Vitamin D and the Magnesium Deficiency: IMPORTANT
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Most of the population is deficient in both vitamin D and magnesium. Learn more.
0:00 Introduction: Vitamin D and magnesium
0:22 The relationship between vitamin D and magnesium
1:09 The calcium connection
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3:15 Learn more about magnesium!
Let’s talk about magnesium and vitamin D. About 75 percent of the population has low vitamin D levels, and 45 percent have low magnesium levels.
All of the enzymes involved in converting vitamin D to the active form depend on magnesium. Vitamin D won’t work in the body if you have a magnesium deficiency.
Vitamin D is vitally important for the body, and it’s crucial to do what you can to avoid a vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D also supports the absorption of magnesium. Vitamin D and magnesium work synergistically.
Vitamin D and magnesium are also important to support the absorption and regulation of calcium. Magnesium helps prevent calcium from building up in your arteries.
The body needs about twice as much calcium as magnesium. But many people are actually getting about three times as much calcium as magnesium.
Having excess calcium with a magnesium deficiency can lead to serious side effects, including cancer.
Thankfully, the solution is simple. You need to increase magnesium by consuming magnesium-rich foods, like leafy greens.
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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