Magnesium rich foods?

Old 11-13-2014, 09:40 AM
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I need to find a list of magnesium rich foods. Anyone have suggestions? My doctor yesterday
told me I need to eat foods that will help increase my magnesium levels. I take Mag-Ox 400 tablets twice a day, but still low in magnesium. He suggested nuts, peanut butter and green beans. I already eat those.
I tried to find sources by google but my vision is so bad today I couldn't read the results given me. (Glaucoma). I can read this post fine as I type, but don't know how to increase font for the pages I found, very blurry.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:58 AM
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https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patient...mRichFoods.pdf

http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-R...Magnesium.aspx

Well, here are two links. The first one seems to have readable print. Maybe you can print out the second one and use a magnifying glass?

You'd have to see if you can eat what's on the list, since we don't know if you have any other dietary limitations. Good luck with it. I'm trying to get enough of what I need to help my bones. Not an easy journey!!
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Hope this helps: If you want to enlarge the print do: ctrl and scroll on mouse at same time. With mine, if you scroll forward (toward computer) it enlarges, an back (towards you) makes it smaller. If it is blurry, and enlarging does not help, I don't know what to do to help.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:14 AM
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spinach, nuts and seeds, mackeral, beans and lentils, whole grains, avocado, dried figs, bananas, dark chocolate.




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The first thing I would suggest is to change your brand of magnesium! The Mag-Ox you are taking is the type of magnesium with the lowest bio-availability: around 4% in some studies. In other words, most of the magnesium you are taking in pill form cannot be absorbed by your body. Magnesium oxide is the most common form of magnesium sold as supplements because it is cheap.

Magnesium chloride is the form of magnesium that has the highest bio-availability. The one I take is from our local Sam's Club, but it is widely available. Just made sure that the ingredients label reads magnesium chloride.

Here is an article about different forms of magnesium:
http://www.ancient-minerals.com/magnesium-supplements/
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You can increase the size of the fonts and everything on a web site page by pressing down the keyboard "ctrl" <ctrl>button and the "+" button at the same time.

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From Dr. Weil's website:

Dr. Weil recommends taking half as much magnesium as one does calcium, to offset calcium's constipating effect and to ensure the appropriate balance of these two key minerals in the body. Look for magnesium citrate, chelate, or glycinate, and avoid magnesium oxide, which can be irritating to the digestive tract.
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Dr. Weil recommends taking half as much magnesium as one does calcium, to offset calcium's constipating effect and to ensure the appropriate balance of these two key minerals in the body. Look for magnesium citrate, chelate, or glycinate, and avoid magnesium oxide, which can be irritating to the digestive tract.
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I apologize for getting it wrong in my previous post. I was correct in saying that magnesium oxide is not a good form of magnesium to take as a supplement. One of the better forms of magnesium to take is chelated magnesium. I get mine from Vitacost (which currently has it on special buy one, get one half off):
http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-che...-180-tablets-3

And here is a link that does a better job of explaining which magnesium supplements are good and which are not:
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Heart-R...y/show/1002415
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Careful with it though - too much Mg causes me awful diarrhea!
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