Promotes strong bones and teeth
Necessary nutrient for healthy blood clotting
May support healthy cholesterol levels
Required for normal muscular function
Regulates the transmission of nerve impulses
Calcium and magnesium are essential to many bodily functions, particularly for bone density and strength. They also are important to maintaining muscle and nerve health. The recommended ratio of calcium to magnesium is 2:1.
Although calcium is the central mineral in bone mineralization or calcification, the quality of the calcium crystals formed is dependent on magnesium. When magnesium levels are inadequate, the calcium crystals are weaker permitting fractures to occur. This occurs regardless of recommended daily consumption of calcium supplements. Muscle function requires both calcium and magnesium; calcium helps muscles contract and magnesium helps them relax.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body (the human body contains approximately 2.5 pounds) and 99% of this is stored in the bones and teeth. The remaining Calcium is in the bloodstream and the fluids surrounding the cells. It is an essential mineral with a wide range of biological functions. Calcium absorption declines with age. If the body does not get enough calcium, it will rob it from the bones, causing them to become porous and fragile. It cannot be over-stressed that calcium supplementation is of major importance for maintaining strong, healthy bones and slowing bone loss.
Benefits of Calcium
Calcium is mostly known for its ability to promote strong bones and teeth. It also helps maintain normal PH levels, moves nutrients across cell membranes, and prevents and minimizes progressive bone loss. Calcium may also help reduce heartburn by normalizing stomach acid. It is an important nutrient for lowering blood pressure, a required nutrient for muscle contraction and necessary for healthy blood clotting. Calcium also plays an important role in producing hormones and enzymes that regulate digestion and metabolism.
Magnesium is essential for hundreds of chemical reactions in the body. It functions as a coenzyme (it participates in over 300 enzymatic reactions) for proper function of nerves and muscles, formation of bones and energy metabolism. Recent studies suggest that is of particular importance for proper heart function. Magnesium works synergistically with calcium by increasing its absorption and may increase bone density as well. In fact, the body stores 60% of its magnesium in the bones, 26% is in the muscle tissues and the remaining magnesium is stored in the soft tissues of the body. Magnesium supplementation is necessary for many people; as deficiency is quite common in North America. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 75 percent of Americans do not get an adequate supply of magnesium from their diet. Some of the reasons for deficiency include: diet high in processed foods, high calcium intake, stress, intense physical activity, alcoholism, and the use of certain medications.
Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium is required for normal muscular function, regulates the transmission of nerve impulses and is an important nutrient for cardiovascular health. It also helps convert carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy and balances and regulates metabolism of calcium, potassium and sodium. Magnesium may support healthy lung function and healthy cholesterol levels. It is necessary for healthy bone and tooth growth and it is shown to inhibit formation of kidney stones.
Calcium may interfere with absorption of some medications such as the tetracycline antibiotics, consult a health care practitioner prior to using Calcium
Persons with kidney or thyroid disease should consult their health care practitioner before taking calcium
Very high doses of calcium have been shown to cause kidney stones for some people
The RDA for Magnesium is 400mg
If you have kidney disease, heart disease or are pregnant or lactating, consult your health care practitioner prior to using magnesium
Magnesium citrate increases water in the intestines, which may induce bowel movements
If you are pregnant or lactating, consult your health care practitioner before using this product
Keep out of reach of children