Kidney disease requires magnesium

One of the contraindications for taking magnesium is kidney failure. Unfortunately the public and many doctors think that means magnesium should not be taken by anyone with any degree of kidney disease. That’s just not true and I’ll explain why.

I just completed a CME (continuing medical education) course on Chronic Kidney Disease. It’s become so common that it has its own initials (CKD) and it develops into MBD (Mineral & Bone Disorder).

Modern medicine says CKD is epidemic because of obesity, hypertension, smoking, and lipid disorders but they admit they really don’t know exactly what’s causing it. The lab findings are: elevated serum phosphorus, elevated serum calcium, elevated PTH, and elevated FGF-23 (Fibroblast Growth Factor). CKD develops as the kidneys slow down their filtration of urine and hold onto calcium and phosphorous. (more…)