1001 tablets from Douglas Laboratories® provide 500mg of elemental
calcium from a calcium citrate/ascorbate complex, together with
significant amounts of magnesium from an aspartate/ascorbate complex,
as well as Vitamin D-3. Other nutrients are also included to assist the
body in maintaining healthy bone structure.
Cal/Mag 1001 may be a
useful dietary supplement for those who wish to increase their intake
of calcium and other nutritional factors for maintaining good bone
The adult human body contains approximately 1,200 g of
calcium, about 99% of which is present in the skeleton, and 20-30 g of
magnesium with about 60% located in bone. Bone is constantly turning
over, a continuous process of formation and resorption. In children and
adolescents, the rate of formation of bone mineral predominates over
the rate of resorption. In later life, resorption predominates over
formation. Therefore, in normal aging, there is a gradual loss of bone.
Intestinal calcium absorption ranges from 15 to 75% of ingested
Vitamin D is a key regulatory hormone for calcium and
bone metabolism. Adequate Vitamin D status is essential for ensuring
normal calcium absorption and maintenance of healthy calcium plasma
levels. Magnesium absorption is independent of Vitamin D status and
ranges from 30 to 60% of ingested magnesium. Osteoporosis, a condition
of reduced bone mineral density that can increase risk of fractures,
affects a large proportion of the elderly in developed countries.
Caucasian and Asian women typically have low peak bone densities, and
therefore, are at the greatest risk of developing osteoporosis. It is
generally accepted that obtaining enough dietary calcium throughout
life can significantly decrease the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Among other factors, such as regular exercise, gender and race, calcium
supplementation during childhood and adolescence appears to be a
prerequisite for maintaining adequate bone density later in life. But
even elderly osteoporotic patients can benefit significantly from
supplementation with dietary calcium.
Cal/Mag 1001 provides a
highly beneficial source of dietary calcium together with other
nutrients that assist in the maintenance of healthy bone structure and
function. For example, boron affects the composition, structure, and
strength of bone. It appears to be necessary for calcium and magnesium
absorption, their adequate renal reabsorption, and their incorporation
into the bone matrix. Boron is absorbed at about 90% efficiency and is
rapidly distributed among the tissues.
Three Tablets Contain:
Vitamin D-3 ...75 IU
Vitamin C ...150mg
Boron (Asparate/Citrate) ...3mg
Glutamic Acid HCl ...150mg
All in a specially acidified base
Adults take 3 tablets daily or as directed by a physician.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat
cure, or prevent any diseases.