Calcium and Magnesium: A Balancing Act

I’m 52 and experienced heart arrhythmia for the first time a couple of weeks ago.  At least, it was the first time the arrhythmia was strong enough to make me uncomfortable and for me to be able to feel the erratic beats in the pulse at my wrist.  I made myself a cup of CalMag-C and sipped it.  Within minutes my heartbeat had steadied into a regular rhythm and I felt fine.  It was remarkable to experience myself what I had read about in customers’ stories.” 

AS in Florida

Calcium and Magnesium: A Balancing Act

Every time your heart beats or you breathe – and many other actions – what you are actually experiencing is the tensing (calcium) and relaxing (magnesium) interaction of calcium and magnesium.

Here’s how it works: when under stress our cells, which contain magnesium in their resting state, go through a change. Calcium which is normally outside the cells, enters the cell and so the calcium level becomes high and the magnesium then pushes the calcium out of the cell so it once again returns to its resting, relaxed state. Kind of like an on-off switch. Calcium is the “on” while magnesium is the “off”.

 The Balancing Act

The secret to having both the “on” and “off” switches working efficiently is ensuring that your calcium and magnesium are adequate and kept in balance. This balancing act consists of having the correct proportions of these two minerals and that is basically two parts calcium to one part magnesium. Before calcium can be absorbed it needs magnesium and vice versa.

Calcium: The Body’s Most Abundant Mineral

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. It is in every cell, including bones, soft tissues, organs, glands, etc. It has to be there. It’s also part of the collagen which is the “cement” that holds things together in the body.

If you’re low on it, your body will just draw from the “storage depots” (bones, teeth). This is okay and the way it should be. The only time you will have a problem is if you’re low on calcium then you can have all kinds of problems like osteoporosis etc.

The trick is to ensure that you have a good reserve.

Magnesium: Calcium’s Partner

Besides the many other purposes, magnesium helps your muscles and nerves function properly. It keeps your heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and helps maintain strong bones, and many more. Imagine if your muscles go into spasm and then can’t “unspasm”. Well, your heart works the same way. (Think of arrhythmia, etc.)

The trick is to ensure that you get enough and in balance with calcium.


Because calcium and magnesium are both alkaline, as are most minerals, the body cannot utilize them in that state and they need to have their pH adjusted so the body can use them. This is done by introducing some kind of acid like apple cider vinegar or vitamin C so that they pH can come down into the normal range around 7.4.

If it’s not in that range and your stomach acid is low (as in most people), then the calcium can deposit in your joints (arthritis, gout etc), kidneys (stones), eyes (glaucoma) etc. It does no good deposited there and causes other problems.

Instant CalMag-C

That’s why we made Instant CalMag-C the way we did. It’s basically a 2:1 ratio of calcium gluconate and magnesium carbonate with vitamin C to adjust the pH.

It is made with boiling water to dissolve the powders. This is very important because calcium particles are large and the chemical reaction of calcium and magnesium with the vitamin C reduces the particle size so when you drink a glass of it, your body absorbs it instantly. That’s why we called it Instant CalMag-C. Most people feel the effects within minutes.

Click here to order Instant CalMag-C

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