Cal Mag Citrate Effervescent 8oz (227g)
An easy-to-consume form of calcium-magnesium supplementation.
-powder reacts when mixed with water, resulting in formation of well-absorbed citrate,
ascorbate, and glycinate minerals
-provides a higher amount of calcium in a non-capsule form
-a convenient way to supplement with high amounts of these minerals
-has the added benefit of vitamin C
The effervescent quality of citric acid increases the bioavailability of citrate mineral chelates. Cal-Mag Citrate Effervescent Powder provides 500 mg calcium and 200 mg magnesium per scoop. This ratio is especially desirable for individuals who need higher amounts of calcium but who, because of magnesiums laxative-like character, cannot tolerate an equal amount of magnesium. One scoop also provides 500 mg of vitamin C and 500 mg of the amino acid glycine.
Taking high amounts of vitamin C can be a challenge for individuals who have
sensitive or compromised digestive systems. For these individuals, Thorne Research
has developed Buffered C Powder. Each scoop supplies the same pure, crystalline vitamin C found in Thornes Pure Ascorbic Acid, along with a blend of calcium, magnesium, and potassium mineral ascorbates that serve as a buffer, allowing sensitive individuals to take large amounts of vitamin C with ease and comfort. In addition to 2,350mg of vitamin C in each scoop, Buffered C Powder provides 350mg each of calcium and magnesium and 99mg of potassium.
Calcium and magnesium are the essentials: anthropological evidence indicates humans were high consumers of calcium until the onset of the Agricultural Age 10,000 years ago. Current calcium intake is one-quarter to one-third of our evolutionary diet, indicating we may not be consuming enough dietary calcium. Recent analysis of large numbers of previously conducted studies on calcium and bone mass demonstrate that supplementation of 500 to 1,500 mg of a well-absorbed form of calcium daily promotes bone mass in adolescents, young adults, older men, and postmenopausal women Magnesium is present in all cells of the body and is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes, including energy production. Magnesium is essential for maintaining normal bone density, normal cardiac rhythmicity, normal pulmonary function, and normal blood glucose regulation. Other body functions requiring magnesium include nerve conduction, methyl-group transfer, conversion of pyridoxine to pyridoxal 5-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6), production of energy, and muscle contraction. Magnesium supplementation appears to be a significant support to maintaining already normal bone density.
Serving Size: One Heaping (5.8g) Scoop
Servings Per Container: 42
Amount Per Serving:
Vitamin C ... 500mg
(as Ascorbic Acid)
Calcium ... 500mg
(as Citrate/Ascorbate reacted from Calcium Carbonate and Citric/Ascorbic Acids)
Magnesium ... 200mg
(as Citrate/Ascorbate reacted from Magnesium Oxide and Citric/Ascorbic Acids)
Other Ingredients: Glycine
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or
artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose,
palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.