Isotonix - Calcium Plus Formula
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What Makes This Product Unique?
Calcium is essential for building and maintaining strong bones. Isotonix Calcium Plus provides the body with an optimal blend of calcium, vitamin D3, magnesium, vitamin C and boron in an efficient isotonic solution that is readily absorbed by the body. Isotonix dietary supplements are a replica of the body''s own fluids such as tears, plasma and breast milk. All fluids in the human body have a certain concentration, which is called the osmotic pressure. The body''s common osmotic pressure, which is isotonic, allows a consistent maintenance of all body tissues. In order for a substance to be used in the body''s metabolism, it must be changed to the isotonic state.
Now for nearly 25 years, osteopathic physician and researcher John E. Upledger, D.O., O.M.M., has been a proponent of using the rhythm of another body system -the craniosacral system- to enhance body functioning, and help alleviate pain and discomfort.
The efficiency of absorption is also affected by the digestive system. All substances that are used in the stomach go through a degradation process (breakdown) before they can be passed through the opening from the stomach to the small intestine to allow absorption. The digestive process can cause substances to lose some nutritive value and this whole process takes time!
The secret of the isotonic process is probably now becoming clear! When an isotonic substance enters the body, it will be absorbed into the bloodstream rapidly. With isotonic fluids, little nutritive value is lost making the absorption of nutrients highly efficient. There is nothing artificial about it. An isotonic fluid is nature''s own nutrient delivery system.
Isotonix Calcium Plus paves the way for powerful results since it is in an isotonic form rather than a tablet. Calcium in tablet form is difficult for your body to absorb. People may fail to absorb tablet calcium supplements because the calcium supplement is not blended with Vitamin D and magnesium; these are necessary to aid in the absorption and use of calcium.
Even if the calcium tablet is blended correctly, it may be difficult for the body to utilize or break down the calcium. One explanation may be that many calcium brands use calcium from eggshell or oyster shell. These may not be well absorbed by the body. Another reason calcium may not be absorbed from a tablet is because of DCP, which is a binding agent used to hold the tablet together. DCP does not break down in the body.
In addition to binders, some calcium supplements may have additives such as chlorine and other chemicals. Even assuming no binders are used in the calcium tablet, the body must still break down a hard-pressed tablet into a usable form. If the tablet cannot be broken down sufficiently in the stomach, then the calcium will not be absorbed. If you can''t break down the calcium your body is robbed of the calcium needed to support bodily functions.
Ordinary calcium tablets require stomach acid to dissolve its compounds, but Isotonix Calcium Plus has no need of stomach acid to be utilized. It delivers an efficient calcium solution that is more readily absorbed by the intestine. Its natural lemon-lime flavor is preferable to the chalky taste of typical chewable calcium wafers or tablets.
Many calcium supplements exist in the marketplace, but only Market America''s Isotonix Calcium Plus delivers a potent package of calcium and complementary nutrients through an isotonic system of delivery. This translates into a lower cost overall when compared to calcium supplements in pill form by making more of the active ingredients available to the body. Don''t be misled by ingredient amounts. What really counts is the amount of active ingredients that your body can ultimately use.
- Supports strong bones & teeth
- Supports healthy blood pressure
- Eases the discomfort of PMS by 50%
- Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
- Helps prevent osteoporosis (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
- Helps reduce weight in middle aged women (American Dietetic Association)
- Supports healthy pregnancy and lactation
- Promotes healthy growth in adolescents
- Plays a critical role in the contraction of skeletal and heart muscles
- Enhances the effectiveness of electrical impulses passing through neurons
- Helps maintain proper blood vessel tone
- Promotes normal blood clotting
- Contributes to normal osmotic balance in our bodies
- Promotes colon health
- Promotes normal regulation of hormones & enzyme production
- Plays a role in hormone secretion
Calcium: 750mg (Carbonate, Lactate, Phosphate, Sulfate, Citrate)
The highest concentration of calcium is found in milk. Other foods rich in calcium include vegetables such as collard greens, Chinese cabbage, mustard greens, broccoli, bok choy and tofu. Calcium is an essential mineral with a wide range of biological roles. Calcium exists in bone primarily in the form of hydroxyapatite (Ca10 (PO4)6 (OH)2).
Hydroxyapatite accounts for approximately 40% of bone weight. The skeleton has a structural requisite and acts as a storehouse for calcium. Apart from being a major component of bones and teeth, calcium is necessary for muscle contraction, nerve health, normal heart rhythms, blood coagulation, glandular secretion, energy production and supporting the immune system.
Sufficient daily calcium intake is necessary for maintaining optimal bone density, healthy bones and teeth and has been shown to ease the discomfort of PMS in women. Calcium deficiency has been associated with poor cardiovascular health, poor colon health and poor muscular function. When the body does not get enough calcium per day, it draws calcium from your bones possibly resulting in Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is an age-related thinning of the bones, which may lead to a higher risk of broken hips, ribs, pelvis, weakened bones and stooped posture which comes from an accumulation of small fractures in the vertebrae.
The amount of calcium in the blood is regulated by PTH (parathyroid hormone). Some researchers believe when the body does not receive enough calcium, levels of PTH may increase, resulting in poor cardiovascular health. High levels of calcium in the body correlate with normal cardiovascular health and normal cholesterol levels. In the American Dietetic Association Journal a study revealed that calcium helped middle-aged women to maintain healthy weight levels.
Magnesium: 200 mg (Oxide, Carbonate)
Foods rich in magnesium include unpolished grains, nuts and green vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are potent sources of magnesium because of their chlorophyll content. Meats, starches, dairy products and refined and processed foods contain low amounts of magnesium. The average daily magnesium intake in the U.S. for males nine years and older is estimated to be about 323 milligrams; for females nine years and older, it is estimated to be around 228 milligrams. Recent research shows that our diets are magnesium deficient.
Magnesium is a component of the mineralized part of bone and is necessary for the metabolism of potassium and calcium in adults. It helps maintain normal levels of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, adrenaline and insulin. It''s also important for the transporting calcium inside the cell for utilization. Magnesium plays a key role in the functioning of muscle and nervous tissue and the synthesis of all proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, cyclic adenosine monophosphate, lipids and carbohydrates. Magnesium helps slow the aging process by combating oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation.
Magnesium is required for energy release, regulation of the body temperature, proper nerve function, helping the body handle stress, and regulating metabolism. Importantly, magnesium is also required by the body to build healthy bones and teeth and normalizes muscle development. It works together with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong and prevent osteoporosis. Magnesium, when combined with calcium, helps support the heart muscles in maintaining a regular heartbeat and promoting normal blood pressure.
Manganese: 1 mg (Sulfate)
Manganese is a mineral found in large quantities in both plant and animal matter. The most valuable dietary sources of manganese include whole grains, nuts, leafy vegetables and teas. Manganese is concentrated in the bran of grains, which is often removed during processing.
Only trace amounts of this element can be found in human tissue. Manganese is predominantly stored in the bones, liver, kidney and pancreas. It aids in the formation of connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors and sex hormones. It plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption and blood sugar regulation. Manganese is also necessary for normal brain and nerve function.
Manganese is a component of the antioxidant enzyme manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD). Antioxidants scavenge free radicals that can cause premature aging and oxidative stress to the body. These particles occur naturally in the body but can damage cell membranes, interact with genetic material and possibly contribute to the aging process. Antioxidants such as MnSOD can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
Some experts estimate that as many as 37% of Americans do not get the recommended daily amounts of manganese in their diet. This may be due to the fact that whole grains are a major source of dietary manganese, and many Americans consume refined grains more often than whole grains. Refined grains provide half the amount of manganese as whole grains.
Vitamin B2: 2 mg (Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)
Vitamin B2 is a found in liver, dairy products, dark green vegetables and some types of seafood.
Vitamin B2 serves as a co-enzyme, working with other B vitamins. It promotes healthy red blood cell formation, supports the nervous system, respiration, antibody production and normal human growth. It supports healthy skin, nails, hair growth and helps regulate thyroid activity. Vitamin B2 plays a crucial role in turning food into energy as a part of the electron transport chain, driving cellular energy on the micro-level. Riboflavin can be useful for pregnant or lactating women as well as athletes due to their higher caloric needs. Vitamin B2 aids in the breakdown of fats while functioning as a cofactor or helper in activating B6 and folic acid. Vitamin B2 is water-soluble and cannot be stored by the body except in insignificant amounts. It must be replenished daily.
Under some conditions, vitamin B2 can act as an antioxidant. The riboflavin coenzymes are also important for the transformation of vitamin B6 and folic acid into their active forms and for the conversion of tryptophan into niacin.
Vitamin C: 58 mg (Ascorbic Acid)
The best food sources of vitamin C include all citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit, lemons and tangerines), strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, peppers and cantaloupe. Vitamin C is a "fragile" vitamin and can be easily destroyed by cooking or exposure of food to oxygen.
Vitamin C promotes a vitamin "sparing" effect, allowing your body to better utilize multiple vitamins and minerals such as thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, B12, retinaldehyde and alpha-tocopherol and the mineral calcium. It''s also a cofactor or helper in the metabolism of folic acid, some amino acids and hormones. Being an effective antioxidant, it also works in helping generate more vitamin E after oxygen radicals have attacked it, improving iron absorption from the small intestine. Vitamin C helps to regenerate active vitamin E in cell membranes. It is a co-factor in the synthesis of collagen and helps strengthen newly forming collagen. Vitamin C supports cardiovascular health, normal cholesterol levels and supports a healthy immune system.
Vitamin C has become the world''s most popular vitamin. One reason is its ability to strengthen the immune system. The most convincing evidence suggesting the need for vitamin C supplementation is based on the fact that humans are incapable of producing vitamin C in their bodies.
Low intakes of vitamin C are common in the United States. Stress may also account for reduced vitamin C levels in many Americans. Smoking and some drugs may also impair the body''s ability to absorb vitamin C. Since it is water-soluble, vitamin C is flushed from the body each day. Since humans don''t always eat foods containing an adequate amount of vitamin C, it often is beneficial to take a supplement.
Vitamin D3: 400 IU (Cholecalciferol)
Regular sunlight exposure is the main way that most humans get their vitamin D. Food sources of vitamin D include vitamin D-fortified milk (100 IU per cup), cod liver oil, and fatty fish such as salmon and small amounts are found in egg yolks and liver.
Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus and supports the production of several proteins involved in calcium absorption and storage. Vitamin D works with calcium to increase bone strength and harden the bones. It works to increase active transport of calcium out of the osteoblasts into the extra-cellular fluid and in the kidneys. It also promotes calcium and phosphate re-uptake through the renal tubules and intestinal epithelium. It supports normal skin cell growth and aids the pancreas in producing insulin.
Boron: 1 mg (Sodium Borate)
Boron is a mineral found at high levels in plant foods such as dried fruits, nuts, dark green leafy vegetables, applesauce, grape juice and cooked dried beans and peas. Boron is found in most tissues, but mainly in the bone, spleen and thyroid. Boron functions in bone metabolism and participates in hormone metabolism.
Boron helps to build and maintain healthy bones by preventing bone thinning. It also helps retain adequate amounts of calcium and magnesium to prevent bone demineralization. Boron is an essential cofactor for the converting vitamin D to its active form. It enhances the maintenance of healthy cell membranes, proper mental functioning and alertness, and supports normal serum estrogen levels and ionized calcium.
Potassium: 225 mg (Bicarbonate, Citrate)
Potassium is an electrolyte stored in the muscles. Foods rich in potassium include bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, avocado, raw spinach, cabbage and celery. Potassium is an essential macromineral that helps maintain fluid balance in the body. It also plays a role in a wide variety of biochemical and physiological processes. Among other things, Potassium is important in the transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction of cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle, the production of energy, the synthesis of nucleic acids, the maintenance of intracellular tonicity and the maintenance of normal blood pressure.
In 1928, it was first suggested that high potassium intake could help maintain cardiovascular health. Potassium stimulates muscle relaxation and insulin release. It also promotes glycogen and protein synthesis. Potassium is an electrolyte that promotes normal heartbeat. Potassium is important in releasing energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates during metabolism. Potassium helps regulates water balance, aids in recovery from exercise and helps with the elimination of wastes.
Some symptoms of potassium deficiency include poor circulation, bluish tint to skin, earaches, swelling, headaches, poor cardiovascular health, insomnia, intestinal cramping, muscle weakness and water retention. Sodium and potassium are two of the most important ions in maintaining the homeostatic equilibrium of the body fluids.
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