Enough magnesium crucial for vitamin D consumption, as it can’t be metabolized without good magnesium levels and inactively remains stored in case of around 50 per cent of people in America, according to the recently published study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Vitamin D supplements are commonly known for increasing the levels of phosphate and calcium, even when the people are Vitamin D deficient, while insufficient magnesium levels may develop the complications of vascular calcification.

Co-author of the study, PhD, MBBS, Mohammed S. Razzaque, pathology professor from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine said in a statement that, “People are taking Vitamin D supplements but don’t realize how it gets metabolized. Without magnesium, Vitamin D is not really useful or safe.”


The national survey conducted during 2005 to 2006, disclosed that most of the people don’t consume adequate amount of magnesium, while half of the total Americans didn’t get good levels of magnesium. The National Institute of Health (NIH) recommends a standard amount of magnesium consumption as 400 to 420 mg a day for males and 310 to 320 mg for females.

Dr. Mohammed S. Razzaque added to say that, “By consuming an optimal amount of magnesium, one may be able to lower the risks of Vitamin D deficiency, and reduce the dependency on Vitamin D supplements.”

In addition, another study suggests that people who intake higher amount of magnesium have increased bone mineral density and also lower chances of developing osteoporosis than that of in the case of people with lower magnesium consumption, as enough magnesium crucial for vitamin D consumption.