Natures Sunshine Calcium Magnesium, with SynerPro Concentrate. A perfectly combined Calcium & Magnesium supplement, with co factors which are essential for the proper absorption of these minerals. Also contains Vitamin D & Zinc, essential for absorption. 200mg of calcium per 1 tablet. 150 tablets
Updated formula, Now with Boron and a higher amount of zinc per tablet.
RRP $39.95, healthy.co.nz price $31.95
This product will help to supply your daily calcium & magnesium needs. Nervous system support, stress, sleeplessness, insomnia, jumping at sounds, being unable to unclutter your head of thoughts at night time, being unable to sleep soundly.
A New Zealand Adult needs to take 4 of these tablets a day, to provide the recommended daily allowance of 800mg. They can either be taken at a dosage of 2 tablets approx 1 hour after lunch and 2 tablets approx 1 hour after dinner, or take 2 tablets approx 1 hour after dinner and 2 tablets at bed.
Alternatively the recommendation is 2 tablets daily.
Nature's Sunshine have produced this excellent Calcium & Magnesium supplement, that is ideal for New Zealanders, to help supply your daily mineral needs. Our soils in NZ are deficient in zinc & boron, both essential for the proper absorption of minerals in the body, but specifically Calcium & Magnesium. Nature's Sunshine have also added their SynerPro concentrate of broccoli, carrot, beet root, rosemary, tomato, turmeric, cabbage & bioflavonoids. This whole food base also provides trace elements, essential for helping with the absorption of the other nutrients.
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. Severe deficiency can lead to abnormal heart beat, dementia and convulsions. Along with calcium, magnesium is needed to properly maintain the cardiovascular system.
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.
Calcium absorption is very inefficient...
Only 20 to 30% of ingested calcium is absorbed. Women after menopause frequently absorb as little as 7%. About 100 to 200 milligrams are filtered through the blood and excreted in the urine. Another 125 to 180 mg are excreted in the faeces. Some is lost in sweat but only when there is illness or extreme physical activity in dry, hot environments. Absorption takes place in the duodenum and ceases in the lower part of the intestinal tract when food content becomes alkaline. It is more efficient to take calcium in the evening, away from a meal, either an hour or so after dinner or before bed.
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Each 2 tablets contains: Vitamin D 100IU, Calcium (amino acid chelate, di-calcium phosphate) 400mg, Phosphorus (di-calcium phosphate) 250mg, Magnesium (oxide) 200mg, Zinc oxide 7.5mg, Copper gluconate 1mg, Boron (amino acid chelate) 0.5mg. Proprietary blend 100mg - Broccoli flower, Carrot root, Red beet root, Rosemary leaf, Tomato fruit, Turmeric root, Cabbage leaf, Bioflavonoids from orange, grapefruit & hesperidin. Other ingredients: Cellulose (plant fibre), Stearic acid (vegetable) and magnesium stearate (vegetable).
Keep out of reach of Children.