addition, calcium encourages a strong, steady heartbeat, keeps blood pumping
efficiently and maintains nerves and muscles. In short–calcium pretty much helps
keep your whole body working the way it should!
Your body's entire skeletal system and your teeth are composed of calcium. If your
body isn't getting enough calcium through your diet, it will take what it needs from your bones to make up for it. Over time, this process can lead to osteoporosis, a crippling disease that can make bones very fragile and more susceptible to fracture.
As you age, your body stops producing bone and may begin to lose it. To
maximize your peak bone density, make sure you get plenty of calcium,
magnesium and vitamin D now, with Nutri-9!
Development of your bones begins to slow down and decreases after the age of 30.
More than 1.4 million Canadians over the age of 50 are afflicted with osteoporosis.
Although mainly considered a female problem, men are also vulnerable to
osteoporosis and should make sure they consume enough calcium to ward off
future bone loss.
Magnesium is a mineral needed by every cell of your body. About half of your
body's magnesium stores are found inside cells of body tissues and organs, and
half are combined with calcium and phosphorus in bone. Only one percent of the
magnesium in your body is found in your blood. Magnesium helps maintain normal
muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, and bones strong. It is also
involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
Although magnesium ispresent in many foods, such as spinach, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains, it usually occurs in small amounts. As with most nutrients, daily needs for
magnesium cannot be met from a single food.