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Do I take Magnesium in the am or pm??

By February 28, 2009 - 10:04pm
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Magnesium am or pm?

I've heard two different opinions on this and I'm wondering what the EmpowHer answer is.... I recently started taking a magnesium supplement (400mg) after the recommendation of our wondrous Coach Virginia due to my RLS issue. And I'm curious to know what time of the day would be most advantageous for me to take it, as far as absorption is concerned, so that I get the most benefit from it. I currently take Omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, first thing in the morning due to my GERD. I don't know if this would have any affect on how a supplement is absorbed. In the evening at bedtime, I take Yaz birth control pill. Those are the only meds I take and I take no other supplements. Thanks for any input you might have!

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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I'm just wondering if magnesium sulphate tablets are safe to
Take with vitamin D tablets

March 15, 2017 - 2:46am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

Check with your personal physician, but it should be safe to take a magnesium supplement along with Vitamin D.

Not only does magnesium play an important role in proper Vitamin D activity and function, but crucially, it also helps to maintain calcium balance.


March 15, 2017 - 9:44am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

The question is WHEN do you take the suppiment...AM or PM?

June 2, 2016 - 7:34am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Do you mind sharing what it has helped u with?

Much appreciated!


May 13, 2016 - 7:24pm
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I have RLS and take magnesium by nature made 250mg every NIGHT. RLS creeps up more at night so it's best to take at night before bedtime. Plus you will get a better night sleep. Avoid magnesium oxide as it is not well absorbed. Good luck. But take continuously and you will see the amazing results. You'll poop better too!!

September 27, 2015 - 9:56am
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Please help, i take multi-vit., COQ10 100mg, Magnesuin 200mg, 81mg asprin, Metformin for Pre-diabeties and Amlodipine for high blood pressure and i have problems sleeping at night...never get sleepy...HELP! I told my Doctor about it and he told me to take Melatonin 0.3mg in which i am afraid to take because a Dr. at the GYM told me that it causes Suicidal thoughts????? HELP!! also tried Cherry Juice didn't work......

February 6, 2015 - 9:39am
(reply to Anonymous)

I have taken Melatonin many times and have no idea why that would be said. I never had an issue like that. I did not take high doses at all you don't need to. Take it 30 minutes before you would like to sleep and all it did was that (make me sleep) and it was a good nights rest. I use to fight insomnia, worked like a champ. I still have issues once in a while with insomnia so thank you for mentioning melatonin I guess I had not though about it in a long time so I believe I will order that just in case. What I did like is I had no side effects at all such as a sleeping pill, they make me groggy in the morning and I had issues waking up. I can tell you I suggested it to my brother in law and he became out of hand on it, I have no idea its not addicting at all, he started on a normal (one pill) but continued to up the dose, he became very ill and had terrible issues, I wish I could remember what it was to tell you but it turned out to be that he was taking way to much. It was nothing serious but at the time the doctor could not figure out what was going on so please just take the recommended dose LOL.

August 21, 2016 - 3:11pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi there. I'm a RN. I can tell you first and foremost I take melatonin 9 mg at night. That is the highest dose. Melatonin basically regulates a hormone that is already in your body. Sometimes your body needs a little boost in order to set your clock right. So it will help you sleep. Suicidal thoughts are not happening because this is only a hormone that you already have. I hope that helps and I hope that makes sense.

March 3, 2016 - 2:20pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have heard when taking vitamin D3 in the evening will disturb the sleep, if you are taking it in the evening try to take it in the morning. There are many natural remedies for sleep, Camomile tea. Valeria 30 minutes before bed time. check with your Dr before taking those things I just mentioned , they may interfere with you medications. Good luck/

January 18, 2016 - 2:42am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I was having lots of problems with lack of sleep . After a bad side effect form levofloxin . Linden tea help me plus cherry tart . My reflux and stomach problems i fix with raw red cabagge juice . Dgl licorice and d limonene . Dont eat 3 hours befkre bed . I get some stomach problems if i eat. Chocolate or pizza other than ghat i eat everything . Low on red meats . Marshmellow root heal your guts . This work for me .do your onw research im not a doctor i cant tell you what to do god bless you

April 19, 2015 - 6:57am
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