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- 10-11-2011, 01:21 PM
- 10-11-2011, 01:24 PM
10-11-2011, 01:59 PM
Here is a quick study showing just one of the many benefits of magnesium
This shows that as consumption of magnesium fell, the levels of C-reactive protein went up, which is a measure of inflammation.Dietary Magnesium and C-reactive Protein Levels
Objective: Current dietary guidelines recommend adequate intake of magnesium (310–420mg daily) in order to maintain health and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Recent evidence from animal and clinical studies suggests that magnesium may be associated with inflammatory processes. The objective of this study was to determine whether dietary magnesium consumption is associated with C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, in a nationally representative sample.
Methods: Analysis of adult (≥17 years) participants in a cross-sectional nationally representative survey (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2000 [NHANES]) who were not taking magnesium or magnesium-containing supplements. The primary outcome measure was high sensitivity CRP (elevated ≥3.0mg/L).
Results: Among US adults, 68% consumed less than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium, and 19% consumed less than 50% of the RDA. After controlling for demographic and cardiovascular risk factors, adults who consumed <RDA of magnesium were 1.48–1.75 times more likely to have elevated CRP than adults who consumed ≥RDA (Odds Ratio [OR] for intake <50% RDA = 1.75, 95% Confidence Interval [CI] 1.08–2.87). Adults who were over age 40 with a BMI >25 and who consumed <50% RDA for magnesium were 2.24 times more likely to have elevated CRP (95% CI 1.13–4.46) than adults ≥RDA.
Conclusions: Most Americans consume magnesium at levels below the RDA. Individuals with intakes below the RDA are more likely to have elevated CRP, which may contribute to cardiovascular disease risk
Pretty much means great for your heart!!
Hundreds of enzymes use magnesium for everything from regulating potassium status, as a calcium channel blocker, helps blood pressure stay down and blood vessels stay pliable, builds bones, and as an anti-inflammatory just to list a few
There is also a belief that "Metabolic Syndrome" is nothing but a result of a magnesium deficiency. ( Metabolic syndrome is a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for coronary artery disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.)
I can literally go on and on on the benefits of magnesium supplementation but I wont Instead I suggest you pick up this book Amazon.com: The Miracle of Magnesium (9780345445889): Carolyn Dean: Books
In regards to topical use of magnesium, it has been shown to have the ability to raise DHEA levels when absorbed through the skin
Here is a link to the study that shows that magnesium oil ramps up DHEA levels: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7364753.html“as magnesium is absorbed through the skin and underlying fatty tissues of the body it sets off many chain reactions, one of which ends in the production of DHEA.”
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10-11-2011, 11:43 PM
10-12-2011, 12:14 AM
10-12-2011, 09:23 AM
10-12-2011, 09:38 AM
10-12-2011, 11:32 AM
Great stuff! I've just started with Magnesium oil as well in the mornings. I'm currently using 20 sprays (approx 200mg) of the Ancient Minerals blend and take another 250 mg mag citrate at night. Is that a good dosage of the oil in your experience? Also, any anecdotal effects when you take it?
10-13-2011, 02:01 PM
10-13-2011, 02:03 PM
Is it a good idea to take Astaxanthin and Beta-Carotene together? I was thinking of purcashing the two supplements below. What do you think? Also, you say you can take water soluble vitamins C and B with meals throughout the day, what is the best way and time to take fat soluble vitamins A, D, and E? Spread out from one another with meals? All at one at breakfast?
Astaxanthin Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Servings per Container: 60
Calories 5 Calories from Fat 4 Total Fat .05g 1% Vitamin A (100% as Natural Beta-Carotene) 105 IU 2% Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopherol) 50 IU 167% BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin (from Haematococcus pluvialis Extract) 4mg ** Lutein 40 mcg **
Natural Beta Carotene Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings per Container: 180
Beta-Carotene (as pro-Vitamin A 15mg) 25,000 IU 500% Vitamin E (from Mixed Tocopherols) 5 IU 17% Lecithin (61% Phosphatides) 10mg **
10-13-2011, 02:52 PM
As far as the CLA goes, are you saying I shouldn't give up on it just yet?. Also I didn't know it was an Omega 6 fatty acid. I probably could have figured that out via google though so guess I'm just lazy with some things...Anyway I have another question for you now regarding this. I have read numerous times that people get more than enough omega 6 fatty acids from diet. Plus if you supplement with excess omega 6 fatty acids this will throw off balance between omega 3's and omega 6's causing you to become deficient in omega 3s. So now I'm even more concerned about my CLA usage..... On the Astaxanthin dosage I really have no idea on the dosage. I read about it online here. I can tell a difference in endurance since I started taking it, but not sure how large of a dose is actually needed to maintain that. Bio Mend is an antioxident supplement.
10-13-2011, 03:15 PM
10-13-2011, 05:18 PM
10-14-2011, 03:08 PM
How much Selenium daily Doc? I find that if I supplement at night it gives me anxiety and keeps me up. Quite a few products I've used in the past that contain Selenium has done this... ZMK, Hgh-Up etc.
10-14-2011, 09:57 PM
Anabolicminds.com Featured Author
10-14-2011, 10:10 PM
The first product looks better and the second one (not bad, just unnecessary).
As for fat-soluble vitamins...Vitamin D depends on how much you take, if you're taking D2 or D3 (I presume most on this board take D3), or if you have any absorption issues. We can't always control absorption issues...but safely 2,000-5,000IU can be taken by everyone daily of Vitamin D3...once during the day is fine as they accumulate in the liver and various other fatty areas.
Vitamin A, you'd be taking care of with your mixed carotenoid supplement. Vitamin A (retinol) itself does NOT need to be taken supplementally and could prove toxic really easy; beta-carotene (two retinol molecules put together)...is only called to action when needed. Use beta-carotene before considering a retinol supplement.
Vitamin E....I think people on this board have done well in taking all 8 isomers (A product like someone mentioned above in Primordial Performance's Toco-8 and there are some products from Jarrow and/or AOR that are decent isomer variants of the vitamin - again, once daily is plenty.
Anabolicminds.com Featured Author
10-14-2011, 10:17 PM
My top supplements.
Almost any non farm raised fish
Non farm raised fish
If most people spent the money they spent on supps on organic foods, locally grown foods, hormone free meats, etc... They would be healthier And wealthier.
Oh and again, this is my list. I MAY have an occasional protein shake if I'm pressed for time but that's about as much as I supplement.
When you leave this world, will it be a better place because you were here?
10-14-2011, 10:19 PM
I have got to break for the night in a minute, BUT will offer what I USE in dosing of the top 10 tomorrow at some point. You can extrapolate what you will from that.
Selenium (as I just posted) at 200-400mcg/day...not too high as it has a narrow therapeutic index (side effects are very real if going too high). I am unsure what is in the product Hgh-Up (but I did believe that to be a nighttime formula, so interesting), but I do know that ZMK is a "krebs cycle product" which some of those salts could easily account for the anxiety you feel and keeping you up at night. Let me review what is in Hgh-Up and get back to you to see if I see any pattern in ingredient/form, etc...
I don't know if everyone on the board wants kids, but - if that's the case selenium is VERY important in this regard (some may do well without procreating and they can turn a blind eye to my writing on this). I am happy everyone is taking heed to the notion that it is VERY important.
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10-14-2011, 10:21 PM
10-14-2011, 10:50 PM
10-14-2011, 11:29 PM
So complicated, lol
Ill stick to my Orange Triad, Fish Oil, Garlic Oil, E3 Live (Klamath Lake Frozen Liquid Blue Green Algae), extra Vitamin C and D.
Orange Triad Link
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10-15-2011, 01:33 AM
[QUOTE=dinoiii;3044865]Nice List; I have very few gripes with it. I would suggest a switch to leucine and possibly dumping the taurine (simply to save money if you feel it's done nothing for you; I can't say I have ever gotten much from it either).
The only thing i notice from taurine it is a slight reduction in back pumps when doing deadlifts. But Ill be changing some things around in my list after reading your posts on some things in here. I read over in the bcaa thread. So you believe leucine outside of bcaa has just as much benifit? Bc your thread turned into a study war lol
10-15-2011, 03:54 PM
10-15-2011, 10:31 PM
Its like a pump in the lumbar region that can be cripling. Similar to those ppl feel when on certain AAS. I havent had the issue in ages, so ill prob drop the taurine.
10-15-2011, 11:56 PM
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