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Dariush Mozaffarian, Cardiology, answeredHaving too much of one major mineral can result in a deficiency of another. Calcium binds with excess sodium in the body and is excreted when the body senses that sodium levels must be lowered. That means that if you ingest too much sodium through table salt or processed foods, you could end up losing needed calcium as your body rids itself of the surplus sodium. Likewise, too much phosphorus can hamper your ability to absorb magnesium. These sorts of imbalances are usually caused by overloads from supplements, not food sources.