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MagnaCal D™ will be highlighted on the Dr. Oz Show on May 22, 2017 with actress Alicia Coppola.
MagneCal D™ Supports Your Active Life
You have places to go, miles to run, mountains to climb, and yes, waves to surf.
You’ll go as far as your bones will take you. That’s why it’s so important to support the foundation for your active life.
As you age, your bones continually change, becoming weaker and thinner. Bone loss is a normal result of aging, but too much bone loss can lead to osteoporosis. This can cause your bones to become brittle and more prone to breaks.
Recent trends in dietary consumption have shown a shift in the past several years towards increased calcium consumption, however, overall calcium consumption still falls short of recommended dietary amounts. Additionally, magnesium consumption and vitamin D levels continue to remain low. MagneCal D™ was created by USANA to address this need.
Fortunately, there are a couples things you can do to support your bone health and maintain your on-the-go lifestyle.
People who are inactive are at higher risk for osteoporosis, which is why it’s so important to keep moving. Take up weight-bearing and resistance training, increase your strength through yoga, and add in a walk every day.
Get the Right Nutrients
Recent trends in dietary consumption have shown a shift in the past several years towards increased calcium consumption, however, overall calcium consumption still falls short of recommended dietary amounts. Additionally, magnesium consumption and vitamin D levels continue to remain low. MagneCal D was created by USANA to address this need.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It is needed for strength and structure of teeth and bones, blood clotting, nerve function, muscle contraction and relaxation, enzyme regulation, and membrane permeability.
Most of the calcium in the human body is found in teeth and bones. This amount is continually in flux, with various amounts being deposited and resorbed. Later in life, more calcium is resorbed than is replaced, leading to bone loss and potentially to osteoporosis if calcium intake is inadequate (or has been inadequate in the past).
You know calcium is important for maintaining bone health—adequate calcium throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis—that’s why you’ve upped your intake of yogurt, milk, spinach, and kale.
But unless you’ve also upped your intake of magnesium, you’re not getting the full impact.*
Magnesium helps your body absorb calcium, which is critical in supporting bone health. Without it, your body can’t absorb all the calcium you take in. That’s why it’s important to maintain an ideal ratio of calcium to magnesium in the body, but most people simply do not consume enough magnesium.*
Magnesium also supports more than 300 processes in the body, including muscle strength and function, energy production, and cardiovascular and metabolic health.*
Some sciencey stuff about magnesium: Magnesium is an essential mineral for many fundamental processes in the body. It normally exists in the body as a charged particle (or ion) and is primarily stored in bones. Inadequate blood magnesium levels are known to negatively affect blood calcium levels, reduce parathyroid hormone (PTH) action, and increase resistance to some of the effects of vitamin D. Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that control various natural reactions in the body, including; supporting mitochondrial integrity and the production of cellular energy; protein synthesis, DNA, RNA, and supporting proper glutathione production.
Magnesium also plays a critical role in supporting normal nerve transmission, neuromuscular conduction, muscular contraction, and healthy glucose metabolism. Many of these benefits contribute to magnesium’s support for cardiovascular health. Research has also shown that magnesium can help support arterial elasticity, which is important for maintaining the artery’s ability to expand and contract to maintain normal blood flow in healthy people.
Food dietary sources of magnesium include spinach, legumes, nuts, and grains.
Don’t forget about the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D helps nourish stronger, healthier bones. It’s also important in maintaining immunity and cardiovascular health.*
Vitamin D supports the development and maintenance of bones and teeth by helping in the absorption and use of calcium. Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Vitamin D promotes a healthy, balanced immune system through its key role in regulation and differentiation of immune system cells. It has been linked to healthy endothelial function, which is important for cardiovascular health. And, it also helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system.
Every time we expose our bare skin to direct sunlight, we use ultraviolet B (UVB) rays to produce vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). There is a very small amount of vitamin D in a few foods, which makes it almost impossible to get the levels you need from food alone. However, some foods that include vitamin D are fatty fish, egg yolks, orange juice, and some cereals.
Boron and Silicon
MagneCal D™ also contains boron and silicon, which are known to play a role in supporting a healthy skeletal system. In bone, silicon is localized in the active growth areas where it is thought to promote growth and hasten mineralization. Boron may play a role in the maintenance of bone by reducing calcium excretion and increasing deposition of calcium in the bone.
MagneCal D™ Nutrients Working Together
But even with a healthy diet, getting all of these nutrients (in the right proportion) can be difficult.
That’s why my product partner USANA Health Sciences created MagneCal D™, and I couldn’t be happier.
Just as the name implies, it’s full of magnesium, calcium, and vitamin D as well as boron and silicon. In fact, our formula contains equally balanced amounts of calcium and magnesium to help you get the most out of the nutrients.*
“We found people were consuming plenty of calcium but were getting less than the recommended amounts of magnesium and vitamin D. This gave us the unique opportunity to formulate a supplement to help balance out the body’s levels,” says USANA’s chief scientific officer, Dr. Robert Sinnott. “Through the direction of USANA’s founder Dr. Myron Wentz, we calculated the perfect ratio of calcium to magnesium that you’ll find in the new MagneCal D supplement.”
In other words, MagneCal D™ is an easy way to support a solid foundation for your healthy, active life and keep you on the move.*
All About Bone Health Infographic