A randomized trial published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.
The findings of this trial build on those of a study published earlier this year in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. In the earlier study, researchers found that vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient levels of magnesium. The implication of this finding was that vitamin D remains stored and inactive in the bodies of as many as 50 percent of Americans.
Both of these studies also provide still further validation for the use of the nutrient synergy approach, as pioneered by scientific researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute. This principle is based on the scientific understanding that while vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients are all required for the normal functioning of the human body, they do not work alone. Instead, they work together and interact either by enhancing or opposing each other’s actions. Ensuring their optimal interaction and cellular balance is essential for achieving good health.
To learn more about the nutrient synergy principle and why it is important that the micronutrient supplements you take are designed using it, read this article on our website.