Why combine magnesium with calcium?
Both magnesium and calcium play a role in bone health, and 60% of Americans' diets fail to meet recommended daily magnesium intake.2 Nature Made is committed to providing convenient supplement combinations to support your daily diet.
How much calcium should I take daily?
The recommended daily intake of calcium for adults is 1,000–1,300 mg/day.
National nutrient intake data shows 49% of American adults fail to meet the recommended calcium intake through dietary sources.1 Calcium is an important nutrient, particularly for teens as well as post-menopausal women and older men. There are increased daily intake recommendations for individuals at these specific life stages, including 1,300 mg for teens and 1,200 mg for postmenopausal women (51–70y) and older men (>70y), compared to 1,000 mg for adults (19–50y).2 In general, you need to consume three or more servings of calcium per day to meet the daily requirement. One serving would be approximately one 8-ounce cup of milk, 6 ounces of yogurt or 1 ounce of cheese.
Where is Nature Made calcium derived from?
Our calcium is derived from limestone.
Does your calcium contain any lead?
The lead limit for all of our calcium products is well below federally adopted USP (United States Pharmacopeia) and California Proposition 65 regulations. The current California lead limit, effective April 1, 1999, allows for a maximum of 1.5 ppm of lead per 1,000 mg of calcium (which is even lower than federal guidelines that allow for a maximum of 3 ppm of lead calculated on calcium carbonate).
Please note, because of the chemical similarity between calcium and lead, all calcium supplements have trace amounts of lead in them. Even supplements that report non-detectable amounts may have some lead in them depending on the equipment used. Our equipment for detecting lead is very sophisticated and accurate. It is essential that our equipment be very precise since we have to be able to detect even trace amounts of lead in our products.
What does Calcium do for the body?
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is found primarily in the skeleton, where it helps build and support bones and teeth. Calcium also supports other functions in your body, such as muscles, nerves, and hormones .†
How much Calcium per day do I need?
The amount of Calcium you need per day depends on your age and other factors. Adults 19 years and over should consume 1000 mg per day, with adult women over 51 years and all adults over 71 years needing 1200 mg per day. Children over age 9 and teens need 1300 mg per day. Calcium is found in a variety of foods, such as dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese), kale, broccoli, and bok choi. It is also commonly added to foods fortified with nutrients, such as fruit juices, breads, and breakfast cereals.
What is Calcium Carbonate?
Calcium carbonate is a form of Calcium commonly used in dietary supplemments and is best absorbed when taken with food.
What is Magnesium good for?
Magnesium is an essential mineral found in the body. Between 50 to 60% of Magnesium is stored in our bones, 1% in our blood, and the remainder in cells and tissues . Magnesium assists in more than 300 metabolic reactions, helping support bone health, nerve and muscle function.†
What is Zinc good for?
Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a role in numerous reactions in the body and is vital for normal growth and development.†
What does Vitamin D do?
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that our bodies need every day. On top of supporting bone, teeth, muscle and immune health, it also helps improve Calcium absorption.†
How do I take this product?
Adults, take one tablet up to three times daily with water and a meal.
Can I give these Calcium tablets to my child?
No, these Calcium and Magnesium tablets are designed for adults. Check out our Kids First® Gummies for some kid-friendly supplements
When does this product expire?
Please refer to the expiration date on the bottle.