When I was in Chicago June 2013, at the Health Freedom Expo, Dr. Joseph Mercola invited me to do a video interview to update his audience on magnesium. It was just posted today and is receiving a lot of views. Please forward to your Facebook and Twitter friends and spread the word that Magnesium is the Missing Link to Better Health!
Here’s an amazing scientific breakthrough that was sent to me by another magnesium expert, Morley Robbins. In the interview I mention Vitamin D, but it’s such a big topic I just talked about the need to balance it with magnesium and Vitamin K2. The following publication in the British Medical Journal, Magnesium, Vitamin D Status and Mortality gives us a much better understanding of the role of magnesium and Vitamin D.
The researchers say: “Magnesium plays an essential role in the synthesis and metabolism of vitamin D. They conclude that “Our preliminary findings indicate it is possible that magnesium intake alone or its interaction with vitamin D intake may contribute to vitamin D status. The associations between serum 25(OH)D and risk of mortality may be modified by the intake level of magnesium.”Read that conclusion several times. They are saying that Vitamin D status may be due to magnesium! And they also say “Furthermore, the associations of serum 25(OH)D with mortality, particularly due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer, were modified by magnesium intake.”
Does this mean that when Vitamin D appears to be working, it could be because you have enough magnesium? I’ve been toying with that very idea recently. Supplemental Vitamin D pulls magnesium out of bones and muscles to make Vitamin D active, in the process magnesium pulled into the blood will be available for the 700-800 enzyme systems that require magnesium.
I certainly know what happens when you don’t have enough magnesium and you take high doses of Vitamin D: you start experience severe magnesium deficiency symptoms. I’ve had people complain of seizures, heart arrhythmia and month-long migraines. So when you take normal doses of Vitamin D (around 1,000iu) and enough magnesium (around 700mg) you can have the best of both because they work synergistically.
I’ve been getting a lot of emails from the Mercola crowd, which I’m sorry but I can’t answer most of them personally – I have zero staff. But I did get this very fun email that I will share.
“Over gratified with your magnificent video. It was so easy to listen to and watch. Your presentation was clear and simple. Your eye contact is marvelous, perhaps because you have the most beautiful eyes. Your hair is more than cute, your perkiness is an essential ingredient of your personality. Your smile is so healthy and genuine. Your skin is luscious. And, great hand gestures. Please do not think I am flirting with you. I just like giving credit where it’s due.” I told the gentleman that my husband loves hearing these types of compliments because he thinks the same!!!
Mahalo everyone for reading my blogs and spreading the word about health and magnesium.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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