Why does Vitamin D love Magnesium? | #ScienceSatruday

October 29, 2019

– What’s going on, Jigsaw Land? So, you probably see that Vitamin D makes a lot of headlines, right? We hear all the time that
we’re deficient in Vitamin D. Statistics have shown
that 42% of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D. What we don’t always look at is that there’s a
multitude of other things that could lead up to an
ultimate Vitamin D deficiency. See, I don’t know if we’re just not spending
enough time outdoors, or what. Thing is, there are so many other steps that are precursors to Vitamin D having an active form in the body. I think we need to take a
very realistic look at that. See, one of the things I
wanna focus on is Magnesium. Magnesium plays a huge
role in the conversion of Vitamin D from it’s inactive form, into it’s active form. As you well know, Magnesium is involved in over 300 different enzymatic
functions within the body, and by and large, in America
about 68% of the population is deficient in Magnesium. So, we have a 42% deficiency in Vitamin D and we have a 68% deficiency in Magnesium. You can start to do a little bit of preliminary math right there. You can see that we have two deficiencies and they might ultimately
lead to the same end result, which ends up showing not
only low levels of Magnesium, but low levels of Vitamin D
in its active form, as well. So, let’s take a look at
what actually happens. You see, we know that Magnesium
sort of counteracts Calcium. Calcium being excitatory,
Magnesium being relaxing. So, we have this competition going on. Calcium’s not bad. Calcium just belongs in the bones. It doesn’t necessarily
belong floating around through the bloodstream,
causing a bunch of chaos. Okay? It can contribute to plaque. It can contribute to a lot
of other negatives things when it’s in the arteries. So, the job of Vitamin D is to help that Calcium go to the right place. One of the jobs. Vitamin D is actually a hormone, so it’s involved in a lot of other things. But, without Magnesium, Vitamin
D doesn’t go from D2 to D3. So what does that mean? It means that you end up having
a deficiency in Vitamin D3, which means that that
Calcium doesn’t get into the bones that well, which means Magnesium has to spend more of its time counteracting Calcium, which means you’ve become even
more deficient in Magnesium, which means you become even
more deficient in vitamin D, and it repeats this vicious
circle over, and over again. You see, Magnesium stimulates
a hormone known as calcitonin. It’s the job of this calcitonin to draw Calcium out of the soft
tissue and out of the blood, and ultimately into the bones. So you see, Magnesium plays
a lot bigger of a role when it comes down to hormone function to helping Calcium get into the bones than it’s given credit for. Most people think Magnesium
is just for relaxing, but in reality is, they
work harmoniously together. Vitamin D inhibits that Calcium deposition within the arteries, and Magnesium converts
Vitamin D into its active form so it can actually do that. So, I’m not saying don’t
take a Vitamin D supplement. I’m not here to tell you what
to take and what not to take. But I am gonna say that
if you’re showing up with a vitamin D deficiency, it may not be what you think. It might actually be more
of a Magnesium issue. And, quite frankly, you’re
probably a little bit safer to test it out from the Magnesium front than you are to test it out
from the Vitamin D front. Because you wanna make sure
you’re talking about the chicken and not just the egg. Or is it the egg and then the chicken? Either one. So, as always, make sure you’re keeping it
locked in here on Jigsaw. And as always, make sure
you click on that link and check out MagSRT and the
new Scottsdale Magnesium study that proves that MagSRT
increases Serum Magnesium by 22% and increases RBC Magnesium by 30%. I’ll see you on the next page. (jingles) (drumming) (chimes)

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