MAGNESIUM for healthy bones


Magnesium – 50% of the body’s magnesium is found in bones.  New studies increasingly uncover new functions of magnesium, some of which include:

  • The absorption and metabolism of calcium.
  • The conversion of Vitamin D into its active form ( 25-(OH)D3 to 1,25-(OH)2D3) [10].
  • Stimulating the thyroid’s production of calcitonin, which helps to regulate blood calcium by slowing down the amount of calcium released from the bones, slowing bone resorption [11].
  • Regulating parathyroid hormone, which is a regulator of bone breakdown.
  • Activate the enzyme required for production of new bone.
  • Regulating calcium transport.

Magnesium has been shown to be in decreased concentration in the blood in post menopausal women with osteoporosis [12].  Osteoporotic women have been shown to have decreased serum levels of magnesium [13], and lower bone magnesium content. Another study showed that magnesium supplementation improved bone mineral density [14].


About Dr. Stephanie

Holistic chiropractor, Applied Kinesiology, NET practitioner, Quantum Neurology, NFH practitioner, Clinical Nutritionist, Myofascial Release Therapist, Functional Medicine, Personal Trainer

3 thoughts on “MAGNESIUM for healthy bones

  1. So Steph in your opinion, what is the best supplement to take? One that combines calcium and magnesium?

    • Actually, latest research has shown that calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 are not enough if you already have osteoporosis. Recent studies have shown that Manganese, Boron and Vitamin K2 are essential for healthy bone tissue.

      I recommend Metabolics Osteomax and Biotics Osteo B Plus or Osteo B II, depending on what nutrients Your body needs.

      Also, to prevent osteoporosis one should quit smoking, eliminate processed foods,exercise and lose weight if overweight. In doing so, supplementing with just Calcium,Magnesium and Vitamin D3 are good building blocks to incorporate in your supplement protocol to prevent loss of bone quantity.

      More to come on maintaining healthy bone tissue!

      Yours in Health,
      Dr. T

  2. Thx Steph, you know it can be so confusing when you are trying to pick a supplement because there are so many out there and it’s hard to know not only what to take, but what combination and even what brand is best!

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