Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2010 Dec;11(4):237-51. doi: 10.1007/s11154-010-9154-0.
Karaguzel G1, Holick MF.
A good sign of low vitamin D is when 2 out of 3 bones hurt when pressed
(breastbone, left shin, right shin)
Want to catch and stop or reverse Osteopenia before it becomes Osteoporosis
It is very difficult (impossible?) to reverse Osteoporosis - by then too many "bone bridges" are gone
Magnesium is removed by water softeners
- "Soft water" is free from dissolved salts of such metals as calcium, iron, or magnesium, which form insoluble deposits such as appear as scale in boilers or soap curds in bathtubs and laundry equipment.
- "A typical residential ion-exchange water softener softens hard water by exchanging calcium and magnesium for sodium"
- A quick search of the web was unable to find how much Magnesium is removed: 50%, 80 %, 90%?
- Reverse osmosis removes 93-99% of all Magnesium and Calcium
- Adding just vitamin D again failed to add bone density (also need Magnesium, Vitamin K, etc) – RCT Aug 2018
- Healthy bones need: Calcium, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Silicon, Vitamin K, and Boron – 2012
- Vitamin D, K2, Magnesium, etc increase bone density when taking together– Jan 2012
- Vitamin K and bone – review Oct 2017
- Bone formation in the lab is aided by Vitamin D, Vitamin K1, and Vitamin K2 – meta-analysis Nov 2017
- Bone density improved with resveratrol (which improves Vitamin D Receptor) – RCT Sept 2018
- 4,000 IU of Vitamin D is OK - 19 organizations agree - 2018
- Bulk supplementation of Vitamin D, Magnesium, Zinc, B-12, K2, Boron etc. - lower cost and easier than pills - and Resveratrol
- Founder of VitaminDWiki currently take no pills - all bulk powder, <50 cents per day
- Consider restoring the Vitamin D levels in days, not months
- Can immediate start building bone with Magnesium, Boron, etc. without having to wait for months for the Vitamin D levels to get > 30 ng
Magnesium and Vitamin D contains the following summary
- Overview Magnesium and vitamin D
- Vitamin D Cofactors in a nutshell
- Magnesium and Vitamin D - similar, different and synergistic
- Magnesium deficiency – causes and symptoms – May 2016
- Magnesium is vital to Vitamin D in 4 places (maybe 8) – March 2018
- Magnesium and Vitamin D – recent deficiencies, needed, synergistic - good overview 2017
- The Importance of Magnesium in Clinical Healthcare (with level of evidence) – Sept 2017
- Some Podcasts by Dr. C Dean – Magnesium, Vitamin D, Iodine, etc.
- Why Vitamin D is Useless without This Critical Nutrient (Magnesium) - Jan 2019
- Magnesium supplementation raises Vitamin D if initially less than 30 ng – RCT Dec 2018
- Magnesium is great for health, topical much faster than oral, MgCl is the best – 2019
- Magnesium is important for health but levels are low – July 2018
- How to get lots of Magnesium – especially needed for Coimbra MS and Autoimmune Protocol
Overview Osteoporosis and vitamin D contains the following summary
- FACT: Bones need Calcium (this has been known for a very long time)
- FACT: Vitamin D improves Calcium bioavailability (3X ?)
- FACT: Should not take > 750 mg of Calcium if taking lots of vitamin D (Calcium becomes too bio-available)
- FACT: Adding vitamin D via Sun, UV, or supplements increased vitamin D in the blood
- FACT: Vitamin D supplements are very low cost
- FACT: Many trials, studies. reviews, and meta-analysis agree: adding vitamin D reduces osteoporosis
- FACT: Toxic level of vitamin D is about 4X higher than the amount needed to reduce osteoporosis
- FACT: Co-factors help build bones.
- FACT: Vitamin D Receptor can restrict Vitamin D from getting to many tissues, such as bones
- It appears that to TREAT Osteoporosis:
- Calcium OR vitamin D is ok
- Calcium + vitamin D is good
- Calcium + vitamin D + other co-factors is great
- Low-cost Vitamin D Receptor activators sometimes may be helpful
- CONCLUSION: To PREVENT many diseases, including Osteoporosis, as well as TREAT Osteoporosis
- Category Osteoporosis has
- Category Bone Health has
Note: Osteoporosis causes bones to become fragile and prone to fracture
Osteoarthritis is a disease where damage occurs to the joints at the end of the bones
Osteopenia is a term to define bone density that is not normal but also not as low as osteoporosis.
By definition from the World Health Organization osteopenia is defined by bone densitometry as a T score -1 to -2.5.
There are many causes for osteopenia including calcium and vitamin D deficiency and inactivity. Genetics plays an important role in a person's bone mineral density and often Caucasian women with a thin body habitus who are premenopausal are found to have osteopenia.
Correction of calcium and vitamin D deficiency and walking 3 to 5 miles a week can often improve bone density in the hip and spine.
There are a variety of pharmaceutical agents that have been recommended for the treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis including hormone replacement therapy, selective estrogen receptor modulator therapy, anti-resorptive therapy. In addition patients with osteoporosis who have failed anti-resorptive therapy can have a significant improvement in their bone density with anabolic therapy.
- Category Bone Health has