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(C|Net)   Magnesium deficiency may be causing fatigue. 0mg   (cnet.com) divider line
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2022-09-01 9:08:48 AM  
Between this headline and the a) b(ee), c) one yesterday, I'm beginning to suspect Fark has hired some clever comedians to write headlines.

+1 subby.
 
2022-09-01 9:17:35 AM  
Magnesium was discovered by Joe Black. You have been warned.
 
2022-09-01 9:23:59 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Between this headline and the a) b(ee), c) one yesterday, I'm beginning to suspect Fark has hired some clever comedians to write headlines.

+1 subby.


Nope, Fark is just a product of a million monkeys at a million keyboards. Occasionally they type something interesting entirely by chance.
 
2022-09-01 9:33:08 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Between this headline and the a) b(ee), c) one yesterday, I'm beginning to suspect Fark has hired some clever comedians to write headlines.

+1 subby.


And this is where you went wrong.
 
2022-09-01 9:39:54 AM  
whether necessary or not, I've taken Zinc/Mag at bedtime pretty much every night for years.  When not taking it, I sleep far worse.

No idea if that meant I was deficient or not, but it certainly isn't doing any harm by taking.
 
2022-09-01 10:45:28 AM  
I had irregular heartbeats for years.  Constant PAC's, PVC's, went A-fib about once a month.  Twice I had A-fib bad enough I needed to get shocked out of it.  Multiple cardiologists just said it was something that I would need to deal with the rest of my life.  They were close to not bothering to shock me out of A-fib any more, and just putting me on drugs to slow my heartbeat and having me live in constant A-fib (I was already on blood thinners).  I was 35 at the time.

I have nasal issues too, and my doctor sent me to this kind of weird old allergist.  He tested me for allergies, and told me I didn't really have any serious allergies.  He said I might be magnesium deficient as it can lead to similar symptoms.  He didn't bother with a lab test, just told me to start taking magnesium supplements for a month, and that the worst that would happen if I had too much magnesium was diarrhea.

I took the magnesium supplements for a month and it did nothing for my nasal issues, but it completely cured my irregular heartbeats.  I haven't had any kind of heart issue in over five years.

Regular lab tests generally don't check for things like magnesium deficiency.  If you have irregular heartbeats, I would recommend asking your Dr to check your levels, or if it's ok to just try taking magnesium supplements.
 
2022-09-01 11:35:52 AM  
Excellent headline!
 
2022-09-01 11:57:08 AM  

NewWorldDan: Glorious Golden Ass: Between this headline and the a) b(ee), c) one yesterday, I'm beginning to suspect Fark has hired some clever comedians to write headlines.

+1 subby.

Nope, Fark is just a product of a million monkeys at a million keyboards. Occasionally they type something interesting entirely by chance.


I don't remember the details but I have seen the "0mg" in a previous headline. The bees were new to me.
 
2022-09-01 12:17:40 PM  

NewWorldDan: Glorious Golden Ass: Between this headline and the a) b(ee), c) one yesterday, I'm beginning to suspect Fark has hired some clever comedians to write headlines.

+1 subby.

Nope, Fark is just a product of a million monkeys at a million keyboards. Occasionally they type something interesting entirely by chance.


To be, or not to be,
That is the gzornenplatz.

/obscure?
 
2022-09-01 12:26:11 PM  

Ivo Shandor: I don't remember the details


There is a search feature in the upper right of the page.
 
2022-09-01 12:37:27 PM  

NewWorldDan: Glorious Golden Ass: Between this headline and the a) b(ee), c) one yesterday, I'm beginning to suspect Fark has hired some clever comedians to write headlines.

+1 subby.

Nope, Fark is just a product of a million monkeys at a million keyboards. Occasionally they type something interesting entirely by chance.


Mr's Burns writer monkeys
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2022-09-01 12:52:29 PM  
Magnesium supplements are great for sore muscles, but will likely give you a rude reminder of the first time you tried food made with Olestra.
 
2022-09-01 1:08:04 PM  

Dr.Fey: Ivo Shandor: I don't remember the details

There is a search feature in the upper right of the page.


What do I look like, a guy who isn't lazy?
 
2022-09-01 2:10:31 PM  
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2022-09-01 4:01:15 PM  

Holy Carp: I had irregular heartbeats for years.  Constant PAC's, PVC's, went A-fib about once a month.  Twice I had A-fib bad enough I needed to get shocked out of it.  Multiple cardiologists just said it was something that I would need to deal with the rest of my life.  They were close to not bothering to shock me out of A-fib any more, and just putting me on drugs to slow my heartbeat and having me live in constant A-fib (I was already on blood thinners).  I was 35 at the time.

I have nasal issues too, and my doctor sent me to this kind of weird old allergist.  He tested me for allergies, and told me I didn't really have any serious allergies.  He said I might be magnesium deficient as it can lead to similar symptoms.  He didn't bother with a lab test, just told me to start taking magnesium supplements for a month, and that the worst that would happen if I had too much magnesium was diarrhea.

I took the magnesium supplements for a month and it did nothing for my nasal issues, but it completely cured my irregular heartbeats.  I haven't had any kind of heart issue in over five years.

Regular lab tests generally don't check for things like magnesium deficiency.  If you have irregular heartbeats, I would recommend asking your Dr to check your levels, or if it's ok to just try taking magnesium supplements.


That reminds me that I read this not too long ago: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33477824/
 
2022-09-01 4:45:16 PM  
I just discovered this week that I'm getting too much iron. This can be a big deal for people who do not menstruate.

I bought way too much takeout during lockdown & wanted to start making some cheaper recipes, so I went vegan a few days a week.

A little while later I was feeling a little fatigued so I thought, maybe I should get more iron in my diet. So I added an iron supplement. Then I thought, or maybe it's not enough of specific amino acids, which is also possible, especially given I've been trying to exercise a lot.

So I added a protein supplement. Thanks to the USDA nutrient database & a scale that weighs down to a tenth of a gram, I can calculate how much of each amino acid I'm getting from the vegan meals I prepare.

What I didn't do is go back & check how much iron the protein powder has in it. Which turned out to be like 30% per serving & I take 2 servings of it throughout the day.

So, uh, yeah. Check your food labels, folks.

The body doesn't really have any way to release stored iron unless you menstruate or donate blood, & there are a lot of people who do not menstruate.
 
2022-09-01 5:36:10 PM  
Brilliant subby. Brilliant.
 
2022-09-01 6:45:44 PM  

Andy Andy: That reminds me that I read this not too long ago: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33477824/


Have you tried to buy potassium supplements lately?  It seems they have all been pulled from the shelves. Seems like too many people were overdosing on them.

The USDA needs to get its act together and start with a standard label requirement for vitamins and pain relievers that is basically "Too much of this can kill.  Maximum 2 per day"
 
2022-09-01 6:54:29 PM  
Magn-ificent
 
2022-09-01 8:07:01 PM  

DON.MAC: Andy Andy: That reminds me that I read this not too long ago: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33477824/

Have you tried to buy potassium supplements lately?  It seems they have all been pulled from the shelves. Seems like too many people were overdosing on them.

The USDA needs to get its act together and start with a standard label requirement for vitamins and pain relievers that is basically "Too much of this can kill.  Maximum 2 per day"


No, never tried the stuff. Just Mg.
 
2022-09-01 9:15:44 PM  
So the only choice is supplements? There's no food you can try?
 
2022-09-01 9:20:28 PM  

morg: So the only choice is supplements? There's no food you can try?


TFA lists several dietary sources. "Still, in some cases, these foods may not be enough or may not be practical. In those cases, magnesium supplements may be able to fill the gap."
 
2022-09-01 10:14:43 PM  

morg: So the only choice is supplements? There's no food you can try?


Looks like plants high in protein & fiber might be good sources according to the Cleveland Clinic.
 
2022-09-02 9:01:22 AM  
Ivo Shandor:
andrewagill:


My bad. Obscured in the What is Magnesium section. I skimmed through expecting to get as much emphasis on food as they gave to supplements. Seemed like an add for supplements to me when I commented.
 
2022-09-02 10:14:36 AM  

morg: Ivo Shandor:
andrewagill:

My bad. Obscured in the What is Magnesium section. I skimmed through expecting to get as much emphasis on food as they gave to supplements. Seemed like an add for supplements to me when I commented.


I mean, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that this was paid for by the Shaklee corporation.
 
2022-09-02 5:57:20 PM  
Well I think this headline is probably in the running for headline of theyear
 
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