Magnesium helps the body maintain normal level of calcium, as well as potassium, phosphorus, adrenaline and insulin. It has also been shown to support the normal transport of calcium inside cells.
This vitamin helps the body get calcium in the right place (e.g, into the bones structures instead of the arterial vessel walls). This helps vitamin K2, along with calcium, maintain the body’s bone mass and promote elasticity of blood vessels.
Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and supports the production of several proteins involved in calcium absorption and storage. Studies have also shown the combination of calcium and vitamin D to have other benefits, including:
Lower risk by type 2 diabetes in pre-diabetics
Promoting strong hard bones
Regulation of the immune system
Support of healthy body weight
RECOMMENDED INTAKE OF CALCIUM
10,000,000 of US adults suffer from osteoporosis, 80% of those are women.
In females, bone loss has three phases:
PHASE 1: Between 30 to 35 years of age bone loss continues at a rate of 0.75% to 1% per year until menopause.
PHASE 2: From menopause until about 5 years after menopause, the rate of bone loss increases to 2% and 3% per year because of the decrease in estrogen production.
PHASE 3: The rate of bone loss is approximately 1% per year during the final phase. Thus, women may lose, on average, about 53% of their peak bone mass by the age of 80 years.
Calcium is important for women of all ages. Studies have shown that complementing a diet with a calcium supplement for women can be beneficial for pregnant women, lactating women, and elderly women. In addition, calcium has been shown to help ease the comfort of PMS, while also supporting a healthy pregnancy and fetal development.
But it's not just women who need a calcium supplement. Every adult looking to support their overall well-being - from skeletal health to cardiovascular health to muscle health and everything in between - needs to ensure they are receiving a good source of calcium.
8 oz. = 300 mg
If you are lactose intolerant or simply prefer a different alternative, try enriched soymilk or almond milk. Other non-dairy sources of calcium are white beans, broccoli, molasses, oatmeal, salmon, sardines, dried figs, leafy greens, orange juice, tofu, plant-based milks and fortified cereals.
8 oz. Plain = 400 mg
Yogurt offers a good source of protein and probiotics. When selecting yogurts, please make sure to check the sugar content and keep it under 7 grams. Low fat, plain Greek yogurt is a good choice.
3 oz. = 60-240 mg
Fresh salmon contains calcium at around 60mg per 100g (3 oz) serving. Canned salmon usually contains small soft bones that are edible when mashed up along with the meat. It contains around 240mg of calcium per 100g serving. Wild Alaskan salmon is the most sustainable fresh salmon and is lower in contaminants and sustainably sourced.
1 Cup = 98 mg
Adamame contains complete protein, calcium, vitamin C, and other key nutrients. It can be eaten alone, as a tasty snack, or in soups and other dishes. Edamame, like meat and dairy, provides all of the essential amino acids the body needs, making it a complete source of dietary protein.
DARK LEAFY GREENS
2.5 Cups = 256 mg
Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, swiss chard, mustard greens, bok choy, and collard greens provide about 256mg of calcium and are also a great source of fiber and extremely nutritious.
2 Capfulls = 750 mg
Most calcium supplements on the market are tablets, which are difficult for the body to absorb. Isotonix Calcium Plus is a calcium powder that, when mixed with water, becomes an isotonic solution that is delivered quickly and absorbed rapidly by the body. It includes vitamin D3 and magnesium, two ingredients that are necessary to aid in the absorption and use of calcium.
Additional Benefits of Isotonix® Calcium Plus
Supports skeletal health
Supports cardiovascular health
Plays a critical role in the normal contraction of skeletal and heart muscles
Supports normal muscle use and performance
Supports healthy teeth and gums
Helps to maintain healthy immune functions and general wellbeing
Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
Supports proper nerve conduction
Promotes normal regulation of hormones and enzyme production
Promotes normal hormone secretion
Promotes normal enzyme and hormone regulation
Helps to ease the discomfort of PMS
Promotes normal blood clotting
Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.
Supports healthy blood sugar levels
Supports healthy body weight
Supports healthy pregnancy and fetal development