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Blackmores Total Calcium & Magnesium Tabs (60)

Blackmores Total Calcium & Magnesium Tabs (60)
$11.95
Blackmores Total Calcium & Magnesium Tabs (60)

Blackmores Total Calcium & Magnesium Tabs is a supplement to aid in the prevention of calcium deficiency states including osteoporosis. 7 out of 10 women do not get enough calcium in their diets. In time this could lead to osteoporosis and its consequences - weak and brittle bones.

 

Features and benefits

  • A special combination of calcium compounds giving a wider range of absorption
  • Contains Magnesium, which is essential for healthy bones.
  • Contains Vitamin D, vitamin K1 and minerals to aid in the absorption and function of calcium
  • Contains Phosphate ions which are an integral part of the bone matrix

How it works

Calcium is responsible for much of the strength of bones and teeth, with calcium phosphate forming the structural basis of the skeleton. It is also involved in a variety of body processes, including muscle and nerve function and iron metabolism. If dietary calcium is low, the body may take the calcium it needs from the bones, leading to brittle bones and possibly osteoporosis (a reduction in bone density).

Vitamin D helps maintain serum calcium and phosphate levels and increases the active absorption of calcium ions in the intestine to increase mineralisation of bone. Zinc is important for the calcification of bone. Vitamin C is involved in the production of collagen, elastin and other constituents of the musculo-skeletal system. Other important nutrients for calcium uptake and utilisation are also included in Total Calcium for improved efficacy.

Dosage

Adults - Take 1 to 4 tablets daily with meals, or as professionally prescribed

Cautions

  • None noted in the literature at the recommended dosage
  • Always read the label. Use only as directed.

Side Effects

None noted in the literature at the recommended dosage.

Active Ingredients Per Tablet

Calcium citrate (Calcium 63.2mg)
300 mg
Calcium phosphate (Calcium 126mg)
325 mg
Calcium amino acid chelate (Calcium 40mg)
200 mg
(Total equiv. 229.2mg elemental calcium)
Magnesium phosphate (Magnesium 13.4mg)
65 mg
Magnesium oxide heavy (Magnesium 102.5mg)
170 mg
(Total equiv. 115.9 mg elemental magnesium)
Zinc amino acid chelate (Zinc 2.5mg)
12.5 mg
Manganese amino acid chelate
15 mg
(Manganese 1.5 mg)
Vitamin K1 (Phytomenadione)
5 mcg
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol 5 mcg)
200 IU
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
60 mg
Folic acid
100 mcg

Medicine interactions

  • If taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics, bisphosphonates (osteoporosis drugs) or thyroid hormone separate doses by at least two hours. Calcium, zinc and magnesium may decrease the absorption and efficacy of these medications.
  • Consult your healthcare professional before use if taking verapamil. Calcium may decrease the activity of this medication.
  • Consult your healthcare professional before use if taking a diuretic (fluid tablets). Vitamin D3 may cause hypercalcaemia (high calcium levels) if taken with thiazide diuretics.

Physical description

A white, mottled, large, capsule shaped tablet. Film-coated clear.

code: 1614