Radiance Mineral Power. 15 Essential Minerals. Including Calcium + Selenium + Zinc. Supports Bone Health, Healing & Wellness. Mineral power provides a high elemental level and well absorbed broad-spectrum mineral formula to boost dietary mineral intake. This unique formula provides minerals that are commonly deficient in New Zealand soils and may be lacking in the diet. May assist in supporting bone, muscle and nerve health. Ideal during pregnancy to help provide daily calcium needs. Deficiency symptoms include being more jumpy, nervy and experiencing involuntary twitching.120 Capsules
Updated Formula. Calcium & Magnesium from Aquamin Red algae. Capsules, not tablets.
RRP $49.90, healthy.co.nz price $39.90.
Calcium supplementation can help with the following : Arthritis, back ache, cramps, bone pain, high blood pressure, lead toxicity or exposure, menopausal women, menstrual cramps, osteoporosis, psychiatric disorders, nerve transmission, blood clotting, bone and tooth formation, muscle contraction, hormone secretion, brittle fingernails, agitation, cognitive impairment, convulsions, eczema, heart palpitations, hyperactivity, hypertension, insomnia, irritability, laryngospasm, limb numbness, muscle cramps, periodontal disease, rickets, stunted growth, tetany, tooth decay, stress relief and sleeping problems. Important factors for healthy bones, teeth, soft tissue, muscle, blood, maintaining physiological processes, strengthening skeletal structure and preserving vigour of the heart and brain as well as muscle and nerve systems.
One or two capsules with food, preferably in the evening. (2 capsules provide 508mg calcium). This dosage can be increased if a deficiency is present, however seek advice from your health care professional first.
The recommended daily allowance of calcium for New Zealand adults is 800mg per day. This is the amount needed to maintain an existing "adequate" level of calcium in the body.
Minerals are nutrients that exist in the body and in food. Minerals are vital to overall mental and physical well-being. All tissues and internal fluids of living things contain varying quantities of minerals. Minerals are constituents of the bones, teeth, soft tissue, muscle, blood and nerve cells. They are important factors in maintaining physiological processes, strengthening skeletal structure and preserving vigour of the heart and brain as well as muscle and nerve systems. They help maintain water and fluid balance and keep blood and tissue fluids from becoming too acid or too alkaline, and permit other nutrients to pass into the blood-stream. This is one supplement everyone could use for their own Mineral Insurance.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body...
The major function of calcium is to act in cooperation with phosphorus to build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Another important function is the storage of the mineral in the bones for use by the body. The calcium state of the bones is constantly fluctuating according to the diet and to the body's needs. About 99% is deposited in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is involved in the soft tissues, intracellular fluids and blood.
As well as compromising the health of your teeth and bones, low levels of Calcium can increase the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure. Calcium may counteract the effects of sodium in the development of hypertension. Along with calcium, magnesium is needed to properly maintain the cardiovascular system.
Moderate cases of calcium deficiency may lead to cramps, joint pains, heart palpitations, increased cholesterol levels, slow pulse rates, insomnia, impaired growth, excessive irritability or nerves, muscle cramps, brittle nails, eczema and numbness of the arms and or legs. Severe deficiency can lead to abnormal heart beat, dementia and convulsions.
Calcium Deficiency Symptoms...
Calcium deficiencies are wide spread in human society with only 1/3 to ½ of the necessary requirements being consumed.
One of the first signs of a deficiency is a nervous affliction called tetany, which is characterised by muscle cramps, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs.
Another deficiency ailment is osteoporosis, in which the bones become porous and fragile because calcium is withdrawn from the bones and other areas faster than it is deposited in them.
Moderate cases of calcium deficiency may lead to cramps, joint pains, heart palpitations, increased cholesterol levels, slow pulse rates, insomnia, impaired growth, excessive irritability or nerves, muscle cramps, brittle nails, eczema and numbness of the arms and or legs.
A deficiency may be due to a lack of vitamin D or abnormal concentrations of hormones that regulate the availability from the bones to the blood, not to a dietary inadequacy.
Who is at risk of Calcium Deficiency…
All humans lose bone density starting between the ages of 30 and 40. Excessive bone loss affects over 20 million people, mostly women who are 45 and older. A good accumulation of calcium in the bones at early stages in life is the best prevention of age related bone loss and fractures. When there is not enough calcium absorbed in the body, the output of estrogen decreases. As is the case with postmenopausal women, older men are often deficient in calcium.
Other people who may be at risk for deficiencies are those who use antacids that contain aluminium; those who are alcohol drinkers; those on diets that are low calorie, high protein, or high fibre; those who are lactose intolerant; those who use cortisone; women who are pregnant and those who are basically inactive. Drinking tannin rich beverages such as tea, green tea, leafy herbal teas, red wine, coffee and chocolate for up to 1 hour after a meal can interfere with the absorption of calcium from the meal or foods they are consuming.
The greatest need for Calcium occurs from the ages of 12 to 15 years of age (1000-1200mg of Calcium per day). Pregnant & breastfeeding women require a minimum of 1500 mg per day. The average adult requires 800 mg per day, increasing to 1000 mg per day during Menopause.
What health problems can Calcium help with?
Calcium is a natural tranquilliser and tends to calm the nerves: when taken 20-40 minutes before bedtime it can help to promote a deeper sleep. The production of energy and the maintenance of the immune system benefit from calcium. Taking 1500mg of calcium per day has seen a reduction in blood pressure. In addition, calcium (in conjunction with magnesium & zinc) is a recognised aid for muscle cramps in the feet or legs. Problems of menopause such as nervousness, irritability, insomnia and headaches have been overcome with administration of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Prevention of premenstrual tension and menstrual cramps has been shown.
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Each capsule contains: Calcium (From Aquamin red algae) 254mg, Magnesium (from Aquamin & marine magnesium complex) 125 mg, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 50mg, Silica (colloidal) 15mg, Iron bisglycinate 5mg, Zinc (Gluconate) 5mg, Manganese amino acid chelate 2.5mg, Boron (glycinate) 1mg, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 500IU, Copper (Gluconate) 500mcg, Vitamin K 50mcg, Iodine (potassium iodide) 50mcg, Chromium (Picolinate) 50mcg, Molybdenum (Aspartate) 25mcg, Selenium (L-selenomethionine) 50mcg. Gelatin capsule, rice flour, magnesium stearate. No Dairy, gluten, artificial preservatives, flavourings or colours.
Keep out of reach of children. This product contains iodine. Hyperthyroid sufferers should consult with their healthcare professional before taking this product.