IMPORTANCE OF BONE HEALTH
Having healthy bones is extremely important. Bones help in bringing structure to the body, protecting organs and storing calcium. Many of our strongest muscles are also connected to our bones. Bones are continuously changing. When young, our bones have the capability of growing faster and stronger. But as you grow older, bones function slower and become weaker. By the time you reach the age of 30, the chances of developing Osteoporosis increases. Osteoporosis is a condition which makes the bones weak and brittle. Osteoporosis occurs when the formation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the erosion of old bone tissue.
While bone health should be something to take care of your entire life, it is never too late to do the right thing to make them better and stronger.
Our bones are mostly made up of Collagen a protein that is woven into a flexible framework, they also contain a large amount of calcium, which, in combination with collagen, gives the bone its strength and flexibility. Our bones consist largely of calcium and 98% of the body’s total calcium resides in our bones.
One may conclude that taking a calcium supplement alone would be a smart choice for keeping strong bones. If our bones consist largely of calcium and tend to break because of a lack thereof, it surely makes sense that consuming more calcium would prevent the osteoporosis. However, that is not always the case. Could it be that all of the calcium we are ingesting isn’t finding its way to our bones? And could consuming too much calcium contribute to an abnormal amount of calcium in the blood that ends up in parts of the body where it doesn’t belong? When your bloodstream fails to get rid of excess calcium, it can end up in the arteries of the heart, brain (cranial calcification), breasts and kidneys (as a part of kidney stones or calcium deposits in the kidneys). We wanted to create a Calcium supplement that would handle this possibility of unhealthy calcium deposits and figure out how to get the Calcium to where it was intended for optimum bone (and other) health and longevity.
It has been known that the issue was in getting the body to absorb the calcium. This was the main reason that Peter created the blend of calcium and magnesium, he wanted to ensure that the calcium being consumed was reaching our bones and our teeth!
– Magnesium is necessary for many activities in the body. Magnesium stimulates the hormone calcitonin, which helps to preserve bone structure by drawing calcium out of the blood and soft tissues back into the bones. Another lesser known fact is that that magnesium is necessary to convert vitamin D into its active form so that it can turn on calcium absorption.
It additionally has been found that Vitamin D plays a pivotal role in bone building; it allows the body to absorb calcium, and to maintain the proper balance of calcium and phosphorus. If you are not getting the right amount of vitamin D with your calcium, your body will not absorb it properly. Vitamin D can be created naturally in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight, but many people do not produce enough vitamin D or get enough from food. Good dietary sources of vitamin D include fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines, fish oils, butter, egg yolks, liver, and fortified foods such as breakfast cereals, milk, margarine and orange juice.
In conclusion, whether you are young and building bones or older and preserving them, bone health can be maintained. Starting with this 2:1 Formula of CalMag by Peter’s Choice.
The founder of Peter’s Choice, developed several of the most effective daily mineral beverage mixes on the market. While similar beverages have been created over the years, Peter was one of the first innovators in creating the classic mineral beverage he called “CalMag”. This was back in the 1980’s making it one of the first balanced Calcium/Magnesium products on the market which could be easily absorbed by the body.
After 40 years of great success with this product, after selling the company, the new owners discontinued it. We’ve had so many requests for the product that we are bringing it back in its original form – effective and instant.
We wish you all the best health,
From All of us at Peter’s Choice