Calcium Magnesium Citrate
Solgar Calcium Magnesium Citrate. A Calcium & Magnesium supplement, containing the more easily assimilated citrate forms of minerals. Ideal for calcium deficiency & replenishing low calcium levels. With 200mg of calcium and 100mg of magnesium (oxide and citrate) per tablet. Vegan. 50 tablets
RRP $22.30, healthy.co.nz price $17.50.
Calcium deficiency, osteoporosis, sleeping problems, stress, for strong bones, nails, hair. 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 Another deficiency ailment is osteoporosis, in which the bones become porous and fragile because calcium is withdrawn from the bones and other areas faster than it is deposited in them.
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 stags in life is the best prevention of age related bone loss and fractures. 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.
Low levels of calcium increase the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure. Calcium may counteract the effects of sodium in the development of hypertension. Severe deficiency can lead to abnormal heart beat, dementia and convulsions. 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.
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. Calcium is a natural tranquilliser and tends to calm the nerves: when taken 20-40 minutes before bedtime it promotes a deep sleep. The production of energy and the maintenance of the immune system benefit from calcium.
By lowering cholesterol calcium is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. Calcium supplements up to 1500mg have lowered blood pressure in people with or without hypertension and are though to do so because of the condition of the smooth muscle that surrounds the blood vessels. In addition, calcium is a recognised aid for muscle cramps in the feet or legs. It also helps growing pains Arthritis, structural rigidity often caused by depletion of bone calcium, may be helped with regular supplements of calcium.
Early supplementation may help prevent arthritis. Rheumatism may also be treated successfully with calcium therapy. Supplementation may help prevent bone fractures in postmenopausal women who already have osteoporosis. The hormones involved are stimulated by the concentration of calcium ions in the blood. 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.
Other symptoms related to a calcium deficiency are 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.
Adults: As a food supplement for adults 2 to 5 tablets daily, preferably at meal times, or as directed by your health care professional.
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 & 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.
The greatest need for Calcium occurs from the ages of 12 to 15 years of age (1300mg of Calcium per day) . Pregnant & breastfeeding women also require 1500-1800 mg per day. The average adult requires 1000-1300 mg per day, increasing to 1300 mg per day during Menopause.
Each 1 tablet provides: Calcium citrate 200mg, Magnesium oxide and citrate 100mg. Bulking agent: Microcrystalline cellulose. Glaxing agent: Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, vegetable glycerine (from palm kernel oil and coconut oil), Anti-caking agent: Silicon dioxide, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate. Cellulose gum. Colour: Titanium dioxide. Free of gluten, wheat, dairy, soya, yeast, preservative, sweeteners or artificial flavours.
This amount of magnesium may cause mild stomach upsets in sensitive people.
Keep out of reach of children. This amount of magnesium may cause mild stomach upsets in sensitive people.