score for each product. Also not that many of the calcium supplements also include magnesium (and sometimes other nutrients), much like the NOW product that you bought.

As far as the different forms you can buy and use, Examine.com has info for magnesium here. For calcium, the various forms are generally all well tolerated and absorbed, so it's not much of an issue. It really upsets me that magnesium oxide is included in so many products since it's so useless from a nutritional perspective, but it's a cheap form and there isn't any government regulation when it comes to the absorption of supplements, so there isn't much to be done.

u/souscoder · 4 pointsr/Rowing

I am a fan of water mixed with Hi-Lyte Electrolyte Concentrate:

Hi-Lyte Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration | NO Calories, Sugar or Additives | 48 Servings | Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium & Zinc I 100% Money Back Guarantee https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXDAHIB?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

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/Best_Chorizo · 3 pointsr/fasting

89/72 here, I don't know really when to stop. 5lbs lost.

Heartburn has stop. But I'm still dealing with kind of a diarrhea. Super liquid yellow/brown stuff. I'm afraid I'm having imbalanced electrolytes one way or another.... I don't know. I've read here and there that it's normal, but I would feel more comfortable if this was over...

I'm usually taking 4-8 teaspoon of this stuff a day (depends of exercises during the day). Is it too much ?

edit : I'm realising it is low on sodium, so maybe I should have some pink salt.

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

https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0.

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_aPvaAb8YB8QBN

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1462655322&sr=8-1&keywords=doctors+best+magnesium

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; http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1411834938&sr=1-1&keywords=magnesium+glycinate

u/__Vic__ · 3 pointsr/keto

Just a heads up that labdoor.com 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: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B000BD0RT0?th=1

u/Default87 · 3 pointsr/keto

https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B000BD0RT0?th=1

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: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521492163&sr=1-4&keywords=magnesium+glycinate&dpID=413m9XIoQtL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

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: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B000BD0RT0?th=1

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:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=life+flo+magnesium+lotion&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Alife+flo+magnesium+lotion

 

For oral magnesium I take Dr.'s Best Magnesium (magnesium glycinate) : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

 

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/MonsterBurrito · 3 pointsr/keto

I know you need sodium to prevent keto flu, but I don't want to eat a salt bomb at every meal either. Wondering if something like these would be enough of a substitute if you were trying to eat less salty foods?

u/nick22tamu · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-ZMA-180-Capsules/dp/B000GIQS02

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:

https://smile.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Nighttime-Recovery-supplement/dp/B000GIQS02

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.

https://www.amazon.com/Tones-Bouillon-Cubes-Chicken-Ounce/dp/B00COCUM96/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1518037994&sr=1-1&keywords=chicken+boullion+cubes

https://www.amazon.com/Morton-Lite-Salt-Sodium-Table/dp/B0005YM0UY/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1518037860&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=lite+salt&psc=1&smid=A2OEG1SKNGURE1

https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Stress-Original/dp/B000OQ2DL4/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1518037876&sr=8-1&keywords=magnesium+citrate+calm&dpID=41DVGX7wPXL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OQ2DL4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_-Yc6BbD9XSW3J

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. 😘 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OQ2DL4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kPPGzbQN0QM6J

u/thebilbobobbins · 3 pointsr/StackAdvice

600mg of Lithium Orotate is on the low-end pharmaceutically, but not Nootropically.


There are all sorts of claims and studies, many of which still need to be corroborated, indicating that Lithium modulates Dopaminergic and Gabaergic transmission, it can reduce available Norepinephrine, it can enhance Serotonin function, it's neuroprotective, the list is endless.


So there is a benefit to just taking a "regular" dose of Lithium. Tons of people report feeling calmer and more focused from regular doses of 10mg to 120mg of Lithium Orotate. Magnesium works fairly similarly to Lithium, and you could try combining the two, but Lithium is more potent by volume.


However, I'm suggesting that you try it for mood regulation rather than Nootropic value.


I'm essentially suggesting that you take a pharmaceutical-dose of Lithium (not quite, but you know what I mean), using a Nootropic-brand of Lithium. You need to be careful, because Lithium Orotate isn't as well studied as Lithium Carbonate (though, many claim Lithium Orotate is safer). It may take longer to clear, meaning that it could buildup in your body and slowly raise your blood-Lithium level over time. It may be more bioavailable than Lithium Carbonate, meaning that my comparison of the equivalent dosages is off. Based on the studies and anecdotal reports I read, my comparison of dosages seems more or less "accurate", so the buildup is probably the bigger concern. For example, maybe you should only be taking 600mg every 2 days, because it has twice the half-life of Lithium Carbonate. I can't find enough information on it to tell you one way or the other.


Plus, you're claiming that you aren't experiencing hypomania, which means your therapeutic dose would be much lower than someone with mood-cycling.


It's not something that is particularly risky. Like I said, the therapeutic dose for mood regulation is 0.6 mmol/L, and I'm only suggesting you aim for 0.1 mmol/L. It is highly unlikely that you're going to experience Lithium toxicity, even if it does have a longer half-life and/or higher bioavailability. I'm just trying to give you all of the available information, because I'm not a doctor, and you need to be your own advocate here. If you experience acute Lithium toxicity, you'll know pretty quickly. You'll feel sick, dizzy, confused, weak, etc. And if that happens, you just lower the dose or stop taking it.


What I would recommend is, you give 600mg Lithium Orotate a try for 3 months or so. At the end of that 3 months, I'd recommend visiting your doctor and asking her to check your Lithium levels. She'll probably ask "why?", and you'll just tell her "you've been trying an over-the-counter Lithium supplement, and you want to make sure you aren't overdoing it". She might give you some speech about "self-medicating", but whatever, Lithium is literally just an alkali metal on the periodic table of elements (this entire subreddit is about self-medicating). Then, if you're liking the way it makes you feel (or, more importantly, if it's helping) you should ask your general practitioner or Psychiatrist to put you on the real stuff, so you can see what feels like in the 0.4 to 0.6 mmol/L range. Or, if you're not worried about it, just adjust your dosage yourself using the Lithium Orotate (but it's going to get expensive doing it over-the-counter).


I use to take Lithium for some of the same reasons I'm recommending it to you. I was too goofy, I'd talk too much, I'd talk too loud, I'd say whatever popped into my head. I'd encounter a debate in a discussion, and even though I felt like I was being inquisitive or curious, other people felt like I was "trying to argue with them" or "invalidating their opinion". I came off as abrasive, when I was just trying to talk, have fun, make new friends, etc. I got my blood-Lithium level up to 0.7 mmol/L, and my life improved dramatically. I didn't lose my personality or urge to talk (which can happen if your dose is too high), but instead, I became capable of having "more normal", toned-down discussions. More women started showing interest in me, and more men and women wanted to be my friend. Shit was a fucking miracle.


Anyways, sorry for writing so much. I write for a living, and it's easy for me to pound this stuff out in a couple of minutes. I would recommend this brand: https://www.amazon.com/NCI-Advanced-Research-Lithium-Orotate/dp/B000VHCU8M/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=lithium%2Borotate%2BNieper&qid=1558391948&s=gateway&sr=8-3&th=1

u/Kootlefoosh · 3 pointsr/StackAdvice

lithium pretty much saves me from having these weird anxious and dreadful feelings. 5 mg lithium via lithium orotate (equivalent of 120 mg of lithium orotate salt, or one of these tablets) has pretty fantastic safety data, and really can't hurt you at all unless you already have a kidney issue (people get this much lithium a day from drinking groundwater in certain cities). I personally take 20mg a day (four of those tablets) but increased dosages comes with increased risks -- which can be mitigated if you have the money for blood lithium testing (you want less than 1.2 mEq/dl)

u/RobotPigOverlord · 3 pointsr/veganketo

I use these

Trace Minerals 40,000 Volts, 8-Ounce

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Z98KF8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_x.73AbHS8Z51Z

Morton Salt Substitute w/ potassium, 3.12 oz

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KPX1W4U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_..73AbJH07XGC

u/CharlyDayy · 3 pointsr/zerocarb

I personally really enjoy this brand for my electrolytes. I'm mainly deficient not b/c of diet, but b/c of drinking nothing but distilled water ( i refuse to drink city tap water, although it does have trace minerals)

You see in our primordial lives, we drank water from streams and aquifers which are salinated and have the minerals our body needs.

We just dont get that with city water anymore.

u/PeterVog · 3 pointsr/fasting
u/KysMN · 3 pointsr/Supplements

Try NOW™️ NAC. It’s great, I got it on Amazon. Not to mention the price was right. here’s the link to the stuff I bought

u/feralfred · 3 pointsr/1200isplentyketo

Our local butcher does a 'Meat For A Week' pack for £15 (scroll down the linked page to see it). I get one of these every week.

Added to this are my regular staples (it should be noted - many other things are purchased for my non-keto partner):

At least one whole iceberg lettuce per day (for volume!)
Mackerel in brine
Anchovies in Olive Oil
Very light olive oil for cooking and mayo-making
Eggs
Coconut milk and creamed coconut, to make yoghurt and fat bombs with.
Gelatin, and Collagen from Great Lakes
Coffee
Stevia tabs
Whatever spices I fancy - usually Smoked Paprika and Cumin
EDIT: Almost forgot - this has become my new best friend! - Nutritional Yeast Seasoning

Not a massive list of inspiring food, I know! I do like to keep a simple routine - though I am experimenting with different stuff, this week I'm trying out home made jelly babies!

u/yanrianr · 3 pointsr/bigboobproblems

You're welcome, and I'm glad I could help! :)

I think that's really awesome. I mean, truthfully I don't know how it would affect you (some women say their breasts actually appear larger, some go down in size, some don't really change that much, and yeah just different for each woman), but I definitely don't think it would hurt and hey there's always the added benefit of the rest of your body becoming fit.

And yeah, the gelatin thing is actually crazy cool. Basically gelatin stimulates your body to produce more collagen, which improves the elasticity and helps with sagging skin, stretch marks, and wrinkles (so not only will it help with firming up your breasts but also it can fade stretchmarks-unfortunately some might be permanent and help prevent wrinkles). So yeah definitely really awesome.

So basically what I do is mix 2 tablespoons of Collagen Hydrolysate in chicken broth twice a day. And also I get 2 boxes of the jello mix (the flavor doesn't matter, but it definitely is better to get the sugar free kind) and only use the boiling water to mix it (so only use half the water that it says) and eat it as snack.

But again this is just what has helped me, so I don't know if any of this would actually help or not, but I hope it will be able to. :)

u/_forever_alone · 3 pointsr/xxfasting

Try these foods: https://www.eatthis.com/stop-sugar-cravings/

Also do hiit cardio like tabata or weight lifting. You can Google "hiit cardio routines" and find one that works for you.

As odd as it might sound add real butter and take all margarine out of your diet. All these things I've posted have worked for me. And, if you're on an estrogen birth control pill then use a gelatin like https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_GTecBbBA1W18K

because it'll help with the negative effects of estrogen plus make your skin and nails glow and grow in time for your vacation :-)

If you use that food list to eat a heavy nut and seed plant based diet and consume good lean animal protein (if you choose) and add a good low carb Greek yogurt and nutritional yeast you'll never have a sugar craving again lol

I feel like a goddess eating that diet. And you get full faster and end up not spending more even though nuts usually cost more. Good luck!

u/Bizlemon · 3 pointsr/glutenfree

I promise it will get better! Eliminating your allergens will make you feel so good, and you'll realize that it's worth it. I also feel like it's worth noting that naturopaths do not do the testing themselves. Bloodwork gets sent out to labs.

Regarding intestinal repair, I highly recommend hydrolyzed gelatin, and probiotics! The gelatin really helps heal the lining of the intestines, and the probiotics helps replenish the good bacteria that is lacking, which is creating the excessive allergy producing environment. Have you read up on leaky gut/intestinal permeability?

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 (https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Organic-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0?th=1)

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 https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Organic-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1495277823&sr=8-1&keywords=magnesium+drink

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!

https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Organic-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0

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)] (http://nccam.nih.gov/health/supplements/SAMe) It can be a bit expensive though.
  • [Floradix (iron supplement)] (http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/flora-floradix-iron-herbs-8-5-fl-oz/fl-1007#.VG2cxL5GjzI) This has helped me with fatigue, I don't take it everyday though.
  • [Natural Calm (magnesium supplement)] (http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0) 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.

https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Supplement-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0 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 ( http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=pd_bxgy_hpc_img_y ).

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/Msgadgeteer · 3 pointsr/1200isplentyketo

I love this sub and it feels, to me, like a quiet little cul de sac in big ol' Keto Town.

Here's my sharing:

this week Lyteshow solved my electrolyte struggle. I feel SO GOOD!

Have been paying as much attention to sides as to the protein and my meals have been tasty, tasty

I'm trying out a month of MFP Premium and so far love seeing the macro breakdown (per meal) on my diary page in either grams or percentages.

Lastly, I now automatically pack at least a baggy full of food so I'm not stuck without choices. If I have the time I pack a whole cold meal.

Can you guys share with me what sort of tote you put your food in? They are easy to find online but I know some are better insulated than others.





u/slowbitch · 3 pointsr/Homeplate

For electrolytes I use this stuff from amazon. It's awesome. LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_B6GAyb9MF56CN

u/julietscause · 3 pointsr/bjj

Keto peep here

I dont really do anything pre mainly because I dont want to throw up all over my partners so I cant help with that.

Post workout ill go home and pour some of this with a whole squeezed lemon (sometimes ill throw in some Pink Himalaya salt too if it was a rough day)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

The most important thing about this diet is making sure you get your electrolytes in or you are going to hate your life.

I also take a scoop of this

https://www.amazon.com/Quest-Protein-Powder-Chocolate-Milkshake/dp/B01IRX5W4K/ref=sr_1_6_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1499351676&sr=1-6&keywords=quest+protein+powder

It is pricey but I like the taste and there are some other low carb options out there.

Sometimes ill have some eggs or a chicken thigh to get the protein/fats. Epic bars are my friends, I stay away from the Quest bars because they seem to make me stall.

You might want to check out r/ketogains as they are geared towards those who workout while doing keto.

u/Krunchy1736 · 3 pointsr/fasting

Gatorade is fine in a pinch and I'll drink it after a workout when I break my fast, but has too much sugar which will spike insulin which will shut down the "Fast Mode". There are lots of electrolyte additives you can get to add to your water that have all the electrolytes not just the potassium, chloride, and sodium in Gatorade. It also has artificial coloring which has a debatable effect on the body.

Here is one example.

u/FirstZeroCarber · 3 pointsr/zerocarb

I did actually, still feeling like death but pushing through. I’ve been using those ketone pee strips and it finally showed between low and moderate amount of ketones so that’s good i think!

Also picked up this stuff called “Lyteshow” so going to be drinking water with some of that in it today to see if it helps. Here is the link, hopefully it’s zerocarb approved. https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Additives/dp/B00EISFBYA

Also I seem to have no appetite, I love steak and smoked a nice thick ribeye on the traeger this morning for breakfast and could barely eat half of it. Hopefully I get my appetite back soon

u/stellamarisetal · 3 pointsr/disability

This overlaps with a previous comment a bit, and may be way too detailed, but just in case...

When I had this same issue for a long time after a surgery I tried a bunch of things that didn't work, so I decided to focus on getting more out of the liquids I was able to drink. I had good results from products designed for rehydration after sports, illness, or hangovers. But only the healthy ones with no sugar or artificial colors/flavors/sweeteners. Things like Gatorade make it worse with all their sugar (which the body must use more fluid to process fully) and artificial ingredients. Tried Pedialyte too, but same sugar issues, tastes icky, and is too pricey.

The very best were Nuun tablets, which you drop into water. They have lots of different flavors, and have a hint of effervescence at first, so without trying I found I easily drank more overall. Some of the flavors, like grape, fruit punch, or watermelon, I adore because they remind me of yummy childhood drinks that were terribly unhealthy. But the Nuun tablets have natural fruit flavors, and are sweetened with monk fruit, so just healthy stuff. They have lots of electrolytes, and some vitamins/minerals that help your body retain more fluid. I buy them by the box on Amazon, and they have sampler boxes that let you try several flavors first. Many healthier markets carry them too, at a higher cost, so you can try them first Wish they were cheaper in general, but nope. :-(

This is the nuun site for more info: https://nuunlife.com/. And here is an example of a combo pack on Amazon (but if you search for Nuun, you will see all sorts of packs and prices): https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B019GU4J56/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FoIDCbQ5RF68G. Just avoid the nuun tablets with black packaging, as they have caffeine in them.

If you go on Amazon and search for "hydration," the first batch of things that comes up will give you some really good options.

I also tried this concentrated rapid rehydrating liquid called LyteShow Electrolyte Concentrate that you can add to cold drinks, which worked well, but the Nuun tablets were much more practical (lightweight instead of heavy bottles of liquid, and more tasty, and cheaper). https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_qMIDCbC6MJP1S

I also switched to pink salt then, as it has tons of trace minerals (needed by the body to fully utilize your fluids), and that helped, surprisingly. Also just tastes much better! On bad days where I was almost fainting, I would take a mouthful of water and toss back a big pinch of that salt. It reduced the dizziness. But after that I began using the nuun tablets, which helped all around.

I ate as many juicy foods as I could then, like citrus, cucumbers, melon, lettuce, apples and pears. But I could barely eat at the time, so it wasn't enough by itself.

Switch to a really high quality multivitamin too, especially if your hair is falling out (mine did too). Avoid gummy vitamins, cheap stuff from the drug store, and brands known to source unregulated ingredients from China (like the NOW brand).

I hated the smell of my tap water which didn't help with drinking (and my city had good water), so I learned to fill a couple pitchers and leave them sitting out, uncovered, for 24 hours, which allowed all of the chlorine to evaporate.uch better then.

Oh, kind of random, but I also started keeping the mini cans of V8 tomato juice on hand (regular kind, not the low sodium). Normally I don't like it much. But when I was so dehydrated, it tasted sooooo good for some reason. Probably I just needed the salt to help me better retain fluids, but the extra dose of veggies probably helped too.

I think that's all my hard-won hydration tactics, but it all worked. Hopefully something in there helps you, so you can start feeling better. If I think of anything else, I will wander back. Good luck, my dehydrated friend. 🙂

(Am on my phone, so please excuse bad typing.)

u/cat529 · 3 pointsr/ehlersdanlos
u/mixtheskittles · 3 pointsr/POTS

Mine was very sudden as well. Ended up being able to pinpoint it to a virus (hand, foot, and mouth) that caused pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of my heart). I didn't feel sick at all, but started having chest pains, increased heart rate, and passing out. First 3 ER visits all said I was having panic attacks.

From being in a similar situation, I know that the change can be rough. I went from working out 1-2 times a day, playing all day volleyball tournaments, and running half marathons - a year later now sometimes I am too tired to get off the couch, throwing up and passing out after 3 miles, and experience incredible soreness. Sometimes there are good days, some days are not so great.

Btw - found this to be great for hydrating https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/AutoDestructo · 3 pointsr/dragoncon

PRO TIP: Water only goes so far. If you're drinking / sweating all day in Georgia you're going to lose your salts. You can replace water with gatorade during the day, or pedialyte in the morning if you've done something foolhardy the night before. Lastly, for the true degenerate these is lyteshow. It's basically 'roll your own' gatorade concentrate without the sugar.

u/aHipShrimp · 3 pointsr/keto

You can get LyteShow on Amazon, which is a zero calorie electrolyte replacement liquid you drip into your water. Also a great hangover cure if you drink. This stuff if amazing.

u/Oranges13 · 3 pointsr/100DaysofKeto

This company makes a liquid specifically designed for people who want to drink on low-carb diets to prevent the hangover: www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Bottles-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration/dp/B00EK0FGV4

It gives the water a slightly lemony taste and works!

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/SparklingLimeade · 3 pointsr/soylent

BulkSupplements Potassium Citrate.

Ummm... salt? You want to buy salt from Amazon? You know "iodized salt" is table salt right? In my experience it's harder to find non-iodized salt for sale. Okay, as long as you know. Here's The salt I found that was least overpriced.

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... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GW5NX8I?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf







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

u/tcamp3000 · 3 pointsr/leangains

Also they are brilliant for hangovers if you our a shit ton in some water. Here's the link.

Nuun Hydration: Electrolyte Drink Tablets, Citrus Berry Mixed Flavor Pack, Box of 4 Tubes (40 servings), to Recover Essential Electrolytes Lost Through Sweat https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019GU4ILQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_d2VOBbTY38AVS

u/marley0609 · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

I'm a pain in the ass and insist on buying healthy shit. I think my parents and grandparents find it amusing.

Hydration tablets.

Salt. Or salt.

Chia seeds.

Coconut butter.

Healthy snacks.

u/B_Huxley · 3 pointsr/ketogains

I do about the same workout schedule. Recently realized that I have to drink a seemingly endless amount of water and I use two electrolyte replacements throughout the day as needed.

HyLite
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXDAHIB/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_tV4fzbSYCA2NH


Squincher Zero
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXDAHIB/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_tV4fzbSYCA2NH

u/shall_2 · 3 pointsr/BrandNewSentence

Look into electrolyte supplements.
Here's one on Amazon. Your local health food store will have them too. Put like half a teaspoon in 20oz of water and you get waay more electrolytes for your buck and no sugar. It's flavorless too but if you want flavor you could of course just put it in a sports drink too.

u/FreyjaSunshine · 3 pointsr/fasting

Electrolytes! It makes a huge difference.

We all do it a little differently, but here is what works for me: HiLyte drops 1-2 times/day, daily calcium (Tums), Magnesium and a multivitamin.

When I feel hungry/snacky/otherwise dissatisfied, I think it's my body telling me that I need more salt, so I snack on whatever salt I can find. You should not feel that bad on a 72 hr fast.

I like to break fasts with fruit, avocado, or other salad type foods. One of my faves is bleu cheese dressing over shredded cabbage. If I fast less than 4-5 days, I just eat whatever and it's fine. Longer fasts require a more gentle approach, and nearby bathroom access for the first 12 hrs or so.

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00013YZ1Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_sdnlDbK6P1PQH

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: http://main.poliquingroup.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/PrinterFriendly.aspx?ID=1041&lang=EN
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 |... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00013YZ1Q?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00013YZ1Q . 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: http://www.amazon.com/The-Womens-Blend-180-Tablet/dp/B00028PHN0). 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 http://www.amazon.com/KAL-Magnesium-Glycinate-400-tablets/dp/B00013YZ1Q , http://www.amazon.com/Nature-Made-High-Potency-Magnesium/dp/B002E7N1CG.

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/grimfink · 2 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

My current lineup:
Morning dose of Vitamins C & D, MSM, BCAAs (branched chain amino acids, I think?), L-Lysine, L-Serine, and electrolyte drops - also 24hr zyrtec (I get hives pretty easy); recently started CoQ10 as my heart is doing flippy things on a regular basis. (I have everything but the CoQ10 & Zyrtec in powder form, so I do it all in one glass in the morning with an Emergen-C packet - though it's pretty easy to DIY if you get Vit C powder and mix it with raspberry/lemon/whatever fruity powders are out there, I don't remember the ratio off the top of my head, but there are a number of sites with the info and powder suggestions; I'll be doing that after I kill this box. This may affect the absorption of some of it, but I eat a healthy diet and pretty much take this stuff for extra bonus doses, not like my body depends on every gram. I've also been too lazy to do the research on what should be taken when/with what other stuff, like the fish oil mentioned by someone else)

CBD for pain relief (lotion/oils, recently tried a local infused honey, but the first topical applications are definitely awesome for more immediate relief due to the arnica and mints as well; haven't noticed if the honey is super beneficial or not, but it tastes awesome). If you're against the CBD stuff, there's stuff out there with just the arnica/mints in it - give that a shot. It's no miracle, but it'll take the edge off most days.

At night I just do another dose of electrolytes (I split the daily dose in half, more or less. Sometimes I'll do a few more drops in the middle of the day if I'm doing something a bit more intensive than my usual day).

Depending on your mouth pain (sores/bumps/tissue damage/inflammation?) the Lysine might be a good bet - it's an amino acid that's pretty key in repairing/maintaining mouth tissue - and your body doesn't make it.
MSM isn't a miracle for pain relief for me, but I do feel looser when I skip my doses for sure. (Man, what's wrong with me these last few days? Oh. I forgot my MSM.)
Apparently Vit C is pretty crucial for bone/collagen formation.

Absolutely none of this is done with a doctor's orders or knowledge (yay not being insured for 6 years, still waiting on finding my new PCP now that I am) so consult yours if you've got one and all.

Also, massage therapy has helped me tons. If you can combo that with a chiropractor, I highly recommend giving them a shot - I'll file that under "supplements" :D
On that note, I also had pretty bad gum problems until I got a Sonicare and started flossing regularly/using a GUM thingy (which is pretty uncomfortable some days, but I still try to) - not suggesting you don't or anything, just my experience. Plus the Sonicare took a lot of the effort from my hands/wrists/shoulders from conventional tooth brushing, resulting in less pain.

I'm also gluten, soy, dairy and egg-free as far as diet goes - tested positive for allergies to the proteins/sugars and I try to stay pretty strict with it. Tummy trouble on top of joint trouble is no fun, plus I've read that gluten and dairy can be rather inflammatory.

Sorry you're having a rough day. Many hugs, if you'd like them <3

Edited to say, DEFINITELY Epsom Salt baths if you can do the bath thing. If not, you can salt a wet hand towel, roll it up and use it like a compress on whatever body part you'd like to target.

u/asdfasdf123456789 · 2 pointsr/arizona

This is what I typically use but I also used this on a rim to rim up at the Grand Canyon a few years back.

There may be better products out there but this just happens to be the brand I'm familiar with.

u/MisterParty · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Interesting. My question on fatty foods might revolve more around putting coconut oil in coffee or even grass fed butter (if you're the adventurous type haha).

Is the gatorade for electrolytes? You could always put trace mineral salts in your water if you don't like consuming that much sugar.

Regardless, it sounds like you have an awful go of things and I wish you the best.

u/theFlipside619 · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I put trace minerals in my water and coffee.

When I workout and forget to drink this stuff is when I get sore. Been using this stuff for three years now. It's my supplement when I don't eat enough whole foods that month or are traveling. I don't tend to need supplements anymore.

Other than the trace stuff, I'll supplement with a multi when I know I've been really eating the junk food. Usually during holidays or again traveling. :)

u/KipsterED · 2 pointsr/preppers

I have the same container. Here's what I did. I washed mine out with dishsoap and rinsed THOROUGHLY. I filled mine with Reverse Osmosis (RO) water which I have under the kitchen sink. (Note: I live on well water, not public supplied). It took a few days to fill but that was fine. I also added a teaspoon of bleach to it to kill off any bacteria that may have made it's way through the RO system, or was still in the container. Yeah I added a teaspoon to 7 gallons of RO water when it is recommended to add a teaspoon to 5 gallons, but I figured this water should be pretty damn clean to start with. I also added the recommended amount of trace minerals into the RO water for taste and mineral purposes (RO filtering strips water of ~99% minerals that your body needs).

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My intent was to have water than I could use to drink, or, for anything else (like flushing toilets, bathing,etc.). The point is it is versatile.

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I also labeled the container with the date that I finished filling it (01/22/2019). After a year, I'm going to try the water out and see if it has gone bad or not. I'm not sure yet if I'll let it go another year or just use it up around the house and fill it up again like I did above.

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Also I'm storing this on my basement floor. It's a constant 55 degrees F down there and out of direct sunlight. Also it is near a drain so if it leaked for some reason it wouldn't make a big mess.

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I like this because I can always buy more of those jugs to fill and have a fair amount of water saved away.

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The only downside to this is the jugs are heavy, I'm guessing 50 pounds. It will suck carrying it upstairs but if I really need it, it's there.

u/Shiftgood · 2 pointsr/keto
u/brainbot1 · 2 pointsr/ketoscience

This definitely confirms my experimentation. I get salt from salt... no issue there and I get Mg from the trace mineral supplement drops https://www.amazon.com/Trace-Minerals-Research-Concentrace-Mineral/dp/B000AMUWLK
but I also supplement about 300 mg as magnesium citrate. I've never been big on K+, when I first got into keto I was probably taking way too much and felt like shit, felt way better once I backed off. I think a daily salad, avocado, and can of sardines is sufficient for K requirements among other micro nutrients.

u/kittengrey · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I used the following before and during my keto flu experience. I found nothing helped during shark week and I didn't lose. I weighed 2 days later and I went down 2 lbs. My suggestion is do not weigh in that time frame and keep your electrolytes up as best as possible. I do also take a potassium supplement. Make sure you take enough to warrant a full days dose: (1) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AMUWLK/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1453929417&sr=1&keywords=Mineral+drops (2) http://www.amazon.com/Magnesium-100%25-Pure-Natural-Minerals/dp/B00N48BNGK/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1453929446&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=magnesium+dead+sea+oil&psc=1

Additionally, I did not have horrible cramps as it was my first 'weekly experience' while on KETO.

u/OracleDBA · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

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


This is the magnesium I use and recommend: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B000BD0RT0/

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: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=pd_bxgy_121_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=P8K9XJFAQETTG0DK4YNZ

and some K2 like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HRGN2SW?ref_=pe_825000_114657310_rcxsubs_email_dp&ppl=fresh&pldnSite=1

is what I take. There are a [ton of different types of magnesium] (http://www.mymagnesiumdeficiency.info/best-magnesium-supplement/) 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 https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=magnesium%2Bcitrate&qid=1565033045&s=gateway&sr=8-12&th=1.

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: http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2012/2/novel-magnesium-compound-reverses-neurodegeneration/page-01

Doctor's Best is also awesome. I get this one: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1464845345&sr=1-1&keywords=Doctor%27s+Best+Magnesium 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/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. "

http://examine.com/supplements/Magnesium/


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:
https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1474489440&sr=8-1&keywords=doctor%27s%2Bbest%2Bmagnesium&th=1

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 Amazon.de

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.g0DzbCVRDFK0


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) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_qJmzCb2Z40GN8

u/diversification · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Background

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.

QUESTIONS:

  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.)

    Thanks!!
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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/
Zinc: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001VKDDM/
Iodine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0771WPGVD

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.

mdma.net 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:

https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B000BD0RT0?th=1

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: http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421094050&sr=8-1&keywords=doctors+best+magnesium

  • 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) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0IMOCb0CAQVAR

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 https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0

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 https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/solgar-chelated-magnesium-tablets-60001385

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: http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427834301&sr=8-1&keywords=magnesium+glycinate

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. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/cocktail_bunny · 2 pointsr/IAmA

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

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

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:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000BD0RT0/ref=ya_aw_oh_bia_dp?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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.

Magnesium:

https://examine.com/supplements/magnesium/


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/

Fish Oil:

https://examine.com/supplements/fish-oil/


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004O2I9JO/

Vitamin D:

https://examine.com/supplements/vitamin-d/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004N8TTBQ/



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. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

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 Amazon.ca 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 (https://www.amazon.com/Foods-Magnesium-Citrate-200mg-Tablets/dp/B000BV1O26) 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.

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BV1O26/ref

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Melatonin: falling asleep

Magnesium: staying asleep

Glycine: getting quality sleep

u/StrictlyLogic · 2 pointsr/ketogains

My stack

Salt Pills
Magnesium


And I forget which brand but I think Bulk Supplements Potassium

u/Thatguy-oramI · 2 pointsr/asktransgender

https://www.amazon.com/SOD-CHLOR-TABS-GM-100/dp/B000GCN130

I have no idea if this is a good deal on these or not, I just found them after a quick search. Just be careful when looking at "salt tablets" geared toward athletes as those typically contain potassium.

u/Reagan_here · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

I take these a few times a day, especially whenever I'm getting grouchy (a key sign for me my blood pressure is too low). Other things I enjoy are pickles, stir fry (with full sodium soy sauce), and potatoes.

u/WiredWeird5864 · 2 pointsr/zerocarb

These pure salt pills have been a lifesaver for me.


Sodium Chloride Tablets 1 Gm, USP Normal Salt Tablets - 100 Tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GCN130/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_qNHSDb6JDMRB0

u/fweilatan · 2 pointsr/dysautonomia

These are what I use. When I've run out before, and Amazon couldn't ship it to me immediately, I've also found them behind the counter at pharmacies.

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: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/opt/zma.html. Or if you prefer Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-ZMA-180-Capsules/dp/B000GIQS02. Non-habit forming.

Here's some writeups:
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/the-benefits-of-zma-more-than-a-sleep-supplement.html
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/top-reasons-why-you-need-zma.htm

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:

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  • 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)

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    If you eat plenty of macro-nutrient dense whole foods, you should not have to take any more pills than this.
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 (http://www.vitacost.com/garden-of-life-raw-probiotics-women-85-billion-90-vegetarian-capsules-1) 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 (https://www.farmhouseculture.com/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 (https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Stress-Orignal/dp/B000OQ2DL4?th=1) 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!! http://www.vitalproteins.com/ 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.

http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Stress-Orignal/dp/B000OQ2DL4

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. https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Stress-Original/dp/B000OQ2DL4/ref=sr_1_10_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1537392329&sr=1-10&keywords=magnesium&th=1

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:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OQ2DL4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/nootrate · 2 pointsr/Drugs

No.

I've had many of the above mentioned feelings and the best thing I found for them was Lithium Orotate. Cheap, easy to get, and it worked from the first day I took it.

I am very weary of it as there are practically no formal studies (that I can find) so I no longer take it daily. But it definitely helps when bad feelings crop up. I always have some on hand.

The reviews here are in line with my experience.

u/RefreshAzure · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Try Lithium Orotate that will even your mood out i found that ashwagandha will remove a lot of the stress of the anxiety if you mood is even out with Lithium Orotate.

u/ketoll · 2 pointsr/keto

Keto is now the final step I'm taking for treating my own depression and anxiety in a series of steps that I've taken that has really worked for me. Depression and anxiety really brought me to my lowest this last winter. I made the following changes in my life:

  1. Started seeing a therapist. Getting an outside perspective on your own thoughts is so important! We should never try to think ourselves out of depression. We need people to tell us we're not crazy and that it's ok and normal to have the thoughts we have. We need a place where we can take off the mask and then have someone that will give us honest feedback about our deepest thoughts.


  2. Got my fulltime schedule at my stressful job to be cut to part-time, and talked to my boss about moving toward a less-stressful role. Had to work through some self guilt on this because I've always had a strict outlook on work and being a hard worker, but now I realize that it's up to me to put my foot down when the stress is too much and prioritize my health.


  3. Started taking a few supplements. I take Lithium Orotate in the mornings when I go to work because it boosts my mood and makes me happier. I also take CBD oil to help with my anxiety, and it has greatly reduced it and helped to normalize my anxiety levels.


  4. Keto! The last bit that was hindering me was lack of motivation and sluggishness. Now that I'm on Keto, my energy levels and motivation for being active are much higher. I haven't felt depression ever since I started this diet. It's amazing!
u/askingforafakefriend · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

I have found the following to unexpectedly have a clear and noticeable impact on repetitive unwanted thoughts. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000VHCU8M/ref=sr_ph_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1492055742&sr=sr-1&keywords=lithium+orotate

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: http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-NATURAL-VITALITY-Calm/dp/B000WVYB8Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393908480&sr=8-2&keywords=magnesium+powder

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 (https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Drink-Supplement/dp/B000WVYB8Y/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=relax+drink&qid=1555701362&s=gateway&sr=8-3) or a tea with valerian root in it (https://www.amazon.com/Celestial-Seasonings-Wellness-Sleepytime-Extra/dp/B07288BJXV/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2GQDJMX0VA3R6&keywords=sleepytime+tea+valerian&qid=1555701422&s=gateway&sprefix=bedtime+tea+with+va%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1)

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.
http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Calm-Original/dp/B000WVYB8Y/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1341321008&sr=8-12&keywords=magnesium+dr

u/GJAllrelius · 2 pointsr/keto

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Natural-Calm-Superior-Magnesium-Powder/dp/B000WVYB8Y/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1505685483&sr=8-1&keywords=Calm+magnesium 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/morose_adipose · 2 pointsr/EDanonymemes

I use this stuff. It has a slightly salty taste to it but if it’s diluted enough you probably won’t notice.

Trace Minerals 40,000 Volts, 8-Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Z98KF8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4-xlDbD4VZ10N

u/listen- · 2 pointsr/xxketo

Last day of my 4 day weekend. I definitely wasted yesterday. But I only have to work tues,wed, and fri then I'm off for 11 days. I hope I don't waste that too bad! There's nice weather right now for a hike or a motorcycle ride but I don't feel like doing either! I guess I will go mow at my other house (for sale). I want to ride over, but then I'd have to change my pants and boots when I get there lol the hassle

Yesterday my eating was weird because I procrastinated all day, so today I made sure to actually eat breakfast before beginning procrastination mode. I tried this horseradish cheese.....not a fan. I mean it's ok, but it's not jalapeno or cayenne, which I'm not supposed to eat (nightshade allergy/intolerance).

I tried Mio, the one with b vitamins and stevia. Bleh. Totally gross. I think I'll stick with plain electrolyte lemon water with no sweetener.

u/dreamketo · 2 pointsr/fasting

https://www.amazon.com/Trace-Minerals-000-Volts-8-Ounce/dp/B000Z98KF8 About 8 drops of these in mineral water 3 times a day, or 4 if I am feeling a big parched after working out. 3 cups of coffee.

u/manunkind13 · 2 pointsr/fasting

Normally, just replenishing a little bit of sodium works well for me so it's just your basic sea salt.

I've used this stuff in the past too:
https://smile.amazon.com/Trace-Minerals-000-Volts-8-Ounce/dp/B000Z98KF8

The stuff you mentioned sounds like it would work as well.

u/becaboo5 · 2 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Hii! I’ve been using this for a couple months

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000Z98KF8/ref=mp_s_a_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1517629344&sr=8-4&keywords=trace+minerals+electrolyte&dpPl=1&dpID=41UJUehDulL&ref=plSrch

I put 5 drops per 8 oz of water and it keeps me regular too because of the magnesium! I probably consume about 40 drops of it a day.

u/nxqv · 2 pointsr/leaves

Here's my recommendation. Go seek out weekly, 1 on 1 substance abuse cessation counseling. Supplement it with this thing called NAC, you can get it at any vitamin store.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22706327

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4009342/

https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-Nac-Acetyl-Cysteine-600mg/dp/B0013OUQ3S

The study had people taking 1200mg twice daily. So four of those caplets a day.

It helps a lot but you should really seek out the drug counseling too. Without it the NAC probably isn't as effective. Honestly it's still super experimental so maybe it could be.

u/adovest · 2 pointsr/Anxiety

I originally was buying it from my local store within the Albertson's company, but it was often hard to find or out of stock. Now I'm getting it from Amazon (link here) and it seems to be working the same. The recommended starting dose is 1200mg, so I take 600 in the AM and 600 in the PM, and if I'm having a really bad day, I will sometimes take a dose in the early afternoon too.

Also, the studies aren't as clear, but it is suggested to take 1-3x as much vitamin C as you are of NAC, so I land in the middle and take 1000mg of vitamin C per 600mg of NAC.

u/herman_gill · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

Ideas about your current stack:

Maybe drop the oxiracetam for a while, I've read a few anecdotes on the racetams (and also bacopa, interestingly enough) about them "dulling" your emotions, while not always a bad thing, it can be to a degree in some people.

Consider going half alpha-gpc and half cdp-choline (300mg alpha-gpc, 250mg cdp-choline) here or here, some people notice more benefit with CDP-choline for mood

Switch out your multivitamin, ashwagandha, b-complex, zinc, next time in favour of Legion Triumph. It's got a few adaptogens in it (lavender, rhodiola, garlic might be one too, a small amount of acetylcysteine)

Drop the caffeine for a while and just try the theanine on it's own. A lot of people don't realize that caffeine can have a negative impact on your mood when used regularly, and not intermittently (a few times a week)

10,000IU of Vitamin D long term might be excessive, try tapering down to 5000IU (and Triumph also has 2000IU in it right now, so maybe even just 1000-3000IU or from an independent supplement)

Definitely drop the yohimbe/yohimbine. Maca can be good, tribulus I've read reports of it negatively effecting mood in people as well (agitation/irritability).

For the zinc/magnesium, they're both good, but if you're already getting enough zinc in your multi, you might be overdoing it. Magnesium is fine in large doses (as long as you don't get diarrhea! Then split up your doses more).

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Obviously the light box will help. I'd also advise some quick HIIT in the morning time (4 sets of 10-20 squats as fast as possible, depending on your level of activity, with minimal rests in between) to get you up and about for the day. You can even do squats, push ups, glute bridges, and burpees, or something (one or two sets of each). This will take the absolute piss out of you for 5-10 minutes after, but that's a perfect opportunity to stand in the shower and pant like a dying dog.

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Improve your sleep too! It's not just about getting up and doing crap, make sure you're sleeping at least 7 hours a day, or try for the next two weeks getting at least one hour more of sleep every single day, and see how that makes you feel. Get flux/twilight all that crap, turn off all the brightness on your laptops/phones after it gets dark outside, turn off the lights in your room 1-2 hours before bed, all that jazz.

If you're drinking heavily (14+ standard drinks a week in men, or 9+ in women) or even drinking to help you get to sleep some nights, definitely stop doing that. Even if it isn't to improve your sleep, it's got a shit load of negative health effects. Same thing goes with smoking, but it can be hard to quit/reduce both of these things. Try to avoid smoking/drinking less than 3 hours before bed, at least. Also avoid doing the same 3 hours after waking up.

Definitely avoid caffeine within 8 hours of bed time. Honestly I think cutting this out for a couple of weeks might help a decent amount (cutting out yohimbine more)

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Next comes potential supplements:

Taurine, 1-3g/day (I prefer to take 1g pre-workout and 1g at night before bed) here or here (or much much much cheaper in bulk from powder city)

Inositol 0.5-2g/day (some people notice it actually reduces the drive to do things in higher doses. here or here <--- you can also just eat more citrus fruits instead (oranges or cantaloupes are good sources), some grains are also good sources. <--- consider taking the same time as taurine

Acetylcysteine (0.6-2.4g/day), I take 0.6g in the morning and 0.6 around dinner time, I've noticed it's help a shit ton with my cravings for cigarettes too. It's a decent mood stabilizer in general, and glutamate excitoxicity = bad news bears for a lot of things. here or here. Also much cheaper in bulk, but whereas taurine/inositol have a pleasant taste, acetylcysteine smells and tastes a little bit like rotting eggs (sulfur smell, although it's funny taurine doesn't have that)...

Melatonin, 300mcg at night here or here (try this even if you feel like you sleep fine, seriously)

You could also consider switching out your oxiracetam for some ALCAR/Carnitine (at 0.5-2g/day, avoiding it later in the evening) and Carnitine also might have some mild mood boosting effects in addition to it's cognitive benefits, and exercise benefits.

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Oh if you'd like, you can use my coupon code from iherb for some $5 off your first order, it's JIT328... but a decent amount of this crap is actually cheaper on amazon if you buy it from there (or in bulk from other places like powdercity), so just do whatever is cheapest for you.

u/American-Water · 2 pointsr/running

Anyone ever take a NAC supplement like this? For whatever reason (a few years ago interest in taking all those weird things to make you 'be' 'more' 'optimal' (lots of scare quotes)) and then a pulmonary problem, I had been taking a daily NAC supplement for, well, a few years. But I'm over my pulmonary thing and don't really feel like paying forty bucks a year for something that does nothing.

So, any experience or input on NAC? I looked it up on that one website that everyone always tells people to look at for supplements, but I'm more interested in specific experience from this sub.

u/SandrasUsername · 2 pointsr/aspergirls

>N-acetylcysteine

Yeah, it's a over the counter antioxidant pill. I take two daily. It's really easy to find research about online.
https://www.amazon.com/NOW-NAC-600-250-Capsules/dp/B0013OUQ3S?th=1

u/merginas_are_real · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I bought this. N-acetyl Cysteine is supposedly beneficial for people with anxiety and depression, including nail biting habits. If you look through the reviews (or the search bar on reddit), there are many people that recommended it! I haven't been taking them regularly enough to say so myself though.

u/FUS_ROALD_DAHL · 2 pointsr/ketogains

I take two of these a day, one with lunch and one before bed. Also these multivitamins, no potassium in there but they do have magnesium.

u/LuckyPanda · 2 pointsr/fasting

You can get potassium here.

u/Sirchazerton · 2 pointsr/zerocarb

Then go for hydrolyzed collagen powder. Here the best one I’ve found.

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PKYKAb2WFB81G

u/way2funni · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

If you do not have physical injuries* and are suffering from a degenerative or just wear and tear issue on your knees, you might try supplementing your diet with gelatin or collagen. It may take several weeks for a few months for you to convince yourself it's not some sort of placebo effect but it helped me with bad knees and back. If you think about it, it makes sense. Virtually nobody cooks like they did a couple of generations ago when we would boil bones to make soup and such.

I make a big container of Jello using 2 small boxes (sugarless) and then throw an extra tablespoon of either the stuff I linked above and make really dense jello that you can practically chew, or you can use the hydrolysate version which doesnt thicken and you can mix with anything, I add it to my coffee. Never know it's there. Hope this helps.

  • even if the root cause of your knee /joint pain is from being injured, give this a try. It's cheaper than a copay to see a doc and you might just be surprised. Give it a good month and see how you feel.
u/themeanferalsong · 2 pointsr/Lyme

I don't think permanently, no. It's reversible. I had tendonitis in my foot for 2 years and couldn't get rid of it, but taking collagen powder every day healed my tendon. Try taking collagen powder, it's recommended in Buhner's book "Healing Lyme." I take this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Hydrolysate-Unflavored/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=sr_1_3?crid=IG4J9LKX4CA&keywords=great+lakes+collagen+hydrolysate&qid=1566139861&s=gateway&sprefix=Great+Lakes+col%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-3

u/CalicoFox · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I have a bunch of stretch marks, and I call them my tiger stripes! I'm very proud of them. Once your weight stabilizes, the stretch marks fade and eventually disappear. Eating low-carb will help, too. Rubbing coconut oil on them also helps (a little goes a long ways, so don't go crazy!), and making sure you get collagen in your diet, too.

You can get collagen from high-quality gelatin like this one (which does not gel so can be put in coffee) and/or this one (which does gel and can be used to make jello). Please note that brand-names Jell-o and Knox are very low quality. You can also drink bone broth or just swallow the gristle when you eat your steak.

Last but not least, drinking lots of water also helps! Stay hydrated!

u/teriyakisoba · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

I don't know what to sub, but I've had this sitting in my Amazon lists forever.

u/doobai · 2 pointsr/leangains

Stupid reddit formatting... it messed up the numbering, so I used letters instead.

I'll get right to it. I'll write out the stuff in bullet points for convenience.

I highly suggest you spend at least 3 weeks just following a regular 1-2-3-whatever meals everyday eating whatever you like. Just avoid IF for now. Do the following instead:

a) Get your Vitamin D levels checked. Go to a good doctor and have the 25-hydroxy Vitamin D test done. Get a high dosage prescribed in consultation with your doctor while discussing test results. One of the benefits of adequate Vit D levels in the body is better function of your gut + intestines.

b) Buy 'apple cider vinegar with mother' from your local store. It's basically unpasteurized organic ACV that looks cloudy. Take two tablespoons of this after all your meals. It will help break down your food faster, provides digestive enzymes and reduces the acidity in your stomach. Remember to drink lots of water.

c) Buy the following herbs and spices in bottle form (easier to open, use and store away):

Coriander seeds
Thyme
Fenugreek seeds (or leaves)
Cumin seeds (or ground cumin)

I've had success of varying degrees trying the above 4 individually at different times, especially coriander seeds. Either take it after your meal, or an empty stomach. Shove a small palmful of it in your mouth, chew well, swallow, and drink plenty of water.

Thyme has some cooling effects in your gut + intestines.

Fenugreek helps with colic, energy and a notable increase in testosterone. I'm still experimenting with this.

Cumin, when ingested, is transported directly to your liver. So just either chew the seeds or mix the ground cumin in water and drink. Wait for a while and see how your gut + intestines react.

You can also try ground ginger or ginger root.

d) Substitute cow's milk with either goat, sheep, camel or almond milk. I personally suggest camel's milk as it is the thinnest of all milks and is way more beneficial and tolerable.

e) Introduce a natural fermented drink in your system for a good source of probiotics. I recommend you search for 'milk kefir grains', buy some and start cultivating it in your favorite milk. Google on kefir how to guides etc. It's very easy, I strain mine every other days in a plastic colander in 10 secs and I get kefir-milk.

f) When eating, chew the hell out of your food, make sure it turns into mush in your mouth before you swallow. This will ease the strain on your stomach. The extra 2-5 minutes you take chewing your food well will translate to x hours saved not spending time in the bathroom.

g) Gelatin. One of the major benefits is healing leaky gut. Other benefits include healing cartilage, joints, skin, hair, nails etc.

Buy this one, it's beef collagen: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=pd_sim_325_4?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B005KG7EDU&pd_rd_r=QT9T0VRV9Y330F85KN8N&pd_rd_w=yXfnn&pd_rd_wg=WUE94&psc=1&refRID=QT9T0VRV9Y330F85KN8N

You can also find marine collagen here: http://www.vitalproteins.com/

Additionally, buy gummy bears or fruit loops or whatever that are manufactured with beef gelatin and fish gelatin. They're cheap. I personally buy Haribo Gold gummy bears (made with halal beef gelatine) and some random American-made marshmallows (made with fish gelatine). I alternate between a few pieces of gummy bears one day, and a few pieces of marshmallows another day etc.

h) Last and one of the more important points in this post, bone broth. Either buy good bone broth with nice filmy collagen from a nice restaurant everyday, or make your own. I recommend making your own will produce more collagen/mineral content. Use a pressure cooker to make some and it will only take 1.5 hours: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bone+broth+pressure+cooker


OP, I feel your pain about GI intolerance and using IF as a workaround. I do the same thing in some of my rest days, except I do a 'full' fast which is, no eating or drinking from dusk till dawn. It does work really well as I do not get the frequent annoying GI issues/painful constipation/frequent flatulence etc, but it's STILL a band-aid solution to the problem. So I turned my attention to conventional remedies written in all the points listed above and I've had good improvements. I hope you'll benefit from it too.

u/cookred · 2 pointsr/pastry

one more question: can collagen hydrolysate be substituted for Gelatin in panna cotta? I have this https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Hydrolysate-Unflavored/dp/B005KG7EDU?th=1 And I was going to make this panna cotta recipe, could you substiute the gelatin for collagen hydrolysate? https://old.reddit.com/r/GifRecipes/comments/8zwcox/strawberry_panna_cotta/e2luvup/

u/Ketosis2018 · 2 pointsr/keto

Tasteless, goes in hot drinks (like coffee or tea) & cold drinks very easily. 11g Protein per serving.

Great Lakes Collagen

u/Watawkichaw · 2 pointsr/nutrition

This stuff is amazing

https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU?th=1

Use it like a protein powder, no taste- mix it with anything (don't pour it into hot water, put it in cold and heat it, if that's how you end up using it)

Great for your gut, paleo...

u/fehrsway · 2 pointsr/ketogains

I saw a recipe that uses pork rinds as a “batter”, I’ve never tried it but it’s a neat idea for keto fried chicken. Outside of that, it’s the only real use of pork rinds on keto in my opinion... it’s not exactly a solid source of nutrition and even the packaging says not a significant source of protein (at the last bag I had said it in the nutrition facts).

I get downvoted every time I say it, but while saturated fats have always been blown way out of proportion, in my opinion it still may not be wise for you to get say 90% of your calorie intake from saturated fats, especially if you are of a certain genetic variation (I’ll have to look into exactly what that is), and I’m not entirely informed on the longevity affects of a high saturated fat diet, even in the context of a very low carb diet. Avocados, natural peanut butter from the machine at Kroger, macadamia nuts, EV olive oil - MUFAs are my primary fat source with around 35 grams (+/- 10 grams) coming from saturated fats. Olive oil in everything. I’ll make tuna with boiled eggs, mayo, mustard, a tbsp of EVOO and pink salt/pepper/paprika, pretty much daily lunch. Sometimes it’s chicken instead of tuna. I don’t shy away from beef at all, but I still limit it to 2-3 times a week, because I’m also eating salmon 2-3 times a week.

I also regularly make a smoothie that is for sure not that keto because of the higher carb content, but on days I have it - it’s the only carbohydrates I have... kale, spinach, avocado, Garden of Life Raw Meal (the vanilla chai or chocolate flavor), hydrolyzed collagen, that fresh Kroger peanut butter, a half cup or so blueberries, about 2 cups water or almond milk if that’s your thing, ice, blend that baby up. You get use to the texture.

These are just things I do, but there are multiple ways to skin this keto cat. For the record, I’m a male, 28yo I stand between 5’10 - 5’11 and started at 240 and weighed in this morning at 174, last did my tape measurements and my body fat was at 27%... still on the path

Good luck to you!

u/ovariesb4brovaries · 2 pointsr/blogsnark

Someone here recommended this one, and then serendipitously, my Trader Joe's started carrying it. Do not believe that it is flavorless. I put it in my coffee because it seems to dissolve better in hot liquids, and the flavor of the coffee mostly overpowers it. The canister recommends 2 scoops, twice a day, which seems like a LOT. I do 1.5-2 scoops in my coffee once a day.

u/Mister_Cupcake · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Their collagen hydrolysate doesn't get thick and is more like a protein powder. I think it's a lot better than gelatin in bp coffee.

u/CalcifersGhost · 2 pointsr/1200isplentyketo

I have something in that range for hair - gellatin/collagen. But I think it's from a similar source?

u/whine-0 · 2 pointsr/Paleo

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_IKJQCbN3VS3HD

u/BigTexan1492 · 2 pointsr/keto

This Stuff



They also make packets like Crystal Light packets if you will be traveling. Tastes pretty good. You might also check if your local GNC carries it.

u/Zeak_The_Plumber · 2 pointsr/Whatcouldgowrong

That's somewhat of a relief, I was really feeling for you... I used to skate all the time in my younger, developmental years. Unlike you, I never really fell so hard I injured something, but holy crap, my knees now (at 26) feel like they've gone through some insane shit.

I feel like that scene in Batman where the doctor tells him "Mr. Wayne, you have no cartilage left in your knees... I cannot recommend you go BASE jumping"

I'm not sure what kind of supplements or medications you've tried, but this Bone Broth has changed my life. I notice MUCH less inflammation in my joints and I'm even back to running 3-4 miles every couple of days.

I originally found out about it after reading an interview with Kobe Bryant and why he says his knees are in better shape than guys half his age. (Yes I know he does lots of other things, but the first thing he said that changed his game was his nutritionist making him eat bone broth every day).

The stuff I linked you has almost no taste and I just mix a spoonful of it into my milk twice a day.

It might be worth a shot for you and if it doesn't work, you're only out 20 bucks.

u/lswiz · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

I like great lakes collagen or the bullet proof is also good. They are kind of expensive, but they basically have replaced protein powder for me. If you want to be able to throw it into smoothies I recommend the great lakes, because it mixes better in cold drinks. Bullet proof gets chunky in smoothies, but has a wider range of amino acids.

GL: www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005KG7EDU/ref=mp_s_a_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1523655116&sr=8-3&keywords=great+lakes+collagen+hydrolysate&dpPl=1&dpID=51nSKNIHHRL&ref=plSrch

BP: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00XB1LOVO/ref=mp_s_a_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1523655176&sr=8-3&keywords=bulletproof+collagen+protein&dpPl=1&dpID=41CAkQOA4iL&ref=plSrch

u/catsalots · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I also don't like meat very much. Buckwheat, quinoa, oats, seed and nut butters, eggs, greek yogurt, and cheese. I did not eat cheese before getting pregnant (I still don't like it melted). But I get so desperate sometimes for food at night and I'm too tired to make anything real.

I have hated every protein powder I've ever tried. Gelatin is pretty good for you, and has a fair amount of protein. I put this in my drink sometimes (it is the kind that does not gel up and you cannot taste it):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KG7EDU/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687642&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001ELLBJS&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0PKR7BSXYJ5FJK5KMYA9

Depending on your height and weight, you may not need all of 75g of protein a day. I'm short, so I assume I don't need that much.

My favorite quinoa patty recipe:
http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/04/09/crispy-quinoa-patties/

I make them bigger because I am lazy and finish baking them in the oven so the egg gets cooked through.

Edit: If you do go with the gelatin be careful, it can act as a laxative!

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_n5IsDb7GBFKGE

Muscle relaxant

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 (http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon-16/dp/B00BPUY3W0 - 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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_gidqzbC6HND8X

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dF5VCbBX8JX1H

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HCLOzbB8DKS75

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454279751&sr=8-1&keywords=calm


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

http://www.amazon.com/Melatonin-Tablets-L-Theanine-Chamomile-Valerian/dp/B014X22IUA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454279810&sr=8-2&keywords=schiff+melatonin

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.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mf.WCbHK9YB4Q

u/Flibertigibet · 2 pointsr/ttcafterloss

I take Natural Calm.
http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0

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/Stormrider001 · 2 pointsr/keto

You probably want something like this LyteLine LyteShow Electrolyte Concentrate (4 oz). It is handy because of the travel sized bottle. Just 3ml(20drops) for every 32oz of water.

u/Yahooyellow · 2 pointsr/keto

Nuun is awesome, but that 1 g of sugar pisses me off a bit ( i know i know)

I heard this stuff is great, but haven't tried it yet:

https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1468336391&sr=8-2&keywords=electrolyte

u/Nugsly · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Try this stuff for hangovers. Works like a champ.

u/Photik · 2 pointsr/adderall

Lyteshow has helped me in the past. Not sure which one is more beneficial though as I haven't tried Pedialyte pops.

Magnesium: 40mg (10% D.V.).
Sodium: 125mg (5% D.V.).
Zinc: 2mg (10% D.V.).
Chloride: 390mg (10% D.V.). Potassium: 130mg (4% D.V.).
Sulfate: 20mg.

LyteLine Ionic Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration |1 Bottle + Travel Flask https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_MQpADbP37SZRA

u/theuMask · 2 pointsr/MTB

LyteShow
No sweeteners, no artificial flavors.

u/thefinestleap · 2 pointsr/infertility

Starting stims tonight. Not worried about the shots themselves, just worried I'll screw up the mixing or loading cartridges since I am totally uncoordinated... Also, been reading up on OHSS prevention and some clinics seems to give their patients a list of foods to eat, i.e. high sodium stuff. We didn't get anything like this. Should I still try to introduce more sodium into my diet? Also, I really am not a fan of gatorade... Has anyone tried HiLyte or LyteShow? These are primarily potassium, then sodium and other minerals vs gatorade is mainly sodium. Does it matter? And if so, what alternatives can you suggest to gatorade that are natural/not full of dyes or chemicals?

u/stupidlyugly · 2 pointsr/drunk

Lyteshow

I'm not generally one for random supplement type shit, but this stuff is magic.

u/mlumpkins · 2 pointsr/keto

I tend to supplement with magnesium and salisitos/Mexican salted plums along with making sure I get tons of water. I am however on a potassium sparing diuretic hence the lack of a potassium supplement. I have also use salt sticks, electrolyte supplement in pill form and have considered LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_cS2MybQVS66KR

Oddly I have never heard or have had issues with adrenaline past 20 hours. If I do feel racey I've found it to be dehydration or electrolytes. On days that I fast on keto I definitely need about 2x as much water than non fasting keto days. Longest fast was around 50 hours. Frequently fast 24 hours just due to forgetting to eat.

u/met_a_luna · 2 pointsr/fasting

These drops seem to work well. They have a slight citrusy taste.

u/JuniperXL · 2 pointsr/omad

I put liquid electrolytes in my water that don’t taste like anything: https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Additives/dp/B00EISFBYA

u/St3phiroth · 2 pointsr/keto

LyteShow on Amazon is my favorite! I don't supplement electrolytes otherwise.

ETA: I drink this with a squirt or two of Mio or Dasani drops and it tastes just like poweraid.

u/noahtf13 · 2 pointsr/YouShouldKnow

Not the same person but can't recommend this enough

LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_1PiNzbB5EWCWY

u/thedon0922 · 2 pointsr/keto

LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

There are others. Basically in the AM and before bed i fill a 32 Oz tumbler with water and the directed amount of lyte show. This way i know I’m getting my amounts. I’ll drink more than that water though. You can also buy Whole Foods water bottles with added electrolytes, but this is cheaper

u/skwacky · 2 pointsr/dankmemes

I drink a ton of water and still feel constantly dehydrated, so I looked into this. turns out your body needs help retaining the water, and some people's are better at it than others.

electrolytes help with this. some people recommend Gatorade or Pedialyte (Pedialyte is great but expensive). I went with a concentrated electrolyte solution.

https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA is the one I got if you're interested, but I'm sure there are more. I find it definitely helps me maintain hydration, not to mention it's awesome for preempting hangovers.

u/astrophela · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I don't think anyone's mentioned electrolytes yet. I encountered the same experience (tho your case might still be different of course) and the second I started drinking electrolytes in my water I was back to feeling like superwoman after workouts. If you eat "healthy" it's really easy to not get enough salt. And your body doesn't just want Sodium, there are other good salts for you. Like ones with Magnesium and Potassium. People with high blood pressure and who have been told by doctors to cut back on salt would probably not need electrolytes in addition to their regular diet.


If you do decide to give electrolytes a try, I recommend Lyteshow http://www.lyteshow.com/ which can be found on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA It lasts a long time since it's so concentrated, and it comes with a little to-go bottle with measuring cap so you can give yourself a reasonable dose in your workout water bottle. Since it's already in a liquid solution, it mixes in easily with water, no real effort to shake/dissolve necessary.


Good luck getting your energy back, friend!

u/DaddyMidnight · 2 pointsr/keto

This helped me tremendously. It could work for you.

u/MrsButtercup · 2 pointsr/keto

I use this:

LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_knM.AbFJCRCHA

u/good_vibes1 · 2 pointsr/xxketo

[i use this] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

a little pricey, but it lasts a long time and i don't worry about it. i have the suggested dose every morning in water and i'm good.

u/robt_sf · 2 pointsr/fasting

I have tried a variety of drink mixes that supposedly are Keto friendly electrolytes and they all are flavored and sweet. I think that they affect insulin and almost immediately cause intense cravings (at least in me). I found

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

LYTESHOW

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It tastes like sea water because it is. It has helped me the last 2 fasts and I feel so much better. I naturally drink a lot of water anyway and the amount seems to double or more when I'm fasting. This leads to me being dehydrated and it shows on my EKG as a heart irregularity. My wife is a Nurse Practitioner so at least I have a very interested party keeping a keen eye on my well being.

u/cracker_nut · 2 pointsr/keto

Good to hear! I’m glad to see this update today. I am not in any way an expert on this, but feel free to ask me for help any time and I will be happy to do what I can. Here is a link for lyteshow if you ever need that. Lyteshow

u/Otto-Didact · 2 pointsr/keto

Here's a couple of portable options:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1 This comes with a travel size dropper--but is also available as capsules.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IIGMC58/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1 This has several flavors, if you are in need of something more flavorful. Comes in little packets, or in a jar with a scoop.
Either of these is "just add to water" and you're good.

u/r3jjs · 2 pointsr/diabetes_t2

If you are looking for the electrolytes that you lose, I'm a big fan of this product:


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1


It has no sugars or other "garbage." Took me a little while to get used to the taste, but I'm good with it now.

u/ivegotbabyrabies · 2 pointsr/infertility

I actually weirdly felt the worst around day 7. Days 8-10 I was feeling a lot better.

Drink a lot of electrolytes (I bought this to avoid sugar - it tastes a bit like drinking seawater... https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )

I've also been chugging a protein drink every day. I don't know if it's the combo of those two things, but I've actually been feeling really minimal side effects so far.

u/Cybort · 2 pointsr/keto

Pick up a product called LyteShow from Amazon. It's concentrated electrolytes and it comes with a travel bottle so you can put a few drops into waters throughout the night.

My tolerance has been decimated since keto. To a point that any more than 4 at a bar and I act like a total ass. I have to do mich ultra (bleh) just to have the lower alcohol. At home I can make them weak enough, but out and about.... nope.

(Source: Lots of butthurt friends. )

u/repetitiveloops · 2 pointsr/xxketo

So I'm lazy, and I buy this: https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Bottles-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration/dp/B00EK0FGV4/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1519252907&sr=8-1&keywords=lyteshow&th=1

I make a 32 ounce bottle of water with it every morning to take to work. If I feel inexplicably tired/out of it/etc. when I get home I have another.

I know it's expensive, and you can totally make your own electrolyte concoction with supplements/lite salt/etc., but it's quick and easy.

u/andyleclair · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

I use LyteShow. It's a little expensive, but a bottle lasts forever. I keep one at work and one at home.

u/information-zone · 2 pointsr/keto

Finding “Lite Salt” would be easy if you spelled it like this: Lyte Salt
🤓

Here is an Amazon link: (no affiliation)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EK0FGV4

u/digestibleplastic · 2 pointsr/zerocarb

This happened to me in the first week as well (horrible headaches and feeling lethargy and generally horrible), and I ordered electrolytes to put in my water from Amazon. I swear by them. Even now, 3, weeks in, I make sure to put them in my water when I do intense exercise so I don't feel horrible afterwards.

This is the type I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EK0FGV4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Pryed · 2 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

I use Lyteshow and put it in my water. It will make your water taste a bit funny, but it's not harsh on my stomach and it doesn't have any added sugar. I get it from Amazon and it comes with a little travel bottle, so it's pretty convenient.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EK0FGV4?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

u/buu700 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I use LyteShow. I couldn't tell you much about how it compares to alternatives (a friend recommended it a few years ago and I just put it on Subscribe and Save), but it feels like it does the job.

u/ravasaurus · 2 pointsr/keto

I use water additives like this. Might not be able to help today’s hangover, but for the next time! I put it in my water before bed, works wonders!

u/Csikszent · 2 pointsr/keto

I get enough Na and Mg from food and ZMA so the only one I have to watch is K. I've been thinking about getting this. One reason is because it's citrate it will help counter my risk of kidney stones (they aren't fun).


A few things to note...K is limited in the US to 99mg per serving in supplement form. LabDoor, which independently evaluates supplements, doesn't have anything on potassium, unfortunately, but here is what they have on magnesium.


Here is a big post on [potassium](https://www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/2205ma/more_than_you_ever_wanted_to_know_about_potassium/
) from a while back.

u/Jerbyyy · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Congrats on the hard work, you are looking amazing!!

I recommend looking into things like lite salt or nusalt, which are salt substitutes that contain potassium in place of sodium, often used to make potassium drinks or season food. I personally don't care for the taste in most foods, but many seem to like it.

There's also this supplement which I use. I put a small amount of this into a water bottle with some mio or other sugar free water flavor every morning (it tastes bad otherwise). Helps me immensely. If you do go with this stuff, make sure you measure how much you need, don't want to get too much potassium of course. I probably only use maybe 1/8 of a teaspoon I think, but you may need less/more.

u/Drpepperbob · 2 pointsr/keto

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

BulkSupplements Pure Magnesium Citrate Powder (1 Kilogram) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GW5NX8I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_EUO6xbJ8B4XDE

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. :)


https://www.amazon.com/Morton-Salt-Lite-Less-Sodium/dp/B004AY43D2/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1500869363&sr=8-1&keywords=lite+salt

https://www.walmart.com/ip/NoSalt-Original-Sodium-Free-Salt-Alternative-11-0-OZ/37233033?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227024951558&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=40891146512&wl4=pla-78821099432&wl5=9030048&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=37233033&wl13=&veh=sem

https://www.amazon.com/BulkSupplements-Magnesium-Citrate-Powder-Kilogram/dp/B00GW5NX8I/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1500869463&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=magnesium%2Bcitrate&th=1

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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  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.

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  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.')

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LDNBAC4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1

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    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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F9QY944/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  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.

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  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.) https://nobunplease.com/eating-out-keto-low-carb-guides/?fbclid=IwAR37Q4X-JwAG3l81fOzfcTQYOkjS1QUhGcX-K21C7Bw-LNy-HRk8MO7XS6E

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  13. This is the best keto cooking channel that I've found. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzRYivTpUQ0r2qPPjfLoQiA

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  14. This is the second best, but the recipes are more complicated. https://www.youtube.com/user/HeadbangersKitchen

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  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.

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    This is the company that I use for that stuff: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GW5NX8I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

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  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): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0160D5GYK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1
u/sfpoptart28 · 2 pointsr/ketodrunk

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019GU4ILQ/

My favorite sugar-free electrolyte caplets! They're a tad pricey but ok for what you get IMO, they always save my ass from hangovers.

And thank frick blow is keto or I'd be in deep waters :)

u/NSA_Chatbot · 2 pointsr/Herpes

They're 1-calorie hydration tablets for running. If you're low on water, they really help. https://www.amazon.com/Nuun-Hydration-Electrolyte-Essential-Electrolytes/dp/B019GU4ILQ

Change your locks, call a locksmith today. Or, DIY. I don't know how good you are with tools.

u/PocketG · 2 pointsr/keto

Electrolytes are not cheap. But I don't care as hydration is important. I just tell myself, that it's still about as expensive as a soda.

If I'm just sitting around, I'll drink Ultima as it has zero carbs and tastes great.
https://www.amazon.com/Ultima-Hydrating-Electrolyte-Raspberry-Gluten-Free/dp/B01IIGVUQA?th=1

If I'm about to workout, I'll do Liquid IV Hydration Multiplier, as it has about 11-12grams of carbs and you cook that off easily during a workout.
https://www.amazon.com/Liquid-I-V-Hydration-Multiplier-Electrolyte/dp/B078XMP8KJ/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521496446&sr=1-4&keywords=liquid%2Biv&th=1

Recently picked up Bodytech Electrolyte Fizz for pre/during workouts. It's the cheapest I've found and is pretty weak on flavor. You get a lot of servings for the money, but I feel like using two or three rather than one just to up the flavor.
https://www.amazon.com/BodyTech-Electrolyte-Fizz-Grape-Packets/dp/B015TBZQOO/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521496507&sr=1-1&keywords=bodytech+electrolyte+fizz

Nunn Tubes are good, but they turn into a gut bomb of carbonation if you are trying to exercise and use them.
https://www.amazon.com/Nuun-Hydration-Electrolyte-Essential-Electrolytes/dp/B019GU4ILQ/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521496604&sr=1-4&keywords=nunn%2Belectrolytes&th=1

Since I am an athlete, I run TKD and can easily burn off 75 grams of carbs during a workout and be right back in ketosis. But if you are sedentary, struggle to keep your carbs down, and counting every single gram, the Ultima is by far the best I've tried.

u/neutrino82 · 2 pointsr/tennis
u/sfqsfq25 · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Try this one. More mineral contents, less sugar, and much cheaper.

Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration | NO Calories NO Sugar | 48 Servings | Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium & Zinc | 100% Guaranteed https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXDAHIB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1b-3AbZ2FRT6Q

u/portypup · 2 pointsr/ketogains

I've been there.

Either make your own electrolyte drink (I will add a squeeze of lemon or lime, some zero carb sweetener if you wish, .5 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt, magnesium supplement if you got it, into about 20-30 oz of water)

OR

https://www.amazon.com/Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium-Guaranteed/dp/B01MXDAHIB/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1518139984&sr=8-2&keywords=hi-lyte

This stuff is great, doesn't make your water taste too different, depending on the amount and it goes a long way. I put it in my water throughout the day and especially, and more importantly, to my intra-workout water consumption.

When I first did keto 2 years ago, i never supplemented with electrolytes, just added salt to everything. I found that while I may not have cramped as much as you, I always felt "dried out". I could never drink enough water, my lips were always dry, felt cotton mouthy all the time. After adding electrolytes to my diet this time around, all of those symptoms are DRASTICALLY reduced.

u/VonTrapt · 2 pointsr/keto

Thank you! Of these three, do any look more appropriate than the other? 1, 2 and 3

u/00Lisa00 · 2 pointsr/intermittentfasting

Electrolyte Supplement for Rapid Hydration | NO Calories NO Sugar | 20%+ More Potassium, Magnesium & Zinc | Keto Flu & Leg Cramp Relief | 48 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXDAHIB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dzZRDbMN7CYGR

u/alex_de_tampa · 2 pointsr/fasting

I like talking about it. First rule of fasting is you never tell anyone about it. Once you get used to fasting it’s not too difficult. 48hr-72hr fast I don’t notice anything but any longer electrolytes are mandatory. I recommend you start on the 16:8 because most of your fast you will be sleeping. I also sleep really good when I fast. It feel like my body eats fat while I sleep because I wake up energized. I also drink black coffee every morning. Also I have the most success fasting when I keep things peaceful and stress free in my life. I have 4 kids so most of my fasting shortfalls happen when they stress me out lol. dont tell anyone you are fasting

Rule 1: don’t talk about your fasting

Rule 2: hunger is fat crying as your body eats it lol

Rule 3: hunger comes in waves , usually around the times your normally eat. If you can hold out a few minutes the hunger subsides .

This are the electrolytes I use:

Electrolyte Supplement for Rapid Hydration | NO Calories NO Sugar | 20%+ More Potassium, Magnesium & Zinc | Keto Flu & Leg Cramp Relief | 48 Servings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXDAHIB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FXoPDbEEE0RX5

u/Jellodrome · 2 pointsr/xxketo

I woke from a doozy of a calf cramp when I was about your 'age' (7 days into keto), and I now squirt this in my drink twice a day. It has more potassium and magnesium than gatorade but no sugar. Don't take too much at once if you don't want to taste it, as it's quite salty. I also have a salty beefy bullion broth once a day if I can. It is a comfort food and retores my salt balance. I literally feel better after drinking it. https://www.amazon.com/Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium-Guaranteed/dp/B01MXDAHIB/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1521353110&sr=8-3&keywords=hi%2Blyte&th=1

u/mpizgatti · 2 pointsr/fasting

When I was looking at all the pills and supplements, it was hard to find ones from a good brand but also to find one that met 100% daily value of the electrolytes. I did find a daily multivitamin in CVS that I liked enough, good percentages of most things except electrolytes. That's the only reason I ordered the squirt thing was to supplement those electrolytes in case I got really weak or felt I needed some salt etc..

I THINK it was this one I ordered:
https://www.amazon.com/Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium-Guaranteed/dp/B01MXDAHIB/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1520618949&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=electrolytes&th=1

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 |... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00013YZ1Q?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00013YZ1Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_hfJRBb8T6Q19H

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 https://www.amazon.com/KAL-Magnesium-Glycinate-Chelated-Servings/dp/B00013YZ1Q. 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] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00013YZ1Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1), but it looks like OP's brand is very similar.

u/that_girl_lauren · 1 pointr/Supplements
u/2-3-4 · 1 pointr/fermentation

I add a few drops of [minerals](Trace Minerals Research - Concentrace Trace Mineral Drops - 8oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AMUWLK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_xVF1wbMQ2PPRP) to a gallon of water. I wouldn't use distilled water.

u/brownestrabbit · 1 pointr/AlternativeHealth

We use these. Highly recommend them if you drink Reverse Osmosis or distilled water.

u/i_have_a_gub · 1 pointr/Coffee

You can always add trace minerals back to your distilled water.

u/MrSolitaire · 1 pointr/shittingadvice
u/Bl00dBuccaneer · 1 pointr/keto

I use a product called 40,000 volts, cool name right? It tastes like piss but it has everything you need. I take one tsp every morning. Heres a link

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000AMUWLK/ref=pd_aw_sbs_121_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=60WMXX4F9AQXVJ2J7P81&th=1

u/EXTRA-C · 1 pointr/MDMA

Supplements info: https://www.reddit.com/r/DrugNerds/comments/15m9sf/mdma_supplementation/

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:

https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B000BD0RT0

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 weekends...you may know about this but this FAQ is v helpful, it is simple https://www.reddit.com/r/intermittentfasting/comments/biygsj/intermittent_fasting_faq/) Helped digestion too.
  • Vitamin D (as in here with omega 3 fish oil...my doctor said in our modern life everyone should take vitamin D) https://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Super-Omega-3-Lemon-250/dp/B003BVIALG or https://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Vitamin-2000-360-Softgels/dp/B001LF39UG/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_121_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=DMGSKPFWGA8TEG5D14KY&th=1
  • 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 https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_3?crid=35HKXCW9CTD9K&th=1
  • 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 https://stronglifts.com/5x5/#gref 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: http://www.appleseeds.org/Decalogue_John-23.htm)
  • 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
http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408134877&sr=8-1&keywords=doctors+best+magnesium+chelated

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.

https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0

u/jmor88 · 1 pointr/Supplements

Are you talking about this one? http://smile.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0

I bought of bottle of that and it gave me some serious "digestive upset."

I switched over a slow release magnesium malate and I have had no problems with it all.

u/bh3244 · 1 pointr/ADHD

for magnesium http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-1&keywords=magnesium+glycinate

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.

TL;DR

  • 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... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

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/pugsaredrugs · 1 pointr/ketoscience

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

https://www.amazon.com/BulkSupplements-Potassium-Citrate-Powder-grams/dp/B00ENSA910/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1475011713&sr=8-1&keywords=bulk+potassium

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_ph_1_s_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1475011736&sr=sr-1&keywords=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:

https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/

u/Rpizza · 1 pointr/keto
u/iamemotionless1 · 1 pointr/keto
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_M3lHDbEPH569D

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: https://examine.com/supplements/magnesium/

I use this kind, after doing a lot of research: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B000BD0RT0

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.

Example:

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?

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B000BD0RT0/

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
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_3o86Bb5BM6FTQ

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) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rY66CbHAC95CP

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DBG625G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_6066CbGN9CS5T

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) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L9U9KIC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0166CbKMMR0G8

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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WJ56QTM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_0b1ZCbVAGJYRV

Magnesium glycinate: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_Nc1ZCbA3NFNSD

Magnesium malate:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013GJNWG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_xd1ZCbN7ST808

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] (https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B000BD0RT0) 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.

https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_krsNDbWJVPAQG

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 - http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0/

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):

https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1522246054&sr=8-4&keywords=elemental+magnesium

https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Magnesium-Citrate-Capsules-Supplement/dp/B01LYWPNY6/ref=sr_1_9_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1522246153&sr=8-9&keywords=elemental+magnesium

https://www.amazon.com/Nutrigold-Magnesium-Gold-Elemental-Full-Spectrum/dp/B018X2CFZY/ref=sr_1_16_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1522246153&sr=8-16&keywords=elemental+magnesium

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


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Calories 2335

Fat 105 g

Carbs 205 g

Protein 178 g

Ingredients

5 bottles Soylent 2.0

200 ml water

84 g whey protein isolate

5 g potassium gluconate

3 g salt

20 g granulated sugar

Supplements

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

http://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Elemental/dp/B000BD0RT0, 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: https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_4?crid=91UGU210WCSQ&keywords=doctors+best+magnesium&qid=1574886461&sprefix=doctors+best+man%2Caps%2C412&sr=8-4

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.

http://nootropicsdepot.com/ksm-66-ashwagandha-extract-300mg-capsules/

https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0/ref=sr_1_4_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1505704271&sr=1-4&keywords=magnesium+glycinate

u/loinplanks · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I just take one of these magnesium pills with my first meal each day:
https://smile.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0

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


https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0

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/newguy8908 · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I take it way early in morning. And at night I take these. For better sleep. You can also try Melatonin

Magnesium Glycinate https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Absorption-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B000BD0RT0/

Magnesium L Threonate https://www.amazon.com/Magnesium-Threonate-Capsules-Magtein-Bioavailable/dp/B01M4GM9R1

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)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000BD0RT0/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1484724664&sr=8-1&keywords=magnesium

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.
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000BD0RT0/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000BD0RT0/ref=sxts_bia_sr_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1496456352&sr=1 )

Enjoy your roll!

u/nai3b · 1 pointr/Supplements

Thanks, do you have thoughts on this magnesium?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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')

Thanks!

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. Examine.com has some solid research on magnesium. Labdoor.com will help you sort supplements. I take this one, one pill and night and one in the afternoon. It also helps with my hypertension. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BD0RT0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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 swanson.com. It's probably cheaper online. Just makes sure it's chelated. Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000BD0RT0/ref=psdcmw_3774411_t1_B00S1RUSWE

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:
https://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Magnesium-Citrate-Tablets/dp/B000BV1O26

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

https://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/diets/a20065463/snake-diet-weight-loss/

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.

https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Magnesium-Citrate-200-Tablets/dp/B000BV1O26

https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Potassium-Citrate-180-Capsules/dp/B001AWWC1W

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Magnesium-Citrate-Tablets/dp/B000BV1O26/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1442463023&sr=1-1&keywords=Now+Foods+Magnesium+Citrate
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BV1O26/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_mEnmybRSZEA48

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/lostninja316 · 1 pointr/keto

Pills I bought for reference

Fish Oil - Nature Made Burp-less Fish Oil, 1000 Mg, 300 mg Omega-3, 150 Liquid Softgels https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004U3Y9FU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_mZ8EzbTEERP9K

Magnesium - Nature Made High Potency Magnesium 400 Mg, 60-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RS6PN4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_dX8EzbDZQNTNV

Salt - SOD CHLOR TABS 1 GM 100 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GCN130/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_QX8EzbSTV07H1

Potassium - Nature Made Potassium Gluconate 550mg, 100 tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EYC4D62/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_EY8Ezb16H7Q4J

u/axcho · 1 pointr/soylent

Yeah, sounds like you've been getting less sodium than you need, I'm sorry to hear that. :( For keto, 5000mg is a common recommendation but the real answer is that it varies - for most people that will be enough, but for some people it won't be, and for others it's too much.

What we've done recently is reduce the base amount of sodium in Keto Fuel to 2300mg like the others (because some people have issues when they get more sodium than that) and add a customizable salt recommendation to the instructions recipe (add up to 1/4 teaspoon salt per meal). Personally, I prefer sodium chloride tablets like these because I don't like things tasting too salty.

u/Brows · 1 pointr/ketogains
u/Raelshark · 1 pointr/IAmA

I get these from Amazon. I take one first thing in the morning, then generally a high-salt diet during the day. Then I track my BP to make sure it doesn't get too high.

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.
https://www.amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-Capsules-1000mg-Count/dp/B000SOXALE/ref=zg_bs_6939949011_1?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=VNZ5NETWXJVAWQSQY74C&th=1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GIQS02/ref=sr_ph_1_s_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1487811737&sr=sr-1&keywords=zma&th=1
IF all that isn't working, slap on the headphones and listen to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SmAqaCrCpU&list=PLp5q1GrVm5zUJyx-5kSQKIhjhCN3AoLsQ&index=2

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.

ZMA

u/JoeMarron · 1 pointr/gainit

This will work better than any fiber supplement

http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Stress-Orignal/dp/B000OQ2DL4/ref=sr_1_3_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1463765154&sr=1-3&keywords=natural+calm.

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: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Stress-Orignal/dp/B000OQ2DL4/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1475193261&sr=1-2 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 out...best 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: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Stress-Orignal/dp/B000OQ2DL4

    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.
👇

https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Stress-Original/dp/B000OQ2DL4

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.
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Stress-Orignal/dp/B000OQ2DL4

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 -https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OQ2DL4/ref=sr_ph_1_s_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1482335588&sr=sr-1&keywords=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 examine.com 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” (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049IRCAA/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_tai_oviTCbGW5D9ZH). 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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OQ2DL4/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_tai_NCiTCbW2VCPKP 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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000OQ2DL4/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1482694260&sr=8-2&keywords=calm+magnesium+powder&pi=SY200_QL40

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/TravelingMeow · 1 pointr/migraine

Thanks for the links. I buy Hans Nieper’s brand from amazon (NCI Advanced Research Dr. Hans Nieper Lithium Orotate Tablets, 120 mg, 200 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VHCU8M).

I definitely have depression as a symptom and the LiOr has absolutely helped with that. Honestly though one thing I hope to get from a neurologist is a prescription drug to replace the lithium, as it’s an unregulated and relatively unstudied substance.
Also, a note about the Hans Nieper’s brand, is that the pills between bottles can be quite inconsistent. Some bottles will have thinner pills that are hard to split in half, some will have thicker pills that are powdery and break easily, some bottles will have medium thickness pills, but most bottles have some combination of 2 or 3 different thicknesses. It’s been a lifesaver though so I’ve been fearful of trying any other brand when this has been working for me.

u/bannana · 1 pointr/Supplements

For me the orotate seemed to do what it needed to in around 2 months after that it seemed the side effects weren't balanced out by the benefits. I've heard similar accounts from more than one person. I took it for around 2 months give or take, started with a quarter of a tab and worked up to a full tab since it made me feel pretty spaced out if I took too much. There aren't many brands out there the one I found (and was reccomended by others) was by Advanced Research. My goal in taking it was to decrease anxiety and to improve sleep though oddly it shouldn't be taken at night since it can keep you awake. And I say oddly here because it definitely has a calming effect but isn't the sleepy kind, I believe it worked with giving be better sleep. I now take it occasionally when I'm feeling anxious and it works as I take it much like magnesium does only with a different feeling.

u/UserID_3425 · 1 pointr/Supplements

It has a lot of neurological effects, so it definitely could help. Plus, it's really not too expensive to try. Personally I feel better and sleep better when I take it, and I only take a quartered pill daily.

u/Kemosabe0 · 1 pointr/zen

When I get anxious or depressed I just take Lithium Orotate. You can buy it over the counter or online. I think more people should take this stuff because just from personal experience I know it works. Other then that maybe try to pick up an active hobby skill like mountain biking or sailing. Change up your environment more and get out of a routine. Voultineer for others, I do this it always seems to feel rewarding to help others.

u/throwaway99199203193 · 1 pointr/Nootropics
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 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B072N4NTG5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3rR1CbVKG3E8H

I also use this to help good movements

Natural Calm - Superior Magnesium Powder, 8 oz. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000WVYB8Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_yvR1CbJ77XWRE

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?

This: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Natural-Calm-Superior-Magnesium-Powder/dp/B000WVYB8Y

Or this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Swanson-Albion-Chelated-Magnesium-Glycinate/dp/B00J03ZH88

u/kermtrist · 1 pointr/benzorecovery

Lol...no...its 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) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WVYB8Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Nw01Db1D6FAZ8

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/graphikone · 1 pointr/keto

I used this yesterday. I felt much better after a while. 40,000 Volts

u/bodybybutterandbaby · 1 pointr/xxketo

So I just started using this as was the recommendation on a Facebook group I'm in. I can't figure out though if it's a good thing or not as I've been retaining fluid like crazy. I think maybe I'm not drinking enough water with this amount of electrolyte. Not sure. Still in trial and error phase.

Also it tastes nasty but I just take a slightly diluted shot in some Bai and then chug water. You only need 1tsp.


[trace minerals brand electrolyte concentrate. ](Trace Minerals 40,000 Volts, 8-Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Z98KF8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_sJhhzbCF6FCTX)

u/botojomomo · 1 pointr/ketoscience

Thanks for asking, yeah I have experimented with various amounts of lite salt, things like magnesium supplements, and 40000 Volts. It did not seem to make much of a difference (except for diarrhea when I took too much).

u/miss-maggrathea · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

I use "40,000 Volts!" by Trace Minerals Research
https://smile.amazon.com/Trace-Minerals-000-Volts-8-Ounce/dp/B000Z98KF8/

u/hell_ianthus · 1 pointr/keto

In the beginning I started and ended my day with a cup of broth. Now when I figured out what works for me I'm drinking it as needed. Bought Knorr's bullion cubes because making my own is not feasible.

My morning bucket of coffee(24oz) is seasoned with Morton's lite salt and coconut oil.


I take 57oz bottle of water to work and add 1/2 Lite Salt. I salt most of my foods.

Purchased 40000 volts and mix it with my water.


All that preparation helped me avoid the dreaded flu in the beginning.


Later on you will learn to listen to your body and provide based on need.


Good luck.


u/Squat5 · 1 pointr/steroids

This isn't the right NAC right?

u/thomasmore71 · 1 pointr/bipolar

Hey, Emerald, I'm sorry you've been feeling like this. Tell us a little more about your weekly routines. Do you go to school, work?

I don't know if you've ever been on medication and how you feel about that, but even if you can't go in for a doctor soon (and I hope you do keep trying), you could try taking some NAC, which is over-the-counter and helps many people with their bipolar-related depression. I was in a very similar situation to yours and put myself on it (this is the one I use at home) and it helped me a lot. My doctor also told me that my bloodwork showed I was Vitamin D deficient, which is very common - especially this time of year - and I started a supplement to help me with that. Anyway, please think about trying the NAC to see if it helps. Here's an article on how it works in the body:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201201/problems-i-have-nac

If it doesn't help, I would think about if there are family members who live in a more urban area where you could get a p-doc appointment. And then stay with them while getting help. This sounds drastic, but I often think that we wait far too long to take steps like this, which are far better than opting out of life entirely.

u/nwglassgrrl01 · 1 pointr/CPTSD

Ask your doc about NAC - it's N-Acetyl Cysteine, a amino acid.

My psych ARNP suggested it when the anti-depressant & all the other stuff I'm on didn't do the whole trick. It's been a game-changer for me (when I ran out, I definitely missed it).

She's also taking me off the Lexapro & putting me on Cymbalta, which is supposed to help with my chronic muscle tension and nerve pain.

Here's the Amazon link to the one I use:

https://www.amazon.com/NOW-NAC-600-250-Capsules/dp/B0013OUQ3S/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=now+nac+1000+mg+supplement+capsules&qid=1567051820&s=gateway&sr=8-3

I hope it's OK to post the link.

My naturopath is going to put me on low-dose Naltrexone (LDN) once I'm fully off the Lexapro & on the Cymbalta - apparently LDN is really good for a lot of conditions, including PTSD, panic disorder, dissociative disorder, anxiety (GAD), and depression, among a host of other conditions. I can't wait!

Here are a couple of links to information on LDN:

http://lowdosenaltrexone.org/

https://www.ldnresearchtrust.org/conditions#Neurologic%20diseases

I hope this helps.

u/taichouvik · 1 pointr/Nootropics
u/joesavu · 1 pointr/schizophrenia

I started taking this. it seems to be helping me get better sleep and clearer thinking.

http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Nac-Acetyl-Cysteine-600mg-Vcaps/dp/B0013OUQ3S

Definitely Amino Acids gives your body the missing suppliments it needs especially for schizophrenics. Mainly, antioxidants will help to get rid of the toxins in your brain.

Yeah, Ive come to terms with my delusions, it can be scary some times. Im also agnostic or atheist, however these demons are pretty real to me. I have to watch out for them in my dreams and if they manifest themselves into full blown delusions. I either have to run and run if I want to stay asleep. Or wake up. There is no fighting them because it has no effect.

When I do get to dream, it means my brain is processing my events in the day and storing them into memories. When I dont dream thats when I have short term memory problems due to this illness.

u/adidasboy1 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Thanks, will certainly look into it further. I am also interested in meditation and will be implementing it when this semester closes out and it makes sense to begin practicing. After doing research over the past 24 hours, I've come up with potential ideas for what I may begin using. If anyone can provide feedback or any notes on any of the following and dosage, it would be appreciated:

  • Bacopa Monnieri - I wasn't sure if it's important to take the extract or the whole herb in capsule form
  • L-Citrulline
  • NAC - I read a recent study suggesting NAC may break down the BBB, but the unhealthy rats used seem faulty
  • KSM-66
  • Chelated Magnesium - I read chelated is the best in this case

    ​

    Each of these listed are all just ideas, I'm not sure what would be necessary and what wouldn't, just what I've gathered from reading. I have also considered Zembrine and I'm not sure if a dopamine supplement would be necessary for any reason, but if so I've looked at L-Theanine and Dopa Mucuna.

    ​

    In researching all of this, I've also found multivitamins created specifically for anxiety. Something like this seems it could be promising. Am I better off creating my own stack and taking supplements individually, or would the multivitamin option be something worth considering? Does anyone have any experience?
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u/TheWaysOftheKetoxD · 1 pointr/keto
u/Carb_killa · 1 pointr/keto

I'm partial to Now Foods brands of Potassium Citrate and Magnesium Citrate, both are excellent. I take so much however I've found that it's a lot cheaper to fill my own capsules with bulk powders from Bulk Supplements.

u/kbotei · 1 pointr/keto

Not sure if this suffers from the same problem as Potassium Gluconate, but you could always try Potassium Citrate.

u/festinapeche · 1 pointr/loseit

Well, that's really something you'll have to play around with. Right now I drink black tea with 2 tbsp of collagen hydrolysate (https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1465399453&sr=8-1&keywords=Collagen+Hydrolysate) to help get protein and stave off hunger until I'm ready to eat a meal.

I'm actually cutting back on caffeine, but I would usually also have a cup of coffee with some half and half after the tea with the collagen hydrolysate.

I would drink the sparkling water as often as you want/need/afford at first. Carbonated water is reportedly not great for your teeth, but it's calorie free and should help you transition to a better diet.

u/chocosausonerythng · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I'm not sure what your $ ballpark is, or your reasons for avoiding whey (if you're a vegetarian this suggestion will NOT work for you), but collagen protein (i use this one) dissolves in anything and has almost no taste or texture. I don't like the texture of most unflavored protein powders, and most flavored varieties are too sweet for me.

My favorite "recipe" is a serving of this powder, 6 oz almond milk, 3 oz coffee, and a tsp of honey or chocolate syrup.

u/Redditropics · 1 pointr/Supplements

I did some research and it seems the best product for getting type II is swanson or neocell

you mean somehting like? https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU

If you look at ironfistx he says that all collagen types are broken down in the body so that there's no difference between them when being used in the body, what's your opinion on that? http://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/60859-regrowing-cartilage-with-collagen-supplements/page-10

u/SassyVeggieKeto · 1 pointr/xxketo

I use this and this.

u/possumosaur · 1 pointr/xxketo

Intermittent fasting is supposed to help with aotophagy, which is the process of your cells actually replacing themselves. So, that is definitely a place to start looking!

For collagen, I've heard good things about this brand: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU

u/jdm1tch · 1 pointr/Ultralight

So, I’m relying on google translate, but I’m guessing that’s hydrolized collagen much like this?

https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Hydrolysate-Unflavored/dp/B005KG7EDU

u/ImBrokenUpAboutIt · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've been using this....http://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Collagen-Hydrolysate-16-Ounce/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1457468101&sr=1-1&keywords=great+lakes+gelatin

Dissolves completely in hot or cold and doesnt change consistency. Two tablespoons is 11g protein and nothing else. Good for when you're doing a flexible dieting program and just need some simple protein to hit your macros.

u/ohmahgob · 1 pointr/exmormon

I like to mix a tbsp of unsweetened cocoa and hydrolyzed collagen into my daily coffee, but I'm also a weird health nut. If you go to Starbucks, I'd recommend getting a 'blonde' because it has more caffeine and antioxidants than a darker roast.

u/jbarnes222 · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

There are a lot of forms. I've found this to be quality. You don't have to warm the water to dissolve it and it has minimal flavor. If you honestly try it, please let me know how it goes.

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1p4FzbWZMQNDV

u/starsreminisce · 1 pointr/loseit

I drink this collagen thing and I also eat a lot of jerky. The Jack Links beef stick is 10g of protein with 50cals

u/Lee_Vings_Lovechild · 1 pointr/Wildfire
u/JDismyfriend · 1 pointr/nutrition

Protein, but specially Collagen. I use this :)

u/vantha · 1 pointr/keto

I like to use a protein base gelatin, like Great Lakes Gelatin.

u/Silly_panda · 1 pointr/90daysgoal

Here's what i was recommended and has been working well for me.

Amazon Link

It works surprisingly well for me. Even though it is 20 dollars it does last quite a long time.

u/intensely_human · 1 pointr/news

Eat collagen. Your body can break that collagen down into lysine and proline, and then use those to build collagen again. Also note your body uses vitamin C to catalyze the construction so make sure you've got vitamin C in your diet too as you add proline and lysine. If you're over 30 (and hence experiencing lower-than-peak HGH levels) your body will be very slow to rebuild connective tissue unless you're providing a lot of the raw materials.

Simply mixing gelatin into my coffee for two days helped me heal an ankle injury that had gone without healing for about a month. It was gross and slimy, but I chugged that nasty coffee and it worked. Your body can heal connective tissue just as readily and steadily as it heals a cut on your skin, if you give it the right raw materials to work with.

There's hydrolized collagen, which is processed further than gelatin, which means it will dissolve perfectly into cool liquids so it's not slimy and gross. I mix it into my coffee every day and my joints are all stronger and less injury-prone.

A couple useful links for you:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collagen
  • https://www.amazon.com/Great-Lakes-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate/dp/B005KG7EDU

    If you think maybe I'm nuts and don't want to drop $22 plus shipping just to test some rando's theory on the internet, buy a box of gelatin for like $2 at the grocery store, in the baking aisle. Gelatin is collagen that's just been boiled down like crazy until it's a powder. Mix it into something hot like tea or coffee, and be prepared to drink a nasty slimy drink. But it's worth it.

    Or just eat a shit-ton of jello - as long as it's not some vegetarian thing jello has gelatin and therefore collagen in it.
u/geekaroo · 1 pointr/orangetheory

I've started adding collagen powder to my oatmeal and hot drinks (coffee and tea). It's pure, flavorless protein and apparently good for joint health... which is a plus with all the running and jumping lately.

I get it here but there are plenty of other options: Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate Beef, Kosher, 16 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005KG7EDU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_eV7OCbHGSFRND

u/blurfocus · 1 pointr/keto

Some people rave about the pork clouds.

http://www.amazon.com/Pork-Clouds-Rosemary-Salt-Bags/dp/B00JPPLOB0

Some other ideas:

u/Unsilent_SoCalipede · 1 pointr/1200isplenty

Every morning I take my normal dosage of women's gummies (Costco), a fish/krill oil, and a probiotic that I buy through a family member. The collagen powder I take is this one and I really like it! I can mix it with my morning coffee or in smoothies and it's not gelatinous (the red container is).

u/TriedAndProven · 1 pointr/keto

I use collagen in my morning coffee and added to my post-workout protein stack as a joint health supplement. I've been using it for about six months, and an old (10+ years) nagging climbing injury of mine no longer hurts.

Could be totally unrelated, but it's relatively cheap, available on Amazon, has some protein, and certainly isn't going to hurt anything.

ETA: This is the brand I use.

u/floweronwall · 1 pointr/zerocarb

Aside from the iron, I started taking this collagen supplement. You should definitely check in with a pediatrician though. Good luck!

u/defekt7x · 1 pointr/keto
u/Sintara · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Completely anecdotal but I read gelatin helps. It provides your body with the necessary nutrients for skin elasticity. I took this throughout my pregnancy, tried for once a day but forgot some days, had it twice on others. I didn't get any stretchmarks on my belly but got a few small ones on my boobs after giving birth. I had stopped taking the gelatin by then. It's supposed to help repair and fade old stretchmarks too so I've started it up again now.

I have a lot of stretchmarks on my thighs, hips and boobs from puberty so I was convinced my belly would be covered in them. Jojoba oil supposedly mimics natural body oils so I moisterized my stomach with that on occasion.

I think position of the baby makes a big difference as well, mine was sideways (back to my side and his side to the front) all the way up to the end, and I gave birth at 38+5. Baby was 3kg30g or about 6.6 pounds.

u/Redstonefreedom · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness
u/Scrump507 · 1 pointr/keto

Two rules of thought... don't know how accurate.

  1. Many massages while losing weight. Idea is that the massages help break up the subcutaneous (spelling?) fat under the skin, helping the skin shrink faster.
  2. Using something like the following product: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KG7EDU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
    Which is supposed to be good for quite a bit of good things in your body, one of which is skin elasticity... which can only be good so that you skin has an easier time of it getting back to normal as you lose weight. And the older you are, the less elastic your skin is.
    I can't prove or disprove this. :)
u/hipstervenser · 1 pointr/keto

May I ask why you don't want to have breakfast? Is it a time thing, or are you just not feeling it? Understandable either way.

I replace butter with coconut oil for the "Bullet Proof" coffee. Personally, I can't stand the mouth feel of 1-2 tbs melted butter. I feel as though it's all over my face once I'm done.

I'll alternate BP coffee with Tim Ferris' "Titanium Tea", which, I'll be honest, is not really for the faint of heart. Not quite as enjoyable as the BP coffee, but it's different... Spicy. Keeps me going without food til' 3-4pm. Health benefits from Turmeric and ginger, too.

Finally, something I've been messing around with is Chicken/Meat stock with a tablespoon or two of beef callogen. Will also add coconut oil to this. I personally love it.

u/sunnysprout · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Supplement-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1518972942&sr=8-3&keywords=natural+calm+magnesium+powder+raspberry+lemon

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.
http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon-16/dp/B00BPUY3W0

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. http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon-16/dp/B00BPUY3W0

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: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Organic-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VHTrDbQVB2924

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.

https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Supplement-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0

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. http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394719352&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+calm+magnesium+powder

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 http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397140731&sr=8-1&keywords=calm
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)
MyFitnesspal
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Magnesium drink: http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0

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] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_sXqfub1NS6HJW) 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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0

u/FallbrookDave · 1 pointr/PanicAttack

Check this out: Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Drink Mix, Magnesium Supp... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_XBBDDbAMF75GR

u/b_rouse · 1 pointr/Nootropics

I like Natural Calm Tea:

Natural Vitality Calm, The Anti-Stress Dietary Supplement Powder, Raspberry Lemon - 16ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_TIlBCbS0Q47PN

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

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u/oilymagnolia · 1 pointr/xxketo

[Natural Calm Magnesium](Natural Vitality Natural Calm Diet Supplement, Raspberry Lemon, 16 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_C0mZBbEWBB0G7) 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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KuHYBbK1TEVF0

u/Tryin2improve · 1 pointr/stopdrinking

Magnesium.

Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium Anti Stress, Organic, Raspberry Lemon, 16 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Lt6vzbY86SGMS

u/MyButtsAsleep · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I drank this in a glass of water before bed with my first pregnancy and it helped: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Magnesium-Organic-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0

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

http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0

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

https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Anti-Stress-Supplement-Raspberry/dp/B00BPUY3W0

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

https://www.reddit.com/r/Ayahuasca/comments/d9aisj/what_are_the_common_standard_procedures/f1gg6fc

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:

https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Supplement-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0?th=1

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. http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Calm-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0 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 ? https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Vitality-Supplement-Raspberry-Lemon/dp/B00BPUY3W0?th=1

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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BPUY3W0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Y1X-AbRET8SY7

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:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BPUY3W0?pc_redir=1406201226&robot_redir=1
(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.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BPUY3W0/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_1_w?th=1

u/Lunafeather · 1 pointr/xxketo

Okay, so I ended up buying a magnesium citrate/calcium powdered supplement (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BPUY3W0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1P546TAL7E4CV), 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. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BPUY3W0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 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/prnayc · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

This is my festival go-to. Before I pass out and as soon as I wake up. https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA/

u/joecbloom · 1 pointr/running

LyteShow is my favorite product for this kind of mineral replenishment need.

u/Kdbrewst · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Or just buy some LyteShow like a true alcoholic. Take before drinking, before bed and in the morning when you wake up; plus Advil in the am too.

You're welcome. https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1473449738&sr=8-1&keywords=lyteshow

u/Allthingsfiner · 1 pointr/Swimming

I have the same problem and have been using an electrolyte mixer called LyteShow that you add to your water bottle. LyteShow. Has blend of 5-6 electrolytes plus a little zinc.

Also have tried pickle juice which also helps a little.

u/Fancy_New_Whatever · 1 pointr/fasting

Edit: Deleted original comment and resubmitted this one with a better link.

Honestly, I swear by Lyte Show. It's a clear, tasteless liquid I add to every other bottle of water I drink during the day. It's literally just sodium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and a few other minerals. No added dyes, flavors, etc.

I haven't really heard many people talking about it here, but I am happy to spread the word because it's been such a huge help to me.

I used to get those deep, burning stomach cramps and terrible headaches when I first started IF. At that point, I had no concept of how much electrolytes affect your body's ability to function normally. Drinking more water just made my already depleted system worse. Then forcing down a salt water mix felt like torture.

Lyte Show saved the day for me because it was so easy to integrate into my daily routine, and it covers all of your basic electrolyte/mineral needs so you're not stuck choking down a handful of supplements trying to make yourself feel better. This gets in your system quickly and you're in control of how much you use. Some people can go for weeks without needing any extra supplements, some people need a little more than average. Whatevs - it's up to you!

Also, an added benefit is that it is basically a hangover cure as well. A 1 liter bottle of water with a cap full of Lyte Show usually knocks it down to a manageable level and has been a lifesaver on more than one Sunday morning :)

Totally not a shill - I just really love this particular product

https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Bottles-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1523895672&sr=8-2&keywords=lyteshow&th=1

u/jd_edc · 1 pointr/keto

I hike and backpack. I try to avoid "extreme" heat, but my local area is desert/high desert, so 90 degree days with lots of exposure have happened. Managing electrolytes and avoiding those deep calf cramps is key. I like Nuun tabs, the Saltstick chewables that come in rolls, but I also have tried Lyteshow (a liquid electrolyte treatment) and found it works well to treat a whole 3L bladder before setting out for a day.

u/jakk86 · 1 pointr/keto

I dont know about leaky gut, but I have more energy and feel better doing keto (9 months in). I will say that I started doing supplements as well that have made some differences. I take a daily multi, potassium, and magnesium.

I do sleep a bit better since keto but what has made a HUGE difference is tart cherry extract. I got it to reduce muscle soreness and downtime between workouts (major difference) but apparently it also improves sleep. Massively for me. 45 minutes to an hour after taking it I get fairly tired and I no longer wake up 3-4 times a night. I sleep 6-8 hours straight without interruption and it's incredible.

This is the brand I swear by: Tart Cherry Concentrate - Made... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TP54IFO?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Also started taking electrolytes as well. Started spending 10 hours or so a week at the gym (2 hours 5 days) and just felt super lethargic after workouts and even on days off. I put one cap full in my water and take it to the gym with me and it has made an immense difference. I get in more intense cardio and I dont feel tired after working out either.

This is what I use: LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_bBz-BbC22GB0S

Hope this helps. Good luck!

u/SecretSwingersKC · 1 pointr/Swingers

Electrolytes. I take magnesium in pill form daily and use this when drinking. Stay away from drinks with sugar and experiment to find out how much you need. I can be downright drunk and wake up the next day feeling great.

LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives - 40 Servings (with Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_k4c6CbJE5F519

u/Sweatpant-Diva · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I always use Lyteshow when I workout and throughout the day.

u/plantbitch1408 · 1 pointr/xxketo

I drink Lyteshow and while it's not a powder, it comes in liquid form and you just squirt it right into your water. It doesn't have any additional flavoring or sweetness and does have a salty taste to it, so if that's not your thing then adding a packet of Crystal Light, or something similar will solve it. I like that it's more than just salt. It also contains Magnesium, Zinc, Chloride, Potassium, & Sulfate.

https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration-Magnesium/dp/B00EISFBYA?th=1

u/tazend314 · 1 pointr/POTS

Lyte Show is a life saver

ultima electrolyte drink mix

The ultima has no added fake sugar, or brominated veg oil or any of that crap and has a lot more minerals than Gatorade/Powerade. I love the raspberry but there's tons of flavors and they also come in individual packets but I prefer the scoop to make pitchers of it.


The lyte show is great to keep in your bag for when you really need help. It's also great for athletes and binge drinkers because of how quickly it replenishes. It does taste like salt water but not as bad as you would
Think. The other option will
Taste better and be easier for you to drink but this is for when you need it quickly...and it really doesn't taste that bad


I swear by both of these.

u/Nuro92 · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

I eat 6pm-9pm and workout around 2 am. Run 6 miles/weights... no issues.

As long as you get all your protein during your feeding window, I don’t think it matters.

Just make sure to get your electrolytes, I use this: LyteShow: Ionic Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration (40 Servings) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/

u/mc_88 · 1 pointr/fasting

What are your thoughts on this to remain hydrated during a fast?

LyteShow - Electrolyte Concentrate for Rapid Rehydration - NO Sugars, NO Additives - 40 Servings (With Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EISFBYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-IhcBbKK6BYY5

u/Kristeninmyskin · 1 pointr/ketogains

I like Lyteline you add the drops to water and it tastes like a squeeze of lemon!

u/keto_morty · 1 pointr/keto

For cycling I've been using LyteShow and it seems to be working. Drink a capful of the stuff at the start and in the middle, and it works for me. Says on it not to exceed 8 caps a day. During the day at work, I drink two cups of Knorr Chicken Broth.

u/Fraywind · 1 pointr/fitness30plus

The one I've personally used is LyteShow that I got from amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/), but you can also make your own. You can look up Ketoade, it's relatively simple to make (water, salt, magnesium citrate, maybe some other supplements if you want).

The /r/keto subreddit has a really good FAQ to get you on your way if you're interested: https://www.reddit.com/r/keto/wiki/faq

u/HotRodMex · 1 pointr/cycling

Gu has a lemon tea, but guessing that still falls under "fake fruit flavors."

This was recommended here a while back
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EISFBYA/ref=aw_wl_ov_dp_1_11?colid=6F26VKY6QGNU&coliid=I1RYAACGBARKPC&vs=1

u/darthjenni · 1 pointr/dementia

Are you getting enough electrolytes? I can get dizzy if I don't eat and drink the right stuff.

V8 original

Gatorade, Propel, Powerade

If you don't like any of those you can get LyteShow and put it in whatever drink you like.

u/vahpor · 1 pointr/MTB

anyone know of / used LyteShow off of amazon? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EISFBYA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A55YYCMFG8SKC

reviews well.. affordable. added it to a race face chester pedal order... i've been working on pushing myself for longer rides, and i had a bad time on a recent outing. i've added a water bottle to my bike, and also wear a pack w/ ~2l bladder. i try to eat a bannana during each ride too. i want to try an electrolyte mix in my bottle, and carry 1/2 to 1l of straight h2o on my back. flavor is not important, 'effects' or restults are. and if i have a snack/bannana/h2o to wash it down with, it should be tolerable for me.

u/HazenThorne · 1 pointr/ElectricForest

LyteShow is another option for an overall better nutritional kick in the ass without all the high fructose corn syrup.

u/Hero7778 · 1 pointr/keto

https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Bottles-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration/dp/B00EK0FGV4/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&ref=yo_pop_d_pd_t1&th=1

I use this , add a little lemon and stevia erythritol blend and put it in my soda stream . Some times i drink it plain ..

u/Nuccipuff · 1 pointr/keto

Would lyteshow work for You?

u/kerryhg · 1 pointr/LightningInABottle

Bring a bottle of this: https://www.amazon.com/LyteShow-Bottles-Electrolyte-Concentrate-Rehydration/dp/B00EK0FGV4
Put one capful (3ml) in your water and consume before you go "out" at night and before you go to bed.

u/desperateneedofcake · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I add this to my night time water. Whenever I get up to pee (which is a lot) I take a sip and I've not had any problems since. I'll also make a glass if I get a headache and it seems to help too. I was defiantly getting dehydrated even though I was drinking 80oz+ a day. I was having leg cramps and eye twitching all the time and it was really starting to drive me mad, especially the eye twitching. One of my students even noticed the eye twitch and asked if I was really angry...

u/da_dogg · 1 pointr/running

If you're like me and sweat a lot, I highly recommend supplementing electrolytes. I found these through my PT friend and I believe they're one of the most cost effective options out there. Mixed with water, it sorta tastes like you're drinking saline water, or even sweat (lol), but it gets the job done.

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LyteShow Electrolytes 3 Pack

u/humanbeing2018 · 1 pointr/fasting
u/mattressgiant · 1 pointr/keto

It's probably best to get more electrolytes through food like the other posters have said, but I've mixed some keto chow in the past so I have Potassium Citrate and NOW Cal/Mag/D3 powder. I just put a little bit of salt, potassium, magnesium, and choline into a shaker bottle with a few ounces of water and drink once or twice a day. Taste is not great but its a quick fix. Might try adding a multivitamin if you don't already, and cutting out aspartame if you consume any. Otherwise this seems like a question for a doctor, dietician, or someone more qualified than me. Good luck.