Magcaldi – Bone and Muscle Health
Looking after our bones and muscles is fundamental to living a healthy, active, and independent lifestyle. We need to be mindful of what we eat, because nutrition has an imperative role in bone and muscle health. Key nutrients we need to pay special attention to include calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3. Making sure you achieve the recommended dietary intake (RDI) for these 3 nutrients throughout life will support bone strength, muscle function, and help prevent osteoporosis in later life.
Nutrients for a healthy musculoskeletal system
Calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 are vital for bone and muscle health (Figure 1). Collectively, our bones and muscles make up the vast musculoskeletal system (Figure 2).
Figure 2: our musculoskeletal system
Its primary function is locomotion, but it also provides the framework to keep our internal organs, ligaments and nerves in the correct position. A healthy musculoskeletal system allows us to move freely, breathe, maintain our posture and perform functional tasks easily.
Different nutrient requirements throughout life
Our requirements of these 3 nutrients (calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3) changes based on age and life stage (Table 1). Therefore you need to be aware of your RDI so you can achieve it to maintain optimal bone and muscle health. You want to avoid nutritional deficiencies because it can have negative and irreversible effects on the body and overall health.
Table 1. The recommended dietary intake (RDI) of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 for different target groups .
|Target group||Calcium RDI (mg/day)||Magnesium RDI(mg/day)||Vitamin D3 RDI(µg/day)|
|Pregnant and breastfeeding women||1,000||310-350*||5|
*Depends on specific age or life stage
Examples of deficiency: if a child is deficient in calcium, magnesium or vitamin D3 it can stunt healthy bone growth, and may lead to a bone condition called rickets . If a menopausal woman is deficient in these nutrients, her risk of osteoporosis may increase.
Groups with increased nutrient requirements
At certain points in life, your nutrient requirements (especially calcium) are heightened to support your body’s demands. Increasing your intake is important for maintaining bone strength and muscle health. This is especially important during childhood and adolescence because attaining optimal bone mass during this period is determines bone health status in later years .
Magcaldi® supports bone and muscle health
Magcaldi® is scientifically formulated to support bone health (i.e. density, mineralization) and healthy muscle function. It is suitable for children, adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women, menopausal women, elderly people and sports people. It features 3 key active ingredients: calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 (Table 2).
|Nutrient||Function||Deficiency symptoms||Source of raw material in Magcaldi®|
Calcium citrate is an absorbable form of calcium with high solubility in the body. It is absorbed equally well when taken with, or without food.
It conforms to USP 29 standard.
We source from Jiangbei Additive, a leading supplier of quality raw materials for health formulations.
Magnesium oxide is bioavailable source of elemental magnesium that is easily absorbed in the gut.
We source from Tomita Pharmaceutical, a leading Japanese manufacturer specialising in quality inorganic chemicals for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.
Quality raw material that meets the following compendia when tested: USP, Ph.Eur., and FCC.
We sourced from DSM Nutritional Products Australia, a leading supplier of vitamins for the health industry.
Quality you can trust
Magcaldi® is a complementary medicine regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – a division in the Australian Department of Health. Australia’s complementary medicine industry has one of the most stringent regulatory regimes in the world.
Magcaldi® is manufactured to a pharmaceutical standard under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) to meet strict safety and quality regulations. When you use Magcaldi® you can be confident that the formulation has been manufactured to high standards, and it contains the amounts stated on the label.
Calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 supplementation has been extensively studied in different groups for its benefits on bone health (i.e. improving bone mineral density). In elderly people, improved bone minderal density also correlated to reduced risk of fractures.
|Active ingredient||Clinical evidence|
- https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ConditionsAndTreatments/rickets Accessed 29/5/18
- https://www.nrv.gov.au/ Accessed 29/5/18
- https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/bone-health/juvenile Accessed 29/5/18
- https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/ Accessed 1/6/18
- https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/ Accessed 1/6/18
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