Everyone assumes that calcium supplements will help ensure you have healthy bones, even as you grow older and are more at risk of osteoporosis.
In an article published on the Alternative medicine website, they have information from a magnesium expert who says that without magnesium, calcium is not absorbed by the bones, but by the sot tissues and blood. Why is this? Well it turns out that magnesium converts vitamin D into a form that helps with calcium absorption. Magnesium is also responsible to stimulating a hormone called calcitonin which is directly responsible for removing calcium from the blood and soft tissues and into the bones.
When someone has calcium, but low magnesium, the calcium stays in the blood and soft tissues increasing the chances osteoporosis, arthritis, heart attacks and kidney stones.
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