Chances are you’re already taking the Foundation Supplement we’re going to discuss today. But the “kicker” is that no matter how much of this mineral you take, your bones can’t retain it unless certain key organs are functioning well.
I’m referring to magnesium, a mineral that is blatantly ignored by the Medical Establishment with regard to osteoporosis. But the fact is, when it comes to bone health, magnesium is every bit as important as calcium. It’s involved in an astounding number of vital body processes.
In today’s post, you’ll discover seldom-mentioned bone-building benefits of magnesium, its role in your overall health, and the crucial role your kidneys play to maintain optimal levels.
So let’s delve into the fascinating world of this Foundation Supplement!
Your Bones Crave Magnesium
Magnesium (Mg+) is one of the primary minerals found in the bone matrix. When the body is deprived of magnesium, the body will tap into the bones’ magnesium stores. In fact, about one-third of the body’s skeletal magnesium is exchangeable, or available for use in case of deficiency.
Magnesium levels in the bone can decrease with age, making this “emergency store” less bioavailable when your body is faced with low levels. And even if you’re taking plenty of magnesium, you still may be suffering from a deficiency, which can seriously impair your bone-building efforts.
Your Doctor Will Never Tell You This: Chronic Acidosis Affects Magnesium Levels
If you’re following the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, you’re fully aware of how important it is to avoid chronic acidosis, a metabolic state that occurs when too much acid accumulates in the body.
Besides calcium loss from bones to balance the pH, when the body is acidic magnesium excretion via the urine greatly increases, reducing blood levels of this vital bone-building mineral.
As we noted above, the body takes magnesium from the bones when blood levels are low. Complicating matters further, as we age, our kidneys tend to become overworked and less efficient, setting the stage for imbalanced magnesium levels (more on this later).
The bottom line is that when combined with an acidic blood pH, inefficient kidney function can set the stage for significant bone loss.
How And Why Your Body Maintains Optimal Magnesium Levels
Your body has emergency reserves of magnesium because this mineral is involved in so many body processes in addition to bone health. In chemistry terms, magnesium is referred to as a cation – a positively-charged ion that is formed when electrolytes are dissolved in the body. Magnesium is an intracellular cation, meaning it acts in this capacity within cells where it is involved in a startling number and variety of cellular functions. It has extracellular roles as well.
Magnesium is required for the transfer, use, and storage of energy in cells, and it plays a role in the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrate. It also helps regulate the secretion of parathyroid hormone, lowers blood pressure, and maintains cell membrane functionality.
Magnesium serves as a cofactor in multiple enzymatic reactions, and regulates muscle contractions including heart rhythm.
There’s even more that magnesium does. In an extracellular capacity, it regulates acetylcholine, thereby influencing neurological and synaptic activity. Magnesium also modulates the hormones involved in the body’s response to stress.
Even your digestion is affected by magnesium. It actually plays a part in producing hydrochloric acid, thereby influencing the absorption of nutrients to a significant degree.
As you can see, if your magnesium levels are off, just about every organ system in your body will be affected.
How Much Magnesium Do I Need To Take?
If you’re following the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, then you’re already eating lots of magnesium-rich vegetables. You should still supplement with a magnesium dose of 400 mg a day to maintain strong bones and overall health.
Organic magnesium from foods is ideal, but it’s difficult to reach those levels with foods alone. So amino acid chelated magnesium is an excellent bioavailable choice for supplementation.
Healthy Kidneys Regulate Magnesium
Levels of magnesium in the blood are directly regulated by the kidneys, with excretion peaking at night and backing off in the daytime. The kidneys filter magnesium differently than other minerals; under normal conditions, 60-70% of the magnesium gets reabsorbed. But the kidneys regulate this process by increasing or decreasing this reabsorption. In fact, taking excess magnesium is futile since kidney excretion increases significantly when you ingest too much of it.
Simply put, you can’t maintain magnesium homeostasis without properly functioning kidneys. Given the vital nature of this mineral, it makes sense to keep your kidneys functioning at their optimal level.
The Bottom Line For Magnesium And Your Bone Health
At the beginning of this post, I pointed out that no matter how much magnesium you ingest, you won’t absorb it if your kidneys are not functioning optimally. So the ideal solution is not to take more magnesium; it’s to get your kidneys in top shape so magnesium levels are regulated to the maximum benefit of your bones.
The best way to do this is with a targeted kidney and whole-body cleanse.
Because of our toxic environment, the kidneys get overloaded with poisons and are unable to perform their job. Pesticides, synthetic chemicals, medications, and a host of other toxic substances invade your body every day, whether inhaled, absorbed through the skin, or ingested. These overload your kidneys, which are detoxification organs (not to mention that they also play a huge role in balancing the pH).
Your bones depend on receiving many vital nutrients, magnesium included, which are regulated by the kidneys. It’s vital that these “filters” be cleansed periodically.
OsteoCleanse™, the 7 Day Bone Building Accelerator, is the perfect solution to the problem of over-taxed kidneys. This powerful yet easy-to-follow cleanse is specifically designed to rid the body of osteoporosis drugs and other toxins in just seven days.
I recommend OsteoCleanse™, the 7 Day Bone Building Accelerator at least once a year to ensure your kidneys are functioning at optimal levels to help build your bones more effectively so you can get the bone-building results you’re looking for.
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Till next time,