A 2017 JAMA study that focused on calcium and Vitamin D found that Supplements Do Not Prevent Fractures in Healthy Older Adults. That’s a very misleading title because bones do need nutrient building blocks. All this study proves is that bones need more than just calcium and Vit D. It’s obvious to me that this report just gives more proof of the importance of magnesium in bone health.
With an analysis of 33 clinical trials involving over 50,000 people over 50 years of age you would think you might get some answers. But not if you are asking the wrong questions and not if you exclude the most important bone mineral – magnesium. What exactly is magnesium doing for our bones that allopathic medicine is ignoring? Here’s an excerpt from The Magnesium Miracle (2017)
- Adequate levels of magnesium are essential for the absorption and metabolism of calcium.
- Magnesium stimulates a particular hormone, calcitonin, that helps to preserve bone structure and draws calcium out of the blood and soft tissues back into the bones, preventing some forms of arthritis and kidney stones.
- Magnesium suppresses another bone hormone called parathyroid, preventing it from breaking down bone.
- Magnesium converts vitamin D into its active form so that it can help calcium absorption.
- Magnesium is required to activate an enzyme that is necessary to form new bone.
- Magnesium regulates active calcium transport.
It is also important to mention that vitamin K2 plays a vital role is helping direct calcium to the bones where it belongs. I recommend Blue Ice Royal for its Vit A, D, K2 to support bone health along with my ReMag and ReMyte products.
With all these roles for magnesium to play, it is no wonder that even a mild deficiency can be a risk factor for osteoporosis. Furthermore, if there is too much calcium in the body, especially from calcium supplementation, magnesium absorption can be greatly impaired, resulting in worsening osteoporosis and the likelihood of kidney stones, arthritis, and heart disease as well as gall stones, heel spurs, and breast tissue calcification.
You can find out more about the role of calcium and magnesium by reading my free eBooks found at www.drcarolyndeanlive.com.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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