The Side effects of Vitamin D Come From a Magnesium Deficiency

Did you know that the side effects of vitamin D are not coming from vitamin D? They occur because of a magnesium deficiency. Learn more.

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0:05 Side effects of vitamin D
0:28 Magnesium deficiency 
1:01 What magnesium does 
1:34 The only side effect of vitamin D
2:20 Magnesium-rich foods
2:36 What to do
2:52 Why vitamin D won’t work 

In this video, we’re going to talk about the side effects of vitamin D and how they can actually occur because of a magnesium deficiency. 

Side effects of vitamin D:
• Headaches
• Insomnia 
• Restlessness 
• Muscle cramps 
• Palpitations
• Anxiety
• Constipation

Magnesium is needed for vitamin D to be absorbed. Magnesium helps lower the side effects of taking vitamin D, even though the side effects are not from vitamin D—they’re from a magnesium deficiency. Most people have a subclinical magnesium deficiency. 


• Is a cofactor for 300 enzymes 
• Is involved in protein synthesis 
• Helps regulate blood sugars
• Is involved in energy production
• Is involved in making glutathione 

The only side effect of vitamin D (large amounts without vitamin K2) could be hypercalcemia symptoms. But this is very rare.

Magnesium-rich foods:

• Leafy greens (at least 7 cups per day)
• Pumpkin seeds
• Nuts

What you can do in this situation is take some magnesium with your vitamin D, and that may help these symptoms clear up.

There are some cases where vitamin D won’t work, and that can be because of:

• A problem with the gallbladder
• Liver damage
• Kidney damage
• Not taking vitamin K2
• Gastric bypass
• GI issues 

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

I hope this video helps you better understand the side effects of vitamin D that occur because of a magnesium deficiency. Thanks for watching!
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