Calcium is the most abundant, essential mineral in your body. Of the 2-3 pounds of Calcium you have, 99% is located in your bones and teeth. It is crucial for the formation of those bones and teeth, and for blood clotting, the transmission of signals in your nerve cells, muscle contraction, and prevention of osteoporosis. Magnesium is also an essential mineral for your bone, protein, and fatty acid formation, as well as making new cells, activating B vitamins, relaxing muscles, clotting blood, and forming adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the energy your body runs on. Phyto Therapy Vegetarian Calcium and Magnesium provides you with 8 forms of Calcium, 5 forms of Magnesium, plus Vitamin D3 – and Vitamin K1 for optimum bioavailability – to help protect your bones and support your overall long-term health.
The Silent Disease
More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis – including one out of two women and one in eight men over 50 years of age – and 18 million more have lost enough bone to put them at increased risk for this disease. Osteoporosis thins and weakens your bones to the point where they can break easily – especially your hips, spine, and wrists. Starting at about age 30, you slowly begin losing bone, and because you may not notice any symptoms until you break a bone, osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease.”
Prevention is Better than Cure
A diet rich in Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin D, plus regular weight-bearing exercise, is the best way to prevent weakened bones later in life. But if you don’t get enough of these essential nutrients in your diet, you increase your risk for osteoporosis and related health issues. This Phyto Therapy Calcium and Magnesium formula provide you with the nutrients you need to help stave off osteoporosis and improve your overall health.
Building Blocks for Bones
You may know that Calcium and Vitamin D provide the building blocks that help keep your bones and teeth strong and healthy, but did you know that they are also important to the health of your heart, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems and plays an important role in protein formation and healthy muscle function? If you don’t get adequate intake of Calcium and Vitamin D throughout your life, you may need a supplement to protect your long-term health. And when it comes to supplements, formulas that combine synergistic nutrients – like Phyto Therapy Calcium and Magnesium – have been shown to work best – not just at slowing bone loss, but at increasing bone strength with age. Vitamin K1 in this supplement is critical because it maximizes the absorption of the minerals so they can do their jobs.
The World Health Organization reports that nearly 75% of American adults do not get the recommended daily value of Magnesium, taking supplements of this important nutrient more important than ever. Magnesium plays a synergistic role with Calcium for your bone health because it helps regulate the transport of calcium in your body and stimulates the secretion of calcitonin, a hormone that aids in the influx of calcium into your bones. Get your Phyto Therapy Calcium and Magnesium today and start building bone strength that can last a lifetime!
PhytoTherapy Vegetarian Calcium 1000 mg with Magnesium 400 mg contains 8 forms of Calcium and 5 forms of Magnesium. With Vitamin D3 and K1 for Optimum Utilization and adequate Calcium and Vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, Phyto Therapy Vegetarian Calcium 1000 mg with Magnesium 400 mg may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Calcium is the most abundant, essential mineral in the human body. Of the two to three pounds of calcium contained in the average body, 99% is located in the bones and teeth. Calcium is needed to form bones and teeth and is also required for blood clotting, the transmission of signals in nerve cells, and muscle contraction. The importance of calcium for preventing osteoporosis is probably its most well-known role.
Magnesium is an essential mineral to the human body. It is needed for bone, protein, and fatty acid formation, making new cells, activating B vitamins, relaxing muscles, clotting blood, and forming adenosine triphosphate (ATP; the energy the body runs on). The secretion and action of insulin also require magnesium.
Vegetarian Calcium 1000 mg with Magnesium 400 mg System is your “Health Insurance” Program to be combined with:
- Proper Nutrition
- Recommended Nutritional Supplementation
- Visit your Doctor or Health Professional regularly
Osteoporosis. Who gets it and what to do about it.
Osteoporosis is a disease that thins and weakens bones to the point where they break easily—especially bones in the hip, spine (backbone), and wrist. You can lose bone over many years. Because you may not notice any symptoms until a bone breaks, osteoporosis is called the “silent disease.”
Bone is living tissue. Special cells called osteoclasts are constantly breaking down old bone as other cells known as osteoblasts are replacing it with new tissue. As people age, more bone is broken down than is replaced. The inside of the bone normally looks like a honeycomb. In osteoporosis, the spaces in this honeycomb grow larger because much more bone is destroyed than is replaced. This makes your bones weaker.
Experts do not fully understand why this happens. They do know that after women go through menopause, levels of the female hormone estrogen are much lower. These lower hormone levels can lead to bone loss and osteoporosis. Other causes of this disease include too little exercise and a diet too low in calcium and vitamin D.
Who Gets Osteoporosis?
More than 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. Eighteen million more have lost enough bone to make them more likely to develop this disease. More than 80% of these 28 million are women. One out of two women and one in eight men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture during their lives. White and Asian women are most likely to get osteoporosis. Women who have a family history of the disease, early menopause, or small body frames are at greatest risk.
Osteoporosis is not just an “old person’s disease.” It can happen at any age, but the risk grows as you get older. After age 30, bone loss begins to occur very slowly. In women, the rate of loss increases for several years after menopause then slows again, but continues. As men age, they do not have the same kinds of striking hormone losses as women do in mid-life. In men, the drop occurs more slowly. But, by age 65 or 70 men and women are losing bone at the same rate.
How Do I Know If I Am Losing Bone?
Losing height or having a bone break easily is often the first sign of osteoporosis. Bone density is a term that describes how solid your bones are. Ordinary x-rays do not show bone loss until a large amount of bone density is gone. The most exact way to measure bone density is by a DEXA-scan (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry). This is done on the whole body. Ask your doctor about this test if you think you are at risk for osteoporosis or if you are a woman around the age of menopause or older. The DEXA-scan can show whether you are at risk for a fracture. If you have already broken a bone and your doctor thinks you might have osteoporosis, the test can confirm the diagnosis. If more than one test is done at least a year apart, your doctor can compare the test results over time. Then he or she can see if the treatment has succeeded in slowing your bone loss.
The test results are reported as a number. If your doctor says your result was –2.5 SD (standard deviation) or more, this means you have osteoporosis. A test finding of –1SD to –2.5SD means you have some bone loss. This is known as osteopenia, and you are at risk of developing osteoporosis.
Can I Prevent Bone Loss?
Osteoporosis is preventable. A diet that is rich in calcium and vitamin D and a lifestyle that includes regular weight-bearing exercise are the best ways to prevent weakened bones in later life.
Calcium. Getting enough calcium all through your life helps to build and keep strong bones. In 1997 the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) suggested that people from age 31 to 50 get 1000 mg (milligrams) of calcium each day. People over 50 should get 1200 mg daily. To do this, make foods that are high in calcium part of your diet.
Some healthy foods that have a lot of calcium are:
Low-fat dairy foods such as cheese, yogurt, and milk
Canned fish with bones you can eat, such as salmon and sardines
Dark-green leafy vegetables, such as kale, collards, and broccoli
Calcium-fortified orange juice
Bread made with calcium-fortified flour.
Three to four servings each day from the dairy group will give you about 1200 mg of calcium. A serving is 1 cup of milk, pudding, or yogurt; 1-1/2 ounces of cheese; or 2 cups of cottage cheese. Try to use low- or non-fat foods. If you think you need to take a supplement to get enough calcium, calcium carbonate and calcium citrate are good forms of calcium supplement. Be careful not to get more than 2000 mg of calcium a day very often. That amount can increase your chance of developing kidney problems.
Vitamin D . Your body uses vitamin D to absorb calcium. Being out in the sun for a total of 20 minutes every day helps most people’s bodies make enough vitamin D. You can also get vitamin D from eggs, fatty fish, and cereal and milk fortified with vitamin D, as well as from supplements. According to the NAS, people age 51 to 70 should have 400 IU (international unit) each day and those over 70 should have 600 IU. More than 2000 IU of vitamin D each day may cause harm to your liver and even lower bone mass.
Exercise. Exercise makes bones and muscles stronger and helps prevent bone loss. It also helps you stay active and mobile. Weight-bearing exercises, done three to four times a week, are best for preventing osteoporosis. Walking, jogging, playing tennis, and dancing are all good weight-bearing exercises. Strengthening and balance exercises may help you avoid falls and lessen your chance of breaking a bone.
There is no such thing as being “too old” or “too frail” to do some sort of exercise. You might want to check with your doctor before starting a vigorous exercise program if you are a man over 40 or a woman over 50 or if you have a chronic condition, a family history of certain health problems, or any other concerns.
Medication. Some medicines can cause loss of bone mass. These include glucocorticoids which are used to control diseases such as arthritis and asthma, some antiseizure drugs, certain sleeping pills, some hormones used to treat endometriosis, and some cancer drugs. An overactive thyroid gland can also be a problem. If you are taking these medicines, talk to your doctor about what can be done to protect your bones.
Other Lifestyle Prevention Steps. Avoid smoking. Smoking causes your body to make less estrogen which protects the bones. Also, limit how much alcohol you drink. Too much alcohol can damage your bones, as well as put you at risk for falling and breaking a bone.
The key is “Prevention is Better than Cure”
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