Post Edited (KeepHope) : 3/8/2009 12:28:31 AM (GMT-7)
It's important for everyone to understand that Borrelia feeds off magnesium, which is exactly why are so seriously deficient in that particular mineral.
One of the original treatments for Borreliosis was magnesium starvation, because it was surmised (correctly) that the dropping systemic mag levels were due to it being consumed by the infection itself. I agree with the contemporary treatment plan to supplement mag since a lot of pretty annoying and/or serious symptoms can occur when tissue mag levels get super low.
My take on mag supplemention is to take just enough to keep the arrhythmia and really bad muscle twitches at bay. I feel like this is the best as I’m minimizing the feeding of the Borrelia while giving my body just enough to avoid serious deficiency issues. I’m about 140 pounds and the sweet spot for me is about 100% of the RDA of elemental mag every other day. Be aware that the compound you take may have very widely varying amounts of elemental mag. Citrate is only 17% elemental mag, and malate not much more.
Post Edited (sojourner) : 1/31/2009 10:15:19 PM (GMT-7)