"Magnesium glutamate is what my endocrinologist 'recommend. I take 2 ,400 mg pills at bedtime. It jas been an amazing addition. It helps my sleep, it has taken away all of my nightly leg cramps. I really notice if I miss a dose. I see an endocrinologist for bone loss because of bone loss from steroids use. Love it. He said for magnesium to work correctly and to help with fibromyalgia pain, I need to take vitamin D3 and vitamin k with it. "
Others took about 500mg and some took 2 of the 500. The one pictured below does not give diarrhea but it is about 150 mg for 2 pills and it says to take this amount 2x a day.
Web MD s HOWEVER says this, about the amount to take:http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-magnesium?page=2
How much magnesium should you take?The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) includes the magnesium you get from both the food you eat and any supplements you take.
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)
31 years and over
Under 19 years: 400 mg/day
19 to 30 years: 350 mg/day
31 years and up: 360 mg/day
Under 19 years: 360 mg/day
19 to 30 years: 310 mg/day
31 years and up: 320 mg/day
31 years and up
It's safe to get high levels of magnesium from food. But excessive use of magnesium supplements can be toxic. The upper limit -- the highest dose a person can take -- of magnesium supplements is:
It also says "Overdose. Signs of a magnesium overdose can include nausea, diarrhea, low blood pressure, muscle weakness, and fatigue. At very high doses, magnesium can be fatal."
Arthritis.org says this: http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/natural/vitamins-minerals/guide/magnesium.php
How Much: Recommended dietary allowance (RDA) = 420 milligrams (mg) daily for men 31 and older; 320 mg for women. For best absorption, choose magnesium orotate, oxide or citrate.
Too Much: Tolerable upper limit (UL) = 350 mg.
DONT TAKE WITH METHOTREXATE