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The Benefits of NOW® Calcium & Magnesium Softgels
Most people are aware that calcium is essential for bone health, but did you know that magnesium is just as important? Magnesium assists calcium in getting into the bones and is also necessary for muscle relaxation. This essential mineral also supports a healthy immune system. Vitamin D, often called the "sunshine vitamin," helps to push more calcium into the bones and assists with absorption.
NOW® Calcium & Magnesium Softgel supplement includes Vitamin D-3 and zinc, Now is offering a balanced blend of essential minerals. This formula supports strong teeth and bones* Delivered via softgel, this formula is more easily absorbed and assimilated than tablets or capsules. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of this essential supplement.
Benefits of Calcium & magnesium Softgels
Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body and is essential for bone strength and contraction of all muscles. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “Your body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions. Almost all calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness. The rest of the calcium in your body supports muscle contraction, heartbeat, and proper function of enzymes and hormones."
Magnesium is another essential mineral that's found in abundance in the human body—primarily in bones—and is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, according to NIH. These reactions include energy production, protein synthesis, muscle movements, regulation of blood sugar levels, healthy nerve function, and others. Like calcium, magnesium also supports bone health and protects against osteoporosis. In fact, a lack of magnesium has been linked to an increased risk for osteoporosis.
Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium from the gut and defends against low calcium levels that could lead to bone loss by promoting new bone formation. Zinc plays a role in cell growth, wound healing, fertility, taste perception, smell perception, insulin regulation, metabolism, immune system support—the list goes on!—making it an essential part of any daily supplement regimen.
Additional Info about Calcium, magnesium and vitamin D
Calcium: The Building Block of Bones and Muscle Contraction
Calcium is needed not only for strong bones, but also for muscle contraction and blood clotting. The best sources of calcium are dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt. Other good sources include dark green leafy vegetables like kale and broccoli, as well as beans and nuts. If you want to watch your calories, take a dietary supplement like Now Foods Cal-Mag supplement.
Magnesium: The Key to Calcium Absorption and A Muscle Relaxer
Magnesium is a mineral that helps the body to absorb calcium. It's also necessary for muscle relaxation and for keeping the heart rhythm steady. Good sources of magnesium include dark chocolate, spinach, avocado, yogurt, banana, and almonds.
Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin
Vitamin D is sometimes called the "sunshine vitamin" because our bodies can produce it when exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium and strengthens the immune system. Good food sources of vitamin D include fortified milk and orange juice, fatty fish like salmon and tuna, egg yolks, and mushrooms. You can also get your daily dose of vitamin D by spending 15-20 minutes in the sun each day.
NOW® Calcium & Magnesium Softgels provide your body with a truly balanced blend of essential minerals delivered via softgel for maximum absorption. This formula supports strong bones and teeth as well as healthy enzymatic activity.* Order your bottle today!
Suggested Usage: Take 3 softgels daily, preferably in divided doses, with food.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Serving Size: 3 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 40
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) (from Lanolin) 15 mcg (600 IU) 75%
Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate and Citrate) 1 g (1,000 mg) 77%
Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide and Citrate) 500 mg 119%
Zinc (from Zinc Oxide) 10 mg 91%
Other Ingredients: Rice Bran Oil, Softgel Capsule [bovine gelatin (BSE-free), glycerin, water, calcium carbonate], Soy Lecithin and Beeswax.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, milk, egg, fish or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
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