Cal-Mag Calcium & Magnesium Citrates 1200mg (120 Capsules)
Try our Calcium and Magnesium supplement in easy to swallow capsules for bone and joint health as well as support for your nerves and muscles.
What is Cal-Mag?Calcium Magnesium Citrates are highly soluble and bioavailable forms (they are chelates) that have much greater absorption rates than other common forms of Calcium and Magnesium supplements. We have combined these two supplements because in order to absorb Calcium, you need Magnesium.
Cal-Mag Benefits: Bone & Joint Health
Calcium is a mineral that people need to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. It is also very important for other physical functions, such as muscle control and blood circulation.
Women especially cannot afford to be without adequate amounts of Calcium in their diets. The common female complaints of PMS and symptoms of menopause may be relieved by simple supplementation with the mineral, Calcium.
Our Cal-Mag is a Great ValueAlthough adequate calcium can be obtained through your diet, it is difficult for many people, particularly for those who avoid dairy products. People who are lactose-intolerant or vegetarians have a harder time getting enough Calcium from foods. This makes our Cal-Mag Supplement the perfect alternative.Support your bone and joint health by taking Whole Health’s Calcium-Magnesium Supplement – it has the optimal combination of minerals to ensure absorption.
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CalciumFind ProductsAlso indexed as:Coral Calcium
Calcium is the most abundant, essential mineral in the human body. Of the two to three pounds of calcium contained in the average body, 99% is located in the bones and teeth. Calcium is needed to form bones and teeth and is also required for blood clotting, transmission of signals in nerve cells, and muscle contraction. The importance of calcium for preventing osteoporosis is probably its most well-known role.
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
Used for Amount WhyGestational Hypertension 1,200 to 1,500 mg daily [3 stars]Supplementing with calcium may reduce the risk of gestational hypertension.Lactose Intolerance 500 to 1,200 mg daily depending on age and other calcium sources [3 stars]As lactose-containing foods are among the best dietary sources of calcium, lactose-intolerant people may want to use calcium supplements as an alternative source.Osteoporosis 800 to 1,500 mg daily depending on age and dietary calcium intake [3 stars]Calcium supplements help prevent osteoporosis, especially for girls and premenopausal women. It is often recommended to help people already diagnosed with osteoporosis.Preeclampsia 1,200 to 1,500 mg daily [3 stars]An analysis of double-blind trials found calcium supplementation to be highly effective in preventing preeclampsia.Premenstrual Syndrome 1,000 to 1,200 mg daily [3 stars]Calcium appears to reduce the risk of mood swings, bloating, headaches, and other PMS symptoms.Rickets Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [3 stars]Calcium supplements may be helpful in preventing and treating rickets.Breast-Feeding Support 1,000 mg daily [2 stars]Continuing to take prenatal vitamins will help ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs for breast-feeding. Especially important is continued calcium intake.Celiac Disease Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner [2 stars]The malabsorption that occurs in celiac disease can lead to multiple nutritional deficiencies. Supplementing with calcium may correct a deficiency.High Cholesterol 800 to 1,000 mg daily [2 stars]Some trials have shown that supplementing with calcium reduces cholesterol levels.High Triglycerides 800 mg daily [2 stars]Calcium supplementation has been shown to reduce triglyceride levels.Hypertension 800 to 1,500 mg daily [2 stars]Calcium supplementation has been shown to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension.Obesity 800 mg daily [2 stars]In a study of obese people following a low-calorie diet, those receiving a calcium supplement lost significantly more weight than those given a placebo.Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Obtain a total of 1,500 to 2,000 mg daily, including both supplement and food sources [2 stars]Calcium needs double during pregnancy. Supplementing with calcium may reduce the risk of preeclampsia and pre-term delivery and improve the bone strength of the fetus.Tension Headache
1,000 to 1,500 mg per day (plus the same amount of calcium) [2 stars]In preliminary research, people with chronic tension-type headaches who were also suffering from severe vitamin D deficiency experienced an improvement in their symptoms after supplementing with vitamin D and calcium.Amenorrhea and Osteoporosis
Refer to label instructions [1 star]Despite the lack of evidence that calcium and vitamin D supplements alone are helpful to amenorrheic women, they are still generally recommended to prevent the added burden of calcium and vitamin D deficiency from further contributing to bone loss.Colon Cancer Refer to label instructions [1 star]Through a variety of mechanisms, calcium appears to reduce precancerous conditions in the colon and the risk of colon cancer.Depression Refer to label instructions [1 star]Taken with vitamin D, calcium significantly improved mood in people without depression in one study.Dysmenorrhea Refer to label instructions [1 star]Muscles that are calcium-deficient tend to be hyperactive and therefore might be more likely to cramp. Calcium may help prevent menstrual cramps by maintaining normal muscle tone.Gingivitis Refer to label instructions [1 star]Some doctors recommend calcium to people with gum diseases. Calcium given to people with periodontal disease has been shown to reduce bleeding of the gums and loose teeth.Insulin Resistance Syndrome Refer to label instructions [1 star]One study found that supplementing with calcium improved insulin sensitivity in people with hypertension.Kidney Stones in People Who Are Not Hyperabsorbers of Calcium Refer to label instructions [1 star]Calcium appears to interfere with the absorption of oxalate, which reduces the risk of stone formation.Migraine Headache Refer to label instructions [1 star]Taking large amounts of the combination of calcium and vitamin D has been reported to produce a marked reduction in the incidence of migraines in several women.Multiple Sclerosis Refer to label instructions [1 star]Calcium levels have been reported to be low in people with MS. In one study, people given a combination of cod liver oil, magnesium, and calcium had a significantly reduced number of MS attacks.
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