Tonight’s radio show topic could be subtitled: A Tutorial on How to Achieve the Proper Balance of Magnesium, Calcium, and Vitamin D for Optimal Health.
When considering this equation it must be understood that all these nutrients work synergistically and require co-factors to be successful in performing their functions in the body. In addition to magnesium, calcium, and vitamin D, Dr. Carolyn Dean, one of the world’s leading experts on vitamin and mineral supplementation, also recommends vitamin K-2 for the metabolism of calcium, ReAline for the absorbable form of vitamin B-6 that works with magnesium, and ReMyte Mineral Solution for the multi-minerals that are require to support vitamin D metabolism as well as inviting potassium and selenium to the party!
Let’s see if we can get this all sorted out. Getting your ratio’s right might look something like this:
- Start with whole, complete foods including healthy proteins, lots of fruits, and well-prepared vegetables. Avoid processed foods, sugars, and other unsavory food products that diminish health and vitality.
- Focus on proper hydration – many of our radio show listeners know that Dr. Dean recommends drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily also with at least 1/4 tsp of trace mineral sea salt.
- ReMag – even with a good diet you’ll get less magnesium from your food than you would have thirty years ago because of the demineralization of the soil. This is why is it’s so important to get your ReMag daily. Either follow the protocol by sipping through the day or take it in juice, green tea, or a smoothie with your meals 2 or 3 times a day. If you opt out of the water program, be sure to get your water throughout the day as well.
- Calcium is essential for the strength and development of bones and teeth. Few people know that calcium is regulated and controlled by magnesium. Calcium is important for the transmission of impulses in nerve and muscle cells, including cardiac muscle cells. Even so, calcium can’t deliver without the balancing effect of magnesium. Magnesium opens the cells to receive a measured amount of calcium, then, after the muscle or nerve action has been performed, magnesium drives the calcium out of the cell. Calcium also has an important role in blood clotting. But that might mean that the calcification people are experiencing by taking calcium supplements is a cause of the thick blood that so many people have these days, leading to the over-prescription of blood thinning drugs. Our body holds on to calcium much more than magnesium. That may be because human beings grew up near the ocean where seawater contains three times more magnesium than calcium, which meant they had much more magnesium in their diet. Thus we evolved mechanisms that grabbed and stored calcium but released excess magnesium (the laxative effect). Without understanding those processes, it has been suggested that we require more calcium than we do. Dr. Dean recommends a 1:1 balance of calcium to magnesium and takes the calcium RDA from the UK (700mg) and the WHO (500-600mg). Try to get 600mg of calcium in through your diet, which includes yogurt, green leafy vegetables, and bone broth. And, for those who are dairy-free you can get 300 mgs of calcium per serving with ReCalcia, Dr. Dean’s picometer calcium solution.
- Vitamin D is actually a hormone and is made by the body through summer sun exposure. There’s an app for your iPhone called D minder, that estimates how much vitamin D you make outside depending on where you are, skin type, time of year, time of day, etc. If you can’t get proper exposure to the sun, then Dr. Dean recommends 1,000- 2,000 iu of vitamin D daily. To get the most benefit from vitamin D you have to have the other co-factors in your body as well – those include magnesium, Vitamin K, Zinc, Boron and Vitamin A.
- Vitamin K2 is needed to get calcium into the body where it needs to be, in bones and teeth, not arteries, and it protects against vitamin D toxicity. Like magnesium, nearly everyone is deficient, because our eggs and butter and other natural sources are either missing from the diet or come from industrially raised animals not fed on grass. Vitamin K2 supplementation may dramatically reduce fracture rates and even reverses arterial calcification. Dr. Dean recommends getting both vitamin D and K2 from the Blue Ice Royal Capsules from Green Pastures.
- Vitamin B-6 – Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate). As a coenzyme, vitamin B6 assists in an amazing variety of tasks – the creation of heme, the iron-containing component of red blood cells; making the hormone serotonin (the “feel good” hormone); processing carbohydrates for energy; keeping the nervous system working smoothly, and supporting hundreds of other jobs. Having low levels of this key nutrient can lead to skin disorders, depression, dizziness, headaches, and other, more serious problems, such as heart attacks and strokes. Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, or P5P as it is commonly known, is the active form of vitamin B6 found in Dr. Dean’s product, ReAline. In foods or most supplements, vitamin B6 is found in one of three forms: pyridoxine hydrochloride, pyridoxal, or pyridoxamine. Inside the body, these forms of B6 have to be converted by the liver to the active form the body needs – P5P. Low rates of conversion from the inactive to the active form of vitamin B6 have been reported, especially in people with impaired liver function, Celiac’s disease, older adults, and in children with autism. By consuming vitamin B6 in the active P5P form, conversion is no longer necessary, and the full benefits are available immediately after absorption. Working hand-in-hand with the 100% bio-available ReMag, Vitamin B-6 will boost the performance of your energy production and nervous system to your benefit.
You’ll notice there are some noticeable omissions on the list – for example, CoQ10 jumps out to many people who are taking statins and it seems the omegas are not there but in fact are hiding in Dr. Dean’s product recommendations.
So join us tonight for the rest of the story including the full scope of Dr. Dean’s recommendations. Tonight on our weekly talk show we’ll be talking with Dr. Carolyn Dean about Vitamin and Minerals: Getting Your Ratios Right along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with our callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!!