Contains calcium and magnesium in a 2:1 ratio, a ratio recommended by many health care practitioners. The chelated form is tolerated better by those with allergies to citric products. Betaine hydrochloride is a digestive aid that increases stomach acidity and helps mineral absorption.
Calcium is required for strong bones, teeth and cardiac function. Calcium not only builds strong bones and teeth but maintains bone density and strength. It helps to regulate heartbeat, blood clotting and muscle contraction. Calcium may also prevent certain cancers, particularly colon cancer.
Calcium and magnesium are closely interconnected. Magnesium protects the body from stress, works with calcium in the same body systems, and participates in more than 50 different biochemical reactions. That's why magnesium is so important to bone formation, nerve and muscle transmission, and energy production.
Vitamin D is included because it acts as a hormone that allows the body to absorb and properly use calcium.
Each capsule contains:
Elemental calcium (carbonate) 250 mg
Elemental magnesium (oxide) 125 mg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 2.5 mcg (100 IU)
Gelatin capsule (gelatin, purified water, titanium dioxide), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate