The Danger of Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin D Deficiencies are common and linked with…

  • cancers like prostate cancer and worsened cancer outcomes in general
  • heart disease

  • alzheimer's/dementia

  • mood disorders like depression and schizophrenia

  • May worsen autoimmune processes like MS, and psoriatic arthritis and neuromuscular disorder Parkinson’s

  • Weakened immune system and chronic respiratory infections and risk of getting the flu

  • bone weakening - osteopenia or osteoporosis because of its delicate interplay with calcium and magnesium

With ALL these benefits...

How could supplementing a deficiency in Vitamin D be harmful?

Vitamin D is intimately linked with other minerals in the body but particularly Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium! Vitamin D pulls calcium into the blood and could cause hypercalcemia and possibly high calcium in the urine leading to kidney stones.  In addition if there is an imbalance in the other minerals, too much vitamin D supplementation could cause the body to pull too much calcium out of the bones thereby weakening the bones leading to osteopenia or osteoporosis and life threatening fractures in the elderly.


But even more common and important….

IF YOU HAVE AN UNDERLYING MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY, SUPPLEMENTING WITH VITAMIN D WILL FURTHER DEPLETE YOUR MAGNESIUM LEVELS!

SYMPTOMS OF MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY (not exhaustive)

  • High blood pressure (eclampsia/pre-eclampsia)

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Headaches

  • Constipation

  • Dizziness (vertigo)

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Back pain

  • Fatigue

  • Brain fog, ADD/ADHD

  • Epilepsy/Seizures

  • Vitamin D def (not a symptom but an underlying cause of low vit D levels)

  • Heart rhythm issues

  • Muscle cramps or facial twitches

  • Food cravings (sugar, carbs)

  • Blood clots

  • PMS - especially painful cramps and heavy bleeding

Who doesn’t see themselves in a few of those symptoms?

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE DEFICIENT?

  • Ask your doctor to run a Magnesium RBC level or go to requestatest.com and order it yourself for about $50.

    • If you are <6 you are deficient and could benefit from supplementation

  • We run an ION test on most patients that consists of an organic acids test with intracellular mineral levels, heavy metals, and fatty acid ratios. Almost everyone we check is low in Magnesium.

WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE DEFICIENT IN MAGNESIUM?

  • 2 Main Reasons

  1. Our foods are depleted of nutrients because we don’t farm well anymore

  2. Stress burns magnesium and almost everyone is following our culture of over-taxing our bodies, not sleeping enough, poor diets, financial stress, and not taking time to rest and get outside

HOW DO YOU REPLENISH INTRACELLULAR MAGNESIUM LEVELS?

  • Oral or transdermal magnesium or a combination of both (preferred).

  • SLW TOP PICKS:

  • WHAT WE CARRY CURRENTLY:

    • Jigsaw Magnesium w/SRT

      • SUPPLEMENT FACTS

        • Active Ingredients: Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate), Vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate), Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5-phosphate), Folate (as Quatrefolic® 5MTHF), Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin), Malic Acid (as dimagnesium malate).

      • The malate form of magnesium is 85% absorbable.

      • Suggested Use: As dietary supplement, take 4 tablets per day with food. Divided doses if desired, or as directed by your healthcare provider. *Depending on labs, may need more.

      • Please Note: If you are currently being treated for kidney disease, please consult your healthcare professional before taking any magnesium supplement as magnesium toxicity can occur in those with kidney disease.

      • JIGSAW MAGNESIUM W/SRT® CONTAINS:

        • No artificial colors or dyes

        • No yeast

        • No preservatives

        • No carnauba wax

        • Vegan safe

        • No Gluten

        • No Soy

      • THE MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENTS YOU'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR

        • Proprietary Sustained Release Technology (SRT)

        • Supports healthy muscle tone, overall energy, heart health & more*

        • Promotes restful sleep!*

        • Super-absorbable, premium organic form – dimagnesium malate from Albion Labs

        • Now with Quatrefolic® – active Vitamin B9 (no synthetic Folic Acid)

        • Includes the active form of Vitamin B6 (P5P)