Delicious, natural blueberry-flavoured comprehensive bone support formula
Cal:mag Berry Plus is a delicious, natural, blueberry - flavoured comprehensive bone support formula that contains calcium and magnesium along with therapeutic dosages of other important vitamins. Calcium intake, when combined with sufficient vitamin D, a healthy diet, and regular exercise may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Boron appears to play role in mineral metabolism and development. magnesium and Vitamin K help in development of bones and teeth.
Comprehensive bone support formula with 100% citrate minerals Calcium and magnesium along with therapeutic dosages of vitamins A, D and K to enhance bone integrity.
Great taste Delicious, natural blueberry-flavoured formula.
High bioavailability potential Calcium and magnesium are delivered in citrate form providing superior bioavailability and protection from bone loss.
In men and women 65 years of age or older, dietary supplementation with 500mg calcium and 700IU vitamin D moderately reduced bone loss over a three-year study period and reduced the incidence of nonvertebral fractures.6,7,8
Magnesium is found in the skeleton on the surface of bone and as a constituent of bone crystals. It is required for normal bone structure and a deficiency in magnesium may possibly increase the formation and activity of osteoclast cells, resulting in increased bone absorption.9
In osteopenic elderly men, low blood levels of 25-OH vitamin D and vitamin K were correlated with lower Z-scores, meaning that they had lower bone mineral densities than men of the same age with higher levels of vitamin D and K.10
Boron appears to play a role in mineral metabolism and development.
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (15ml) Servings Per Container: 33
Vitamin A (vitamin A acetate) 300 mcg RAE / 1000 IU
Recommended Dosage: One tablespoon taken daily with a meal, a few hours before or after taking other medications, or as professionally directed.
Risk information: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or if you are taking blood thinners, or if you have been diagnosed with oestrogen-dependant cancer consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
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Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999. Available at: http://books.nap.edu/books/0309063507/html/index.html. Internet. 2 Sept. 2010.
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Tamatani M, Morimoto S, Nakajima M, Fukuo K, Onishi T, Kitano S, Niinobu T, Ogihara T. Decreased circulating levels of vitamin K and 25-hydroxyvitamin D in osteopenic elderly men. Metabolism 1998 Feb;47(2):195-9. Pubmed 20 Sept 2010.