Weight Loss Program Supplements

Three supplements are typically part of our medical weight loss programs: 

Magnesium: this is lost during ketosis. Symptoms of low magnesium can be leg cramps or reduced movement of the muscle of the small intestine resulting in slow tramsit constipation regractory to fiber, and rarely in cases of severe deficiency: heart arrhythmias.  Magnesium can cause nausea and soft stools, so cut back if you have these. Magnesium is excreted by the kidneys, so if you have reduced kidney function, do not take these unless you are instructed to do so. Magnesium levels are usually monitored on a blood test during the PSMF protocoal.