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Magnesium Supplementation Important in Postmenopausal Women to Prevent Bone Breakdown

February 18, 2010 09:10 by juliecoxcid

Since the 1970’s when Dr. Cox started formulating supplements for his patients, magnesium has always been one of the main factors. Magnesium’s positive effects on bone continue to be well-documented. In fact, Formula #2 Calcium Citrate plus Vitamin D3 with Magnesium is a high quality supplement containing essential nutrients to support bone health.

ARTICLE: The article by Aydin et al in Biological Trace Element Research (vol 133, no 2, February 2010, p 136-143) supports the known benefit of magnesium in increasing bone mineral density in the treatment of osteoporosis. The researchers studied the effects of daily oral supplementation in 20 postmenopausal women. Ten were given 1830 mg per day of magnesium citrate for 30 days. Ten were given no magnesium. Fasting blood and first-void urine tests were taken on days 0, 1, 5, 10, 20, and 30. In the magnesium-supplemented group, serum iPTH levels decreased significantly (PTH is the parathyroid hormone level. PTH controls calcium and phosphorous levels in the blood.), serum osteocalcin levels significantly increased, and urninary deoxypyridinolin levels (products of bone breakdown) were decreased. These findings lead the authors to conclude that oral magnesium supplementation in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis suppresses bone turnover.

Osteoporosis Facts:

       Osteoporosis affects one in 4 women over age 50 years. Death from osteoposis-related fractures is higher than from the combined deaths of women affected by breast and ovarian cancers. (Hanley, Canadian Medical Association Journal 1996, 155(7)).

       Reid wrote that calcium intake slows bone loss by 43%. (New England Journal of Medicine, 2/18/93).

Consideration: A high quality supplement like Formula #2 Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D3 and Magnesium available from Cox® Technic Resource Center to support bone health that includes calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D3, manganese and hydrochloric acid may be most beneficial to patients.

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