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The Magnesium Calcium Relationship

Updated: Aug 2, 2019

Do you remember that song from your childhood, “Your foot bone’s connected to your leg bone, your leg bone’s connected to your hip bone…” ?


It was true then, and it’s important to remember now.


Your body is a well-oiled machine that connects hundreds of moving parts throughout the day to keep your body running smoothly.


That means that if you have an imbalance in your body, your health can take a hit because an issue in one area can impact other parts of your system.


For example, magnesium and calcium (two essential minerals) work in harmony to regulate muscle health. Your body can’t manage without both of them.

Within your body, magnesium controls the transportation of calcium across cell membranes. Once calcium enters the cell, it is a conductor for the electrical impulses that enable movement. (1) That means that both minerals are crucial for every heartbeat, every breath, and every step you take.


Now, since you need both minerals in order for your muscles to function, having an inadequate amount of either can have take a serious toll on your health.


If your body has enough magnesium, but is deficient in calcium, that weakens the contraction of muscles (including the heart). In extreme cases, it can cause irregular heart beat. (2)


Or inversely, if you have ample calcium available but are deficient in magnesium that is also problematic. This body prevents the body from regulating the transportation of calcium throughout the body. In addition, the body is unable to covertvitamin D properly to allow for calcium absorption. (1) That means that if you don’t take in enough magnesium, it doesn’t matter how much milk you drink… your body won’t be able to absorb it or move it around the body!


The solution?


Start to think more broadly about how to support your health. There isn’t one supplement that works independently as a cure-all.


You want to make sure that you provide yourself with plenty of calcium and magnesium, using forms of each that your body can easily absorb. Word to the wise, avoid a supplement that combines the two. Magnesium and calcium actually compete for absorption, so it’s best to take them at different times for maximum benefit. (3)


We’ve got you covered on the magnesium front. Magnesium chloride (the primary ingredient in our magnesium oil), is the most bioavailable form of magnesium. (4)


We also take it one step further by creating magnesium products that can be absorbed through the skin. We bypass the stomach so that you don’t risk passing the magnesium before it can be absorbed, what a waste that would be, right?


(1)  http://www.jigsawhealth.com/blog/calcium-magnesium-supplement

(2)  https://www.livestrong.com/article/444390-can-calcium-be-absorbed-without-magnesium/

(3)  http://www.naturalhealthresearch.org/calcium-magnesium-mortality/

(4)  https://www.mamanatural.com/best-magnesium-supplement/

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