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Calcium & Mineral Supplements

Wellness from well-absorbed Calcium, Magnesium, and more.

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Q&A: Calcium & Mineral Supplements

Why so important to take calcium?

It does a lot for your body! Calcium is critical for bone and joint health, and also aids in normal muscle and nerve function, blood clotting, cellular health, and the release of certain hormones. Calcium is even required for a normal heartbeat.

Plus, low calcium levels can affect bone strength. How? Well, if blood calcium levels are low due to dietary intake, calcium gets taken from bones and used by the body. So replacing lost calcium on a daily basis is essential for maintaining healthy calcium levels in bones.

When should I start taking calcium supplements?

Good news: you can start taking care of your bone strength at any age! Keep in mind, loss of bone density typically starts after age 30—for both men and women—and can lead to a condition called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is characterized by thin, weak bones that are prone to fracture.

To keep your bones strong over the years:

  • Stay active: weight-bearing exercises have shown to help prevent osteoporosis.
  • Eat well: your regular diet provides some of the recommended calcium for adults.
  • Supplement, carefully: the right plant calcium supplement complements the calcium you get from food, without over-delivering. (Calcium is important, but excess doses are not recommended.)

Are calcium supplements okay for heart health?

Yes, if you’re taking a heart-healthy calcium supplement like Bone Strength Take Care. That’s because our calcium supplement is formulated with Vitamin K2 to maintain artery health.* New Chapter plant calcium also supports cardiovascular health with Vitamin D3 (according to emerging studies).*

How can calcium be sustainable?

Our plant calcium is better for you, and for the planet. We source Red Marine Algae (Lithothamnion) that grows wild along the coast of Iceland. It’s allowed to mature naturally, then sustainably harvested from its marine habitat. Young, living plants are left untouched to preserve the coastal ecosystem. There’s no limestone, no pesticides, and no animal bone in our calcium and mineral supplements. Just pure, plant ingredients that deliver bone-strengthening calcium your body can recognize as food.

What is chelated Magnesium (Magnesium bisglycinate)?

Let’s get down to science! Chelated Magnesium has been bonded with an amino acid to improve solubility and absorption. We use high-quality, lab-tested TRAACS (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System) Magnesium bound with glycine to form Magnesium bisglycinate. So, how does it work? While typical Magnesium powder molecules pull water from the GI tract and pass through the digestive system with a laxative effect, Magnesium bisglycinate is well-absorbed and highly bioavailable to the body. And that means low risk of GI effects.

Check out our mineral supplement formulas with Magnesium bisglycinate: Magnesium + Ashwagandha Tablets, Women’s Magnesium Powder, and Active Magnesium Powder.

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