Magnesium and Bone Health

  • Low magnesium intake is common among women and the elderly (Magnes Res 1992;5:61-7; J Am Coll Nutr 1999;18:406S-412S).
  • Poor gastrointestinal absorption of magnesium and low magnesium body levels are frequently correlated with difficulty in maintaining optimum bone mass in women (Magnesium 1989;8:106-9; Magnesium 1983;2:139-43; Isr J Med Sci 1981; 17:1123-5).
  • Magnesium supplements stabilize bone turnover (J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1998;83:2742-8) and helped support optimal bone density in a controlled clinical trial (Magnesium Res 1993;6:155-63).