Replacing magnesium has been shown to have a very positive
Effect on migraine symptoms in some people.
How safe is Magnesium?
The Safety of Oral Magnesium supplementsthe intestines control the amount of magnesium absorbed,
Since any overdosing with magnesium causes diarrhea, which
Expels the overdose. This is the way Milk of Magnesia works,
Resulting in evacuation of the entire bowel, because this salt
Is virtually insoluble and combines with water to act as a
Laxative. If you are taking Mg Supplements and take too much
You will develop an episode of watery diarrhea that will last
About an hour. You should then decrease your next dose by 50%
As indicated on the Mg Dosing page. If you are on a Mg
Supplement and have diarrhea that is accompanied by fever,
Abdominal cramping, blood or pus in the stool or black tarry
Stools this is not an indication of Mg excess and you should
Notify your doctor immediately to find the source of your
Diarrhea.As long as the kidneys are functioning adequately, the body
Cannot accumulate excess magnesium in the blood. This is best
Determined by doing a serum creatinine level. Those with
Higher than normal creatinine levels need to be evaluated
Medically and should not take Mg supplements without the
Direct supervision of their physician.The above two responses of the body protect us from an
Excess of Mg.Magnesium supplementations are safe during pregnancy but you
Should always consult your obstetrician before starting any
Medications or vitamin & mineral supplementation during
Pregnancy.IN CONCLUSION ORAL MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENTATION IS VERY
Will Magnesium interfere with my medications?
Allopurinol, antibiotics, digoxin, iron salts,
Pencillamine, phenothiazines: Decreased effect because of possible
Impaired absorption. Separate administration times by 1-2 hours.
The absorption of quinolone and tetracycline
Antibiotics as well as nitrofurantoin is diminished when taken
With magnesium supplements. Therefore, magnesium should be taken
Two to four hours before or after taking these medications to
Avoid interference with absorption.