Magnesium Protocall 

 August 23, 2023

By  Mandi

Check with Your Doctor

If you have any kidney failure/issues, myasthenia gravis, slow heart rate, bowel obstruction, or familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia, it is crucial to consult a medical professional before proceeding further.

You may want to consider seeking guidance from either a naturopath or a functional medicine doctor to support you through this process. For additional information, refer to the book “The Miracle of Magnesium” by Carolyn Dean.

Experiment with Higher Doses of Magnesium Citrate

Magnesium is typically deficient in most individuals due to its high demand in the body. This deficiency often occurs because our diets are generally rich in calcium, which can disrupt the magnesium-calcium balance. People who experience symptoms such as constipation, muscle tightness, fibromyalgia, sleep disturbances, headaches, or stress may be particularly affected, as magnesium is a precursor to serotonin, which plays a key role in managing stress And will Be prioritized in this case over allowing muscle for use.


Start by gradually increasing your magnesium citrate dose over the course of 3 days. Continue to increase it until your stool becomes significantly loose or liquidy. Once you reach this point, reduce your dose by one pill, and maintain this reduced dosage for at least 2 weeks or until your stool consistency improves. This is an indicator that your magnesium stores are replenished. The goal is to achieve comfortable bowel movements while gradually building up magnesium stores in your body. After the initial 2 weeks, you can further adjust your dosage based on your body’s response. Pay close attention to your bowel movements, mood, anxiety levels, stress, and any muscle soreness.

Dosage can also be calculated based on your weight, with a recommended range of 3.0-4.5 mg of magnesium per pound of body weight. If you are taking a multivitamin, check the magnesium content and include it in your total daily intake.

For Sleep Support or Restless Legs:

You can take your magnesium dose at night before bedtime. If you experience stress headaches or shoulder tightness during the day, consider taking a portion of your dosage in the morning. It is often beneficial to split the dose between morning and night when you are initially starting.

If You Experience Increased Bloating or Gas:

This may indicate low stomach acid levels that need to be addressed. One simple solution is to introduce an HCI (Hydrochloric Acid) supplement before meals.

By following these guidelines, you can optimize your magnesium intake for improved overall well-being.

Note: When implementing any dietary or supplement changes, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, particularly if you have any underlying medical conditions or concerns.


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