Electrically charged atoms or particles called ions (from the Greek word “to go”) are vital for maintaining the physiological processes that keep the body going. Because ions carry either a positive charge (cations) or a negative charge (anions) ionic minerals are efficiently absorbed because the attraction of opposites helps bring minerals across the gut lining into the bloodstream using less energy.
Bones contain up to 50 different minerals, but calcium and magnesium are the most abundant. Ninety-nine percent of our calcium and 66% of our magnesium is in our bones, which are continually under construction. Both of these macrominerals are also necessary for healthy teeth and gums; heart, nerve and muscle function; cellular energy and structure; enzyme activation and much more. What some people may not realize is that large amounts of calcium are not necessary when there is sufficient magnesium present. That’s why Calcium Plus™ contains 300 mg of magnesium and only 250 mg of calcium in addition to other nutrients necessary for bone health.
Calcium Plus contains ionized minerals that enhance bone health and, by association, strong teeth. Zinc and copper stimulate bone growth and healing of fractures. Zinc also reduces tooth decay and copper and silica help to maintain connective tissue including collagen. Potassium helps to balance sodium levels reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Boron is concentrated in bones and tooth enamel and it enhances calcium absorption, as does silica. And finally, ionic trace minerals from seawater are included in Calcium Plus. Although we don’t need them in large quantities, trace minerals are also essential for healthy bones.
Calcium Plus also contains Vitamin C, which is essential for collagen formation. Since collagen makes up about 90% of the bone matrix where minerals are deposited it is vital for healthy bones. Vitamin D is necessary for the deposition of calcium and magnesium into the bones. The antioxidant beta carotene is also necessary for bone formation and maintenance. Vitamins B-12, B-6 and folate work synergistically to control homocysteine which has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease as well as bone fractures in postmenopausal women.
Calcium Plus is naturally sweetened with lo han and stevia and is an easy and delicious (raspberry lemonade flavor) way to support healthy bones.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- Keep tightly closed at room temperature.