Magnesium, NOT Calcium, Is the Key to Healthy Bones

The assumption instilled in the society is that calcium is the mineral which constructs the bones, but the reality is that it’s just one of the many minerals that take part in the creation of bones.

According to a USA research, it’s not calcium but dietary admission of magnesium that creates sound bones during adolescence.


One research shows that people with surplus calcium in their coronary artery, who take statins, are exposed to 17-fold higher risk of heart attacks than those with lower calcium levels in the blood vessel.

Another researches show that calcium supplements are linked to higher danger of heart attacks.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), food is the best source of calcium: “People who get the recommended amount of calcium from foods do not need to take a calcium supplement. These individuals still may need to take a vitamin D supplement. Getting too much calcium from supplements may increase the risk of kidney stones and other health problems.”

“Calcium supplements have been widely embraced by doctors and the public, on the grounds that they are a natural and therefore safe way of preventing osteoporotic fractures,” reported the analysts, headed by Professor Sabine Rohrmann, from Zurich University’s foundation of social and preventive medicine.

“It is now becoming clear that taking this micronutrient in one or two daily [doses] is not natural, in that it does not reproduce the same metabolic effects as calcium in food,” they included.

Nowadays, the secondary type of calcium- calcium carbonate is the one most present in the supplements on the market. However, a better choice is calcium orotate which can adequately enter the cells’ layers.

Another false myth is that eating pasteurized dairy items, such as, cheese or milk, increase the calcium levels.

However, what the body does actually is force the calcium from the bones into the blood, which is the reason for OSTEOPOROSIS.

Magnesium and Increasing Awareness

Professor Steven Abrams and his partners at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston discovered that:

“Dietary magnesium intake may be an important, relatively unrecognized, factor in bone mineral accretion in children”.

“Lots of nutrients are key for children to have healthy bones. One of these appears to be magnesium,” reported Abrams. “Calcium is important, but, except for those children and adolescents with very low intakes, may not be more important than magnesium.”

Magnesium Supplementing

Nowadays, the control plans’ normal of weight contain 10 times more calcium than magnesium.

This mineral can come in structures like magnesium oxide or chloride. Although the Recommended Daily Allowance for magnesium is 350-400 mg a day, you can require twice as that sum.

Nevertheless, the best source for magnesium is the food, especially nuts, cacao, and seeds.

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