Originally Posted by caedmyn
I use NOW magnesium citrate--there's 450 mg per tsp. I think it's around $9 for 8 oz at www.iherb.com
so i hit the big hfs on the way home from work last night (my usual post-work saturday or sunday routine, ooh, the olive oil section...), and picked this up, thinking that, as many have said, most people are magnesium deficient, i should try it. i took a 1/2 tsp in water after i got home and an hour later had the worst abdominal pain and cramps i've ever had.
i also felt faint, in fact it felt remarkably like transition, and i ended up lying on the bathroom floor for a while with my tummy rumbling enough for things to rearrange themselves enough to stop the pain, and feel less dizzy, and took a dose of podophylum peltatum to help settle things down. then i went to the couch and fell asleep. today i still feel a little weak (and slightly rumbly, with one small watery bm), but we're also a bit achey/tired/flu-ish around here, and this is my day to veg anyway, no work or driving kids around to rev me up.
i had no bowel reaction at all when i took the natural calm trial envelope a few days ago. nobody's posts mentioned such a violent reaction to magnesium.
i honestly wasn't thinking with my whole brain about this. i think i assumed the bowel tolerance thing was based on when the mag got
to your bowels, but while on the floor i made the "gigantic" leap of "oh, yeah, milk of magnesia for constipation..." and realized it affects when it's absorbed.
does this mean i have enough magnesium already? (from diet, trace minerals supplement in the water). or maybe the natural calm was more "gentle" somehow?
i'm hesitant to put any in my mouth ever again... anybody want a bottle of NOW mag citrate missing one 1/2 tsp?