The balanced cal-mag formulation Calcium facts: Calcium is an important essential nutrient, but it must be balanced by adequate magnesium if it is not to cause damage to the cells and body as a whole. Unabsorbed calcium can get into soft tissues-such as arteries, heart cells and joints-causing these to calcify or harden. Too much calcium can also cause brittle bones. Calcium carbonate is what blackboard chalk is made of. Think of what happens when you drop a piece of chalk on the floor. There is an average of 10 times more calcium than magnesium in our present diet. This is why everyone doesnt need to take supplemental calcium. If you are already getting enough calcium from your diet, you should take Natural Calm to balance your calcium intake and restore healthy magnesium levels. The daily requirement for calcium is 1,000-1,200 mg for adults with up to 1,500 for older women. This is the requirement for calcium-not supplemental calcium. You need to factor in the calcium you are getting in your diet. For example: A cup of General Mills Cornflakes or Raisin Bran has 1,000 mg of calcium. An 8 oz container of low fat yogurt has 415 mg of calcium. 1 cup of lowfat milk has 290 mg of calcium. It is estimated that the average diet contains 600 mg of calcium a day. How much calcium would you be getting if you also took 1,200 mg of supplemental calcium? Natural Calm Plus Calcium facts: Natural Calm plus Calcium includes Natural Calm-the best-selling magnesium supplement for superior bioavailability and fast absorption. Natural Calm plus Calcium uses calcium gluconate, a better-absorbed form of calcium than the commonly used calcium carbonate (blackboard chalk). Natural Calm plus Calcium includes vitamin C, vitamin D3 and boron-which assist in the assimilation, utilization and distribution of the calcium within the body. This results in the creation of strong bones, joints and connective tissue. Natural Calm plus Calcium also incorporates potassium, which is vital for a healthy heart and for muscle and nerve cell function. Natural Calm plus Calcium is formulated with 3 parts magnesium to 2 parts calcium, which will prevent a surplus of calcium robbing the bodys vital magnesium supply and avoid the symptoms associated with depleted levels of magnesium. Symptoms of magnesium depletion Millions suffer daily from symptoms that can result from a lack of magnesium. Because magnesium is required for hundreds of enzymatic reactions (enzymes are protein molecules that stimulate every chemical reaction in the body), deficiency can cause a wide variety of symptoms, such as: Low energy Fatigue Weakness PMS and hormonal imbalances Inability to sleep Weakening bones Muscle tension, spasms & cramps Abnormal heart rhythms Headaches Anxiousness Nervousness Irritability Natural Calm plus Calcium is unique because: it is the only calcium-magnesium formula containing Natural Calm it is balanced in favor of magnesium taking into account calcium intake in the diet and it avoids problems associated with a high calcium diet by restoring calcium-magnesium balance and healthy magnesium levels.