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In The News, Fall 2018: Low Magnesium Levels Prevent Vitamin D Metabolism

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A research review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association has found that sufficient levels of magnesium are necessary for the activation and metabolization of vitamin D in the body. Without enough magnesium, vitamin D will remain stored and inactive, potentially causing a state of deficiency despite efforts at supplementation. Although magnesium is naturally found in many foods, intake of the mineral has decreased in recent decades, due to industrialized agriculture and changed dietary habits. Today, the standard American diet provides only about half of the...

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