Osteoporosis and Magnesium

Osteoporosis Prevention with Magnesium

Magnesium plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and contributes to increased bone density, which could help prevent the onset of osteoporosis in both men and women.  In a study by UK BioBank Cohort, they studied 156,575 men and women between the ages of 39-72 and found that those with higher levels of magnesium had a stronger grip, higher bone density, and lower body fat.

Osteoporosis affects millions of people.  It is the loss of bone mass due to bone deterioration.  Our bones are constantly being reconstructed and repaired by interactions between osteoclasts (bone resorption) and osteoblasts (bone formation and mineralization). Osteoporosis is a result of an imbalance between the two.  Declined bone mass increases the risk of fractures, particularly as we age.  Approximately 60% of the total magnesium in the body is stored in bones and skeletal tissue.  Magnesium is essential to the proper function and balance of the osteoclasts and osteoblasts.

Our bodies require oxidizing chemicals along with antioxidants.  A lack of magnesium reduces antioxidant production which stimulates the harmful activity of the osteoclasts and hinders the ability of osteoblasts to rebuild cells.  Inflammation also increases osteoclast activity, resulting in bone loss. Magnesium is also vital in the production and formation of cartilage, which cushions the joints and helps hold bones together.

Magnesium injections are available at Edge!  You can also obtain magnesium through certain foods such as almonds, avocados, bananas, chia seeds, dark chocolate, spinach, and grains.

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