Bone Health & Calcium

 

Most know that calcium and vitamin D are key nutrients in the prevention of bone loss, but there are a vast array of other nutrients needed for bones to maintain density over time. A lack in one single nutrient can affect the absorption of many other nutrients. This can create a vicious cycle of nutrient deficiencies throughout the body.

Complex minerals provide the convenience of synergistic minerals combined together in one product.Our most popular complexes are calcium and magnesium and calcium complex mineral combinations. Calcium and magnesium work together to help maintain and build bone density inside the body at the bone level.

Separating dosages of calcium from other minerals can significantly increase the absorption rate and utilization by the body. It’s always best to take mineral supplements with meals and divide them into three dosages per day, preferably with each meal. Whether from food or supplements, approximately 25-50% of ingested calcium is absorbed. Much controversy exists about the various forms of minerals. However, it is just as important to take the supplement with meals and in divided dosages.

Other factors contributing to increased calcium and mineral absorption include:

• Current vitamin D stores

• Non-acidic environment (vitamin C)

• Physiological need

• Taking with fat, protein and carbohydrates

Factors contributing to decreased calcium and mineral absorption include:

• Acidic environment (carbonated beverages)

• Caffeine

• Lack of exercise

• Certain drugs

• Consuming high amounts in one dose (i.e., 1,000 mg calcium)

Bone Health & Calcium
Activated K2 (Item #104)

Vitamin K2 consists of 10 different vitamin subtypes (menaquinones) that are designated as MK-4 through MK-14. Small amounts of MK-4 can be consumed from meat and cheese as well as synthesized from vitamin K1 by intestinal bacteria; MK-7 is found in natto, a fermented soy food. Because good dietary sources of K2 are limited, and because conversion of K1 to K2 in the intestine can be insufficient, poor vitamin K2 status is common.

Bone Health & Calcium
Calcium 600 mg with Vitamin D3 200 IU (Item #860)

Calcium is perhaps the most important nutrient for the maintenance of bone health. As we age, our bones become more susceptible to damage as our bone building cells, known as osteoblasts, diminish while the cells responsible for bone destruction, osteoclasts, continue to thrive. With proper calcium intake, one can help offset this potential damage. Vitamin D’s principal function is to maintain adequate levels of calcium in the blood. Recently, vitamin D deficiency has been referred to as the silent epidemic, with an estimated 40% of the population over the age of 50 affected. Without vitamin D, the body is unable to utilize the calcium supplied via the diet or supplements. Calcium plus vitamin D makes for an outstanding bone support product.

Bone Health & Calcium
Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D3 (Item #685)

Calcium is perhaps the most important nutrient for the maintenance of bone health. As we age, our bones become more susceptible to damage as our bone building cells, known as osteoblasts, diminish while the cells responsible for bone destruction, osteoclasts, continue to thrive. With proper calcium intake, one can help offset this potential damage. Calcium citrate has been found to be the most efficiently absorbed form of calcium available, and mixed with vitamin D makes for an outstanding bone support product. Vitamin D has been found in clinical studies to help decrease falls among the elderly, reduce pain, and help the absorption of calcium into the system.

Bone Health & Calcium
Cal-Mag 1:1 with vitamin D3 (Item #690)

Consuming adequate levels of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D in the daily diet is difficult for many. However, it is especially important these days as our population ages and the need for these nutrients becomes more critical. The majority of the calcium in our body resides in our bones. Bones are constantly undergoing remodeling and calcium is needed so it can be deposited in bones. As we age, bone breakdown exceeds the amount that is replaced. Calcium cannot be properly absorbed into the system without sufficient amounts of magnesium and vitamin D to help it along. Women and men of all ages who don't eat a balanced diet each day require supplemental calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Approximately half of total magnesium...Full Details

Bone Health & Calcium
Cal-Mag Citrate Complex with Vitamin D3 (Item #601)

Consuming adequate levels of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D in the daily diet is difficult for many. However, it is especially important these days as our population ages and the need for these nutrients becomes more critical. Women and men of all ages who don't eat a balanced diet each day require supplemental calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Calcium cannot be properly absorbed into the system without sufficient amounts of magnesium and vitamin D to help it along. Our Cal-Mag Citrate Complex with Vitamin D3 supports bone and nervous system health by providing these essential nutrients.