Magnesium hydroxide- is that an organic source of magnesium? I've read that the -oxide form is inorganic, and does not get absorbed into the bloodstream more than 4% of the total.
Since starting the tablets I bought three days ago, I've had a very metallic taste on the tongue, now very reduced when on D3 supplementation on the side. It's been 600 mg of Magnesiumhydroxide in a slow-release tablet on the first day, and then 300 mg the second day, with D3 supplementation of 50,000 iu for a booster dose. Today has been 400mg magnesium from my multivtamin tablet (with herbal mix) that includes the helper nutrients, and 20,000 iu D3, which is to be my daily dose for winter months. The metallic flavor is not showing itself any more, but I have a light feeling of almost.. magnetivity in my skin. A gentle burning at this moment or that, and slight headache here and there. The gentle sunburn feeling is most concentrated at the back/lower part of my head, and reportedly one of the benefits of magnesium is dilated blood vessels.
My skin bleeds a bit easier currently (type 1 diabetic, have to prick regularly for blood glucose testing), and my blood's a much, much more red/crimson color than normal. Usually it is very dark, and flows slower.
I think it may take a few months for my skin and blood vessels to adjust and regenerate against the new nutrients. Extra sensitivity might simply be from beginning from a poor state of health. The increased bloodflow feels very weird, and I want to be careful not to overdo it on the magnesium.. the supplementation is vital though, as both magnesium and D3 deficiency are indicated in Diabetes.
A friend pointed out to me that they use oxygen therapy to cleanse a person every now and then. And the D3 dosage that I'm on.. Well, I can confirm that even though the magnesium formulation is inorganic, every ounce of it is being used up. I've had blood as red as a neon stop sign, and I took care of the light headaches and issues yesterday by buying some acai-berry decaf tea.
I had a message or little vision in prayer a few weeks ago when I was a little down in the dumps, of blueberries being poured out by the dozens on a table, with the little thunk-thunk sounds and all.
As soon as I had the tea, about twenty minutes later, I got the feeling as if someone was squeezing my muscles like crazy! Especially the arm I was leaning on while resting on the couch. The excess oxygen molecules were being sapped up into my muscles by the antioxidants.
So.. Actually I believe I'll stay on magnesium hydroxide. I went and bought more of the tea as soon as I realized how good it was, and well.. what can I say? My bloodsugar has barely ever been this good.
Magnesium Hydroxide will change your stomach from acidic to neutral by certain reactions, i.e. creating water.
The magnesium hydroxide form keeps your bowels osmotic, helping to move stool. Too much would lead to diarrhea, obviously.
Keep in mind that when supplementing Vitamin D, it tends to improve absorption of other minerals like Lead too. Thus, simply eat beneficial mineral loaded foods with it or supplement beneficial minerals to deter Vitamin D's affinity for non-beneficial minerals.
Mmh, thanks for the pointer! I expect that the water supply here is quite lead-free, as they're a bit health-vigilant in my country. My one concern has been about our high calcium content in the water supply- but I've been told that the inorganic form in the water can't be absorbed by the body. In all likelyhood that's quite true, but I want to be quite cautious of hypercalcemia!
The magnesium is actually to both help increase insulin sensitivity, and as an essential helper for maintaining cell walls throughout the body. The symptoms and issues that deficiencies are linked to can be read here: http://www.krispin.com/magnes.html
I'd have to say the results from my supplemental regime is currently quite good. I've had a hard time reminding myself to keep up the protien intake though (low-fat, naturally). My actual insulin requirements have lowered from ~60 units of insulin to about ~44 units of insulin, and I have experienced a big boost in energy levels and much less carbohydrate cravings. I've been following the food guides pretty strongly since starting, and this is the tail end of two weeks on what is hopefully a well-balanced supplementation.
I'm trying to chase down the goal that has been reported successful in a few cases- weaning off of insulin via a low glycemic-index diet, exercise, balanced supplementation and patience.
There have been reports of folk achieving it via strict dieting and raw foods, but it doesn't seem like a heavily achievable goal, all things considered- I'd like this sort of recovery plan to be accessible by folk rich and poor alike, even if they do have to be working for their bread.