Viridian Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc Powder

Viridian Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc Powder

  • £11.00


Why take Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc 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.

Zinc is needed for the proper action of many body hormones, including thymic hormones, insulin, growth hormone and sex hormones. Zinc is found in every body cell and is a component in over 200 enzymes with 65% of zinc being stored in muscle and is highly concentrated in red and white blood cells. Other tissues with high zinc concentrations include: bone, skin, kidney, liver pancreas, retina and prostate.

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 does Calcium help with?

Calcium and 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.

CARDIO-PROTECTIVE Population studies suggest a link between blood pressure and dietaryintakeofcalcium. Additionally,epidemiologicaldatademonstratesthatcalcium 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.

CELL PROTECTION increasing calcium intake helps in supporting the colon cells, 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.

PRE-MENSTRUAL SYNDROME research has shown that calcium supplementation at 1200mg per day for 3 months significantly reduced symptoms of PMS by 48%. Magnesium and zinc are also beneficial in hormonal balance through enabling the delta-6-desaturase enzyme system required for essential fatty acid metabolism.

Magnesium

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. VitaminDlevelshavealsobeenfoundtobelowinmagnesiumdeficient osteoporosis sufferers – this may be because magnesium is required for an enzyme that converts vitamin D its most active form (1,25-(OH)2D3).

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.

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.

MIGRAINE / 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.

Zinc

ZINC FOR IMMUNE SUPPORT

Zinc is involved in nearly every aspect of immunity. When zinc levels are low, the number of T- Cells decreases, thymic hormone levels lower, and many white cell functionscriticaltotheimmuneresponsecease. All These Effects Are Reversible Upon Adequate zinc administration.

ZINC FOR BONE HEALTH

many nutrients are involved within structural bone development and hormonal control mechanisms. Zinc provides a crucial role in both growth and hormonal regulation through its effects on calcitriol (1,25-dihdroxy-cholecalciferol) the active form of vitamin D.

ZINC IS ANTI- ARTHRITIC

Zinc has antioxidant effects and is a cofactor in the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (copper-zinc SOD). Zinc levels are typically reduced in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

ZINC FOR MALE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

zinc is perhaps the most critical trace mineral involved in male sexual function including; male hormone metabolism, sperm formation, and sperm motility.

Vitamin C

VITAMIN C FOR 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. ,immune function,and cardiovascular maintenance.

Malic Acid

MALIC ACID AND 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.

MINERAL CHELATION 

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%.

Dosage

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 2500 mg calcium/day is suggested as an upper safety level.

Potential BENEFITS of Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc.

This combination of minerals provides support for a wide range of applications including; osteoporosis or bone fractures, neuro-muscular disorders e.g. fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), cardiovascular conditions e.g. hypertension, the elderly, and sports nutrition (zinc, 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, bronchial constriction, insulin resistance, acne, male sexual function, and macular degeneration.

Known contraindications

Patients with hyperparathyroidism, severe heart disease or cancer should consult their physician before introducing calcium/magnesium supplementation.

Interactions

Vitamin D is required for effective absorption of calcium. Daily exposure to sunshine, regular exercise and a multi-nutrient formula containing vitamin D and other synergistic nutrients is suggested for optimum bone protection.
Calcium in either food or supplemental form has been shown to inhibit iron absorption by 49 to 62% when ingested together.
Caffeine increases urinary output of calcium.

Useful links

Fibromyalgia – ‘High Five’ multi-vitamin and mineral, Rhodiola, Hemp seed oil, Co- Q10

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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.

Zinc is a mineral essential to many body processes including the maintenance of normal cognitive function, vision, fertility and reproduction, hair, skin and nails and the immune system. Zinc also contributes to the normal metabolism of fatty acids and macronutrients. Mix with water or your favourite juice to make an easy-to-take health supplement.

 

Directions: As a food supplement, stir one level teaspoon into a small amount of water or juice and drink immediately.  Best taken after evening meal, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

 

One level teaspoon (approx 3.5g) provides:

Ingredient Weight %EC NRV
Calcium (carbonate, citrate) 400mg 50
Magnesium (oxide, citrate) 300mg 80
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 500mg 625
Zinc (citrate) 10mg 100
In a base of malic acid 973mg
This product is sold by weight not by volume. Please be aware that settling will occur.