Thursday, November 15, 2012

Do you know the works of Calcium and Magnesium?


Magnesium competes with calcium for absorption and can cause a calcium deficiency if calcium levels are already low.

Most people take it for granted that calcium and magnesium are good for you.
In many ways these minerals are very important; your nerves and muscles depend on them.
Taking too much calcium, or using the wrong form of calcium, **TUMS for example, may lead to kidney stones, bone spurs or calcifications.
Calcium does not work alone in your body. It requires vitamin D, parathyroid hormone and healthy saturated fat in order to be utilized for strong bones, teeth and muscles.
Bone health not only requires calcium, but an array of other vitamins, minerals and hormones to complete that process.
Magnesium is a critical mineral for health. Magnesium is necessary for some 300 reactions in the body, it is used by every organ in the body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys. It contributes to teeth and bones as well as activating enzymes, contributing to energy production, and helps regulate calcium, copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients.
Intestinal flu, stomach and bowel diseases, diabetes, pancreatitis, hyperthyroidism, kidney malfunction, and use of diuretics can lead to low magnesium levels. Too much coffee, soda, salt, alcohol, excessive sweating, and prolonged stress can also lower magnesium levels.
Low levels of magnesium may lead to agitation, anxiety, restless leg syndrome, sleep disorders, irritability, nausea and vomiting, abnormal heart rhythms, low blood pressure, confusion, muscle spasm and weakness, hyperventilation, insomnia, poor nail growth, seizures, migraine, asthma, allergies, fibromyalgia, ADD, and nervous disorders.
Foods rich in magnesium include unrefined grains, nuts and green vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are particularly good sources of magnesium because of their chlorophyll content.
Calcium should be taken during the day. Magnesium is best taken at bedtime for better utilization and better sleep. The reason for this is that calcium is antagonistic towards magnesium, as they act biochemically to cancel each other out.
**TUMS is calcium carbonate. This can lead to an imbalance in the blood’s bicarbonate buffering system which may undermine your health.

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