Tips for Better Bone Building, Part 5: Magnesium

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Tips for Better Bone Building, Part 5: Magnesium

Next to calcium and phosphorus, magnesium is the third most important mineral in the human skeleton. The results of a study assessing the importance of magnesium for bone health found that higher intakes of this mineral from the diet and dietary supplements was a predictor of higher bone mineral density in white males and females.11 The large study assessed 2,038 men and women aged between 70 and 79 years of age. Again, no surprise: the density and strength of adult bones increases as daily magnesium intake increases.

Next Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging topic:
Tips for Better Bone Building, Part 6: Boron

References:
11. Ryder KM, Shorr RI, Bush AJ, Kritchevsky SB, Harris T, Stone K, Cauley J, Tylavsky FA. Magnesium intake from food and supplements is associated with bone mineral density in healthy older white subjects.J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Nov;53(11):1875-80.