Ca/Mg-Zyme x 90 Capsules
Magnesium (Mg) is a macromineral which plays an indispensable role in a wide variety of metabolic functions in the human body. In fact, it is difficult to find a metabolic process which does not require magnesium. Of the approx. 25 grams of Mg found in the human body, ~60-65% is located in bone, ~27% is intramuscular, and ~7% is found in other cell types and bodily fluids.
Over 300 known & distinct different essential enzymatic reactions in the body require Mg. Energy production, including fat and carbohydrate metabolism as well ATP production is Mg dependent. RNA and DNA synthesis also require the presence of Mg. Structurally, Mg is crucial, as it is part of the bone’s crystal lattice. It is also found in concentration on the cortical surface of bones where it is believed to be stored until it is needed during times of deficiency.
As a constituent in cell membranes, Mg also plays a pivotal role in ion transport, regulating calcium and potassium across the cellular membrane, thus preventing the over excitation of nerves and thereby promoting the relaxation of muscle. The cardiovascular system, nervous system, muscles, kidneys, liver, brain, hormone-secreting glands, and gastrointestinal tract all rely on Mg for their metabolic function. Due to this pervasiveness, deficiency symptoms can widely vary. Decreased absorption of Mg has been associated with individuals having gastrointestinal dysfunction, renal impairment, alcoholism or glucose metabolism disorders. Diuretics, certain antibiotics, anticoagulants, corticosteroids, and oral contraceptives may all impact magnesium status.
Calcium is an important macromineral for all the organs. Supplementation of the diet with calcium may an important factor for maintaining bone density. Calcium is removed from bone to replenish bodily stores that can become deficient during times of stress and when calcium is not supplied from food sources in sufficient amounts. Calcium in the citrate form is shown to be better absorbed in individuals with hypochlorhydria. Every batch is tested to ensure the absence of heavy metals and other contaminants.
The bones and teeth contain greater than 99% of the calcium in the human body.
Calcium is also present in blood, extracellular fluid, muscle, and other tissues. It is essential for nerve transmission, muscle contraction, vascular contraction, vasodilation, glandular secretion, cell membrane and capillary permeability, enzyme reactions, respiration, renal function, and blood coagulation. It also plays a role in neurotransmitter and hormone release and storage, uptake and binding of amino acids, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) absorption, and gastrin secretion.
Calcium is lost in varying amounts through the faeces, urine, sweat, and sloughed skin cells. Reduced oestrogen levels in women result in reduced calcium absorption and retention, increased bone turnover, and lower bone mass.
Directions for use
One (1) to three (3) capsules each day as a food supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
|Calcium (as calcium citrate)||350mg||44%|
|Magnesium (as magnesium citrate)||70mg||19%|
Ingredients: Calcium Citrate, Magnesium Citrate, Capsule Shell (Gelatine and Water), Cellulose and Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source).
This information is for education purposes only. Patients should consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making decisions about therapies and/or health conditions.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet.