Osteoporosis prevention isn’t just for the elderly. It starts really young – before birth, actually, when the quality of a mother’s diet affects the baby’s bones 1,2 – and continues throughout childhood when optimum amounts of calcium and o-factors keep bones growing strong. Bone loss begins in your 30’s3– or earlier if you are not careful about preserving bone density.We can improve bone strength throughout adulthood, and even during pregnancy and menopause we have the opportunity to help preserve our bone mass.
|Addresses the unique requirements of your bones.|
|Suits your diet.|
|Addresses the challenges of calcium utilization and absorption.|
|Is safe to take every day, over a lifetime.|
|Is easy to swallow – and tasty, too!|
|Is made by Salus – famous for quality and helping people stay healthy.|
Easy lifestyle changes in diet, exercise and supplementation at any time will have a positive impact on your future bone health.
Although peak bone density usually hits at age 30, exciting new research finds we can still impact the quality of our bones well into our 40’s.4,5,6 This impacts bone strength – and strong bones do not fracture. If there is not sufficient magnesium, bones are more brittle, less flexible, and fracture more easily. Many studies show that children, pregnant women and the elderly have better bones if they have higher magnesium in their diet.2,6,7 In one study, 71% of women in early menopause arrested bone loss (usually 3-8% every year) and some even increased their bone density by taking magnesium.8
In line with science, Salus Calcium Magnesium has a higher ratio of magnesium, plus added zinc and vitamin D; this ensures the calcium is delivered to and laid down in the bones properly for optimum bone strength.
Calcium and magnesium deficiencies have been linked with PMS and painful periods,9,10,11 difficulty sleeping,12,13 common pregnancy complaints,14,15,16 leg cramps,17 and decreased exercise capacity.17 By correcting deficiencies, you may be able to say goodbye to some familiar symptoms.
Your food provides you with some calcium (on average, 800 mg per day), so you shouldn’t try to fulfill your daily requirements only with a supplement. Numerous studies have found that when we reach the threshold of approximately 1,000 mg, adding more calcium does not have added benefit.4,18 A safe, lower dosage from a high quality, properly balanced supplement can be your insurance policy to fill the gap.
Salus Calcium Magnesium is specifically designed to help preserve your peak bone density and strengthen your bones. Taking highly soluble minerals in liquid form that the body can easily utilize allows you to take a lower daily dose but still get the benefits you expect from calcium. This is safer than high doses of less absorbable calcium over a long period of time, which interferes with magnesium absorption.19 Magnesium is needed to make sure the calcium is deposited in the bone instead of the soft tissue – not to mention helping to avoid kidney and gallstones, joint discomfort and other calcification problems such as atherosclerotic plaque.20 People with the least risk of osteoporosis have adequate intake of calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin D over a lifetime, so low daily doses make good sense.
Q: Why do North Americans have the highest rate of osteoporosis in the world – despite also having the most dairy and calcium supplements?
A: It is because we are consuming four times more calcium than magnesium, so our calcium isn’t being utilized properly, making our bones fragile. The ideal ratio of calcium to magnesium in the body (not in a supplement) is 2:1. To reach this balance, more magnesium is desperately needed.21
Liquid calcium supplements can provide enhanced availability because the digestive tract doesn’t have to break them down before the active ingredients can be absorbed. Also, liquids cover more surface area, accessing a greater number of absorption sites.
A solution means the minerals are dissolved in the liquid, which provides the enhanced absorption. You get at least as much utilizable calcium (or more) than a solid supplement – without the waste – so you can take a lower dose of a liquid solution. However, many liquid calcium supplements on the market are suspensions, not solutions; the minerals are not dissolved and are no better absorbed than a capsule. A suspension-based calcium supplement looks all white with clear fluid at the top whereas a solution-based calcium is uniform in colour and consistency.
If supplemental nutrients are not soluble, then they won’t stay dissolved in the liquid or in your digestive juices – meaning you won’t easily absorb them. Salus Calcium Magnesium uses soluble, organic forms that are better absorbed, utilized and assimilated: calcium gluconate and lactate19,22 (the forms used in IV solutions), and magnesium citrate and gluconate. A supplement that is easily absorbed should not cause any digestive upset.
Calcium gluconate and lactate can absorb well regardless of age, gender, stomach acid, digestive function, dosage, vitamin D intake, nutrition, or hormone status. Many forms of calcium can only be absorbed at the start of the digestive tract, and then become insoluble (unabsorbable) as the pH goes up in the small intestine. Gluconate and lactate are not affected by pH changes, so they can be absorbed along the whole digestive tract.19,22,23
In a study where calcium gluconate, calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate were given together, the body absorbed 2/3 of the gluconate, 1/3 of the phosphate and none of the carbonate.23 Watch out for products that have a combination of calcium compounds including carbonate: not all of the calcium will be bioavailable. Give your body what it wants: minerals it can use.
Vitamin D enhances the absorption of calcium, reduces bone breakdown, and prevents softening of the bone. Combined with calcium, it is effective in reducing hip and spine fractures. Salus Calcium Magnesium uses D3, which is four times more active than D2.24
Zinc assists collagen synthesis (needed for the bone matrix) and stimulates bone formation.25 Salus Calcium Magnesium contains zinc citrate for easy absorption.
Directions for use:
• Adult dosage: 30 ml (2 tbsp) daily. Older adults may need to take more. Consult your healthcare practitioner.
• Can be taken with or without food. May be mixed with juice or water.
• For best results take before bedtime.
• Do not drink directly from the bottle. Use a clean paper towel to wipe the top of the bottle.
• Keep refrigerated at all times after opening and consume within 4 weeks.
Ingredients: (Certified Kosher)
Medicinal ingredients: Each daily dose (2 tbsp/30 ml) provides:
Elemental calcium (from 1,474 mg gluconate and lactate): 155 mg
Elemental magnesium (from 3,106 mg gluconate and citrate): 186 mg
Elemental zinc (citrate): 3.5 mg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol): 204 I.U.
Aqueous extracts of: African malva (hibiscus), chamomile flower, fennel and spinach.
In a base of: fructose, mango juice, orange juice, purified water, natural flavour and locust seed gum.
|Safe daily dose of calcium so it doesn’t compete with needed co-factors.|
|Synergy of nutrients, foods and herbs for fewer side effects than individual ingredients.|
|Easy-to-digest liquid solution allows for maximum absorption.|
|Soluble, organic forms of calcium and magnesium absorb easily regardless of age, gender, stomach acid, nutrition or hormones.|
|Correct balance of calcium and magnesium to facilitate bone strength and help prevent calcium deposits in soft tissue.|
|Optimum purity, free of preservatives, artificial colours and sweeteners, GMO ingredients, pesticide residues, radiation and heavy metals.|
|Zinc citrate and active form of vitamin D|