Peter Gillham Natural Vitality - Calm Plus Calcium Calcium is an important nutrient essential formaintaining total body health. Your body needsit every day—not just to keep your bones andteeth strong, but to ensure proper functioningof muscles and nerves. It even helps your bloodto clot. But can too much calcium be a problem?Yes, it can. Excess calcium can deplete its vital sister mineral,magnesium, from the body and, as a result, can bringabout symptoms of magnesium depletion, listed onthe green page of this brochure. Calcium acts toexcite nerves and is necessary for muscle contraction.Magnesium, on the other hand, calms nerves and isneeded for muscle relaxation. Calcium makes bonesstiff and hard, but magnesium is needed to avoid theirbecoming brittle. An excess of unabsorbed calciummay result in kidney stones and deposits in soft tissuessuch as arteries and heart cells, where it can calcify orharden into insoluble calcium. You experience the tensing (calcium) and relaxing(magnesium) interaction of these two elements eachtime your heart beats, when you feel your pulse, andevery time you breathe. When we are under stress, our cells—which intheir resting state contain magnesium—go througha change. Calcium, normally outside the cells, entersthe cells through tiny gates and the calcium leveltemporarily becomes high. This is the action state inwhich a muscle cell, for example, will contract andtense the muscle. The magnesium guardian then helpspush the calcium out of the cell and the cell is again inits resting, relaxed state. Think of it as an on-off switch. The "off " is magnesiumand the "on" is calcium. But what happens to a cell that is not in balance—where the magnesium level in the body is deficient?In simple terms, the "off " switch doesn't fully turnoff. That means calcium can continually leak into thecells and stimulate cell activity (the "on" switch). result is stress, which may be accompanied by one ormore of the magnesium deficiency symptoms listed onthe other side of this page. Magnesium helps your muscles function properly; itkeeps your heart rhythm steady and supports a healthyimmune system. This essential mineral helps regulateblood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure andis required for producing and storing energy. It's easyto see why many researchers say that no single dietaryfactor is as critical as magnesium. CALCIUM NEEDS MAGNESIUM We believe calcium should not be taken on its own because it can pull magnesium out of body parts to supply the magnesium it requires for assimilation. Magnesium is necessary for over 300 different biochemical processes, such as digestion, energy production and the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It is also needed for bone strength, muscle strength and proper functioning of the heart and nervous system. While calcium requires magnesium, magnesium does not require calcium and can be safely and beneficially taken on its own. A MATTER OF BALANCE Calcium deficiency can be a serious issue. We have, however, compounded the problem by promoting calcium supplementation without magnesium. In the United States we are consuming about 10 times more calcium than magnesium. Very few calcium supplements incorporate magnesium and when they do, there is often an imbalance of twice as much calcium as magnesium. In addition to the many calcium (without magnesium) supplements on the market, calcium is now added to cereals, crackers, juice, antacids and many other items (including soft drinks). Without a proper balance of these two minerals, magnesium becomes depleted, which can result in the negative effects associated with lack of magnesium and a buildup of unassimilated calcium.
SPORTS FORMULA Athletes put their bodies under intense stress. Strenuous exercising and sweating (due to exertion and high temperatures) cause the body to lose magnesium. Many athletes are deficient in both calcium and magnesium.Magnesium is also essential in addressing an issue common to almost all athletes—muscle cramping. When cramping occurs in workouts or competition, it is a sign of low magnesium levels. Natural Calm Plus Calcium balances a highly soluble and bioavailable form of calcium with Natural Calm—the best-selling, award-winning magnesium supplement—plus vitamins and minerals, so that the calcium you take will be fully utilized and you will have healthy magnesium levels. Magnesium won't be depleted by calcium and there will not be a buildup of unabsorbed calcium. Both original and organic raspberry-lemon Natural Calm Plus Calcium are available in convenient individual sports/travel packs. Supplement Facts Serving Size 3 Rounded teaspoons (7.5g) Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Magnesium (elemental from magnesium citrate) 350mg 87% Calcium (elemental from calcium gluconate) 230mg 23% Potassium (elemental from potassium citrate) 115mg 3% Vitamin C 290mg 483% Vitamin D3 115iu 28% Boron 290mcg* *Daily Value not established. Ingredients: A proprietary blend of citric and magnesium carbonate - which, in combination with water, creates ionic magnesium citrate - calcium gluconate, potassium citrate, ascorbic, vitamin D3 and boron citrate. Natural Calm Plus Calcium isavailable in original (unflavored)and organic raspberry-lemonflavors in 8 oz and 16 oz sizes.
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