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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.
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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.
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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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    So, Gents, several months have gone by. How are you doing with the supplement?

    I have to say that even though I started this thread touting the benefits of Magnesium CITRATE, I have come to the conclusion that Magnesium GLYCINATE is actually more effective.

    What say you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Glockster View Post
    So, Gents, several months have gone by. How are you doing with the supplement?

    I have to say that even though I started this thread touting the benefits of Magnesium CITRATE, I have come to the conclusion that Magnesium GLYCINATE is actually more effective.

    What say you?
    Hey Doc,yea its been awhile and figured I would check in. Well Wife has been taking Mag Citrate 200mg twice a day for a few months, actually two bottles worth @90 pills per bottle. (Puritans Pride Brand) and although she has not gained anymore feeling or reduction in tingling when we go to her foot Doc (Specialist/Podiatrist) he says that she has good pulse and blood flow through her feet. We talked to him about it and he was for anything that could help and was on board with the supplement. Except for an occasional spot here or there her feet are doing OK. We are about out of the Mag Citrate so will be ordering some Glycinate. The Glycinate seems a little harder to find but have found a few Online places that have it,I see Natures Pride makes it and Wally World caries that brand so will look there today. We will give this a good shot and hope to see improvement's,,will keep ya posted !

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    UPDATE:

    The last couple of months the Magnesium seemed to be less effective for some reason.

    I've been put on Metoprolol and a higher dose of Losartan/HCTZ, so that could be a factor.

    But I wanted to wait until I had tried some fixes before posting again.

    In short, there for a while it seemed like at times the tingling was back, but at a lower level than before I started the Magnesium.

    After trying different things, I found out that taking a chewable Vitamin C enhanced the effect and I'm now back to no tingling except on rare occasions.

    --My exercise regimen is just barely more than it was, so that might contribute a little bit

    I think the reason the Vite C helped is because it's somewhat of a blood thinner (or at least some of the sources I've consulted say so). It's actually helping my feet get slightly better circulation. In fact it's working so well that I cut back my twice-a-day Magnesium to just once.

    Take it for what you will: Maybe the vitamin C would work without the Magnesium? I had such good results for a long time with Magnesium Citrate and Glycinate alone that I don't think I'll discontinue it. But I definitely think the Vitamin C is somehow enhancing the effect.

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    I understand that not everyone can provide themselves with expensive drugs and delicacies to even out their metabolism and improve nutrition. We get extremely high Plant Nitrates. They help improve circulation. My husband has type 2 diabetes and my child has type 1 diabetes. It's all very hard, but to cope, you have to help yourself. I just can't make food that way. Everyone has to eat separately and make something fresh all the time. It takes a lot of time. And for my daughter I also take capsules to make her feel better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Safari View Post
    UPDATE:

    The last couple of months the Magnesium seemed to be less effective for some reason.

    I've been put on Metoprolol and a higher dose of Losartan/HCTZ, so that could be a factor.

    But I wanted to wait until I had tried some fixes before posting again.

    In short, there for a while it seemed like at times the tingling was back, but at a lower level than before I started the Magnesium.

    After trying different things, I found out that taking a chewable Vitamin C enhanced the effect and I'm now back to no tingling except on rare occasions.

    --My exercise regimen is just barely more than it was, so that might contribute a little bit

    I think the reason the Vite C helped is because it's somewhat of a blood thinner (or at least some of the sources I've consulted say so). It's actually helping my feet get slightly better circulation. In fact it's working so well that I cut back my twice-a-day Magnesium to just once.

    Take it for what you will: Maybe the vitamin C would work without the Magnesium? I had such good results for a long time with Magnesium Citrate and Glycinate alone that I don't think I'll discontinue it. But I definitely think the Vitamin C is somehow enhancing the effect.
    FYI, Alpha Lipoic Acid appears to help with Peripheral Neuropathy and is used for such in Germany and some others I recall.
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