- Citrate form is easily absorbable
- Assists in strong teeth and bones
- Vitamin K leads to higher bone density levels
- Vitamin D helps absorption and use of calcium
- Boron improves absorption and use of both magnesium and calcium
- Magnesium helps regulate calcium levels
While two vital elements for good health are calcium and magnesium, studies show that many Americans do not get the magnesium they need from their diets while nearly half fail to get the needed calcium. Why are these two minerals so important and what can they mean for your good health?
Most of us know that calcium is needed for strong bones and teeth, but did you know that the most abundant mineral in the body is also important for helping the heart, nerves, muscles and other body systems work properly?
According to the National Institutes of Health, it is not unusual for many individuals to consume less than half the calcium they need for building and maintaining healthy bones. Heavy use of caffeine such as in coffee, large intake of sodium phosphates found in carbonated drinks, and alcohol can decrease the calcium the body retains. Getting enough calcium in the diet is important for helping prevent a number of health issues. Calcium is the most plentiful mineral in the body. To function properly, it must be accompanied by several other nutrients including vitamins A, C, D and K, phosphorus and magnesium.
Like calcium, magnesium contributes to the structure of bones and teeth but is also very important for every organ especially the heart, muscles and kidneys. Perhaps its most important jobs are activating enzymes, contributing to energy production and regulating calcium levels along with copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D and other nutrients.
The Calcium and Magnesium Citrates formula from Vitabase includes high quality and easily absorbed nutrients. In addition to calcium and magnesium you also get vitamins D and K, boron and betaine. Boron has been shown in post-menopausal women to slow the loss of calcium and magnesium in the urine. Betaine is beneficial for cardiovascular health.