Certain minerals are essential for supporting bone and muscle health. Many of use do not consume enough of these minerals in our regular diet. That is why Thorne Research has created a balanced supplement.
Calcium Magnesium Citramate utilizes calcium and magnesium as the superior citrate-malate chelates
Magnesium is essential for maintaining normal bone density, normal cardiac rhythm, normal pulmonary function, and normal blood glucose regulation. It can also provide significant support for normal bone density.
- Improved absorption in individuals with low stomach acid
- Highly absorbable form of these minerals
- Contains a 1:1 ratio of calcium and magnesium
- Features 90 vegetable capsules
- Ideal for vegetarians and vegans
Calcium and magnesium are the essentials: anthropological evidence indicates humans were high consumers of calcium until the onset of the Agricultural Age 10,000 years ago. Current calcium intake is one-quarter to one-third of our evolutionary diet, indicating we may not be consuming enough dietary calcium. Recent analysis of large numbers of previously conducted studies on calcium and bone mass demonstrate that supplementation of 500 to 1,500 mg of a well-absorbed form of calcium daily promotes bone mass in adolescents, young adults, older men, and postmenopausal women.
Magnesium is present in all cells of the body and is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes, including energy production. Magnesium is essential for maintaining normal bone density, normal cardiac rhythmicity, normal pulmonary function, and normal blood glucose regulation. Other body functions requiring magnesium include nerve conduction, methyl-group transfer, conversion of pyridoxine to pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6), production of energy, and muscle contraction. Magnesium supplementation appears to be a significant support to maintaining already normal bone density.
The appropriate intake ratio of calcium to magnesium is undecided, with some authors in the scientific literature supporting a 2:1 ratio (twice as much calcium than magnesium) and others recommending a 1:1 ratio. Thorne Research offers several formulas with varying ratios of calcium to magnesium to meet individual needs.
Cal-Mag Citramate provides a 1:1 ratio of calcium and magnesium as the well-absorbed citrate-malate chelate. Magnesium and calcium appear to work in tandem in the body, with both necessary for many functions, including maintaining normal blood pressure, muscle contraction, and menses. In addition to calcium, magnesium is essential for helping maintain normal bone density. Magnesium depletion impairs mineral homeostasis by reducing the activation of vitamin D.
Each capsule contains:
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate-Malate) 80mg (8%DV)
Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate-Malate) 80mg (20%DV)
Other Ingredients: L-Leucine and Silicon Dioxide in a Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose capsule.
Adults: 1-3 capsules three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Recommended Use or Purpose
Helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth. Helps in tissue formation. Helps to maintain proper muscle function.
A woman who is pregnant or nursing, or who might become pregnant, should consult a healthcare practitioner before using this product. Keep out of the reach of children.
Take a few hours before or after taking other medications. Some people may experience diarrhea.
High dose magnesium may have a laxative effect.