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Dr. Carolyn Dean LIVE10-04-21Top Two Supplements for Bone Health- Magnesium and Vitamin D – Carolyn Dean MD ND 

Magnesium can do so much that it makes people skeptical that one simple mineral can be crucial for so many activities in the body. Magnesium is necessary for 1,000 enzyme systems in the body that control many thousands of chemical interactions.

Magnesium is crucial for bone health but it has a much broader scope than even I imagined when I first began researching it in the late 90s. Most people think that calcium is the most important factor in bone health. Vitamin D is also a necessary component. However, it’s not well known that magnesium is required to convert vitamin D into its active form so that it can turn on calcium absorption.

I became aware of the pivotal association between vitamin D and magnesium after receiving emails from people experiencing magnesium deficiency symptoms after they began taking high doses of Vitamin D. Some doctors are still prescribing 50,000IU of Vitamin D a week when, in reality, vitamin D is similar to sunshine in the sense that it should be supplemented daily.

It turns out that all the enzymes metabolizing vitamin D require magnesium as a necessary co-factor. When you take high doses of Vitamin D and if you are already low in magnesium, the increased amount of metabolic work drains magnesium from its muscle storage sites. That’s probably why muscles are the first to suffer magnesium deficiency symptoms. Twitching, leg cramps, restless legs and Charlie horses. Angina and even heart attacks affecting the heart muscle are also magnesium deficiency symptoms.

One woman reported that her vitamin D levels remained chronically low (below 30) despite months of high dose supplementation with vitamin D. It wasn’t until she added magnesium that things changed quite dramatically. With magnesium supplementation, her last Vitamin D level was 67, which for her was a miracle. This increase surprised her endocrinologist as well. She also noticed a big difference in how she felt. She no longer had chronic “unexplained” muscle tenderness and could exercise longer on her treadmill and felt great.

I think we should consider that part of the current vitamin D deficiency epidemic is an underlying magnesium deficiency. This in important information during cold and flu season. By adding magnesium to your daily vitamin D intake you can increase your vitamin D level and protect your bones and cells – the places where your immunity is made!

My thoughts were echoed in a 2013 study called “Magnesium, Vitamin D Status and Mortality” with this conclusion: “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.” (NEW 2 BMC Medicine 2013, 11:187)

Several other factors including the intake of certain nutrients that influence how an individual’s vitamin D level responds to their vitamin D supplementation.

Recently, GrassRootsHealth published compelling information about the response of vitamin D dosing in relationship to the following nutrients:

  • Vitamin K2: that’s why our D3K2 ReSet contains K2 – D3K2 is made from plant lichen instead of sheep lanolin, which is the fat from sheep’s wool.
  • Vitamin B6, B12: which are in our ReAline formula along with all the methylated and food-based Bs.
  • Vitamin C: which is our Whole C ReSet, and Vitamin C ReSet Berry Powder
  • Probiotics: that’s our Flora ReVive

And other key vitamin D nutrients including boron and zinc are in our ReMyte and Pico Zinc.

Tonight on her LIVE YouTube podcast show, we’ll be talking with Dr. Carolyn Dean about Take Magnesium For Your Bones along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with callers and hosts alike including the emotional and spiritual side of health and medicine. 

About Dr. Carolyn Dean

Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND has been featured on national media for over 30 years offering practical strategies to improve health, vitality, and well-being the natural way. As a medical doctor, naturopath, certified clinical nutritionist and master of many modalities including acupuncture and homeopathy, Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND has authored over 33 books and 100 publications including The Magnesium Miracle, 3rd Edition, Hormone Balance, Future Health Now Encyclopedia and Heart Health. Please note that the information and opinions expressed on these broadcasts are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these broadcasts without seeking the advice of your personal physician. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed during these broadcasts, please contact your doctor.

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