Have been taking magnesium tablets bought from Tesco. Someone said that you need to buy 'proper' ones but didn't elaborate. Im not really sure what i should be buying - any ideas?
I think what the person meant was you need to take the right form of magnesium to get best benefit from it.
Tescos brand is magnesium oxide which is the hardest form to be absorbed into your system and not the best value for money.
There are various combo forms which are a lot better for you and more cost effective in long run.
The best one found in studies for Fibromyalgia is magnesium malate
I get mine from Amazon here's a link
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0013RGUK8/ref...(Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators)&sr=8-1&keywords=magnesium+malate&pi=SY200_QL40
It's from a company called Natural Sources.
The tablets are quite large and dose quite high but I only take them every other day.
Other ways of getting magnesium into your system is by having Epsom salt baths.
Start off having one every night before bedtime then after a week 2-3 times a week.
Use about 500mg in bath water just above body temperature and enough water to cover your body and lie in for a minimum 15 minutes.
Top up water as required but not too warm as it makes heart start racing and is not good for you.
Again, I get mine from Amazon. A company called Westlab and they have a really good deal on at moment. Here's the link to it
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00EC8A8SU/ref...(Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators)&sr=8-2&keywords=westlab+epsom+salts&pi=SY200_QL40
Other options are oils and lotions you rub directly onto skin
As with all supplements you should talk to your doctor before taking and you may get them by prescription which could work out cheaper if you have to pay.
Hope this helps xx
Magnesium citrate, is more absorable. We take it for cramps
Thank you, that's very useful. I will look into it. I already use the oil and have Epsom salts baths which are definitely helping
If you google the contents of the two tablets it may well be that they are pretty much the same you are just buying the brand again xx
I think it's all to do with the daily recommended dosage. I think you'll find that the cheaper ones don't have the Recommended Daily Amount or RDA and you end up having to take a few to make the RDA therefore making them dearer than the "proper ones". I find Tesco quite good labelling, price and dosages. Hope you find something to help you. Sending hugs x