Low Magnesium Linked to Poor Vitamin D Status
Monday, December 09, 2013
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
Researchers using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys have found that low magnesium is linked to poor vitamin D status, and these issues are associated with risk for cardiovascular disease and early mortality.
Magnesium is important for the transport of vitamin D as well as its activation into the biologically active form. Thus a deficiency of magnesium impairs vitamin D activity.
Magnesium supplementation has previously been shown to improve rickets in patients that were not responding to vitamin D treatment, meaning that magnesium was needed for vitamin D to become useful in metabolism.
Many Americans lack magnesium as well as vitamin D, making them two important nutrients for basic health. The need for magnesium especially rises when a person is under stress. This synergistic relationship between magnesium and vitamin D is yet another example of how nutrients work as a team to help you with your health.
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