essential minerals for bone health

Viridian Calcium Magnesium Boron Powder

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What is Calcium, Magnesium and Boron Powder?

Calcium is involved in numerous vital functions throughout the body, including; bone building, protein and fat digestion, energy production, nerve transmission and neuro-muscular activity. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, contributing to 1.5 to 2% of total body weight. Bones contain more than 99% of the body’s calcium.

Magnesium is critical to many cellular functions including energy production, protein formation and cellular replication. Magnesium’s main function is in enzyme activation. Magnesium is predominantly deposited in the bone, the remainder residing in metabolically active tissues such as muscle, brain, heart, liver, and kidneys.

Boron is a trace mineral that is known to influence the transport of extra-cellular calcium and release of intra-cellular calcium. Boron is necessary for the action of vitamin D, the vitamin that stimulates the absorption and utilisation of calcium.

This highly bio-available combination of essential minerals offers the following advantages:

  1. Excipient free - a powdered form of minerals, free of any synthetic fillers, binders or coating agents.

  2. Purity – free of flavouring, colouring, or sweetening agents – just pure nutrition.

  3. Bio-available – the minerals are highly bio-available due to the presence of organic

    chelating agents including; malic acid, ascorbic acid, citric acid, and amino acids. Being in a powdered form provides ease of assimilation and so reduces the energy and digestive process required to dissolve compacted tablets.

  4. Convenient – being free of excipients enables this powdered formula to be more concentrated and so avoids the requirement of multiple doses needed when taking tablets.

What is Calcium used for?

Can calcium be good for OSTEOPOROSIS?

Osteoporosis is characterised by reduced bone mass resulting in increased skeletal fragility and susceptibility to fractures. Many nutrients are important to bone health but calcium is the one most likely to be deficient. In addition to calcium’s role within the structure of bone, its concentration in the blood activates controlling mechanisms on the release of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and calcitonin release. These hormones directly influence the dynamic movement of calcium in and out of bone tissue.

Is Calcium good for Cardiovascular Health?

Population studies suggest a link between blood pressure and dietary intake of calcium. Additionally,epidemiological data demonstrates that calcium supplementation can lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Recently, meta-analysis has revealed a much more dramatic effect of calcium supplementation on blood pressure, in pregnant women than in non-pregnant adults. The Nurses Health Study (85,764 women) showed that those with the lowest intake of calcium intake had the greatest incidence of ischemic stroke.

Calcium helps support CELL PROTECTION 

increasing calcium intake appears to support the cells in the colon, probably through lowering fecal free bile and free fatty acid concentrations, thereby lowering cytotoxicity. Calcium has shown protective effects in cases of colonic adenomatous polyps.

Can Calcium help with PRE-MENSTRUAL SYNDROME? 

research has shown that calcium supplementation at 1200mg per day for 3 months significantly reduced symptoms of PMS by 48%. Magnesium is also beneficial in hormonal balance through assisting the delta-6-desaturase enzyme system required for essential fatty acid metabolism. AnumberofstudieshaveshownPMSsuffererstohavelow red blood cell magnesium levels.

What is Magnesium good for?

Can Magnesium help with osteoporosis?

 Magnesium supplementation is as important as calcium supplementation in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis. Women with osteoporosis have lower bone magnesium content and other indicators of magnesium deficiency than women without osteoporosis.

Vitamin D levels have also been found to be low in magnesium deficient osteoporosis sufferers – this may be because magnesium is required for an enzyme that converts vitamin D its most active form (1,25-(OH)2D3).

Can Magnesium be used to treat Fatigue?

An underlying magnesium deficiency, even if ‘sub clinical’, can result in chronic fatigue and symptoms similar to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Many chronic fatigue syndrome patients have been shown to have low red blood cell magnesium levels.

Magnesium can be helpful with FIBROMYALGIA 

a recently recognised disorder that is a common cause of chronic muscle pain and fatigue. Magnesium deficiency within muscle cells may be a factor in the development of fibromyalgia. One study demonstrates that a daily supplement of 300-600 mgs of magnesium (as malate) results in tremendous improvements in the number and severity of tender points.

Magnesium can be helpful with MIGRAINE and TENSION HEADACHES 

Several researchers link low magnesium levels with both migraine and tension headaches based on their theories and clinical observations.

Reduced levels of magnesium are found in the serum, saliva and red blood cells of migraine sufferers, which indicates a need for supplementation because one of magnesium’s key functions is maintenance of blood vessel tone.

What is Boron used for?


Boron appears to assist in healthy bone formation through its effects on calcium and vitamin D metabolism. Post menopausal women fed a low-boron diet have shown decreased concentrations of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol.

Boron for Brain Function.

Brain function is affected by dietary boron deficiency. Studies have shown decreased brain activity resulting in poorer performance in tasks of motor speed and dexterity, attention, and short-term memory in humans. It has been suggested that boron can restore the damage to brain cells caused by aluminium.

Vitamin C

COLLAGEN PRODUCTION - Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an important nutrient within this formula due to the known benefits of vitamin C on collagen production (e.g. bone matrix). Ascorbic acid can also act as a solubilising agent and provide a highly bioavailable form as calcium ascorbate. Additional benefits include antioxidant activity, immune function,and cardiovascular maintenance.

What is Malic Acid good for?

Malic acid is good for FIBROMYALGIA 

Individuals with fibromyalgia are often lacking in the mineral magnesium. Taken in combination with malic acid, this mineral helps fight fatigue and relax muscles. (Malic acid also enhances magnesium absorption). When muscles are exercised to exhaustion, continually tense, or circulation is poor, a condition of hypoxia (lack of oxygen) develops. This inhibits the breakdown of glucose for energy, causing exhaustion and pain. Malic acid breaks this bottleneck.


It would appear that calcium presented as a citrate/malate salt offers high solubility with superior absorption. Malic acid is a very effective chelation creating a reaction in the stomach to enhance absorption of minerals. The acid reacts with the mineral to break the bonds with its original inorganic chelation agent. This frees the mineral to bond with the malic acid to create a malate or allows the free mineral to chelate to other organic bonds available in the stomach, i.e. citric acid (citrate), proteins (amino acid chelate) and so on. These more effective chelation agents allow for better absorption. It has been shown that calcium carbonate can have a 4-5% absorption rate, adding malic acid can increase the absorption to around 30-40%.


1 tsp daily with water or fruit juice.
The NIH consensus panel on osteoporosis have suggested an intake of 1000mg/day of calcium by estrogen replete premenopausal women and for postmenopausal women treated with estrogen. An intake of 1500mg/day is suggested for untreated postmenopausal women.
Up to 2500mg calcium/day is suggested as an upper safety level.
Research suggests that the dosage range for Boron in adults is 1-13 mg/day.

Potential applications of Calcium, Magnesium and Boron

This combination of minerals provides support for a wide range of applications including; menopause / post-menopause related osteoporosis, bone fractures, neuro-muscular disorders e.g. fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), cardiovascular conditions e.g. hypertension, the elderly, and sports nutrition (magnesium and malic acid are required for efficient energy metabolism (ATP production). Other applications include hypertension in pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, PMS, PCOS, muscle cramps, hearing loss, and insulin resistance.

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Calcium and magnesium are needed for the normal maintenance of bones and teeth. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones, cartilage, skin and teeth.  Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue, supports electrolyte balance, the nervous system, normal muscle function, normal psychological function and the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Mix with water or your favourite juice to make an easy-to-take daily health supplement.