A diet rich in calcium may help reduce the risk of some types of colon cancer, according to a new study published in the March 20, 2002 issue of The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Vitamin D ensures calcium is well absorbed, magnesium and boron help convert vitamin D into usable form; and zinc and manganese are important for mineral absorption. So getting enough calcium is only part of the answer. Taking a highly absorbable form of calcium with integrated nutrients helps maintain bone health and provide elements essential for healthy hair, nails, teeth and skin.
Calcium is the body's most abundantly stored dietary component. Without it we would be mush, because we wouldn't have bones or teeth. In addition to building and strengthening bones and teeth, calcium is also essential for a wide variety of important functions including muscle contraction and relaxation, transmission of nerve impulses, activation of enzymes, and is also effective as a potent sleep inducer. Calcium Citrate is the most readily absorbed supplemental form of calcium.
Magnesium may be more important in osteoporosis than calcium, since it balances the body's calcium supply and keeps it from being excreted. It is one of the most versatile minerals involved in energy production, nerve function, muscle relaxation, and bone and tooth formation. Magnesium Citrate is the most readily absorbed form of magnesium.
Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Its main function is to regulate blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. It aids the body's absorption of calcium, slows calcium loss and promotes maintenance of bone mass.
Selenium has anti-inflammatory properties that have relieved osteoarthritic symptoms. It also provides protection as an antioxidant.
Manganese is just as important as calcium for bone problems. Bone cartilage can't grow or repair itself adequately without this mineral.
Potassium along with magnesium helps restore muscle tone and is essential for cardiac health.
Boron is a trace mineral that aids in building strong bones, teeth and nails. It is almost as fundamental to the strength of bones as calcium, and is an effective safeguard against osteoporosis.
Silica this trace mineral is found in large amounts in the horsetail extract and is essential for growth and healing, being a major part of bones, cartilage, connective tissue and skin. Thus, it helps build strong bones and nails, healthy hair and skin. It also helps the body utilize calcium better.
Iodine plays a fundamental role in the health of the thyroid gland which regulates growth of nails, hair and nearly all body tissues. It also regulates the body's overall metabolism.
Chromium helps maintain healthy glucose levels and supports the skeletal system.
Zinc is critical to the healthy functioning of every cell in our bodies. It helps with skin disorders, and strengthens the immune system. It also promotes healthy hormone levels.
Since calcium alone is not enough, our product includes integrated nutrients to help promote increased bone density and aid in building healthy hair, nails and skin. Buried Treasure Calcium Plus contains 1,000 mg of Elemental Calcium along with Silica, Vitamin D, Magnesium and Boron to help the body utilize calcium more efficiently.