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    fluxvi0lin reacted to Chemar in Magnesium from Natural Foods vs. Supplements   
    This is the Thorne Multi my son prefers https://www.thorne.com/products/dp/basic-nutrients-iii-without-copper-and-iron
    He doesn't take this in place of magnesium, but rather due to it's comprehensive supply of the basics, especially the Bs, minus the copper & iron which he doesn't tolerate well.
    He still gets high magnesium via his diet and transdermal epsom salts (magnesium sulfate)
    The decision to reduce supplements in favor of foods was one he made as he got older. He still takes additional supplements as needed for his specific requirements.
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    fluxvi0lin got a reaction from Chemar in Magnesium from Natural Foods vs. Supplements   
    Hi Chemar,
    Thanks so much for the response, and the resource, glad to hear that your son is able to manage without the use of meds! It seems that a well maintained diet is a good basis for reducing symptoms. I recently got a blood test from my doctor to see what i'm deficient in (i was interested in the magnesium levels, and b vitamin counts), but I recently read that a simple test isn't an accurate method of determinng true magnesium levels. A few articles I read claming that a RBC serum test (Red blood cell serum test) is the best way to determine how much magnesium actually is stored in your cells. It's a fairly common test, so i think it would be good to see where i currently stand. The reason being that I've also read that too much magnesium intake can cause harmful affects to your liver, so i wanted to be cautious.
    I'm thinking that I will start off with a chelated magnesium supplement / natural foods magnesium dosage along with either a B complex or just B6 supplement and see where that goes. I've also cut processed sugars and aspartame from my diet to see if that has any effects.
    Will update you to see how that goes.
    Thanks again for your advice!
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    fluxvi0lin reacted to Chemar in Magnesium from Natural Foods vs. Supplements   
    Welcome to the forum fluxvi0lin,
    My son is in his late 20s now and been dealing with TS since a youngster.
    He's had a lot of success keeping his TS under control with good diet and supplements as needed over the years, as well as an avoidance of artificial additives and other things he has learned are tic triggers for him.
    I have an older thread documenting some of what has been helpful to him http://latitudes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=687
    He used to take extra magnesium supplements, but for some time now he has relied on his excellent multi from Thorne Research (without copper & iron) plus a diet rich in magnesium foods & Epsom Salts baths or footbaths for transdermal Magnesium
    My son doesn't do well on B complex but has high B's in the multi which he has no adverse reactions to like with a B-Co
    Like you he initially tried meds (Haldol & others) but horrid side effects so went "alternative/complementary/holistic etc" and never looked back
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