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Calcium Supplements: Should You Take Them?

Calcium Supplements: Should You Take Them?

Calcium is an essential nutrient required to build and maintain strong bones, teeth and healthy communication between the brain and other parts of the body.

Calcium is withdrawn from the bones to supplement calcium loss/deficiency in the bloodstream. Healthy bones reduce the risk of osteoporosis, which causes the breakdown of bone mass in young and old. Today, everybody needs to supplement calcium intake and not just women after menopause. Substituting calcium-containing drinks like milk with carbonated beverages, adversely deplete the body’s calcium levels. It is the foremost cause of bone degradation among children and young people. contains both calcium carbonate and coral calcium, which has a spongy structure.

Health Benefits of Calcium

  • Calcium plays an important role in muscle contractions and spasms – even the contraction of the heart muscles.
  • Low levels of calcium give rise to greater risk of hypertension (high blood pressure) and cardiovascular diseases.
  • A Taiwanese study found that coral calcium offers protection against gastric and colorectal cancer.
  • Sufficient calcium intake lessens irritability and cramps associated with PMS.
  • Calcium accelerates body metabolism, causing fat cells to break down much faster, thus aiding weight management.
  • Powdered coral calcium is easily absorbed especially by older individuals as nutrient absorption slows down with age.
  • Calcium helps with the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Magnesium is a white, hygroscopic solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase and is a source of magnesium. It is indispensable to the whole body because it activates enzymes that perform vital bodily functions. You can take magnesium by eating kale, spinach and whole grains. Supplementing magnesium intake is essential regardless of age, health or gender. Low magnesium levels are associated with diabetes, kidney stones, osteoporosis and other health issues. Furthermore, various bodily functions depend on magnesium for optimal performance. Combining calcium and magnesium are ideal because magnesium aids the absorption of calcium. Large doses of magnesium may cause diarrhoea and cramps.

Health benefits of magnesium

  • Dr C Dean found that magnesium deficiency elevates symptoms of anxiety, depression, muscle weakness and exhaustion.
  • Magnesium in general, helps to prevent constipation brought on by unhealthy diet (especially when travelling), medication, excessive sugar/salt intake, etc. and keeps you regular.
  • Magnesium maintains healthy blood pressure during pregnancy. It also prevents various other complications, especially in the last trimester. Magnesium intake benefits mother and unborn baby.
  • Studies indicate that magnesium is essential to a strong heart and maintaining healthy blood pressure. Systolic and diastolic readings of test subjects significantly decreased over a 12-week trail period, therein lowering the risk of hypertension and atherosclerosis.
  • Studies (published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) found that magnesium oxide impedes likely development of colorectal cancer. Results show that a 100 mg magnesium intake can impede possible development by 12%. The odds of tumour development also decrease significantly because magnesium decreases insulin resistance.
  • According to the American Headache Society, you can use magnesium oxide in the relief and prevention of migraine and stress headaches associated with PMS. Research at SUNY Downstate found that at least half of migraine sufferers have magnesium deficiency and that magnesium oxide can reduce the intensity and frequency of migraine headaches.
  • Magnesium improves general respiratory issues including breathing in asthma sufferers.
  • Magnesium reduces pain and tenderness caused by fibromyalgia.
  • It helps with the regulation of nutrients in the body.
  • Magnesium helps to control the body’s use of insulin and glucose

Calci-Boost capsules contain two very important minerals required by the body, namely calcium (calcium carbonate and coral calcium) and magnesium.

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