Are you getting enough calcium?

Milk is the most commonly known source of calcium…
So how much milk would we need to get the ideal amount of calcium in our systems?

Well, that would be about three or four glasses of milk, and for any adult, that’s a lot more milk than we would like to be drinking on a daily basis! Luckily, calcium is available in more ways than just milk, and this is great as we need it to maintain bone density and strength. Low bone density can cause osteoporosis.

Calcium absorption is complex, and this is where magnesium comes into play. They need each other for optimal absorption into the body. Both minerals are considered essential to human health. [i]
Magnesium, taken in the prescribed doses, can do wonders for the body. It has been known to reduce inflammation, and in turn, may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and some of the cancers.[ii] It has also been associated with the reduction of chronic pain and fatigue.

There are ways that magnesium can easily become lost in our bodies though, such as when we sweat profusely or drink tea or coffee.[iii]  Obtaining your magnesium from food would be the most ideal way to get it, but it is not always possible on a daily basis.

As both minerals are needed for a strong, healthy body, taking a Cal-Mag supplement takes care of this. Too much of either mineral could have a negative effect on the body though, making it important to take the correct amount of both.  The balance of magnesium to calcium is also important to keep in mind, and so with a Cal-Mag supplement, the ratio of 2:1 is seen to. 

Taking a Cal-Mag daily supplement is a great addition to your diet and should be considered by athletes, those prone to degenerative bone disease and osteoporosis and for women in menopause.
Consult with your GP or dietitian before taking any supplement
[i] Calcium and Magnesium,
[iii] How to get your calcium magnesium balance right.

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