How Can This Be? A Bone Health Formula With no Calcium?
Contrary to popular belief, most Americans with bone loss do not have diets that are grossly deficient in calcium. What they do have is impaired calcium absorption due in large part to magnesium deficiency. Thinning of bones (demineralization) and corresponding calcification of soft tissues is one of the benchmarks of the aging process. The leaching of calcium and other minerals from the bones in order to maintain blood pH and neutralize acid wastes catches up with us in the form of osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), hormonal imbalances and a multitude of other ailments.
Magnesium - Most Common Mineral Deficiency
It is estimated that up to eighty percent of Americans are magnesium deficient... and since magnesium is involved in over 300 metabolic functions, the signs and symptoms are everywhere. Not only have modern farming techniques depleted our soils and food sources of magnesium, but our poor lifestyle choices(alcohol, caffeine, refined carbs, high stress) place us further at peril. The need for magnesium and calcium supplementation is well established today, but typical Cal/Mag products (with their poorly absorbed mineral forms presented in the wrong ratios) are woefully inadequate. In fact, long term consumption of excessive calcium (especially in relation to magnesium) can lead to a buildup in the urinary tract and gall bladder (kidney and gall stones), and in other soft tissues.
Strontium and Calcium
Calcium should never be taken along with strontium as it interferes with its absorption. Consumption of these nutrients in supplement form should be separated by at least one hour, preferably two. This is a major problem with most bone health supplements (which often contain both)because strontium is a critical bone matrix nutrient.
Rather than introducing massive quantities of poorly absorbed calcium into the body in hopes of it being assimilated and properly excreted (which is what modern and even alternative medicine is doing), MagnifiCal seeks to regulate calcium metabolism itself. Therefore, those who understand how the body uses bone minerals to regulate various body systems recognize MagnifiCal as the ultimate anti-aging formula!
To learn more about the role of strong bones in your health, read the Strong Bones article on this site.
What's In it For You?
MagnifiCal has been specially developed with natural source minerals in their most concentrated and highly absorbable forms to provide the body with easy access to the critical nutrients necessary for bone growth and repair. In order to maximize absorption and synergy, multiple forms of magnesium are combined along with zinc, strontium, and boron. Vitamin B-6 (along with magnesium) inhibits the precipitation of excess calcium out of body fluids, thus retarding the formation of stones.
Vitamins D-3 and K-2 greatly influence the absorption, transport and utilization of calcium in the body. In fact, vitamin K-2 (MagnifiCal contains an advanced form called menaguinone-7) is necessary for the production of osteocalcin, the glue-like protein that binds calcium into the bone matrix.
Silicon, another key bone matrix mineral, is provided through the addition of horsetail extract. Bromelain, Betaine and Bioperine have been added for their proven ability to enhance systemic absorption of nutrients.