Are There Contraindications When Taking Calcium & Magnesium Together?
Today’s question comes from one of our viewers who wrote in saying this, “I am older and I have osteoporosis. I have 1200 milligrams of calcium that I take at night. When should I take Mag 7?” (The Magnesium 7 that we have here at Organixx.) They also write, “I’ve been told too much magnesium is contraindicated to take with calcium.”
So, this is a great question. And I first want to clarify that calcium and magnesium are very powerful when taken together.
Understanding Calcification of the Cardiovascular System
Particularly, calcium that is not matched with magnesium can actually be harmful. So, I’m not quite clear on who maybe highlighted that they shouldn’t be taken together or there’s contraindications in taking calcium with magnesium. But the reality is that if you do not have a calcium that accompanies, or you take an additional supplement like Magnesium 7, what’s happening is you are just delivering calcium into your body. And if you are in a deficient state, which about 95-98% of us are deficient in magnesium, you now have no blocking mechanism for calcium in its delivery and transport into the vascular channel.
So, you can actually be causing more calcification of your cardiovascular system. Meaning that the calcium, when it enters, because it’s not blocked by magnesium. Magnesium is like the bodyguard. If the nightclub is your vascular channel, magnesium is the blocker, the night guard, and it makes sure that calcium is articulated in the right place, the right location, (i.e., bone and teeth). And when that doesn’t occur, calcium can get into your vascular channel, and implant along the walls of your vascular system.
So, meaning the walls of your veins, your arteries, and even sometimes in your heart. So that can be problematic when we’re looking at an exorbitant amount of calcium, 1200 milligrams, I’m not quite clear on what type or form of calcium you’re taking. That’s a lot. And because it’s unchecked, meaning we don’t have the balancer blocking it from being articulated into the vascular channel, you’d want to take magnesium with that dose. And because we’re looking at a high dose of calcium, I would probably do two or three doses of Magnesium 7. And again, it depends on the form of calcium. Some calciums are going to be more caustic to the vascular channel than others.
Plant-Based Calcium Is Best
So, always read your labels and you want to try and go as plant based as you can with calcium. There’s a likelihood of it being absorbed properly and articulated because a lot of times plant-based calciums will have a natural accompaniment of magnesium. But Magnesium 7, here at Organixx, is powerful at minimizing any type of further-down-the-road risk of arterial sclerosis, which is the leading cause of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. And it all comes back to the fact that we are overloading our bodies with calcium and we’re in a deficient state of magnesium and it’s not matched.
So, I hope that’s helpful. Just know magnesium is an absolutely essential mineral and it is necessary in over 600 different body reactions. And because of that, we need to get that into your body. And this is definitely one where you can microdose – take magnesium in the morning, take it in the evening. And that helps keep your digestive process flowing and helps to minimize any calcium from building up in places where it does not need to be, like your arteries and your veins. So, I hope that’s helpful. Let us know if you have any more questions and we appreciate you for being a valued customer here at Organixx. Have a great day.