Calcium: The most abundant mineral in the human body!
Most people are aware that calcium is an essential mineral for proper development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. What many people don't realize is that calcium is also essential for proper muscular contraction, nerve conduction, heart function, blood coagulation, glandular secretion, and maintaining a healthy immune system.
On average we used to get 2,000mg of calcium in our diet. Today the average diet contains less than 700mg of calcium. It's easy to see why calcium is the #1 mineral deficiency today.
What happens if I don’t get enough calcium?
Calcium is the mineral most likely to be deficient in the average diet. A calcium deficiency results when we fail to receive or to metabolize an adequate supply of calcium. Without adequate calcium intake, the body begins to “rob calcium from the bones" in order to provide the calcium needed for other bodily functions. And unfortunately drinking milk is not an adequate solution because our bodies use up the calcium in milk in processing the milk proteins; and there isn't any left over for our bones. The answer? We have to supplement!
Magnesium is an essential mineral that assists in the absorption and metabolism of calcium, sodium,
phosphorus and potassium It also helps the body utilize B-Complex,Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It is necessary for proper bone growth and maintenance, and for the proper functioning of the muscles and nerves. Without magnesium, calcium cannot be absorbed and utilized properly.