Starting Magnesium Malate

I ordered some Magnesium (Malate) to support my adrenals and thyroid function, after doing a lot of research. I settled on Jigsaw, the brand shown below, because of its popularity.

Source Naturals Magnesium Malate 1250mg, Supports Muscles and Energy Production,180 Tablets

I decided to go for Magnesium Malate as it promotes conversion of T4 to T3 for thyroid function, it is good for energy and it is adrenal supporting. If we’re low in it, which Stop The Thyroid madness suggests is 70% of hypothyroid patients, especially those with adrenal problems as we lose it under stress, then it can go unnoticed or cause lingering tiredness and some other symptoms like muscle aches.

STTM also say that it can cause leg cramps, which is something I had badly just as I was slipping in to my really bad hypothyroid fatigue state in September 2014, when I feel was the time my thyroid slowed down drastically.

STTM also states that low levels in magnesium can cause high blood pressure, and while my thyroid levels sit well currently, my blood pressure is still a little higher than where it should be. Will be interesting to see if this lowers it.

As I’ve said in my last few posts, I’m about 90% back to the old me, still feeling a little tired here and there and having less stamina than others, so I’m hoping magnesium malate supplementation helps me with that.

Now, I asked in an adrenal fatigue Facebook support group, and everyone said I should be supplementing 5g for every pound of body weight. At 67kg currently, that’s 738.66mg..

Now, in the pics above, you can see that three tablets are 425mg, so this would mean that I’d need to take five or six tablets a day. That sounds mental to me.

So, I’m going to start on one tablet a day, and see how I go, slowly increasing if I feel the need to. After all, we’re all different. The thought of taking five or six sounds a bit overkill..

You can click on the hyperlinks in the above post to learn more and see references to information given, but more reading and references can also be found at:

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/2010/05/19/magnesium/

http://hypothyroidmom.com/two-vital-nutrients-for-your-thyroid-not-the-usual-suspects/

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