A new analysis of 311 middle-aged patients with nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) examined the relationship between magnesium and hyperoxaluria (high oxalate in the urine) and found that increasing magnesium intake may be linked with decreasing hyperoxaluria. Findings suggest that magnesium intake may decrease hyperoxaluria in patients with kidney stones.
While oxalic acid is a major component of the calcium oxalate stones (the most common type of kidney stones), remember calcium is the other half of this type of stone. Some subscribers may recall a discussion around a vitamin K-dependent protein called nephrocalcin.
So looks like my favourite vitamin (K2) and favourite mineral (magnesium) could be a great combination for anyone with a history of kidney stones. In fact, I'd recommend this combination to just about every one since studies show most are deficient in both, and they both offer so many other health benefits.
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Source: Magnesium intake and colorectal tumor risk: a case-control study and meta-analysis
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