Osteo-CalMag gives your body the benefits of no less than thirteen herbs from around the globe; each used throughout history in the treatment of countless health problems.
Osteo-CalMag is designed as an herbal supplement with the addition of calcium, magnesium and Vitamin D. The purpose of this product is to provide a balanced herbal extract as a dietary supplement that will aid in the maintenance and absorption of calcium within the body. Each of the herbs included in the product has been used as a source of calcium or as an aid to the absorption of calcium from other dietary sources. The product contains extracts of 13 different herbs, ranging from alfalfa to valerian.
One daily adult dose of VitaMist Osteo-CalMag product provides both calcium and magnesium from each of 13 different herbs. In addition, we have added soluble and readily available calcium and magnesium in the forms of calcium ascorbate and magnesium gluconate. These two ingredients help to maintain a steady supply of calcium and magnesium electrolytes.
Osteo-CalMag contains vitamin D, which is a vitamin considered vital for the absorption of calcium from all sources. Vitamin D is a highly recommended vitamin, especially for the elderly, and those who have limited exposure to the sun.
Osteo-CalMag should be viewed as a maintenance product, and be used in conjunction with a good diet including calcium rich foods. Since your body does not produce calcium, you may be able to get it through other sources, including:
- Dairy products, such as cheese, milk and yogurt
- Dark green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli and kale
- Fish with edible soft bones, such as sardines and canned salmon
- Calcium-fortified foods and beverages, such as soy products, cereal and fruit juices
Even if you eat a healthy, balanced diet, you may find it difficult to get enough calcium if you:
- Follow a vegan diet
- Have lactose intolerance and limit dairy products
- Consume large amounts of protein or sodium, which can cause your body to excrete calcium
- Have osteoporosis
- Are receiving long-term treatment with corticosteroids
- Have certain bowel or digestive diseases that decrease your ability to absorb calcium, such as inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease
If your concern is that you might not be getting enough calcium in your diet, you should check with your doctor. He or she will be able to tell you if calcium supplementation is right for you.
It is important to note that mega dosing with calcium will have little to no additional benefit, as levels of calcium above those recommended by the FDA (1,000 mg per day) are unlikely to be absorbed by your body. In fact, taking calcium in excess of 2,000 mg per day may actually do you more harm than good.