Magnesium FAQs, Questions and Answers. Did you know Magnesium can Help?
Q: Is Mag365 safe for everyone to take?
A: Mag365 is natural and safe for everyone. It is considered to be a food and not a drug. However, if you have weak kidneys, we suggest you speak to your doctor first.
Q: Can anyone take Mag365?
A: Yes. Some people may experience a bowel intolerance no matter what dosage they take. We recommend they use the Magnesium Rub, which is rubbed on the skin, thus bypassing the digestive system. A great solution without the hassle!
Q: How long will it take before I see results on Mag365?
A: Many people notice an effect within 20 minutes of taking Mag365 on an empty stomach. They report more energy and feel much calmer.
Q: Should I speak to my doctor first?
A: It is always recommended that you speak to your doctor before changing your diet. However, doctors usually don’t receive a lot of nutrition education, and are trained to recommend drugs. Mag365 is not a drug. If a doctor recommends a drug and something goes wrong, the drug company is the one responsible, if a doctor recommends a nutrient (or non-government approved drug,) and something goes wrong, they could lose their license.
Q: Will I notice side effects?
A: The only known side effect is loose stools. Many people take Mag365 for the side effect. Your body will absorb what it needs and then eliminate the excess through your colon and the excess magnesium will attract water. If your stools are looser than you would like (i.e. you are taking more than you need,) then back off until your bowels are comfortably loose, then you are at your optimal level
Q: Can Mag365 help me beat insomnia?
A: Mag365 helps you relax. People who are in a relaxed state tend to sleep better than those who are still in an anxious state.
Q: Will it make me drowsy?
A: Since Mag365 is a food supplement and not a drug, it will not make you drowsy. In fact, it will give you more energy and help you relax. It will not make you sleep when you should be awake and it will not affect your work performance.
Q: What causes magnesium deficiency?
A: The more active you are, the more you think, and the more stressed you are, the more magnesium you will need. Alcohol and drugs (prescription and street) will also deplete magnesium. Modern food supplies less magnesium than ever before and our processing and cooking habits further deplete it. With intense farming (more yield) and with farmers not adding magnesium to the soil, there is less magnesium in our foods than their use to be.
Q: What if I overdose on magnesium?
A: In terms of toxicity, you can’t get too much. Besides, any excess is eliminated by your body. If you get too much calcium, on the other hand, it will be stored in your body, causing cataracts, calcium in the joints, bone spurs and kidney stones. Magnesium helps to dissolve excess calcium. There is no record that we are aware of, of anyone dying of a magnesium overdose.
Q: How do I test my magnesium levels?
A: Doctors can do a test (blood serum,) but it is usually pretty inaccurate, because magnesium is stored in the bones (50%), soft tissue and cells (49%) and blood (1%). Your blood requires the exact amount it has, and will obtain it from the bones and muscles. Much like your body shivers and perspires to maintain your temperature; magnesium in your blood continues to be replenished. Therefore, if a blood test shows you are magnesium deficient, you are critically low. Consider the symptoms of magnesium deficiency as your guide, or opt for scientific live blood analysis or a hair analysis.
Q: How long will I have to take Mag365 for?
A: While some people use it for 3 months to 2 years in order to build up their magnesium stores, most people will be unable to ever obtain enough magnesium, thanks to the Standard UK Diet. Therefore, regular magnesium supplementation is required.
Q: Isn’t it better to get magnesium from my food?
A: It could be, provided you eat plenty leafy green vegetables, nuts and seeds. Ideally, greens should be consumed raw or steamed to prevent the magnesium from escaping through the cooking water. In order to get the required amount of magnesium, you need to eat up to 50% more greens today than you did 30 years ago. To see which foods to eat visit http://mag365.co.uk/content/11-magnesium-content-in-food
Q: I heard that you should take both calcium and magnesium. Should I buy Mag365 or Mag365 PLUS Calcium?
A: Magnesium and vitamin D3 help your body absorb calcium in order to make bone. However, most people do obtain enough calcium; however, they don’t have sufficient magnesium to absorb the calcium. Up to 90% of people are magnesium deficient. While everyone touts calcium, there isn’t much talk about magnesium. Excess calcium can cause a variety of conditions when it is deposited all over your body. That’s why we recommend that you start with magnesium and evaluate whether you need Mag365 PLUS Calcium when you complete the course of magnesium. However, if you’re very active, you may need more calcium. We recommend that athletes take Mag365 PLUS Calcium. Calcium is also good when you don’t get sufficient calcium from your diet.
Q: How much calcium do I need in order to properly balance it with magnesium, and which form of calcium exists?
A: Most people get more calcium than magnesium. Ideally, you should get 1,200mg of calcium and 600 mg of magnesium per day. The old believe was a 2:1 calcium to magnesium ratio. There is no scientific basis for that number and was based on a comment by an early researcher. We believe that with our current modern lives and modern farming practices, a 3:2 magnesium to calcium ratio is better. While the bones need more calcium, our hearts and brains need more magnesium.
If your body gets enough calcium from your diet, it will rob your magnesium stores. While excess calcium is deposited on various parts of the body, too much magnesium is simply eliminated through loose stools.
If you need more calcium, we recommend Mag365 PLUS Calcium, which has a 3:2 magnesium to calcium ratio, as well as added potassium, boron, vitamin C and D3, which all help to absorb calcium. Boron and vitamin D3 will prevent the bones from assimilating calcium.
Q: Where does magnesium citrate come from?
A: Magnesium citrate consist of magnesium carbonate from the sea and citric acid, which comes from sugar beets (bought from a European Company). We blend those ingredients together in a proprietary blend and when added to hot water, it creates magnesium citrate.
Q: Can I take Mag365 PLUS Calcium if I am allergic to corn?
A: The citric acid we use is made from non-GMO sugar beets and not from corn.
Q: Do any Mag365 products contain gluten?
Q: Are any of the Mag365 products derived from GMOs?
A: None of our products are made from genetically modified foods, including the citric acid, which is made from sugar beets.
Q: What is the best way to prepare Mag365 Magnesium Supplement?
A: It works best in boiling water, which activates it to change to an ionic form, enabling a high absorption or bioavailability. It can be added to water of any temperature, but the hotter, the better. If you really don’t want a hot beverage, simply dissolve it in boiling water and add cold water after it finishes fizzing. Hot water only takes seconds to activate Mag365 and while you could use cold water, it could take up to 15 minutes to activate.
Q: What can I do if I don’t like the taste?
A: You can either chug it down fast, mix it with juice or tea, add flavour crystals, or try a flavoured version.
Q: Can I become dependent on this product, as it puts me to sleep every night?
A: No. Mag365 Magnesium Supplement is a natural magnesium product. The electrolytes magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium are essential for survival of the body. Since they are part of the food we need, it cannot cause chemical dependency.
Q: I get loose stools even if I just take one teaspoon of the product. What can I do?
A: Sometimes you have to start at the lowest dose and slowly increase. Some customers have built up to 2 tablespoons a day. You could start by breaking it up, taking 1/2 tsp in the morning and 1/2 at night. Alternatively, you could try the magnesium oil or gel.
Q: Does Mag365 adhere to quality and safe manufacturing standards?
A: We follow good manufacturing practices, and each batch is tested for potencies and contaminants.
Q: Is Mag365 PLUS Calcium sufficient for women of 50+?
A: Most people get enough calcium from their diets, but it is not absorbed due to magnesium deficiency and insufficient vitamin D3. Our diets are depleted of magnesium. We have products to help with calcium. For example Mag365 PLUS Calcium has a 3:2 magnesium to calcium ratio plus vitamin D3, Potassium and Boron.
Q: Where does the Vitamin D3 in Mag365 PLUS Calcium come from?
A: Our Vitamin D3 is from Lichen (moss grown on trees and rocks) and is Vegan. Vitamin D3 is vitamin D or cholecalciferol. While vitamin D2 is a vegetable source, it is not readily available in commercial quantities. Cholecalciferol is found in humans, animals and fish (fish liver oil), these are also not practical industrial sources. That leaves vitamin D3, which is derived from lanolin, a by-product of the natural oils washed from sheep’s wool or from Lichen.
Q: Is it bad for my kidneys if I take more than my daily recommended magnesium?
A: If you have weak kidneys, it can be toxic. Otherwise, it depends on many factors. Healthy people excrete excess magnesium.