Did you know that low levels of magnesium may increase your risk of bone fractures?

Magnesium deficiency has been associated with an increase in the risk of osteoporosis.

It is estimated that approximately 6 million people will break a bone and almost 75% of all hip, spine and forearm fractures occur in people over the age of 65.

Magnesium is an essential mineral, and abnormally low magnesium levels can inhibit vitamin D and calcium homeostasis in bones.

For those that take a gastrointestinal medication which can limit the absorption of these minerals,  food and water may not automatically increase the levels of magnesium in the blood. Therefore, treating the conditions first and taking supplements may be an effective way of increasing blood levels of magnesium.

If you are over the age of 65, see your Doctor to have your levels of magnesium checked.

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