Most of the magnesium in the body is stored the bones - in fact, nearly two-thirds of your body's needs. Lack of magnesium will have an impact on your bone strength and density. Without adequate amounts of this vital mineral in your system, bones become weakened. This, in turn, makes you more prone to breakages and could place you at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis. If you're already in a high-risk category (women after menopause) for osteoporosis, you need to be especially careful about magnesium intake so that you can protect yourself as effectively as possible. If you have osteoporosis, consider asking to have your magnesium levels checked. It could be that an underlying deficiency is a reason why your bones have become more brittle.
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