Why Cal Mag Complex?
Cal Mag Complex is a unique formulation of minerals and trace elements that assists our bodies when we become depleted of certain trace elements due to a demanding lifestyle, endurance and high aerobic sports activities, antacid medications or a poor diet. Numerous studies have shown the importance of taking Calcium to prevent and to assist in the treatment of osteoporosis.
Research has shown that bone formation and growth peaks in the teenage years and bone density remains constant between the ages of 30-40 years and thereafter there is bone loss in women at a rate of between 0.5%-1% per year and in post-menopausal women the loss goes up to around 2% per year.
Calcium supplementation should ideally start with the onset of puberty in women.
Calcium carbonate which is found in most calcium supplements is generally not well absorbed by the body as in some people they do not have sufficient acidity in their stomach and intestines to break the calcium carbonate into an absorbable form, for this reason Cal Mag complex contains citric acid which may assist the absorption of calcium.A unique property of the citric acid is it also makes the tablet slightly effervescent so one can suck the tablet if you are unable to swallow them and they dissolve on your mouth.
Calcium carbonate and Calcium citrate
Calcium is an integral part of bone and muscle function and is vitally important for bone strength and maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
Supplementation helps to prevent and assist osteoporosis.
Magnesium is important for normal bone structure and function and is known to play an essential role in more than 300 cell reactions in the human body.
Magnesium deficiency has been shown to cause bone building cells(osteoblasts) not to operate effectively.
Studies have shown supplementation improves muscle pain and tenderness and may prevent bone loss in postmenopausal osteoporosis.
May assist in leg cramps, restless leg syndrome and mild insomnia.
Studies have shown is used for the treatment of manganese deficiency and osteoporosis.
Studies have shown that this mineral is used for helping bone and muscle strength and assisting osteoarthritis.
Has been shown in studies that when combined with magnesium is effective in treating muscle pain and tenderness.
1 Tablet twice daily or otherwise directed by your health care practitioner.
Calcium should be given cautiously to patients with poor kidney function. Excessive alcohol, bran, caffeine or tobacco may decrease calcium absorption and may therefore decrease the efficacy of calcium supplements.