Magnesium – Osteoarthritis

A study published in the Journal ‘Osteoarthritis and Cartilage’ outlines the impact of low magnesium levels on pain and function in patients with knee Osteoarthritis. Magnesium is needed to regulate calcium transportation and absorption. It helps balance electrolytes, metabolism and normal protein synthesis. It is also required to regulate levels of calcium, copper, zinc, potassium and Vitamin D.

The article concludes that lower magnesium intake was associated with worse pain and function in knee Osteoarthritis, especially among individuals with low fibre intake.

The management and monitoring of Osteoarthritis is best achieved under the guidance of a CAM Practitioner, where a person’s individualised needs can be met. Magnesium Citrate CAPSULES (60s) offer 200mg of highly absorbable magnesium per capsule. They are suitable for those avoiding wheat, gluten, yeast, sugar and salt. They are also kosher.

Reference: A. Shmagel et al, Low magnesium intake is associated with increased knee pain in subjects with radiographic knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative1, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2018.

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