Vitamins - I take 1200 mg of calcium and 1000 IU of vitamin D plus a multiple vitamin every day. Can I take magnesium and zinc with the other vitamins and will it help with my ostioperosis?
25 Aug 2010
You will need to check the doses of magnesium and zinc in your multivitamin supplement. It is important that you do not over dose.
Check the dosages with your pharmacist.
Bone health is supported by many factors, most notably calcium and vitamin D. However, some evidence suggests that magnesium deficiency may be an additional risk factor for postmenopausal osteoporosis. This may be due to the fact that magnesium deficiency alters calcium metabolism and the hormones that regulate calcium. Several human studies have suggested that magnesium supplementation may improve bone mineral density.Further investigation on the role of magnesium in bone metabolism and osteoporosis is needed.
Zinc is unlikely to help osteoporosis.
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