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Safe Magnesium Dosage for you...
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Dash,

I'm assuming that you don't have kidney problems. If you do, then this advice is NOT for you.

I've actually already done a whole page on this, so you can go to Magnesium Dosage page and follow the instructions there.

You can also use Transdermal Magnesium Gel every night and the magnesium will get absorbed through your skin and can help to 'supersaturate' your tissues with magnesium. You can do that even if you are taking high doses of oral magnesium.

If you have osteopenia, I'm wondering if you are reporting the right Vitamin d number to me. The one that's important for supplementation is called either:

25 (OH) D


Hydroxyvitamin D

But there are other ones reported there, and it seems more likely to me that your 1,25 OH D level would be high (also called Dihydroxyvitamin D), while your Vitamin D Level would be LOW if you have Osteopenia. So you might want to find out. Most people are deficient in Vitamin D unless they get VERY large amounts of sun or on on high dose supplements.

So, it seems unlikely to me that your Vitamin D Level is 60, possible certainly, but you just might want to check the lab results again.

But you seem to be on the right track as Magnesium could very well help you out. Much higher doses of magnesium could very well help you out! You may want to also consider taking a Jigsaw Health's Essential Daily Packs to help replace some of the minerals lost to your bones from the osteopenia.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

Vitamin D level in question
by: dash

I was given 50,000 units of Vitamin d to take and I took I believe 3, and when the test came back the doctor said to stop because I was in his words "almost toxic". I also developed a skin rash from the vitamin D pills. When I stopped, the rash went away.

I think he said that the levels went up to 60? and mine was 60 something. He was astounded that my levels are so high, but I take Vit D in with my calcium pills and in my multi-vitamins and I also eat a bit of fish. I also take 2000mg of fish oil and 3-6-9 oil, plus garlic, so I think the levels were correct.


Vitamin D and Osteopenia..
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Dash,

So, whatever you are doing about your vitamin D levels, keep doing it!!! That's great that your vitamin D levels are up, and just so you can feel better about it, your levels were actually considered "Optimal" according to most researchers, and FAR from toxic. Here's a Chart of 'Optimal' Vitamin D Recommendations from several different researchers.

As you can see, you are only outside of the 'Optimal' range according to one opinion, and FAR from toxic according to all of them.

So now, that begs the question of WHY you have osteopenia and all of your other problems.

Here's a clue, MANY Studies Link Osteopenia and Celiac Disease, many noting that Osteopenia and Osteoporosis are the first symptoms of Celiac Disease and that a gluten free diet significantly improved bone mineral density!!

Joint pains are also another presenting feature of celiac disease, and the joint pains usually improve on a gluten free diet.

So, that is definitely a clue, and one with a solution to the problems that you are having! When you are ready to try out a gluten free diet, I recommend that you buy The Essential Gluten Free Guide and it will walk you step by step through how to do a gluten free diet the RIGHT way.

Hope that this helped!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Health Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

Doses and response
by: dash

My doctor left. The clinic did not renew his contract because he was not a pill pusher and worked a lot on vitamin and minerals and thought outside of the medical box.

I have surgery coming up on my knee. It is bone on bone and full of bone spurs and it is getting almost impossible to walk many days.

I do have joint pain and some is from a car accident, but some is from arthritis. The magnesium/mineral/gluten ideas are very interesting. I have had a blood test for the gluten intolerance but came up negative. My vitamin D level is 64. I don't know the rest of the story, as specifics were not shared and I was too ignorant to inquire.

The doctor said that I have an incredible absorbtion ability with the Vitamin D and my blood being 16. However, I have trouble maintaining a decent level of potassium and keeping my blood pressure down. I am on Cozaar 25 mg and it is a potassium sparing BP med. He said that this is perplexing to him. Since adding magnesium citrate 100 mg to my diet, I have lowered my BP from 169/90+ to an average of 133/80.

I want to get off the BP meds altogether and use vitamins and minerals to control BP and maintain health. Do you have any clues as to why I maintain and absorb some things and have trouble with others especially potassium? I get heart spasms and other cramps and spasms if I don't keep taking potassium in pill form. Any ideas? I will be getting a new doctor and will try and get my gluten thing checked again.

You need MAGNESIUM to absorb potassium...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Dash,

I don't think that I ever answered this question for you, but in order to absorb potassium, you need to have plenty of magnesium. In fact, go take a look at my Magnesium Facts page and there is an interesting tidbit about magnesium being a 'master' nutrient that is required before you can absorb LOTS of different things.

In fact, in some studies of people who were POTASSIUM DEFICIENT they corrected their POTASSIUM levels by giving them NOTHING BUT MAGNESIUM!!!

So, let me say that again, they INCREASED their POTASSIUM levels by giving MAGNESIUM- and NOT by giving them potassium!! Pretty cool, huh!

So, if you can't keep up your potassium levels, then it's SUPER likely that you are still magnesium deficient!

So, go back and visit the Magnesium Dosage page and also the Epsom Salt Uses page to see how to get an inexpensive magnesium boost without pills!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

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