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    Magnesium Glycinate Discussion.....Miracle Mineral


    Hey guys,

    I know Magnesium is not the sexiest of supplements. It is not on the cutting edge but it is wildly important for the serious athlete.

    I encourage everyone to do research into magnesium glycinate. It is vastly superior to the other forms of magnesium as far as absorption. Additionally some of the other forms of magnesium such as magnesium aspartate (commonly found in ZMA) can actually have some nasty side effects. I will let you do the research since I am unable to post links. There hundreds of studies (as well as forum discussion) to be found simply by googling but I will share my story....

    I have been battling anxiety and depression for about 7 months now. Somehow I stumbled upon a magnesium supplement that was touted to provide a sense of calmness. My interest was peeked and I started researching.....because I get obsessive over new and exciting things. It turns out that almost every modern human living in the United States is deficient in this mineral. The symptoms of this deficiency include hypertension, anxiety, depression, muscle spasms/twitching, and heart palpatations, among a vast laundry list of other things. I started supplementing with the magnesium glycinate and within two days I am sleeping like a rock and my disposition is calm and relaxed. I no longer have the urge to self medicate with alcohol at night. Everything it seems is just back to normal. It's not as if I am high or feel anything in particular. I'm just normal.

    Does anyone have any experience with this supplement? I would really like to spread the word about this.

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    Great to hear you got over your depression. I've been using homemade ZMA for over 10 years, since I was in high school. I just happen to take my Zinc, Mag and B6 pre bed because it does help me sleep well.

    My choice for the different types of Zinc and Mag have evolved over the years and I am glad to say I found Magnesium Glycinate Chelate about 6 months ago and I love it. I use Albion.

    I do have a question...
    I was told you only need to take 100mg. Is that right? Or should I be taking 400mg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clemenza View Post
    Great to hear you got over your depression. I've been using homemade ZMA for over 10 years, since I was in high school. I just happen to take my Zinc, Mag and B6 pre bed because it does help me sleep well.

    My choice for the different types of Zinc and Mag have evolved over the years and I am glad to say I found Magnesium Glycinate Chelate about 6 months ago and I love it. I use Albion.

    I do have a question...
    I was told you only need to take 100mg. Is that right? Or should I be taking 400mg?
    That's great to hear Clemenza. I looked into all of the ZMA supplements and it seems that all of them use Magnesium aspartate which actually aggravates depression in those that may be prone to it. In hindsight that makes alot of sense because I remember that when I tried it years ago, I always woke up grumpy and was moody all day. The aspartate breaks down into the same product as aspartame (artificial sweetener). There is a very definitive link between depression and aspartame. There have been studies on aspartame that have been abandoned because the depressive effect was so severe.

    The magnesium Glycinate (MG) has completely relaxed me, not in a drugged out way. I am typically tight as a drum in my chest (anxiety) two days after starting the MG i noticed that was gone. Then a day later I remember hearing birds chirping. It was like a movie. I imagine all that had happened was that the ruminating thoughts in my head had dissipated and freed my senses to actually be present in the world.

    I have been taking 800 mgs. 200 mgs in the morning. 200 mgs at lunch. and 400 before bed to help me sleep. According to the FDA this is very high. However, according to progressive doctors this is perfectly fine. After I am stable for quite some time I will most likely drop down to 400 ed.

    Are you using optizinc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleGauge1 View Post
    Interested in finding out more information about this one. I Think its would be great to see some results from it. Also do you know of anything to spark a sex drive other than viagara or clalis? I have a friend that is looking to get into something like that. I really think it would be great if you had some suggestions. Also I hear that for cuts the best thing out there would be anavar. What do you guys think about that?
    Your friend huh lol? Anyway, this thread is about magnesium glycinate; not cialis, viagra or anavar.
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    Do you worry at all about competitive absorption with calcium? Do you get plenty of calcium? Just curious.

    Edit: I ask bc your high dose
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    Do you worry at all about competitive absorption with calcium? Do you get plenty of calcium? Just curious.

    Edit: I ask bc your high dose
    The only thing I consider is my timing. I do not take my magnesium at the same time I just consumed dairy of any kind. I am not worried in the least bit about calcium deficiency because humans are consuming an infinite times more dairy than we ever have in our history of existence. I am actually cutting my dairy by about 95% and I am in no way concerned. We consume so much calcium it is mind boggling. Calcium is actually stimulating to our nerves and causes us to be tense. It is actually necessary for muscular contraction. Magnesium is the exact opposite to calcium. It is necessary for our muscles to relax and helps inhibit our nerves.
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    Magnesium is important but that sounds like a placebo effect, OP
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    I use 2 tabs mag. 20-30 mins before bed and it does have a calming effect, maybe that is why old timers always touted a small glass of warm milk before retiring. It works fast on me if I use a tad too much however as it gives me the runs.
    Also, you might want to do some research into St Johns Wort, as there is some science behind it and it can give a better sense of well being and calmness. Valerian is also a fairly good sleep and calming aid.
    If you are having trouble with tension, be mindful of stimulants. Not saying to cut out your coffee all together, as that seems to make some people tense by restricting certain behaviors to an extreme, but to cut back on any coffee and or sodas.
    Lastly, and don't laugh, try a root lock exercise, google it, by tensing your perineum (area between the balls and anus that hold back pee or poop muscles) for a count of 5 seconds and then releasing doing this a few times and throughout the day.
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    I can't find it now, but there was a study that correlated leaness with magnesium intake..and also blood pressure levels..I'll find it here sometime...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quadzilla99 View Post
    Magnesium is important but that sounds like a placebo effect, OP
    I agree it certainly does sound like that but this is extensively documented. It really works.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBlack View Post
    I use 2 tabs mag. 20-30 mins before bed and it does have a calming effect, maybe that is why old timers always touted a small glass of warm milk before retiring. It works fast on me if I use a tad too much however as it gives me the runs.
    Also, you might want to do some research into St Johns Wort, as there is some science behind it and it can give a better sense of well being and calmness. Valerian is also a fairly good sleep and calming aid.
    If you are having trouble with tension, be mindful of stimulants. Not saying to cut out your coffee all together, as that seems to make some people tense by restricting certain behaviors to an extreme, but to cut back on any coffee and or sodas.
    Lastly, and don't laugh, try a root lock exercise, google it, by tensing your perineum (area between the balls and anus that hold back pee or poop muscles) for a count of 5 seconds and then releasing doing this a few times and throughout the day.
    I will certainly try these choad flexes. Shoot, its worth a try. I am not too bad on the stimulants at the moment. I have been sleeping so well I really don't need as much throughout the day.

    Quote Originally Posted by KimChee View Post
    I can't find it now, but there was a study that correlated leaness with magnesium intake..and also blood pressure levels..I'll find it here sometime...
    I can literally feel my decreased blood pressure. As far as leanness, I also ran across a study that mentioned decreased bell fat as a benefit of sufficient magnesium.
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    I love Magnesium
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    In for some brands. I use Mag Orotate, but it's a little pricy. No idea where Mag Glycinate is price wise. Also interested in Mag Threonate (Magtein) but that is expensive too.

    Although, right now my pre bed Mag comes from 1 scoop Nimbus Poseidon and every other day or so, a scoop of Green Magnitude. Not really sure the Tyrosine pre bed is a good idea though... Still monitoring that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anaboliks View Post
    That's great to hear Clemenza. I looked into all of the ZMA supplements and it seems that all of them use Magnesium aspartate which actually aggravates depression in those that may be prone to it. In hindsight that makes alot of sense because I remember that when I tried it years ago, I always woke up grumpy and was moody all day. The aspartate breaks down into the same product as aspartame (artificial sweetener). There is a very definitive link between depression and aspartame. There have been studies on aspartame that have been abandoned because the depressive effect was so severe.

    The magnesium Glycinate (MG) has completely relaxed me, not in a drugged out way. I am typically tight as a drum in my chest (anxiety) two days after starting the MG i noticed that was gone. Then a day later I remember hearing birds chirping. It was like a movie. I imagine all that had happened was that the ruminating thoughts in my head had dissipated and freed my senses to actually be present in the world.

    I have been taking 800 mgs. 200 mgs in the morning. 200 mgs at lunch. and 400 before bed to help me sleep. According to the FDA this is very high. However, according to progressive doctors this is perfectly fine. After I am stable for quite some time I will most likely drop down to 400 ed.

    Are you using optizinc?
    The zinc gluconate and magnesium glycinate I used are both from P. Pride
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    Quote Originally Posted by anaboliks View Post
    Hey guys,

    I know Magnesium is not the sexiest of supplements. It is not on the cutting edge but it is wildly important for the serious athlete.

    I encourage everyone to do research into magnesium glycinate. It is vastly superior to the other forms of magnesium as far as absorption. Additionally some of the other forms of magnesium such as magnesium aspartate (commonly found in ZMA) can actually have some nasty side effects. I will let you do the research since I am unable to post links. There hundreds of studies (as well as forum discussion) to be found simply by googling but I will share my story....

    I have been battling anxiety and depression for about 7 months now. Somehow I stumbled upon a magnesium supplement that was touted to provide a sense of calmness. My interest was peeked and I started researching.....because I get obsessive over new and exciting things. It turns out that almost every modern human living in the United States is deficient in this mineral. The symptoms of this deficiency include hypertension, anxiety, depression, muscle spasms/twitching, and heart palpatations, among a vast laundry list of other things. I started supplementing with the magnesium glycinate and within two days I am sleeping like a rock and my disposition is calm and relaxed. I no longer have the urge to self medicate with alcohol at night. Everything it seems is just back to normal. It's not as if I am high or feel anything in particular. I'm just normal.

    Does anyone have any experience with this supplement? I would really like to spread the word about this.
    No experience but I agree with everything you say..magnesium is very important. I use topical magnesium and would be interested to see which is better absorbed
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