View Full Version : who knows what about magnesium supplementation?

06-12-2006, 10:31 PM
I hear taking this will help with muscle recovery?

whats the pro's and con's?

06-12-2006, 10:45 PM
Too much can cause digestive problems (mostly just distress).

ETS has more then the RDA (400mg) for magnesium. Most multi's have the RDA. Peanuts and Almonds are high in mganesium. So i don't think supplementaion of just maganesium is really needed. ETS (ALN) has some other parts that also help with recovery.

Your best bet, check out ETS or just eat peanuts/almonds and you'll have plenty of magnesium.

EDIT: Just did a google search, here ya go RDA for Magnesium (http://www.acu-cell.com/acn2.html)

06-12-2006, 10:49 PM
^^^ ya i talked to a nutritionalist who commented that alot of multi-vitamins leach magnesium from the body, and people involved in sports would benefit from magnesium.

She also told me about how calcium and B vitamins leach the body of magnesium.

I bought some, 250mg tablets, it says to take 4 a day...i take one or 2 before bed. and it really helps me sleep. thats the main reason i got it. She suggested it as an alternative to a sleeping pill. While it doesnt knock me out, it makes me sleep like crazy...... maybe thats another way for the muscles to recover??

06-12-2006, 10:52 PM
maybe thats another way for the muscles to recover?

Probably helps...

While it doesnt knock me out, it makes me sleep like crazy

One of the best side effects of ETS.

06-12-2006, 10:55 PM
Ets?? Rda?? Aln??

06-12-2006, 11:00 PM
Answers two questions (http://atlargenutrition.com/nutrition_detail.php?products_id=10&osCsid=e5993d0733fb96de5db08b446660466f)
Just read at the bottom of the page, they are short on supply so they are only selling in stacks. Its for recovery.

RDA = recommended daily amount

06-13-2006, 02:31 PM
It's recommened for treatment of fibromyalgia. A disease which effects mucles, tendons and ligaments, something near and dear to us bodybuilders.

06-13-2006, 02:39 PM
ZMA - is a supplement containing Zinc, Magnesium and Vit A. Supposed to help maximize the test levels.

I also read an article about Calcium/Magnesium combination being very important. Too much calcium and not enough Mag - bad. However, calcium prevents Zinc from being digested... sooooo... Hehe, I usually wait an hour after I ate stuff with calcium before I take my ZMA combo....

This stuff can make you sleep better. Somepeople, incl. me experienced some awesome vivid dreams. However, some nights I sleep terribly even after taking it - must be the placibo effect wearing off ;)

06-13-2006, 03:04 PM
Just a newb who's been lurking a while, but I read this article just the other day from a site that Built had linked in one of her posts.

http://www.drumlib.com/dp/000014.htm Seems pretty interesting at least.