Any thoughts here on Magnesium testing?
Every 3-4 months I get a hair analysis, which usefully shows many minerals as well as toxic elements and additional elements. Besides showing the levels, it comes with a multi-page report which attempts to guide how one's diet should be adapted to regain balance. It is convenient to carry out without needed a blood sample and I can send in a hair sample for anywhere in the world and get the result by email about 2 weeks later.
My mercury levels were very high when I started doing these tests and are now being reduced considerably.
I also check my magnesium levels because if I don't take enough, then I get serious calf cramps before waking up.
My magnesium levels have not increased and are on the low end of the "reference range", so I have increased my Magnesium intake slightly.
I take 2x 1250mg Mg Malate (Source Naturals) mornings and 1x 1250mg at night.
I have now added a Sundown Natural product in the morning which I had available and which contains:
400mg Mg Oxide and Mg Gluconate
1000mg Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Gluconate
25mg Zinc Oxide
If I ever forget to take the 1x 1250mg Mg Malate at night then I invariably get a cramp or an indication that one is about to start.
I am wondering whether the hair analysis reflects my true Mg values, although my dosage 3.75g Mg Malate plus 0.4g Mg Oxide with Gluconate already sounds a lot?
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