Lack Of Magnesium Caused Excessive Sweating. But Soy And Cow Milk's Calcium Preventing Absorption?!

Question: Lack Of Magnesium Caused Excessive Sweating. But Soy And Cow Milk's Calcium Preventing Absorption.?
So I have had this problem with excessive sweating for years now. It used to be with my armpits, but it had gotten worse in recent years. So I asked around here on Yahoo and did some other research and found that a Magnesium deficiency will cause excessive sweating. And that different things can cause the normal levels of Magnesium eaten to not be absorbed correctly. Like a lack of Vitamin D (Which I was working nights, so I wasn't getting enough Vitamin D from the sun). Lack of Vitamin B's, and too much Calcium (Which I was drinking a lot of Soy and Cow milk). The thing I don't understand is if Calcium blocks Magnesium, then why do I keep finding Calcium in Magnesium supplements.? And not in some quantities, but 100, 200, 300MG's. But site after site keeps having people warning people about mixing the Calcium in Milk, with Magnesium, because they say the milk will prevent the Magnesium from being absorbed into the body.

So what's going on here.? Is there something more in Milk and Dairy then the Calcium that would cause problems with absorption.? Basically, how should Magnesium be taken, with what foods, or lack of foods.? And what's the difference between MAGNESIUM CITRATE, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, MAGNESIUM ZINC, MAGNESIUM GLUCONATE, ect.?.?.?Health Question & Answer

Wow, chill mate ...... a deficiency in vitamin B12 will cause excessive sweating, tingling and prickling and numbing sensations in the outer extremities, fatigue and exhaustion, dizzy spells, chest pains and heart palpitations ........ vitamin B12 is part of the B complex of vitamins and is dependant on vitamin B6, calcium and vitamin D for effective assimilation....... without sufficient quantities of each you will experience all the symptoms of B12 deficiency....... iron needs B12 for effective assimilation ... therefore without sufficient B12 you will exhibit iron deficiency anemia symptoms........ vitamin B6 is essential for the production of magnesium and hydrochloric acid in our bodies and must be present for the production of red blood cells and antibodies.

Buy yourself a multi B complex containing all the B's ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and folate etc... as they all work best as a group.... a liquid supplement would be the easiest to assimilate for your body.

Don't buy any of the B complex individually but rather as a whole complex unless specifically instructed to do so by a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath.

The B complex of vitamins is a water soluble complex and as such our bodies can neither produce nor store them.... therefore we need to ingest them on a daily basis or suffer the stress related side affects.

Things that will rob you of your precious supplies of B vitamins are stress, antidepressants, antibiotics, laxatives and diuretics, otc cold and flu meds, alcohol, eating too much tinned food or protein, eating too much frozen fruits and vegies, sodas, pop and soft drinks ..... caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea will also rob you of your B vitamins.

Excessive intake of calcium over 2,500 mg will throw the calcium magnesium balance out of kilter and you will become constipated and increase the risk of kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

Calcium and magnesium work in the human body in tandem for cardiovascular health ... calcium works to maintain heart health, bone health, healthy teeth, healthy neural, immune and digestive functioning.... a calcium deficiency will produce achy bones, headaches and migraines, irritability and moodines, digestive upsets such as constipation, bloating and cramping and insomnia..... magnesium is essential for healthy nerve and muscle functioning, bone health and heart health....... a magnesium deficiency in your body will produce nasty migraines and headaches, nervous tension and random muscle twitching, constipation...... magnesium is known as the antistress mineral....... a flaming good reason to eat 2 bowls of green vegies per day i reckon....calcium and magnesium taken in a chelated powdered supplement should be in a balance of 2:1 ... 2 parts calcium to one part magnesium .... a chelated supplement is the most usefull and easiest for your body to assimilate.... the best way to obtain sufficient calcium and magnesium in your daily diet is to eat more foods rich in both ie ~ leafy and green vegies, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, wholegrain breads and cereals such as organic brown rice, fresh fish such as tuna, sardines and salmon..... organic with the rice, nuts and seeds to avoid the nasty sulfites and other chemicals they use to "preserve" the commercial varieties that will upset sensitive bodies.

As an added bonus mate, the fresh salmon, tuna and sardines are also rich sources of vitamin D and the essential fatty acids.... EFA's will bolster your immunity, help enormously in levelling any mood and stress levels you have, lower blood pressure, keep hair, skin and nails healthy, alleviate rheumatoid arthritis and offer protection against migraines and kidney disease.

Go to your local health food store and ask their resident naturopath for his/her advice on which would be the best supplement to take if you really can't get your head around eat fresh leafy greens, organic rice, tuna, salmon blahblahblah..... milk and dairy products really aren't the bee all end all the advertising giants make them out to be..... animal protein is notoriously hard to digest for a lot of people........ is it possible that you are intolerant to lactose.?.? This would inhibit effective absorption of calcium in your body.

be nice 2 u

peace baby
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I agree with Minx!!Health Question & Answer

For years we've been told that the ratio of magnesium to calcium should be about 2 parts calcium to 1 part magnesium. So most supplements were made with 800mg calcium and 400mg magnesium, or somewhere in that range.

Newer information has revealed that magnesium is not nearly as well absorbed as calcium, at least most forms, for most people. Lots of things can make it even less utilized-- high-fat diet, use of diuretics, oxylates found in spinach and tea, too much calcium intake, etc.

Add to that the fact that Americans suffer more from osteoporosis than almost any people in the world, even though we have the highest consumption of dairy in the world, and something is just not adding up.

The most absorbable source of magnesium is the citrate. Liquid is best. I like Natural Vitality brand Calm. It's a powdered magnesium citrate that you mix with hot water. The plain is just sour, like lemon water. Here's their site (but it's sold at most health food stores):

I've never seen magnesium recommended as a treatment for excess sweating, but I have seen Vitamin C, Potassium and Zinc suggested. also Boneset or Nettles tea (both good mineral sources). But it won't hurt you to try magnesium for a month and see if it helps. Avoid alcohol. If you suspect a hormone disorder, Vitex is helpful.Health Question & Answer

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