First of all, it is the most plentifully used mineral in the human body, but it has some absorption problems.
It has to be balanced with magnesium if the body is to use it well.
It has to have the right pH.
Taking either calcium or magnesium alone is likely to cause deficiency problems with the other.
If it doesn’t have the right pH, it can cause kidney stones, deposit in the joints and other places. In other words, it’s useless.
We all learned at school how calcium is good for bones and teeth.
Less Well Known …
Is that calcium is also needed in the blood.
And in the tissues. By tissues we mean muscles, organs, eyes, etc.
In The Blood
It rapidly helps with mood stability, the sleep cycle, pain sensitivity and to correct blood clotting.
In The Tissues:
It helps with cell repair.
It helps girls during puberty, before they start to menstruate as well as through the lifelong cycle of menstruation and at menopause. At these times the need for calcium rockets sky-high and then typically women have problems with mood, sleep, pain and blood clotting.
It is vital for muscle function.
It is vital for healthy tissues, particularly the gums.
Now For Magnesium
It occurs in more than 300 digestive enzymes. If you are short of magnesium you can’t digest your food properly – you’ll feel this as lowered energy or you’ll get hungry too soon after your last meal and want to eat again too early.
It works with calcium on:
Now, magnesium is particularly involved with noise sensitivity. The reason? A function of magnesium is to coat the nerve ends. If you are short of it, there is nothing between your nerve ends and the environment and so small noises will irritate or upset you – especially if you’re trying to sleep. Excessive noise also burns up your magnesium reserves so, if you’re exposed to constant noise, you will need to keep your reserves of magnesium high.
Both Calcium and Magnesium are Alkaline
Because of this they need a little acid to get them back to neutral so they can dissolve and be absorbed. If you don’t get it like this, the calcium can form stones in your kidneys and/or deposit in your joints and other places such as behind your eyes and so on. This is a very important factor when using calcium.
We have used vitamin C and citric acid – so they are natural with no side effects. The body has to have calcium, magnesium and vitamin C – and citric acid is nice to take.
Instant CalMag-C Formulation
With this formulation we get it into the blood stream within 10 minutes. You could say instantly. That’s why it’s called Instant CalMag-C.
Back to Muscle Function
There are two main sets of nutrients “electrolytes” in the body: calcium/magnesium and salt/potassium. They are basically minerals and are the main things the body uses for smooth muscle function. Shortages of any one will cause cramping. If you get a cramp, it is almost always one of the four that is short.
Two work together as a set for smooth muscle contraction and the other set of two work together for smooth muscle relaxation. Before cramps start, you might get a slight co-ordination problem. It can start with hand or eyelid tremors and then move onto irritable bowels, restless legs and then to cramps and then chronic muscle pain.
Sodium and potassium can be short, but most of us are short of calcium and magnesium to some degree – due to the fact that modern diets are high in sugar and starch which deplete these minerals.
Sugar and starch use up hydrochloric acid in the stomach and then not enough is left over for proper calcium absorption then we end up short of calcium and magnesium because they work together.
Calcium and magnesium cover so many functions in the body that without them many little things can go wrong that are accepted as “normal” but are quite unnecessary so Instant CalMag-C makes good sense.
With kind acknowledgement to Andre Lotz