Calcium is required for strong bones, teeth and cardiac function. Calcium not only builds strong bones and teeth but maintains bone density and strength. It helps to regulate heartbeat, blood clotting and muscle contraction. As well as protecting the body from stress, magnesium works with calcium to provide help to these same body systems and participates in more than 50 different biochemical reactions. That's why magnesium is so important to bone formation, nerve and muscle transmission, and energy production.
The other minerals, including manganese, potassium and zinc, are also in the citrate form for better absorption and utilization by the cells, and they provide a valuable contribution to bone strength. The chelated form is better tolerated by those with allergies to citric products for the calcium and magnesium.
1-2 tablets daily with meals, a few hours before or after taking other medications or as directed by a health care practitioner. For adult use only. Keep out of the reach of children.
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.