Osteoporosis occurs when the body fails to form enough new bone, when too much old bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both.

Calcium and phosphate are two minerals that are essential for normal bone formation. Through our youth, our bodies use these minerals to produce bones. If we do not get enough calcium, or if our body does not absorb enough calcium from the diet, bone production and bone tissues may suffer.

With age, calcium and phosphate may be reabsorbed into the body from the bones, which makes the bone tissue weaker. This results in brittle, fragile bones that are more prone to fractures, even though this may not always be identified.

It is often said that bone health is maintained in the body by getting adequate:
Calcium, Vitamin D, Exercise

However, this ignores the role that magnesium plays in balancing the calcium levels.

A healthy cell has high magnesium and low calcium levels. Calcium can lodge anywhere in your body and cause serious harm if not balanced with magnesium, which is needed to regulate the action of calcium.

For instance, excess calcium buildup around your bones and joints is often diagnosed as arthritis.

Too much calcium lodged in your heart imitates arterial lesions.
Calcification or calcium poisoning can manifest as:
heart disease, cancer, wrinkled skin, kidney stones, osteoporosis, dental problems, bone spurs, cataracts and many other health problems.

Calcium and magnesium are opposites in their effects on our body structure.
The more rigid and inflexible our body structure is, the less we need calcium and the more we need magnesium.

Read what Dr. Garry Gordon has to say on Magnesium and Calcification.