Annique Forever Healthy OptiCalMag is much more than just Building Better Bones. Calcium is one of the most important minerals in the body, and it is also the most abundant. Most people know calcium and magnesium to build strong teeth and bones, but it also plays a crucial role in muscle and blood vessel function, functioning of the nervous system and it helps the heart muscle to function properly. Because calcium is so important, the body will do everything in its power to obtain it. If you are not getting enough calcium from your diet, the body will extract it from your teeth and bones. The body’s ability to absorb calcium also declines as we age. This means our bones begin to weaken and can lead to osteoporosis. This is why supplementation becomes even more critical – especially for women. It is also critical to understand acidity, when taking calcium supplements. Most foods are acid forming and the body needs an alkaline environment to perform optimally. If the body is too acidic, you will not be able to optimally absorb the nutrients from food and supplementation.
There are different forms of calcium and magnesium used in supplements, of which the quality and body’s ability to absorb these vary dramatically. It is important to look for a quality calcium supplement that is more bioavailable, rather than for quantity of calcium contained. OptiCalMag contains calcium citrate which is combined with citric acid and doesn’t need stomach acid to be absorbed. Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer. It counteracts the effects of calcium, a muscle contractor, and it is therefore critical to take a supplement of 3 parts of magnesium to 4 parts of calcium.
Annique Forever Healthy OptiCalMag provides the correct ratio of 3 parts Magnesium to four parts Calcium. It also contains Calcium Citrate for better absorption. Forever Healthy OptiCalMag is further enhanced with Vitamin E and Vitamin D3, Linseed Oil and Green Rooibos Extract.
Calcium and Magnesium are vital minerals that work synergistic-ally with one another to promote better absorption. Magnesium plays a significant role in more than 300 chemical reactions to keep your body functioning properly.
Calcium is important for healthy bones and teeth. When your Calcium intake is insufficient or if it is not absorbed properly, bone health is compromised because the body will use Calcium stored in your bones and teeth to help sustain normal biological functions. Calcium and Magnesium are also important for the health of your heart and arteries. Magnesium relaxes your muscles and Calcium contracts muscles.
Quality vs. Quantity
There are different forms of calcium and magnesium used in supplements, of which the quality and body’s ability to absorb these vary dramatically. It is important to look for a quality calcium supplement that is more bioavailable, rather than for the quantity of calcium contained. The most common forms of calcium used in supplements is calcium carbonate and to a lesser extent calcium citrate. Calcium carbonate is combined with carbonic acid to form calcium carbonate. This form of calcium needs adequate amounts of stomach acid to be absorbed. Calcium citrate is combined with citric acid and doesn’t need stomach acid to be absorbed. Many people battle with the correct amount and quality of stomach acid to properly digest and absorb food. This occurs as a result of our modern day diets, illness, medication and as we age, our stomach’s ability to produce acid declines, which leads to poor absorption of nutrients. OptiFlora aids in healing the stomach and digestive tract, enhancing the absorption of vitamins and minerals. The amount of calcium and magnesium you get from a supplement depends on the elemental value of the mineral. Calcium carbonate contains 40% elemental calcium, and citrate contains 21%. At a glance, it may seem that the carbonate form is a better option, but the absorption benefits when
taking the citrate form massively outweighs that of the carbonate form. People can easily overdose on calcium carbonate that can again lead to calcifi cation of arteries and other health problems.
Ingredients per capsule:
Dosage: 2 - 4 capsules per day for women and 1 capsule per day for men, or as recommended by your health care practitioner.
Forever Healthy OptiCalMag capsules contain No sugar, yeast, salt, corn, wheat, dairy, flavorings or preservatives.
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