Inno-Cal-Mag helps support the development and maintenance of bones. This formula provides a synergistic blend of calcium, magnesium, boron and Vitamin D3 in a non-dairy, liquid filled softgel formula.
240 liquid softgels/bottle
Key Benefits At A Glance:
- Formulated with Calcium Phosphate, a highly bioavailable form of calcium.
- Also formulated with Boron, Phosphorus, zinc, and vitamin C to further support Calcium absorption.
- Magnesium activates the enzyme that triggers formation of calcium crystals in bone, and converts vitamin D to its active form.
- Formulated with the Maximum therapeutic dose of vitamin D3 allowed by Health Canada to ensure the highest assimilation of minerals and unparalleled calcium absorption.
- 1000 IU of Vitamin D3 also helps in maintaining a healthy immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems, cognitive function and emotional well-being.
- May reduce the risk for osteoporosis.
- Liquid Softgel allows for an easier digestion and absorption than tablets.
Osteoporosis is a silent, debilitating disease that progresses painlessly and without symptoms until bones become so frail that a sudden strain, sprain or fall causes a bone fracture. Ninety-nine percent of the calcium we consume is stored in bones; the 1% that stays in our blood must remain at a constant level in order to support a wide variety of essential bodily functions. If blood calcium levels drop too low, calcium is leached from the bones to make up the deficit. Hence osteoporosis develops when blood calcium levels drop leaving bones weak and easily broken. Osteoporosis affects one in two women and one in eight men over the age of 50. Postmenopausal women are especially at risk since women in general have less bone tissue and lose bone more rapidly than men because of hormonal changes during menopause.
Why does bone density become diminished as we age?
Let’s take a closer look at the bone matrix to help us understand the seriousness of osteoporosis. Bone is living tissue that constantly renews itself. Although bone is strong and relatively flexible, everyday wear and tear causes tiny structural defects. In our bodies, two groups of specialized cells perform the work of a “maintenance crew.” Osteoclasts excavate any areas of weakened bone, and then osteoblasts fill in the crevices with material that calcifies, to form new bone. As we age, the two groups of cells that form the “maintenance crew” become less efficient in working together — osteoclasts remove old bone faster than the osteoblasts are able to rebuild it, thus resulting in bone loss. Women can experience bone loss of up to 3% per year from areas such as the spine, and about 1% per year from peripheral areas such as the arm or hip.
So what can be done to prevent advanced bone loss?
Although it has been firmly established that adequate amounts of calcium are needed to protect bone health, there is much confusion regarding the best form and ideal amount of this mineral, that should be taken.
How much Calcium do I need?
When choosing your calcium supplement, remember to make sure that you are checking for ELEMENTAL calcium content, which may be different from the absolute calcium content. Secondly, consider its bioavailability (absorbability) regarding (1) phosphorus content, (2) cofactors necessary for assimilation, and (3) liquid or tablet form. Adults under the age of 50 years normally require 1,000 mg of elemental calcium per day, and those over 50 normally require up to 1,500 mg.
A Superior Calcium-Magnesium
This formulation contains calcium and magnesium liquid in softgels with phosphorus, vitamin D3, vitamin C, and zinc in a base of omega-6 essential fatty acids.
Osteoporosis Supplementation Requires Phosphorus
Osteoporosis patients should receive their calcium in the form of calcium phosphate to avoid phosphoruss depletion. As calcium intake increases without a corresponding increase in phosphorus, total phosphorus absorption falls and the risk for phosphorus deficiency rises. Phosphorus deficiency may render calcium supplementation less effective and can lead to increased bone loss. Thus, calcium phosphate is strongly recommended for the prevention and management of osteoporosis.
Trace Minerals for Bone Health
Magnesium activates the enzyme that triggers formation of calcium crystals in bone, and converts vitamin D to its active form. Magnesium intake is corelated with bone mineral density – and magnesium deficiency with osteoporosis. Zinc enhances the activity of vitamin D, which is crucial for calcium absorption. Elderly osteoporosis patients are often low in zinc, and that supplementation can improve bone mineral density.
Vitamins for Enhanced Calcium Absorption
When Vitamin D is added to the formula, absorption of the calcium is increased even further. Vitamin D works with the parathyroid hormone to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphorous levels in the blood. It promotes bone formation and mineralization and has proven to work with calcium to ensure absorption. Vitamin D deficiency is common among the elderly living in the northern states, therefore, it is recommended that the elderly take a multivitamin daily, eat vitamin D rich foods, and have regular sun exposure (several times a week with sunscreen) in the spring, summer and fall. Vitamin C, on the other hand, is a co-factor in collagen production.
Boron for Bone And Joint Health
Boron is important in the promotion of bone and joint health particularly in women. It can help prevent calcium loss and bone demineralization in postmenopausal women.
Boron is important in the promotion of bone and joint health, particularly in women. Adequate intake of minerals such as Boron can largely prevent osteoporosis. Maintaining adequate levels of boron, particularly in the presence of adequate levels of magnesium, can help prevent calcium loss and bone demineralization in post menopausal women.
The mechanism of action is not clearly known; however, it is believed that Boron has a slight estrogenic effect that helps to prevent loss of calcium ingested from supplements or from one’s diet. In other words, adding Boron to the formula ensures that individuals are going to better retain the calcium that is provided in this new formulation.
Each serving (4 softgels) provides :
|Calcium Elemental (citrate/carbonate/phosphate)||1,000mg|
|Magnesium Elemental (oxide/citrate)||500mg|
|Phosphorus (calcium phosphate)||250mg|
|Zinc Elemental (glycinate)||5mg|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||1,000 IU|
|Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate)||60mg|
In a base of Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids: Sunflower Oil, Flaxseed Oil and Evening Primrose Oil.
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, purified water, soy lecithin, beeswax.
Suggested Dose And Usage:
The recommended daily intake of four softgels per day provides 1,000 mg of elemental (usable) calcium, in the most absorbable form.
Warnings And Contraindications:
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have an estrogen-dependent cancer. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Known Adverse Reactions: Some people may experience diarrhoea.
Cautions: Do not use if the seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
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