15 Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

8) Osteoporosis

Magnesium deficiency, Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis

It is a common misunderstanding that calcium is the only mineral important for bone health. It is important to know that magnesium is part and parcel of the proper functioning of calcium. A deficiency can lead to osteoporosis and an increased risk of bone fractures. This arises from four primary factors.

First, bones store a lot of magnesium and a decrease in magnesium in the blood can lead to brittle bones.

Second, deficiency of magnesium can cause a decrease in calcium levels, and calcium is significant for maintaining strong bones.

Third, a drop calcitonin levels in the blood which results in reduced cellular levels of calcium in the bone leading to osteoporosis.

Fourth, magnesium is important for vitamin D absorption which is important for healthy and strong bones.

Written by Martin Davis