Magnesium is key to calcium absorption
So many people focus exclusively on intaking the recommended amount of calcium and vitamin D, forgetting about magnesium. Magnesium and calcium share a complementary relationship, the former helping the body absorb the latter. Without a balance of magnesium, calcium accumulates in the body and this in of itself can be detrimental. Magnesium has a lot of health benefits beyond simply helping your body absorb calcium but, from a spinal wellness perspective, this can be one of its most important roles. Fortunately, magnesium is even more widely available from natural foods than calcium and certainly moreso than vitamin D.
Simple diet tricks for improving spinal health
The magnesium-calcium balance is a great example of how simple dietary changes can have profound effects on your spinal health. If you are interested in finding out more, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.