High Doses of Vitamin D Can Deplete Magnesium
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High doses of vitamin D could cause a magnesium deficiency. Learn more about vitamin D and magnesium.
0:03 Vitamin D benefits
0:28 Vitamin D and a magnesium deficiency
1:08 Magnesium and calcium
1:32 Magnesium deficiency side effects
2:12 Magnesium and Vitamin B6
2:44 The biggest danger
3:04 Magnesium-rich foods
Today we’re going to talk about vitamin D and magnesium. A lot of people are taking a good amount of vitamin D because of all of the amazing benefits of vitamin D, but high doses of vitamin D can deplete magnesium, which isn’t good.
Vitamin D is important for:
• The immune system
• Keeping calcium in the bone
• Decreasing inflammation
If you have large amounts of vitamin D over time without enough magnesium in your diet, this could intensify a magnesium deficiency. Vitamin D and magnesium work together. If you increase vitamin D, you could potentially decrease magnesium.
Magnesium has a very important function of keeping calcium from accumulating inside of the cells, kidneys, arteries, and joints. Magnesium is similar to vitamin K2 in that vitamin K2 helps keep calcium from building up in the soft tissues, but magnesium does that as well.
When you take high doses of vitamin D3 without magnesium, you could potentially end up with:
• Kidney stones
• Calcium buildup where it should not be
If you consume a good amount of vegetables every day, or you take a good magnesium supplement, you don’t have anything to worry about. Vitamin B6 is also very important and helps both vitamin D and magnesium work. But, again, if you’re doing healthy keto, you shouldn’t have to worry about this.
Possibly the biggest danger is if you’re a stone former and you take a lot of vitamin D without getting enough magnesium because this could potentially increase your risk of kidney stones.
Consuming at least 7 cups of vegetables per day will help you get the magnesium you need. Leafy greens and certain nuts are rich in magnesium.
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