Natural Factors Calcium & Magnesium Citrate w/ D3, 180 caps

Natural Factors Calcium & Magnesium Citrate w/ D3, 180 caps

Natural Factors

NF1629
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Features

Calcium is required for strong bones, teeth and cardiac function. Calcium citrate may be the preferred form of calcium for those with low stomach acid. Studies show that mineral citrates and malates have superior absorption, even when taken on an empty stomach. Each capsule has calcium and magnesium in a one-to-one ratio that many health care practitioners now recommend.

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. The other minerals, including manganese, potassium and zinc, are also in the citrate form for better absorption and utilization by cells in the body, and all provide a valuable contribution to bone strength. Vitamin D is included because it acts as a hormone that allows the body to absorb and properly use calcium.

Benefits

  • Promotes strong bones and teeth
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Protects against the effects of stress
  • Aids in a restful sleep
  • Supports healthy blood cells

Ingredients

Each capsule contains:
Elemental calcium (citrate) .........................................125 mg
Elemental magnesium (citrate/oxide) ...........................125 mg
Elemental potassium (citrate).........................................10 mg
Elemental zinc (citrate)....................................................5 mg
Elemental manganese (citrate) ........................................1 mg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) ...............................2.5 mcg (100 IU)

Dosage

2-4 capsules daily with food, 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.

Contraindications

  • Aluminum-containing antacids are known to ultimately lead to an increase in bone breakdown and calcium excretion.
  • The bone building drug etidronate (Didronel®) and tetracycline antibiotics should not be taken within 2 hours of calcium supplements as the calcium may decrease their effectiveness.
  • Calcium supplementation may also reduce the effectiveness of the following drugs: digoxin, gallium nitrate (Ganite®), phenytoin (Dilantin®).
  • If you are taking any of these drugs, consult your health care practitioner before taking a calcium supplement.

Additional Information

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.

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