The Importance of Magnesium

By Joanne Mulhall

August 24, 2017

Core Wellness Solutions

Posted In: Education, Food & Drink, General Health, General Wellness, Langley, London, Nutrition, Saskatoon, Surrey, What's Up Canada, White Rock

Calcium cannot build bones or prevent osteoporosis without adequate levels of Magnesium. It’s as simple as that. If our bones are made entirely from calcium, they become brittle and can shatter, just like a stick of calcium carbonate chalk falling on the sidewalk. However, with the right percentage of magnesium, bone has the proper density and matrix that actually makes it flexible and more resistant to shattering. Many elderly people are suffering bone fractures because they have too much calcium and not enough magnesium. A 2014 meta-analysis concluded that low serum magnesium is a risk factor for osteoporosis among the postmenopausal group.

As for the other conditions triggered or affected by calcium supplements – gall stones, heel spurs, and breast tissue calcification – remember that sufficient magnesium keeps calcium dissolved in the blood and directs it properly to the bones so it will not precipitate in soft tissues of the body.

Ionic Alfalfa contains almost a one-to-one ratio of Calcium to Magnesium which is key for proper balance of these two minerals in the body. It is added to a wide range of products that I recommend.

Magnesium is known as the relaxing mineral, so, you guessed it, it’s essential to put you in a calm state to help you fall asleep, stop that restless leg syndrome or that annoying eye twitching!

Balance is key for all nutrients and overdosing on single nutrients is not usually wise unless suggested by a qualified practitioner and usually this would be for a limited amount of time until the source of the depletion has been eliminated and the body has been rebalanced.