Magnesium Is Not Depleted by Vitamin D3

Psoriasis in many cases can be dramatically improved by vitamin D3 supplements. Even though there are opponents claiming D3 supplementation depletes magnesium stores vitamin D3 definitely helped a lot of psoriatics!


  • vitamin D significantly increases the magnesium absorption even though less than calcium absorption
  • vitamin D does not cause magnesium loss
  • vitamin D increases the bone resorption (rebuilding of the bone)
  • magnesium significantly reduces the damage to arteries caused by hypervitaminosis D
  • vitamin D activation needs magnesium, but this process can’t be considered as depletion since vitamin D is essential for the body
  • the effect of Parathyroid hormone on serum calcium levels is not dependent on normal vitamin D3 levels

Vitamin D3 and magnesium for psoriasis

The positive effects of vitamin D3 on psoriasis are still underrated. Vitamin D3 plays a critical role in our immune system. Not just it balances the inflammatory responses but also helps to activate the immune cells to fight off the infections.

As you probably know already I consider psoriasis as a disease which is caused by infection – bacteria (in root canals, dental infections, small intestine), viral reactivation (general worsening of the health – damaging the nervous system) and fungal (plaques on the skin).

Vitamin D3 is often the only factor which makes the skin of the millions of people with psoriasis better in the summer.

A lot of people completely cleared up their skin with vitamin D3 supplement. Usually it takes some time like 3-6 months but they get there.

So should they forget about the vitamin D3 supplementation during the winter just because it supposedly “deplete” the magnesium? In my opinion the better choice is supplement the magnesium along the vitamin D3 which will bring even better results when taken together.

Magnesium helps the relaxation of the blood vessels (factor in psoriasis), balance the blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and subsequent adrenaline production, detoxify the body and generally helps the Autonomic Nervous System to work better.

Stress and anxiety is a huge factor which induced or worsening the psoriasis of many people out there and magnesium is popular mostly due to its effects on depression and anxiety. Magnesium for that purpose is often sold as supplement in combination with one of its co-factors – vitamin B6 (pyridoxine).

4 Responses

  1. Elisa says:

    This quote from Wikipedia on bone resorption: “Bone resorption is the process by which osteoclasts break down bone[1] and release the minerals, resulting in a transfer of calcium from bone fluid to the blood.”
    Not rebuild; BREAK DOWN bone. The first blue quote box in this article mentions a study where pigs fed higher amounts of vitamin D had less dense, more brittle bones. The minerals from their bones ended up in their blood. Yikes!

    • John says:

      But in order to rebuild the “old” bone you need to BREAK DOWN it first.

      The drugs used for osteoporosis block the bone resorption and the result is more fragile bones even though they are more dense.

      • Steve says:

        What you are saying John is nonsense, dense bones= strong bones, not fragile. Ellsa is right . I’m glad she mentioned it first because that was the first thing I noticed, in fact after seeing the Author incorrectly call “resorption” building, I didn’t even waste my time finishing as I knew it was written by somebody who didn’t understand the scientific papers they read.

        • John says:

          What you do not agree with, Steve?

          I am the author of this blog post.

          In order to rebuild the old bone structure, you need the “resorption” process first.

          Then the new bone structure is formed.

          So, if you block the break down process (resorption) with drugs and let the body to build the new bone structure without breaking down the old one, then the bone becomes more brittle.

          More dense does not mean always stronger!

          Do you know that hollow steel rod is much more stronger and harder to bend than full steel rod.

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