Known as the most abundant mineral in the body, calcium is a bone-strengthening mineral that works alongside other minerals and vitamins in the prevention of bone deterioration. Calcium also has a range of other benefits, including the maintenance of a regular heartbeat, transmission of nerve impulses, muscle growth, and contraction.
Magnesium plays a vital role in the prevention of calcification of soft tissue and may be as important as calcium in the prevention of bone loss. When magnesium is supplemented with calcium in a 2:1 ratio (calcium:magnesium), the bones undergo stronger calcification, which may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Vitamin D plays a crucial role in bone growth and renewal as it stimulates the absorption of calcium. It also reduces calcium excretion and facilitates calcium incorporation into the bones, reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis. Because of its role in calcium absorption, it is also important for the maintenance of healthy teeth. Cholecalciferol is the most biologically active form of vitamin D and is safe and naturally derived.
Natural Factors Calcium &Magnesium 2:1 Plus Vitamin D3 contains essential nutrients for the maintenance of good health and for the development of strong bones and teeth.
1-4 Capsules daily a few hours before or after taking other medications, or as directed by health care professional
Proper calcium intake is very important during childhood. Calcium supplements are suitable for children at dosages up to the RDA:
- Infants - 0-0.5 year 400 mg, 0.5-1 year 600 mg
- Children - 1-3 years 800 mg, 4-6 years 800 mg, 7-10 years 800 mg
Magnesium is suitable for children at the level of the Recommended Dietary Allowance:
- Infants - 0-0.5 year 40 mg, 0.5-1 year 60 mg
- Children - 1-3 years 80 mg, 4-6 years 120 mg, 7-10 years 170 mg
Pregnancy and Nursing: It is especially important for pregnant and lactating women to receive enough calcium. Calcium supplementation is considered safe during pregnancy and lactation at dosages up to the RDA.
- Pregnancy 1,200 mg
- Lactating 1,200 mg
Seniors: No special precautions for calcium or magnesium are known.