“The most important slave of all is undoubtedly the liver. This organ is the storage house which holds fats, sugars and proteins coming from the digestive tract, ready to supply them to the cell the split second they are needed.
“It is largely in the liver that toxic substances which might damage the cell are rendered harmless; here the nitrogen-containing waste products from worn-out cell proteins are broken down; the protein, albumin, needed to collect urine, is made here, and still other proteins, the antibodies, which destroy bacteria, are produced.
“The liver makes the fat-like substances, lecithin and cholesterol; it likewise produces the bile necessary to aid the digestion of fats and the absorption of vitamins A, D, E, and K; it stores not only these vitamins but also minerals such as iron, copper, and the trace elements; it forms and stores the body starch, glycogen. By the help of insulin, it largely controls the amount of sugar in the blood, withdrawing sugar when the supply is generous and changing it into body starch or fat or, when the supply runs low, changing the starch back into sugar and spilling it into the blood.
“When no food is eaten and all the stored glycogen is used up, cell proteins are torn down into sugar and fat; the liver again withdraws sugar from the blood and feeds it back once more as needed.
“This servant produces enzymes capable of inactivating the hormones which would otherwise accumulate to the extent that the cell might be injured. In spite of all these duties and many others, this master servant has only one purpose: to help maintain, regulate and protect the life of the cell.”
Excerpted from the works of Adelle Davis
The Body Made Simple – Part II
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Instant CalMag-C is not some miracle “drug” that you only use to resolve a symptom, even though many think it is because of the results they get. It is not a drug. It has two life-essential minerals, calcium and magnesium.
Calcium and magnesium are two minerals your body needs. Without them, life would seize. They are very important as they are responsible for more than 300 functions in the body, such as digestive, brain function, hormonal functions, relaxation, sleep, prevention of pain, blood pressure, adrenal function, heart function, maintenance of blood sugar, etc, etc.
Calcium Needs Magnesium: In order for the body to absorb calcium, it needs magnesium – and vice versa – in a 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. The best form of calcium is the gluconate form. (It is also used for severe pain.)
Calcium and Magnesium Need Vitamin C: As both minerals are alkaline, they can’t be absorbed by the body unless they have some kind of acid such as vitamin C (or apple cider vinegar). Failing to have this balance can increase deficiencies of both calcium and magnesium. We have used both ascorbic and citric acids to create the correct pH so the body can absorb and use the calcium and magnesium efficiently. Having calcium without the proper pH can result in calcium depositing in joints (arthritis) or kidneys (stones) and even behind the eyes (cataracts).
Why Instant CalMag-C Works: It has been formulated in a 2:1 ratio of calcium gluconate and magnesium carbonate with vitamin C to adjust the pH so your body can actually use it. It is safe for small babies (great for teething, colicky and restless babies) in very small doses, like the tip of a teaspoon in the water bottle. As tolerance increases, you can increase it slowly.
Disclaimer: Please note that we are not doctors. Should you have any illness or disease, please refer to your medical practitioner for the advice. The only advice we give is purely educational but we do recommend that you find yourself a practitioner who understands nutrition in relation to disease.