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A TREATMENT TO TRY

Posted by GAYE K. on 5/16/01 at hrmin (047910)

After 18 months of every known treatment for an excrutiating heel spur
including orthotics, shoes, ice, cortisone shots(ghastly) and much the
poorer a horse doctor suggested I take MAGNESIUM ORATATE.
I found this at a chemist selling alternative medicines and took
3 tablets a day for 3 weeks. MIRACLE.... IT WORKED. This was a year
ago and the pain has not recurred. I have passed this on to 2 other
sufferers and it has worked for them also. I've also told my doctor
and podiatrist and they were surprised but willing to suggest the remedy
to their patients. If anyone tries this (and I suggest you do) please
give it at least three weeks to work. I would love to hear from anyone
who has success.

Re: A TREATMENT TO TRY

Marty B on 5/16/01 at 08:04 (047928)

Do you know if there is a difference between magnesium orate and magnesium oxide? A friend told me to try magnesium and my wife bought me magnesium oxide and it did nothing.

Do you know for sure you have pf? Have you had any x-rays? When the pod looked at my x-rays he said I had heel spurs as big as a house. Maybe you have something different.

-Marty

Re: A TREATMENT TO TRY/MORE INFO!!

Donna M. on 5/16/01 at 19:57 (048005)

Hi Gaye, could you tell us what strength is the Magnesium Oratate that you took and where might we find it?
If it might work, I'll try it!! :)
Thanks, Donna M.

Re: Magnesium Orotate

Bill E. on 5/17/01 at 12:51 (048096)

A couple of comments from a chemist...not a biochemist just a physical chemist...and not a pharmacist (for the Brits among us!).

I just checked around about magnesium oratate or orotate. You may see both spellings. I would use orotate because it is the salt of orotic acid. Be careful how you pronounce that one!!!

My opinion is that this is a means of increasing the bioavailability of magnesium ion. You could use magnesium oxide but that is probably much less bioavailable so it will pass through you. Another highly bioavailable salt is the aspartate. Bioavailability is also a problem with calcium salts which is why calcium supplements may be slightly controversial.

I don't know what the magnesium dose should be. And I don't know exactly why this should work...perhaps it prevents over-deposition of calcium. (???) But if it works then great.

In a nutshell this is a bioavailable form of magnesium.

Bill

Re: A TREATMENT TO TRY further info

GAYE K. on 5/28/01 at hrmin (049089)

I DONT KNOW WHETHER I HAVE A SPUR OR NOT, THE SPECIALIST
DID NOT TAKE AN X-RAY BUT SEEMED CONVINCED IT WAS A SPUR
SO WHO KNOWS. ALL I KNOW IS MAGNESIUM OROTATE WORKED
FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS AND AS IT IS GOOD FOR YOU ANYWAY
WHAT THE HELL, TRY IT! COMPARED TO ALL THE OTHER THINGS
I DID IT WAS CHEAP AND EASY AND WAS A MIRACLE.
I USE NATURES OWN BRAND, EACH TABLET IS 200MG AND I TOOK
3 PER DAY.AS I ALWAYS FORGET TO TAKE TABLETS I TOOK THEM
ALL AT ONCE WITH FOOD AND NO ILL EFFECTS.
IF YOU NEED ANY MORE PRODUCT INFO THE MANUFACTURERIS
BULLVANTS NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS 87 YARRAMAN PLACE
VIRGINIA,QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA 4014. I CAN SAY NO MORE!
GOOD LUCK.

Re: A TREATMENT TO TRY

Marty B on 5/16/01 at 08:04 (047928)

Do you know if there is a difference between magnesium orate and magnesium oxide? A friend told me to try magnesium and my wife bought me magnesium oxide and it did nothing.

Do you know for sure you have pf? Have you had any x-rays? When the pod looked at my x-rays he said I had heel spurs as big as a house. Maybe you have something different.

-Marty

Re: A TREATMENT TO TRY/MORE INFO!!

Donna M. on 5/16/01 at 19:57 (048005)

Hi Gaye, could you tell us what strength is the Magnesium Oratate that you took and where might we find it?
If it might work, I'll try it!! :)
Thanks, Donna M.

Re: Magnesium Orotate

Bill E. on 5/17/01 at 12:51 (048096)

A couple of comments from a chemist...not a biochemist just a physical chemist...and not a pharmacist (for the Brits among us!).

I just checked around about magnesium oratate or orotate. You may see both spellings. I would use orotate because it is the salt of orotic acid. Be careful how you pronounce that one!!!

My opinion is that this is a means of increasing the bioavailability of magnesium ion. You could use magnesium oxide but that is probably much less bioavailable so it will pass through you. Another highly bioavailable salt is the aspartate. Bioavailability is also a problem with calcium salts which is why calcium supplements may be slightly controversial.

I don't know what the magnesium dose should be. And I don't know exactly why this should work...perhaps it prevents over-deposition of calcium. (???) But if it works then great.

In a nutshell this is a bioavailable form of magnesium.

Bill

Re: A TREATMENT TO TRY further info

GAYE K. on 5/28/01 at hrmin (049089)

I DONT KNOW WHETHER I HAVE A SPUR OR NOT, THE SPECIALIST
DID NOT TAKE AN X-RAY BUT SEEMED CONVINCED IT WAS A SPUR
SO WHO KNOWS. ALL I KNOW IS MAGNESIUM OROTATE WORKED
FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS AND AS IT IS GOOD FOR YOU ANYWAY
WHAT THE HELL, TRY IT! COMPARED TO ALL THE OTHER THINGS
I DID IT WAS CHEAP AND EASY AND WAS A MIRACLE.
I USE NATURES OWN BRAND, EACH TABLET IS 200MG AND I TOOK
3 PER DAY.AS I ALWAYS FORGET TO TAKE TABLETS I TOOK THEM
ALL AT ONCE WITH FOOD AND NO ILL EFFECTS.
IF YOU NEED ANY MORE PRODUCT INFO THE MANUFACTURERIS
BULLVANTS NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS 87 YARRAMAN PLACE
VIRGINIA,QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA 4014. I CAN SAY NO MORE!
GOOD LUCK.