08-24-20 Vitamin D and Magnesium–Carolyn Dean MD ND
Did you know that Magnesium and Vitamin D should be taken together to maximize health, vitality, and well-being? Nutrients don’t work alone, and the Vitamin D Council recommends that Vitamin D be taking with its essential co-factors including magnesium, boron, and zinc as well as Vitamin K and A: https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/
The Vitamin D Council goes even further in expressing their concerns for ADEQUATE magnesium supplementation:
The Vitamin D Council believes that the daily amounts of magnesium recommended by the Food and Nutrition Board aren’t enough to keep your body healthy; and that both men and women may need more than is recommended. Some research studies show that your body needs between 500 and 700 mg a day.
Magnesium may help vitamin D by helping your body activate vitamin D into a form your body can use, though it’s not known how much is ideal or if not getting enough magnesium harms your ability to fully make activated vitamin D. Also, magnesium is important in helping vitamin D to maintain calcium in the body and is essential for bone health.
Most of the above words by the Council are righteous and I agree that our bodies need between 500-700mg of magnesium – and sometimes more.
However, it’s not that magnesium may help vitamin D – it’s an absolute requirement in 6 of the 8 steps of vitamin D activation.
And because it is not known how much magnesium or vitamin D that each individual needs to have optimal health we are actively working with the GrassrootsHealth Research Project to study blood levels of magnesium and vitamin D and correlate them with clinical symptoms. The test is a convenient In Home blood spot test that ends up costing you nothing!
‘By now it should be clear to our followers that each nutrient does not work alone; instead, nutrients function in collaboration with other nutrients in a co-nutrient relationship. If one co-nutrient is limited, either missing or not plentiful enough, then the functions they are meant to carry out together may also be limited.’
‘The body needs magnesium for vitamin D metabolism; without it, the amount of vitamin D that can be metabolized and used by your body is limited and may result in a lack of conversion of vitamin D into its other active forms.’
Not only that, but if you take high doses of vitamin D, you can deplete your magnesium to such an extent that you can develop magnesium deficiency symptoms like insomnia, leg cramps, migraine, or heart palpitations including atrial fibrillation.
Tonight, internationally respected magnesium expert Dr. Carolyn Dean will continue the job she began over 20 years ago educating the public on the important role of magnesium as a dietary supplement. And, even more specifically demonstrating through research, medical reference, and our mailbag from customers what happens when magnesium deficiency symptoms are induced because of how vitamin D ‘uses up’ magnesium in its conversion to its ‘active form.’
As more and more doctors, practitioners, and medical professionals incorporate vitamin D into their treatment plans they will have to learn to include magnesium as well! And, just in case that part of the equation has escaped their attention it doesn’t have to escape yours.
Please join tonight on Dr. Carolyn Dean LIVE. Dr. Dean will be talking about The Proper Role of Magnesium in Vitamin D Supplementation along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with our callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!!
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