Cal-Mag-Supreme 180 Capsules
Bionatures calcium magnesium supplement uses Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite. (MCHA) is a natural compound that makes up the crystalline matrix of bone and teeth, and is the substance that gives them their rigidity. MCHA is a highly absorbable Calcium and Phosphorus, which are the major mineral components of bone. BioNatures' Cal-Mag Supreme (formerly known as Bone Support) is a comprehensive calcium magnesium product providing 4 g (4,000 mg) of MCHA. It also contains Magnesium and Trace Minerals, as well as Vitamins C, D, and K to aid in the synthesis and maintenance of bone tissue.
Some serious facts about osteoporosis
Worldwide statistics show that at least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis, a condition affecting the bones that often leads to fractures of areas like the hips, vertebrae, and wrists. In our country alone, at least 25 million people have this serious condition.
In an effort to combat osteoporosis, many people, especially women, take calcium supplements on a regular basis. This mineral, commonly found in dairy products like milk and cheese, is well-known for its proven ability to contribute to healthy bones. In fact, the vast majority of the calcium in your body right now is hanging out in your bones, helping to keep them healthy and strong.
Which type of calcium is best?
One form of calcium, called microcrystalline hydroxyapatite or MCHA is quickly becoming well-known as an outstanding choice for many reasons. MCHA is found in the matrix of bones and teeth and also naturally contains other minerals and nutrients to help with its absorption. This is very important, because as you might already know, not all calcium supplements assimilate into the body as readily as others so, and as a result sometimes folks must take large quantities of tablets in order to get enough calcium into their bodies.
With MCHA, this does not appear to be an issue. It has been shown to be a highly absorbable form of calcium. In addition, MCHA may actually help rebuild bone. For example, one study compared MCHA to another form of calcium. For just over a year, subjects took either MCHA or the other version. The researchers determined that the people who received the MCHA increased their cortical bone thickness by almost 12 percent! The group taking the other form of calcium did not fare as well—in fact, most ended up losing bone.
MCHA—great alone, and even better in combination with other nutrients
Balch and Balch, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Third Edition, 2000, pages 26-27
Various internet sources
Serving Size 6 Capsules
Protein (from MCHA and AAC)...1.8 g (1,800 mg)
Vitamin C (from Magnesium Ascorbate)...200 mg
Vitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol)...400 IU
Vitamin K-1 (as Phytonadione)...100 mcg
Vitamin B-1 (from Thiamine HCI)...5 mg
Calcium (from MCHA)...1.0 g (1,000 mg)
Phosphorus (from MCHA)...430 mg
Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide and ascorbate)...600 mg
Zinc (from Zinc AAC)...10 mg
Copper (from Copper AAC)...1 mg
Manganese (from Manganese AAC)...3 mg
MCHA (Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite)...4.0 g (4,000 mg)
Glucosamine Potassium Sulfate Complex...300 mg
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) (Aerial parts)...100 mg
Boron (From AAC)...3 mg
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 6 capsules daily, divided in 1 - 3 doses, preferably with meals.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Gelatin (capsule), Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, and Silica.
Disclaimers: *This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.