This formula provides 300mg of Calcium & 300mg of Magnesium citrate along with 100i.u. of Vitamin D3. This is perfect for people that are worried about constipation as the Magnesium is in Citrate form. This form of Calcium is also highly absorbable, allowing you to: Maintain bone and teeth density, prevent and treat osteoporosis, aid in heart and muscle function, nerve impulses, wound healing and blood clotting. Studies also have found Calcium & Magnesium may help in the treatment of high blood pressure, as well as reduce some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Maintains bones and teeth: Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, is largely stored in the bones and teeth where it provides strength and structure. The remainder circulates in the bloodstream and helps move nutrients across cell membranes and assists in producing the hormones and enzymes that regulate digestion and metabolism. This formula also contains Vitamin D, necessary in order to absorb calcium. It is also important to note that mineral citrates have superior absorption especially when taken on an empty stomach. Switch to calcium citrate if calcium carbonate causes a problem with gas or constipation. These tablets have calcium and magnesium citrate in a one-to-one ratio, now recommended by many health care practitioners.
We always think of Magnesium as being vital when taking Calcium, but Vitamin D plays a crucial role in bone growth and renewal as it stimulates the absorption of calcium as well. It also reduces calcium excretion and facilitates calcium incorporation into the bones, reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis. Because of its role in calcium absorption, it is also important for the maintenance of healthy teeth. Cholecalciferol is the most biologically active form of vitamin D and is safe and naturally derived.
Helps prevent and treat osteoporosis: If insufficient calcium is available in the blood to perform vital functions, the body will steal it from the bones, eventually leaving them porous and fragile. The need for calcium increases with age because the body becomes less efficient at absorbing calcium from the diet over time. In women, a drop in estrogen levels at menopause further reduces calcium absorption. An adequate daily calcium intake can maintain healthy levels in the blood, helping maintain bone density.
Aids heart and muscle function, nerve impulses, wound healing and blood clotting: Calcium is needed for normal communication among nerve cells and is vital for the heart, muscles and nerves to function properly. Magnesium inhibits blood clots, widens arteries and normalizes dangerous arrhythmias.
May help in the treatment of high blood pressure: Both calcium and magnesium may help prevent and treat symptoms of moderate hypertension (high blood pressure).
May reduce some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS): Both calcium and magnesium seem to ease PMS and menstrual cramps.