Comprehensive Calcium and Magnesium Supplement – Utilizing the Power of Nature.
Calcium and Magnesium
Aquamin® is a unique plant source calcium and magnesium mineral complex derived from red algae that naturally grows in cool, clean pristine Iceland Arctic waters.
Aquamin® is a naturally occurring mixture of bone building nutrients, containing calcium, magnesium and several other bone supporting ingredients such as boron and silicon. It is important to balance your calcium intake with magnesium, because these two minerals act together as a synergistic team. Calcium and magnesium must dissolve in your stomach before it can be absorbed in your intestines and used by your body. Aquamin® dissolves in the stomach and therefore is much more bioavailable.
Vitamin D3 (often referred to as Vitamin D) is an important nutrient and your body requires it to absorb calcium. If you don’t get enough vitamin D, and you’re more likely to break bones as you age.
Vitamin D3 is actually manufactured by the body if we get enough sunshine. However, there are other ways to get Vitamin D such as exercise and calcium from our diet. Most of us do not get enough exercise and fail to eat calcium rich foods like vegetables and/or dairy products, or oily fish. That is why we tend to supplement with a Calcium and Magnesium that includes Vitamin D. Additionally, without enough vitamin D, one can’t form enough of the hormone calcitriol (known as the “active vitamin D”). This in turn leads to insufficient calcium absorption from the diet.
Vitamin K (as Vitamin K2 MK-7)
Bacteria produce this type of vitamin K. It is present in high quantities in your gut, but unfortunately is not absorbed from there and passes out in your stool. Vitamin K2 goes straight to vessel walls, bones, tissues and your liver.
Vitamin K2 activates a protein hormone which is needed to bind calcium into the matrix of your bone, which appears to help prevent calcium from depositing into your arteries. So while increasing calcium is good for your bones, it is not so good for your arteries, which can become calcified. Vitamin K2 helps protect your blood vessels from calcifying when in the presence of high calcium levels.
Humans also require boron. About 3 milligrams of boron daily reduces urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium, especially when dietary magnesium is low. This suggests that boron may promote bone health.
Without boron, the absorption of calcium can be limited and often underutilized. Boron is an essential factor in facilitating the bone-building effects of key nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D. Boron is critical to maintaining and improving one’s bone health.