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Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

As we enter into the summer months we will all have more opportunities to get more sunlight and thus more vitamin D. Yet many regularly still take vitamin D supplements if they are unable to get daily sunshine.

Another factor to consider is magnesium status. People who take vitamin D supplements but who have low magnesium levels may not be getting adequate active vitamin D.

Without enough magnesium, vitamin D stores in the body remain inactive, and taking vitamin D supplements when magnesium is low can raise circulating calcium and phosphate levels, possibly leading to blood vessel calcification.

When magnesium levels are good, the body needs less vitamin D to reach adequate D levels, and inactive vitamin D stores become active. Also, when magnesium and vitamin D levels are optimal, chances for bone thinning (osteoporosis) and bone fracture are less. While calcium recommendations are set in place to address this, it’s a bit more complicated than anyone one mineral; that is why it is important to address any nutrient deficiencies – thus the need to ensure adequate magnesium intake. 

Common sources of magnesium include:

  • Spinach
  • Seeds (squash and pumpkin seeds)
  • Lima beans
  • Tuna
  • Brown rice
  • Almonds
  • Dark chocolate
  • Avocados
  • Yogurt
  • Bananas

Reference: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association; March, 2018, 118(3); 181-189.

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