Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for August 01, 2007

Today I found a web site that sells a phosphorus supplement and it offered a link to find store locations. Entered in Toronto and to my total surprise, I found a health store very near by to my work that has their brand of vitamins and minerals. I’ve never heard of this company before but it’s worth a shot since it’s so close by…about a 10 minute walk.

I get to the store and it’s very small in the underground pathway. From a quick look around this guy has everything. Homeopathic, aromatherapy oils and a lot of different manufactures which is always a bonus. As I’m looking around he asks me if I need any help so I tell him point blank that I’m looking for phosphorus. He seemed puzzled and questioned why I would need it. So I just explained that it was for a deficiency and left it at that.

He showed me some liquid supplements that contained phosphorus but that’s not what I am looking for. I took an information brochure and told him I would look around some more. I asked him if he could order it for me but he seemed reluctant. As I turn around I notice a section with the “unknown” brand of vitamins I found on the Internet and staring me right in front of my face was a phosphorus complex with lysine. THAT’S IT!

I was so happy to actually find it, I was doing a dance as I left the store. I remember the guy in the health food store last month who said I wouldn’t find phosphorus as a supplement and that I would only have a chance with Bone Meal. Ironically, his store is across the street. I wish I was kidding…

This is Fantastic!

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August 2, 2007 Posted by | Health | , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 14, 2007

Woke up with the vibration…four days…

Started the day with Bone Meal and went about my day. Decided to drop in to the Naturopathic College again to take a closer look at their supplements. They also have a library that is free for the public to use so I thought I might check that out to see what they have on mineral interrelationships.

In the store, I checked out all of the calcium supplements that may contain phosphorus and I finally settled on by Metagenics called “Cal Apatite with Magnesium”. Here’s what it says:

Product Description:

Cal Apatite with Magnesium is the same formula as original Cal Apatite®, but with the addition of 300 mg of magnesium per serving.

  • Magnesium plays important roles in bone metabolism, with over one-half of the total body stores of magnesium found in bone tissue.
  • Provides a 2:1 calcium to magnesium ratio.
  • Magnesium is provided as a blend of glycinate, citrate, and aspartate designed for enhanced absorption.
  • Does not contain magnesium oxideTHREE TABLETS SUPPLY:

Microcrystalline Hydroxyptite Concentrate (MCHC)† 1,500 mg
Calcium (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate) 600 mg
Phosphorus (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate) 378 mg
Magnesium (as magnesium citrate, aspartate, and bis-glycinate††) 300 mg

Because this formula is a 2 to 1 calcium/magnesium ratio, that’s more than I’m used to so I’ll have to watch to see what effect it has. It was now early afternoon and I decide to take two of them to start. After I took them, I felt a weird slight tightness in my chest which usually indicates low magnesium so I take a homeopathic mangesium dosage and everything is fine.

On the positive side, it took until around six for my hands to go cold which is a lot better than the past couple of days. So I take two more and the cold hands go normal. Here and there throughout the day I feel those weird nerve ending feelings in my head that tells me something is low. I can’t really describe it any other way. Something is wrong and out of balance.

I’ll make the assumption that it’s too much calcium so tomorrow I’ll add a magnesium at the same time as Cal Apatite to get a 1 to 1 ratio.

Let’s see if it has any effect on the vibration tomorrow morning.

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Entry for July 13, 2007

Woke up with the vibration again…three days in a row.

Start the day with calcium/magnesium and later manganese. By lunchtime, I take another calcium/magnesium and the same thing is happening…it’s my cold hands again…

This time, I’ll try something different. I run across the street and grab a bottle of Coke-a-Cola ZERO. It’s got no sugar but it’s high in phosphorus. It goes against everything I believe in but I’m willing to give it a try.

Back to my desk and I sip it slowly with no change with my cold hands so I try the Bone Meal. Within 15 minutes I’m fine and my hands are normal and it lasts for the rest of the day. So the only thing I’ve changed was the fact that I took the first Bone Meal into work so I was having it later into the morning than I usually do. When I was at home, I would take some first thing before I left for work and then I would take my vitamins.

If I had the same problem as yesterday after taking two calcium/magnesium supplements, then the only answer seems to be phosphorus.

Biological functions and health benefits of phosphorus

Phosphorus performs a wide variety of functions. Phosphorus promotes and stimulates early growth and blooming and root growth. It hastens maturity and seed growth, and contributes to the general hardiness of plants.

Most phosphate in the human body is in bone, but phosphate-containing molecules (phospholipids) are also important components of cell membranes and lipoprotein particles, such as good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol. Small amounts of phosphate are engaged in biochemical reactions throughout the body.

Phosphorus is a component of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a fundamental energy source in living things. Phosphorus is essential for normal heart and kidney functioning. It speeds up the healing of broken bones and other injuries and functions is to metabolize fats and starches for energy, as well as being necessary for proper nerve impulses and for niacin assimilation. Phosphorus is needed for the growth, maintenance, and repair of all tissues and cells, and for the production of the genetic building blocks, DNA and RNA.

Phosphorus is also needed to balance and metabolize other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, calcium, iodine, magnesium, and zinc.

Dosage, intake, recommended daily allowance (RDA)

The recommended daily allowance for phosphorous is 700 mg daily. However, phosphorous deficiency is rare in healthy people. There’s no need to take phosphorous supplements for most of them.

It can only be phosphorus. Phosphorus is required for two vitamins and two minerals where I had deficiency symptoms and very distinct changes for all four when supplemented. (Riboflavin, niacin, magnesium and zinc)

It has to be a phosphorus deficiency. But try and convince a doctor of that? Tomorrow, I’ll go back to taking the Bone Meal first. Then the other vitamins…

July 13, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 12, 2007

Woke up with the vibration again…and again a very similar day to yesterday. I start the day like I normally do and midway through the morning, same thing happens again. I start getting the cold hands and because I went out for lunch, I start shivering. It was a little cool outside but it wasn’t cold.

I get back into work and I try the magnesium. Nothing. I try the manganese because I have that with me today. Nothing. I realise that I haven’t had the Bone Meal yet today so I have a scoop of that and within twenty minutes I’m fine. My hands are back to normal and I’m okay for the rest of the day.

Tomorrow I’ll switch to the calcium/magnesium to see if it’s the calcium or the phosphorus that I need.

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Entry for July 04, 2007

Here’s what I found on Bone Meal:

Bone Meal

Dollar sales of bone meal rose 432.5 percent for the year ending January 2004. A dried, processed powder made from finely ground bones (usually bovine), bone meal’s high calcium and phosphorous content is believed to give it efficacy in promoting the health of human bones and teeth. In the Textbook of Nutritional Medicine (Third Line Press, 2000), Melvyn Werbach and Jeffery Moss describe a Canadian study in which bone meal proved effective for the treatment of children with growing pains. All of the subjects who received bone meal, vitamin A and vitamin D were “completely relieved” of symptoms, while only 40 percent of the subjects receiving dicalcium phosphate, vitamin A and vitamin D found relief.

Because it has been shown to contain lead, naturopathic physicians like Alan Christianson, NMD, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, are “wary” of using it. Consumers are advised by Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno in their Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (Prima Lifestyles, 1997) to ensure that the lead levels in the bone meal products they ingest do not exceed the “recommended level of 1 mcg per 800 mg of elemental calcium.”

On my way into work, I pick some up and take one teaspoon with some yogurt for breakfast. Here’s what it says on the label:

Supplement Facts
Calcium (from bone meal) – 1000mg
Phosphorus (from Bone Meal) – 400mg
Magnesium (from bone meal) – 18mg

I’m not really happy with the calcium/magnesium ratio so I’ll take one 250 mg of magnesium at the same time.

Daily Vitamins/Minerals

100 mg Zinc
750 mg Magnesium
1 scoop of Bone Meal

July 5, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for July 03, 2007

I didn’t take any iron today just to see if I could feel the difference and I didn’t really notice anything. So I had a thought. I’m going to see if I can find a store that has phosphorus or something that contains a high amount of it.

I checked a couple of health food stores and I get the feeling that they all think I’m crazy…nothing new there. But one guy said I wouldn’t find it and would have to use something called Bone Meal as a source of phosphorus but he didn’t have any.

Okay, this is interesting…I’ll need to do some research on this Bone Meal stuff and find out what it contains.

I’ve never heard of it…

July 3, 2007 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

   

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