CALCIUM PHOSPHATE in Inno-Cal-Mag
The same form of calcium as human
10 X MORE BIOAVAILABLE than
2 X MORE BIOAVAILABLE than Calcium
Backed by internationally
recognized clinical studies.
The vital role of Calcium
Inside the body, calcium performs a number of vital functions, the most
important of which includes the following:
• forms the framework of teeth and bones
• helps to prevent osteoporosis
• maintains cell membranes
• regulates muscle contractions
Calcium and Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a silent, debilitating disease that progresses without
symptoms until the bones become so frail that a sudden strain, sprain, or
fall causes a fracture. The hip, wrist, ankle, and spine are common sites
for osteoporotic bone fractures. The incidence of osteoporosis is increasing
as the population ages. Currently, one in four women and one in eight men
over the age of 50, have osteoporosis to some degree.
Why does bone density become diminished as we age?
Let’s take a closer look at the bone matrix to help us understand the
seriousness of osteoporosis. Bone is living tissue that constantly renews
itself. Although bone is strong and relatively flexible, everyday wear and
tear causes tiny structural defects. In our bodies, two groups of
specialized cells perform the work of a "maintenance crew." Osteoclasts
excavate any areas of weakened bone, and then osteoblasts fill in the
crevices with material that calcifies, to form new bone. As we age, the two
groups of cells that form the "maintenance crew" become less efficient in
working together — osteoclasts remove old bone faster than the osteoblasts
are able to rebuild it, thus resulting in bone loss. Women can experience
bone loss of up to 3% per year from areas such as the spine, and about 1%
per year from peripheral areas such as the arm or hip.
So what can be done to prevent advanced bone loss?
Although researchers have firmly established that adequate amounts of
calcium are needed to protect bone health, there is much confusion regarding
the best form and ideal amount of this mineral, that should be taken.
How much Calcium do I need?
When choosing your calcium supplement, remember to make sure that you
are checking for ELEMENTAL calcium content, which may be different from the
absolute calcium content. Secondly, consider its bioavailability
(absorbability) regarding (1) phosphorus content, (2) cofactors necessary
for assimilation, and (3) liquid or tablet form. Adults under the age of 50
years normally require 1,000 mg of elemental calcium per day, and those over
50 normally require up to 1,500 mg.
A Superior Calcium-Magnesium
Supplement from Inno-Vite This
formulation contains calcium and magnesium liquid in softgels with
phosphorus, vitamin D3, vitamin C, and zinc in a base of omega-6 essential
There are three reasons for its enhanced availability to the body:
1. Unlike many other calcium supplements, INNO-CALMAG Complex
contains not just one, but 3 forms of calcium, including calcium
citrate, calcium carbonate, and the most user-friendly form of all—calcium
phosphate—the same calcium from which the bones themselves are made. In
fact, phosphorus comprises close to one-third of the bone mass. The Mayo
Clinic recently issued a statement indicating that phosphorus, in the form
of calcium phosphate, is an important form of calcium for supporting bone
development and maintenance. A recent study published in the Journal of the
American College of Nutrition, revealed that increased calcium intake
without a corresponding increase in the amount of phosphorus causes a
reduction in the absorption of phosphorus. This may potentially lead to
diminished bone mass. Taking a calcium supplement without adequate
phosphorus may, therefore, result in a reduction of bone mass, rather than
have the desired increase.
2.INNO-CAL-MAG Complex contains essential cofactors in the correctly
balanced ratios required by the body, to increase calcium absorption and
assimilation. These include phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D3, vitamin C,
and zinc, in a base of essential fatty acids.
3. This formula is highly
absorbable (bioavailable) because it comes in liquid-filled soft gelatin capsules.
Tablet forms of nutritional supplements are not easily absorbed as, and
therefore one needs to ingest much higher amounts in order to absorb the
active ingredients. In liquid supplements, minerals are already dissolved,
and therefore are immediately absorbable. Inno- Vite takes the superior
bioavailability of this liquid formula a step further and has produced it in
soft gelatin capsules. This format is easy to swallow and ensures the liquid
calcium does not oxidize each time the bottle is opened.