Lilyma Posted February 19, 2010 Report Share Posted February 19, 2010 HiI got your PM and have fixed the post for you. the quotes got messed up when you typed the reply which is why it all blended into one so let me start from the top yes, magnesium makes my son very drowsy so he gets his magnesium "fix" at night with his epsom footbath (or tub) and his calcium, magnesium, and zinc the continued confusion exists over the pros and cons of taking cal/mag/zinc together , some say dont and others say do. My son prefers them together and they seem to work fine. He takes 800mg calcium & 25 mg zinc from his supps for those, as well as some in his multi too. His magnesium is usually the natural calm and he also has a mag supplement of 400mg mag gluconate, if he decides on that instead of the natural calm, but the only mag he gets in the morning is from his multi (sadly Publix no longer makes the dye and artificial free one they used to. so my son uses Jarrow multi easy powder in a smoothie each morning.) he honestly isnt rigid about exactly how much extra magnesium he takes in, as many supps do have mag stearate as a binder. but it is minimally absorbed. my son uses the NOW brand p-5-p and yes, I get all our stuff at iherb as I find them cheapest, even factoring in shipping.. altho we have a new local health store here in my area that is selling all NOW brands at similar to iherb so I am stocking up. the NOW p-5-p is an oval tablet that can be easily scored and broken in half the samE is a form of methionine. my son used to take plain methionine but prefers the samE form now he takes 200mg a day only tho many people take 400mg daily Also known as: SAM-e, S-adenosylmethionine The supplement SAMe is a synthetic form of a compound formed naturally in the body from the essential amino acid methionine and adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy-producing compound found in all cells in the body. It was first discovered in 1953. SAMe is believed to work by being a methyl group donor in many reactions in the body. After donating the methyl group, it is converted to a compound called S-adenosyl-homocysteine. hope that answered the questions ok That helps tremendously. I have a couple more questions, I hope you don't mind, I am looking at everything individually, trying to sort through everything. First thing, I asked about samE and the person helping me at the Vitamin shoppe said he's never heard of a teenager taking this. Is this a supplement your son does now? Should I consider something different (son is 15). Also, did I ask about the right supplement-he said it was used to treat mood/depression. Second, I noticed in your post you said that detoxification from heavy metals helped. What is this process, and how do I know if he needs detoxification from heavy metals, I am not familiar with this at all. Please inform... Have you ever heard of the acetyl-l-carnitine decreasing appetite as a side effect? My son swears it is taking away his appetite in the morning. I am using this to help with ADHD. Did you find good results/any side effects with the ginko biloba? Last, you mentioned that 5 HTP can have adverse side effects, what would I look for and is this supplement taken in AM or PM. With much appreciation for your help Lilyma Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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