The Benefits of Cal-Mag Citrate With Vitamin D

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The best way to meet your nutrient requirements is to eat a balanced diet, but you may need a supplement for certain nutrients if they are not available in adequate amounts from your diet. Cal-Mag Citrate 2:1 with 1,000 I.U. Vitamin D from Solaray may support your bone health and provide other health benefits. Take dietary supplements only if your doctor recommends them, and always follow the instructions on the product label.

Background

You can get calcium, magnesium and vitamin D from a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, dairy products, fish and beans. You can also get vitamin D when your skin is exposed to radiation from the sun. However, if you do not eat a balanced diet or you have special needs, you may not get enough for optimum health. Cal-Mag Citrate 2:1 with 1,000 I.U. Vitamin D provides easily absorbable calcium citrate, magnesium citrate and magnesium oxide, as well as vitamin D in an active and bioavailable form. When taken as directed, this supplement provides 250 percent of the daily value for vitamin D, 100 percent of the daily value for calcium and 125 percent of the daily value for magnesium.

Bone Health

Calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D are all essential minerals for developing and maintaining healthy bones. If you are deficient, a supplement could reduce your risk for osteoporosis and fractures. Calcium and magnesium are components of strong bone, and your body needs vitamin D for absorbing and regulating calcium. If you have osteoporosis or risk factors for osteoporosis, talk to your doctor about your options for preventing or treating it.

Preventing Chronic Diseases

Magnesium is essential to proper carbohydrate metabolism and a host of enzyme reactions in the body, and a deficiency may lead to unhealthy insulin responses and diabetes among other problems. If you do not get enough magnesium from your diet, a magnesium supplement may reduce your risk for diabetes. Sufficient calcium and magnesium promote healthy blood pressure, and according to the Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center, adequate vitamin D may reduce your risk for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis. Do not depend on Cal-Mag Citrate 2:1 with 1,000 I.U. Vitamin D alone to prevent chronic diseases.

Cautions

Take a calcium, magnesium and vitamin D supplement only if you need extra amounts of each of these nutrients, not if you need only one or two of them. Too much magnesium from supplements can cause toxicity symptoms such as diarrhea. Cal-Mag Citrate 2:1 with 1,000 I.U. Vitamin D provides 125 percent of the daily value for magnesium. Calcium, magnesium and vitamin D can all interact with various prescription medications, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you start a supplement.

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