Olympian Labs’ Cal-Mag formulation uses only minerals that are guaranteed to be of superior quality for maximum absorption. Independent research suggests that chelated minerals may be more bioavailable than the regular ionic minerals.
Olympian Labs uses pure calcium extracted from Calcium Hydroxide and Calcium Carbonate for Calcium AAC. Calcium is one of the most abundant substances found in the body; over 99% of all the calcium found in the body is located in the bones and teeth. The primary function of calcium is in the development and maintenance of strong bones and healthy teeth and gums. A constant supply of this mineral is required throughout life, especially during periods of growth, such as childhood, pregnancy and lactation. It is also important in the maintenance of a healthy heart. Calcium helps prevent cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol levels, essential in blood clotting and may lower blood pressure.
Calcium may prevent bone loss associated with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease in which bones become fragile and more vulnerable to breaking and fracturing. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress until a bone breaks, making the condition painfully evident. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist and often require extensive recovery.
Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for more than 28 million Americans, 80 percent of whom are women. In the U.S. today, 10 million individuals already have the disease and 18 million more have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. One in two women and one in eight men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Post-menopausal women are often more susceptible to osteoporosis as a result of possible hormonal imbalance. An insufficient amount of nutrients, poor diet and lack of weightbearing exercise can also contribute to the onset of osteoporosis.
Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in soft tissues and is a vital catalyst in enzyme activity, especially the activity of those enzymes involved in energy production. Magnesium functions in the conversion of carbohydrates, protein, and fats to energy. It also plays a role in the synthesis of the genetic material within each cell and removal of excess toxic substances. Poor magnesium intake affects all tissues, especially tissues of the heart, nerves and kidneys. Deficiencies of this mineral may interfere with the transmission of nerve and muscle impulses, causing irritability and nervousness. The Journal of the American Medical Association reported a 70% lower occurrence of mental retardation and a 90% lower occurrence of cerebral palsy in the children of mothers who had been supplementing their diet with magnesium.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has qualities of both a vitamin and a hormone. This essential vitamins primary function is to regulate the absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus and to aid in the formation of normal bones and teeth. Vitamin D assists in the maintenance of all bones, including the small bones in the ear. Progressive loss of hearing may be caused by low Vitamin D intake. Vitamin D also protects against muscle weakness and is necessary for thyroid function. It is involved in regulation of the heartbeat and normal blood clotting. By regulating the level of calcium in the blood, Vitamin D aids in the maintenance of a healthy nerve and muscle system. Vitamin D also helps regulate normal blood sugar levels.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is vital for bone and collagen formation. Deficiencies in this compound can cause fingernails to become thin and weak. Zinc also promotes a healthy immune system and the healing of wounds. It hinders the development of disease causing bacteria and in moderate doses might reduce tooth decay caused by bacteria. Zinc may help prevent acne and regulate the activity of oil glands. It is also required for the digestion of protein and helps the liver in detoxification process.
Boron is an element located in numerous tissues in the body. This trace element is needed for healthy bones and muscle growth; assisting in the production of natural steroid compounds. It is also necessary for the metabolism of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
This formulation uses a powerful combination of nutrients that work synergistically to keep your bones healthy. All of the nutrients are synergistically balanced to yield the highest possible benefits. Olympian Labs’ Cal-Mag is a 100% pure, vegetarian formulation that contains no animal bi-products and is available in easy-to-swallow, kosher-certified capsules. Olympian Labs’ Cal-Mag may be more effective than Calcium alone.