Calcium is the most abundant essential mineral in the body, with 99% of it contained in the bones and teeth. Calcium is essential for the formation of bones and teeth and is also required for blood clotting, muscle contraction and the transmission of signals in nerve cells. The prevention of osteoporosis and joint health maintenance is probably what it’s best known for.
Magnesium is also an essential miner, but not needed in quite the same quantities as Calcium, and many experts recommend a ratio of about 3:2 of Calcium to Magnesium for maximum health benefits. Many other minerals like Sodium, Potassium and Phosphorous are dependent on the presence of Magnesium to promote effective absorption. Vitamins are also better utilised when Magnesium is present. This leads to Magnesium being essential for bone health, protein formation, relaxing muscles, blood clotting and the production of insulin.
Vitamin D’s most important role in the body is maintaining good blood levels of Calcium, which it does by increasing and decreasing the amount of Calcium absorbed from food, as well as controlling the amount of calcium lost through urine, therefore sparing the amount of Calcium stored in our bones.The presence of Vitamin D is essential for the proper absorption of Calcium and is therefore vital for the health of both bones and teeth. The majority of Vitamin D in the body is created by a chemical action on the skin from sunlight, so with our changeable climate a good alternative supply is recommended.
Zinc has been reported to be at low levels when osteoporosis is present and several studies have shown the presence of Zinc with Calcium, can dramatically reduce the severity of osteoprotic fractures.
Osteo Aid is a balanced combination of all of the above nutrients, and so is exceptional at maintaining joint and bone health and dealing with the problems of osteoporosis.