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Supportive Function: Calcium and magnesium act synergistically in hundreds of reactions in the body, and they must both be respected and taken in balance. Magnesium is called the forgotten mineral by some. For instance, as important as calcium is in muscle function, the contraction-relaxation phase cannot operate without magnesium. Bones also need healthy balances of both calcium and magnesium.
Clinical Applications Research: Calcium (as aspartate, citrate): In addition to maintaining healthy bones, calcium maintains healthy tissues also, and functions as a natural tranquilizer, aids certain colon conditions, relieves cramps, and acts as a cofactor in many enzyme reactions (Hendlor, Sheldon. The Doctor’s Vitamin and Mineral Encyclopedia. 1990. Simon and Schuster, NY. Pp. 116-123). Calcium also plays a role in the intricate balance of ion transport, muscle contraction, heartbeat maintenance, nerve impulses, and muscle tone (Whitney E.R. and Nunnelley, E.M. Understanding Nutrition. 4th ed. 1987. West Publishing, NY. p. 390).

Inflammation: Calcium helps transport essential minerals to the site of inflammation. After periods of trauma, the system tends to be alkaline, and it is important for an acid-calcium to deliver healing nutrients to binding sites. Calcium significantly improves symptoms of pouchitis (chronic and/or acute inflammation of the ileal reservoir) (Ann Chiro 1993; 47(10): 1049-53). An acid environment solubilizes and ionizes the insoluble calcium salts in the body (calcium has to be ionized in the intestines in order to be absorbed). Hydrochloric acid (Hcl) is needed for proper calcium absorption. Vitamin D also increases calcium absorption.

Calcium Balance: Eating a red meat/high protein diet may leach calcium from the system (controversial). Sodium and the phosphoric acid in soda drinks also leach calcium. High fiber foods may increase calcium excretion and should be taken into consideration, especially when assessing requirements for the elderly.

Inflammation: Magnesium increases the solubility and retention of calcium. Magnesium gets depleted in conditions of inflammation, and is integral to the healing process.

Injury: Very important in preventing infection after trauma. Magnesium’s function in protein metabolism and rebuilding after injury makes it useful in providing ligamental nutrient support.

Heart Problems and Other Conditions: Besides having a favorable effect on blood pressure, magnesium fights chronic fatigue syndrome, slows bone loss, strengthens muscles, reduces kidney stone formation, and helps in diabetes (Wright, Jonathan V. M.D. Healing with Nutrition. 1990. Keats Publishing, Inc. New Canaan, Conn. p. 205).

PMS: “Magnesium deficiency is strongly implicated as a causative factor in premenstrual syndrome...The deficiency is characterized by excessive nervous sensitivity, with generalized aches and pains and a lower premenstrual pain threshold. In a study cited in Obstetrics and Gynecology, women were given 350 mg 3x/day during last two weeks of cycle, and experienced less moodiness, bloating, aches and pains (cited in Mindell, E. Earl Mindell’s Food as Medicine. Simon & Schuster, NY, NY. 1994, p.78). 200 mg Mg/day reduced headaches in women, especially before/during their period (Mindell, p. 78). 

Kidney Stones: Magnesium supplementation can help decrease the occurrence of kidney stones and will help breakdown gallstones, to help aid their passage through the bile duct. Use magnesium 1-2 weeks prior to a gallbladder flush to help breakdown stone formation. (A gallbladder flush should only be attempted under the supervision of a licensed professional, as bilary colic can ensue if the stones are too large to pass through the duct. Ultrasound can help determine gallstone size.)
Contraindications: Magnesium in amounts over 1,000 mg/day may cause diarrhea in some people.
Ingredients: Each Tablet Contains: Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 25 mg, Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 0.6 mcg, Calcium (as aspartate, citrate) 70 mg, Magnesium (as aspartate, glycinate) 56 mg, Betaine (as hydrochloride) 20 mg.
Vegetarian: No
Suggested Dosage: 1 tablet daily or as directed
Pack: 120 Tablets
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