A Matter of Balance: The Benefits of Magnesium Plus Calcium

This article is adapted from Natural Vitality’s CALMFUL LIVING online magazine, with permission.

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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.

Depending on diet and lifestyle, many people may be getting too much calcium and not enough magnesium. But both are essential.

Why Calcium and Magnesium are Best Buds

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.

To assess your current calcium intake and whether you’re meeting the recommended intake, see this list of calcium-rich foods.

And check out these foods that are high in magnesium.

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.

Natural Calm Magnesium Plus Calcium: The Path to Balance

Here at Natural Calm, 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 Natural Calm Plus Calcium supplements.

Support adequate magnesium levels when taking calcium. Natural Calm Plus Calcium balances a highly soluble and bioavailable form of calcium with our award-winning magnesium supplement. Along with key vitamins and minerals, Natural Calm Plus Calcium includes magnesium to facilitate the assimilation, distribution, and utilization of calcium.

Both Original (unflavoured) and delicious Raspberry Lemon flavoured Natural Calm Magnesium Plus Calcium powders are available in convenient individual sports/travel packs to help you stay calm and fortified on the go.

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