Cal/Mag Plus with Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 MK-7
Cal/Mag Plus provides a complete, balanced supplement to deliver calcium to where it should go in the body. Our unique formula combines calcium and magnesium with two powerful calcium boosters: vitamins D-3 and K-2. Studies have shown that supplementing with magnesium can aide with bone mineralization and muscle relaxation. Vitamin D, most active in the D-3 form, is also essential to maximize absorption of calcium. Vitamin K-2 has been found to promote the synthesis of proteins involved with calcium utilization, helping to keep calcium out of arterial walls and in the muscles and bones where it belongs.*
- Supports bone health*
- Promotes healthy nerve and muscle function*
- Supports cardiovascular health*
Cal/Mag Plus is a complete, balanced supplement to support bone health by delivering calcium where it should go in the body. Formulated without zinc or boron for those who take multivitamins with adequate amounts of those minerals.
Uses: Cal/Mag Plus supports bone health, cardiovascular health, nerve and muscle function.
Calcium is necessary for maintenance of bone strength as measured by bone mineral density (BMD). When calcium intake is inadequate, the body uses bone as a reservoir to maintain serum calcium levels. Serum calcium is required for the critical metabolic functions of vascular contraction and vasodilation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling and hormonal secretion. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the removal of old bone, resulting in deceased BMD (1).
Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. It maintains regular heartbeat, and has been found to reduce cardiovascular disease risk (2). Magnesium is essential for the absorption of calcium, acts on crystal formation in bone cells, and impacts the activity of parathyroid hormone- a regulator of calcium homeostasis (3). 60% of the body’s magnesium id stored in bone. Magnesium deficiency results in lower BMD as magnesium is pulled out of bone for other biological functions.
Vitamin D3 stimulates absorption of calcium from the gut. Vitamin D status is related to BMD, and supplementation decreases bone turnover (4). Many factors, including lack of exposure to sunlight, sunscreen use, living at higher latitudes, and dark skin pigmentation, can result in low serum vitamin D levels. Cal/Mag Plus contains 2000 IU vitamin D3 per 1000 mg of calcium (6 capsules) for those who need to improve vitamin D status.
Vitamin K2 MK-7 works synergistically with vitamin D to stimulate production and activation osteocalcin, a protein involved in bone mineralization (5). Osteocalcin is essential for pulling calcium out of the blood and into bone, preventing arterial calcification. In a recent 3 year study, low-dose vitamin K2 MK-7 decreased bone loss and increased bone strength in postmenopausal women (6).
Source Materials: Vitamin D3: lanolin from sheep’s wool. Vitamin K2 MK-7: fermentation of soy with Bacillus subtilis natto (all soy removed). Minerals are mined. Chelating agents include: citric acid (corn fermentation), malic acid and aspartic acid (synthetic). Cellulose for capsules is derived from softwood tree pulp. All ingredients are non-GMO.
Allergens: According to information provided by our suppliers, these capsules are free of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.
Recommendations: Use as directed by a healthcare professional.
Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.