A Matter of Balance: The Benefits of Magnesium Plus Calcium
If there’s one thing that centuries of research have told us, it’s that optimal health relies on balance.
This is evident in the gut, where the right balance of microscopic organisms creates the foundation for better digestion and a strong immune system.
It’s also the reason scientists coined the term homeostasis, which refers to the process by which living things maintain internal stability in order to survive. (If you have ever wondered how your body works to continually regulate your core temperature or maintain normal blood sugar levels, you can thank homeostasis.)
Not surprisingly, the same rule applies to the body’s nutritional needs, and the relationship between magnesium and calcium is a prime example.
Magnesium and calcium depend on one another for their efficacy.
In fact, it’s only by working together that they are able to provide the greatest benefit for the human body.
Like magnesium, calcium is an essential macromineral, meaning it is needed in large quantities by the body. You probably already know that calcium is necessary for strong bones and teeth, but you may not realize that your muscles (especially your heart), nerves, and blood vessels also rely on calcium to function optimally.
But there’s a catch.
Essentially, magnesium is a natural complement to calcium, and both are needed in the right amounts to help you reap their full total-body benefits. Without enough magnesium, calcium and vitamin D absorption may be impacted.
The relationship between calcium and magnesium
Calcium and magnesium have a close relationship with regard to metabolism. They are both dependent on each other for absorption and excretion. Magnesium plays a role in the transport of calcium (and potassium) ions across cell membranes. This is important for maintaining healthy processes related to nerves, muscles, and heart rhythm.
The current daily value (DV) of calcium for individuals ages 4 and above is 1300 mg. The current DV of magnesium for individuals ages 4 and above is 420 mg.
Interestingly, while calcium requires magnesium for optimal absorption, magnesium has benefits when taken on its own. If you are considering taking a calcium supplement, we recommend taking a calcium-magnesium blend.
A word about magnesium, athletic performance, and muscles
From pro sports players to weight lifters and endurance runners, athletes put their bodies under a tremendous amount of stress, often on a daily basis, and all that rigorous exertion and sweating can cause the body to deplete its store of essential minerals.
Muscle cramping, a sign of low magnesium levels, is also a common issue among athletes, which is why a balanced magnesium-plus-calcium supplement can be extremely beneficial. Why magnesium? We all encounter stress daily whether we realize it or not, and our bodies can respond by depleting our magnesium levels.
Magnesium plays an important role in maintaining normal muscle physiology. It also helps support healthy muscle function.
Natural Vitality CALM Plus Calcium: A simple way to achieve balance
Here at Natural Vitality, we’re passionate about helping people live healthier, happier lives through better nutrition. Our premium-quality supplements are based on scientific research and formulated to produce a noticeable result, including our CALM Plus Calcium supplements.
Support adequate magnesium levels when taking calcium. CALM Plus Calcium balances a highly soluble and bioavailable form of calcium with our award-winning magnesium supplement. Along with key vitamins and minerals, Calm Plus Calcium includes magnesium to facilitate the assimilation, distribution, and utilization of calcium.
Both Original (unflavored) and delicious Raspberry Lemon flavored Natural Vitality CALM Plus Calcium powders are available in convenient individual sports/travel packs to help you stay calm and fortified on the go.