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    I've been doing some reading, and some people claim that L-Taurine is good for neuropathy also. I have not personally tried it, but those of you who cannot tolerate Magnesium Citrate might find some relief in L-Taurine.

    THERE ARE MANY CAUTIONS ABOUT L-TAURINE, HOWEVER, SO YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY DO SOME RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN BEFORE YOU TRY IT.

    I decided NOT to supplement with L-Taurine.
    Last edited by Doc Glockster; 10-11-17 at 10:16.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Glockster View Post
    We discuss supplements on this forum and often it's debatable if a supplement really does anything or not.

    I will tell you of one supplement that absolutely cures diabetic neuropathy. Kills it. Annihilates it.

    It takes time. Months even. You may have to adjust the dose to your body. But you will be pleased.

    I'm talking Magnesium Citrate.

    Do NOT confuse it with Magnesium Oxide. Magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed. It causes loose bowel movements (please don't ask me how I know).

    Make sure you take Magnesium CITRATE.

    I have taken it twice a day for about a year now, and not only do I not suffer from diabetic neuropathy anymore, I'm actually beginning to get the normal feeling back in my feet.

    Supposedly Magnesium works best with Vitamin D3, and I do take the two together. I take 5,000 IU of D3 once a day, and 200 mg of Magnesium Citrate twice a day. Once again, you may have to adjust the dose to your body, but definitely try it!

    I think diabetes may in fact be an undiscovered symptom of Magnesium and Vitamin D deficiency.

    I'm not a nutritionist, but I have a pet theory that diabetes is caused by lack of sunlight. Modern people spend most of their time indoors (me included, even at the ranch!), whereas our ancestors were outside most of the time.
    That is an interesting theory about the lack of sunlight. I would take it one step farther and say that at least some people's problems come from being climate controlled for lack of better terminology. What I mean by that is so many people are always in 70 degrees ac or heated conditions. Humans were meant to have fight to survive. There are some therorys that suggest that is what is behind some of the auto immune diseases. This could include diabetes? I'm not a doctor but if you read about the Iceman it makes you wonder. Something to think about.

    ETA. In the book "Becoming The Iceman" Brooke Robinson writes about a study done with diabetics. They would sit in a 50 degree room for several hours a day. That's it nothing else. Many of them showed improvements with there diabetes and some of them lost weight due to brown fat. At least worth looking into.
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    If any of you are having trouble with Magnesium Citrate, I have started taking Magnesium Glycinate and it seems to be just as effective (the health food store was out of citrate).

    BTW: I have started taking L-Citrulline again with no ill effects. I had discontinued use of it because of a handful of internet bloggers complaining it caused their neuropathy. I stopped taking it for a few weeks and then started taking it again to see if any neuropathy returned. It did NOT.

    Throughout this process, the tingling in my feet has been nonexistent to extremely rare (like if I forgot a dose of Magnesium Citrate). I do, however, still have some numbness in my foot pads. If anything, the Magnesium Glycinate is better at the neuropathy and numbness overall, but not dramatically so. When I use up my last few doses of Citrate I plan to supplement strictly with Glycinate for a while and see if the numbness is alleviated in addition to the tingling.

    I suspect it won't: the numbness may be due to damage already done.
    Last edited by Doc Glockster; 12-01-17 at 18:11.


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    Magnesium and B6 is supposed to be good for kidney stones. Magnesium in general is supposed to impact several things. Anxiety, sleep, ext.

    You might want to try adding B6 to the Mag. Seems like the two are pretty big time universal positives.

    Studies have shown the benefits of vitamin B6 in relieving edema and reducing water retention, improving magnesium deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, rheumatism, cardiovascular occlusions and myocardial infarcts, learning and developmental disorders, and autism.

    Technically, vitamin B6 is an umbrella term given to three different vitamins, pyridoxine, pridoxal, and pyridoxamine. The three B6 vitamins work together with other enzymes to speed up chemical reactions in cells.

    Those processes include making amino acids, creating neurotransmitters like serotonin and metabolizing energy released in creating red blood cells. Vitamin B6 benefits also include helping to balance hormones and strengthen the immune system.
    About your goldenseal ordeal....
    Taking too much goldenseal for a lengthy amount of time may lead to problems of the digestive tract, including constipation and diarrhea. It may also trigger extreme states of stress, and in some cases delirium hallucinations. It could cause some of the issues that it is intended to aid with if taken for too long a time.
    --- and that's the problem with a lot of things I think. They become toxic in your system as they build up over the long haul.

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