Calcium has been one of the most supplemented nutrients in the world ever since it was acknowledged for its crucial role in bone mineral density. However, research has come quite a long way since this discovery, acknowledging the importance of other nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin D3 for skeletal health.
Moreover, these nutrients work together to improve health outcomes outside the realm of bone health. Various blends of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 have shown to be beneficial in clinical trials related to premenstrual cramping, muscle cramping, leg cramps in pregnancy, preeclampsia and even heartburn.
These three nutrients have unique and interconnected relationships. The actions of calcium and magnesium oppose one another in the musculoskeletal system, with calcium needed for muscle contraction and magnesium needed for muscle relaxation. Vitamin D3 is needed for calcium absorption from the digestive tract, while magnesium is needed to activate enzymes related to vitamin D3 metabolism. In fact, individuals that are magnesium-replete are much less likely to be vitamin D3 deficient. A deficiency in any one of these nutrients can disrupt the overall balance in the body.
Although there is no definitive research to declare the optimal ratio of calcium to magnesium, evidence does show that high calcium diets can lower magnesium stores and decrease magnesium absorption. With this in mind, a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium is generally accepted as well-balanced in the general population.
Mineral form can greatly impact absorption rates. Research shows that calcium citrate is significantly better absorbed when compared to calcium carbonate. Citrate forms do not require adequate stomach acid to be optimally absorbed, unlike calcium carbonate which is severely impacted by low stomach acid.
Cal-Mag + 1000 IU Vitamin D3 Liquid provides 500mg of elemental calcium, 200mg of elemental magnesium and 1000 IU of vitamin D3 per tablespoon. Both minerals are provided in the highly bioavailable citrate form. The blend is minimally sweetened with a natural blueberry flavour. The great taste and liquid delivery of Cal-Mag + 1000 IU Vitamin D3 Liquid act to significantly enhance patient compliance to your prescription.
|Calcium (calcium citrate)||500mg|
|Vitamin D (vitamin D3)||1000IU (25mcg)|
|Magnesium (magnesium citrate)||200mg|
Unit of Measure above: Each 15ml tablespoon
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Purified water, xylitol, citric acid, ascorbic acid, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, natural blueberry flavour.
Gluten, soy and dairy free.
Indications: Calcium intake, when combined with sufficient vitamin D, a healthy diet and regular exercise, may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Helps to maintain proper muscle function. Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Directions for Use: Adults - Take 1 tablespoon per day or as directed by a healthcare professional. Take a few hours before or after taking other medication. Shake well. Refrigerate after opening.
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Do not use if you are hypersensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have high blood pressure, bipolar disorder or bipolar spectrum disorder.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking any medications or if you have any pre-existing condition or symptoms. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use of this product if you are taking any prescription medications including antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills or if you have any medical condition including an autoimmune disorder, an acute infection, or if you are following a low protein diet. Consumption with alcohol, other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Discontinue 2 weeks prior to any scheduled surgery.
Side Effect Risks
Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist, worsen or you develop any reactions which may include: allergy or intolerance, or digestive irritation (bloating, diarrhea, nausea,).Keep out of reach of children. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.
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