BioBalance Calcium Magnesium with Vitamin D3 combines three important
nutrients for bone health and joint mobility. A sustainably harvested
red seaweed (Lithothamnium sp.) from the North Atlantic seabed provides a
vegetarian source of calcium and magnesium, plus 72 naturally occurring
trace minerals including boron. Magnesium citrate is added to give an
effective calcium to magnesium ratio of approximately 1.3 to 1 for
healthy metabolism and to optimise calcium absorption. Vitamin D3
completes the formula as a vital regulator of calcium absorption and
distribution in the body.
Calcium is the main mineral component of bones and teeth, and poor
absorption is the key contributing factor when bones become so weak,
brittle and fragile that they break easily. To build and maintain strong
bones and teeth, your body needs adequate supplies of calcium with its
companion nutrients magnesium and vitamin D. Boron is a trace mineral
used by the body to prevent bone loss, and is lacking in many New
Zealand soils. Ocean-derived natural sources are the best way to
supplement trace mineral deficiencies.
To maximize bone uptake of dietary calcium, your body must have a
proportionate intake of magnesium. These two essential macro-minerals
work in close relationship, in a ratio similar to that which our
ancestral diet provided – 1.3 calcium to 1 magnesium. The outer limit of
a healthy calcium : magnesium balance is the 2:1 ratio found in most
supplements (and erroneously promoted as an ideal ratio). Calcium is
regulated and controlled by magnesium, and any ratio greater than 2:1
does not support effective calcium metabolism.
Magnesium is also necessary to convert vitamin D3 into its active
form, for its role in calcium absorption. Vitamin D3 is the natural form
(cholecalciferol) of the hormone-like vitamin our bodies make naturally
when our skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Vitamin D
deficiency is much more common than most people realise, even in New
Zealand where we enjoy high sunshine hours. Covering up the skin and
liberal use of sunblock prevent absorption of the ultraviolet rays
needed, which contributes to inadequate vitamin D levels in many people.
Vitamin D and magnesium are the top two most common deficiencies in
industrially developed countries.
As well as bone health, maintaining muscle condition is another key
area where calcium and magnesium work together. A healthy skeleton
relies on muscle integrity to keep it mobilised. Calcium’s role is to
contract muscle, while magnesium relaxes it. Without enough magnesium
muscles can become cramped and sore. Magnesium also helps the body
remove used calcium so it doesn’t form crystals that lodge in joints or
form bony spurs and arterial plaques. It is very important in heart
muscle and cardiovascular health.
While people of all ages and stages of life need good dietary sources
of calcium and magnesium to stay healthy, some have a greater need for
good quality supplementation of these minerals, together with vitamin D.
There is a higher risk of bone loss during pregnancy or post-menopause
for women, and in elderly people, those who don’t exercise or go out in
the sun much, and people of any age on a low-protein,
This supplement provides three important nutrients for healthy bones,
teeth and muscles, a restful sleep and a calm nervous system.
- Healthy calcium metabolism
- Strong bones and teeth
- Joint mobility
- Muscle relaxation & heart health
- Restful sleep
Ingredients Per Serving
Marine algae (Lithothamnium sp.),
calcified seaweed 800mg
Magnesium Citrate 880mg
Vitamin D3 400IU
This product contains calcium from calcified red algae. It does not contain coral.
Adults: Take 1-2 capsules twice daily with food.
Always read the label and use as directed.
Supplementary to a balanced diet.
Or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Store below 30°C in a dry place.