Providing 250 mg each of calcium and magnesium, plus 100 IU of Vitamin D in the active citrate form. This optimum potency Cal-Mag formula is ideal for anyone who needs more calcium in their diet. With added Manganese, Potassium and Zinc this complete formula may offer protection against osteoporosis and other bone related disorders.
- Elemental Calcium (Citrate)
- Elemental Magnesium (Citrate/Oxide)
- Elemental Potassium (Citrate)
- Elemental Zinc (Citrate)
- Elemental Manganese (Citrate)
- Silicon (From horsetail)
- 100 IU
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
microcrystalline cellulose, carbohydrate gum, polydextrose, titanium dioxide, triacetin, croscarmellosesodium, vegetable grade magnesium stearateNatural Factors Calcium & Magnesium Citrate With Vitamin D + Potassium & Zinc
Calcium is required for strong bones, teeth and cardiac function. Calcium citrate may be the preferred form of calcium for those with low stomach acid. Magnesium is equally important and supports muscle and bone health as well as many other functions.
Studies show that mineral citrates and malates have superior absorption, even when taken on an empty stomach. Each capsule has calcium and magnesium in a one-to-one ratio that many health professionals recommend. As well as protecting the body from stress, magnesium works with calcium to provide help to these same body systems and participates in more than 50 different biochemical reactions.
Natural Factors adds other minerals, including manganese, potassium and zinc, that are also in citrate form for better absorption and utilization by cells in the body. These contribute to bone strength. Vitamin D is included because it acts as a hormone that allows the body to absorb and properly use calcium.
An adult human has 206 bones, which are constantly being renewed and remodelled. Bones perform several important roles in the body. Bones form a framework that supports the body and protects soft organs. They are an essential part of movement because muscles attach here and the arrangement of bones determines the type of movement that can be done.Bones are important storehouses of minerals, including the major buffer, calcium. They also contain an inner core of marrow that produces blood and immune cells.
Most people do not think about bone health until they are in their later years. This is a mistake because significant increases in bone density can only be made in childhood or early adulthood (up to age 30). For the remainder of our lives the goal is to maintain our bones.
Help Maintain Healthy Bones by:
- Taking a high quality Calcium Supplement.
- Eating plenty of vegetables (for their high mineral content).
- Avoiding coffee and other caffeinated beverages (they leach calcium from the bones).
- Exercising regularly to maintain bone mass.
- Tracking your pH and maintaining an alkaline state.
- Balance hormones with essential fatty acids and herbs.
Bone loss is a major concern for both women and men, but more so for women (due to hormonal factors) who generally lose more bone mass than men. Your bones need to be given adequate levels of the nutrients that they need to repair themselves. When you are deficient (or due to other aggravating factors) loss of bone mass results.
Clinically, osteoporosis is a loss of bone density that surpasses the amount that normally occurs due to aging. The spine and hips are the most vulnerable areas. Women are most commonly affected especially after menopause when they lose the protective effect of estrogen. As the bones become brittle they fracture and collapse more easily. The degeneration results in pain and decreased mobility.
Osteoporosis is caused by a number of factors including a sedentary lifestyle, lack of minerals, hormonal changes, hypothyroidism, smoking, a high protein diet, alcohol intake, caffeine intake and stress. Long term use of the following medications decreases bone density – antacids, blood thinners, diuretics, anti-seizure medication, ulcer medication and all corticosteroids.