The roles of calcium in the body are complex and involve many nutrients. The best source of these nutrients is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fish, and low in junk foods and sodas. Because it is often difficult to get enough calcium in your diet, calcium supplementation can be extremely important. This formula includes not only the most bioavailable forms of calcium and magnesium, but also important nutrients to enhance the delivery of the calcium to the tissues and assist the body with utilization of the nutrients.
Calcium Citrate and Calcium Lactate: One of the most important aspects of calcium supplementation relates to the forms of calcium we take. Perhaps more important than how many milligrams we take, is how bioavailable the calcium is at the cellular level. Calcium comes in many different forms, but it is well known that the softer ones, such as Calcium Citrate and Calcium Lactate, are the most bioavailable forms. These forms of calcium are the most frequently recommended by doctors, primarily because of their great absorbability and lack of side effects. Since research suggests that individuals vary slightly in the form of calcium they absorb best, both forms are included in this formula to assure maximum benefit.
Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, (the most bio-available forms of magnesium) are used in this formula. Magnesium benefits the body in numerous ways. Among its many uses, magnesium activates enzymes necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids. It also promotes the absorption and metabolism of other minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. It is critical for energy production and proper nerve function, promotes muscle relaxation and helps the body produce and use insulin.
Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. Vitamin D improves immune function and helps regulate mood. Many people are deficient in Vitamin D. The term “Vitamin D” refers to several different forms of this vitamin. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the form used in this formula, and is always the preferred choice.
Vitamin K is linked to two very important health factors, bone and heart health. Adequate metabolism of calcium can help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and skeletal system. It is important to keep calcium in the bone structures and out of the arterial vessel walls. Vitamin K does this. A diet low in foods containing Vitamin K, and improper digestion can lead to a deficiency in Vitamin K. Your body does not store vitamin K, except for a minimal amount in the liver, so regular dietary intake is important. Not all Vitamin K is the same. Vitamin K2 is much more effective than K1 in maintaining healthy bone, and only K2 has been linked to arterial health. MenaQ7 provides Vitamin K2 as Menaquinone-7 (MenaQ7), which is the most bioavailable form of K2 available.
Parathyroid Gland Substance lubricates our own parathyroid gland, helping it to regulate calcium levels in the body. Parathyroid hormones enhance absorption of calcium from the small intestine, and suppress the loss of calcium in the urine.
Flaxseed Oil – The alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) in flaxseed oil has been demonstrated to greatly enhance the assimilation of calcium and magnesium.
Wheat Germ – Like flaxseed, the very high oil content of wheat germ aids in the delivery of calcium and magnesium at the cellular level.
Enzymes such as amylase, lipase, protease, lactase, cellulase, invertase, and bromelain are added to aid in the breakdown and delivery of the nutrients in this product, further enhancing their overall bio-availability.
CAUTION: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS VITAMIN K. ALL FORMS OF VITAMIN K MAY INTERACT WITH BLOOD THINNING MEDICATIONS. IF YOU ARE TAKING THESE MEDICINES, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TAKING THIS PRODUCT.