Calcium: Why It’s Important

Welcome to our “sleep” page. We hope you find what you’re looking for and that we can help you sleep better. We have many testimonials on this topic as we have helped a lot of people to sleep better, ourselves included.

The inability to sleep can be caused by almost any health condition, including things like depression, heartburn, cancer, asthma, arthritis, muscle and back pain.  Other things that can lead to sleep difficulties are the side effects from medications, or drug and alcohol use, as well as a high sugar or refined carbs (starchy food) consumption or insufficient protein before bed.

Besides the B vitamins being essential for good sleep, calcium and magnesium also play a big role in helping you sleep well.  Calcium and magnesium are both essential for your nerves and hormonal system to function normally and the two minerals cannot work without each other.

The harm done by sleeping tablets, to say nothing of the thousands of dollars spent annually on them, could largely be avoided if the calcium and magnesium intake is adequate and they are in a form that can be absorbed by your body. In fact, sleep meds just worsen the problem as they have side effects and one of the side effects is the destruction of nutrients in the body, robbing your body of energy too.

The intense nervousness caused by a lack of magnesium can also make it impossible to fall asleep. Calcium and magnesium also help to prevent or relieve leg cramps and muscle spasms of the toes or feet (Charley horses) which frequently wake some people or prevent them from falling asleep.

These two minerals are part of the nerve messenger system and if they’re deficient, the nerves can’t relax, which makes it impossible to sleep or have a restful night’s sleep. Insomnia is really just an inability to relax.

In addition, potassium cannot be retained by your cells unless magnesium is also present. Without adequate magnesium, the potassium leaves the cells, creating an artificial potassium deficiency in them, making it even harder to fall asleep.

To be used by the body, calcium and magnesium need to be in a 2:1 ratio with some kind of acid to make the correct pH.

The key is absorption into the body so it can actually get these vital nutrients and you can feel the difference.

Instant CalMag-C has been formulated exactly per the body’s requirements to absorb and use it.

With kind acknowledgement to Adelle Davis.

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