Calcium Types and their Functions
Because there are so many
types of calcium supplements available, one may well ask, what's the best form?
The answer is the best forms of calcium are those that are easily absorbed,
assimilated and metabolized by the body such as calcium chelate, citrate,
hydroxyapatite, aspartate, and lactate.
the least expensive and most easily obtainable, is the least effective form of
calcium and should be avoided. According to Health Realities, Spring
1995 edition, Calcium carbonate, which is the most commonly used source of
calcium in supplements, encourages acidemia, bone loss, excesses of free
calcium, risk of cancer, kidney stones, and calcium deposits.
Ultimate Calcium Mineral Formula with Trace Minerals, is an innovative,
comprehensive and effective formula, an ideal way to enhance calcium nutrition
everyday. All calcium supplements are not the same in regard to calcium
availability, assimilation or utilization. The ROEXฎ formula
contains a combination of the most bioavailable forms of calcium including:
calcium aspartate, citrate, chelate, and calcium lactate. Moreover, it includes
the essential major mineral magnesium and essential trace minerals chromium,
copper, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, silica, and zinc which studies show are
needed to properly absorb, assimilate and utilize the calcium in all its varied
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is a highly soluble form of calcium, formed by binding calcium and
aspartic acid (an amino acid), providing better absorption, assimilation
and usage. Aspartic acid is an important amino acid that functions as a
transport mechanism delivering the calcium to proper body sites for specific
functions. This form of calcium is readily absorbed by the body and has the dual
advantage of releasing calcium and aspartic acid in the blood. It is easily
absorbed, assimilated and utilized.
CALCIUM CHELATE: a
binding of calcium with a hydrolyzed vegetable protein so that the calcium is
absorbed more readily in the small intestine and subsequently released in the
blood. Calcium chelate has higher absorption levels than inorganic salts, such
as calcium carbonate, and is retained longer in the body.
highly soluble, this type of calcium is formed by binding calcium and citric
acid (a form of vitamin C). It is easily absorbed, assimilated and
utilized in the body with the dual benefit of usable calcium and vitamin C.
: a highly soluble form of calcium which is formed by a binding of
calcium and lactic acid, calcium lactate has been shown to aid absorption in the
As mentioned previously,
the ROEXฎ Ultimate Calcium Mineral Formula is a balanced calcium
formula that contains the necessary nutrients to assist with calcium absorption,
assimilation and utilization in the body. Following is a brief description
of the other necessary cofactors which research shows must be present in correct
ratios for effective calcium absorption and metabolism. All of the nutrients
listed are included in the balanced ROEXฎ Ultimate Calcium Mineral
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Boron A trace
mineral, shown to be essential for the manufacture of hormones which control
bone and muscle growth. New evidence suggests boron may play a role in the
metabolism of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
Important in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, chromium is an important
trace mineral. Deficiencies of chromium have been shown to impair the action of
Copper A trace
mineral which helps keep bones, nerves and the immune system healthy.
trace mineral needed for energy production and reproduction, may also be
essential for bone building. Use of manganese along with other trace minerals,
may help develop a more optimal bone-matrix.
Magnesium A major
mineral involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions, magnesium aids in bone growth,
contributes to tissue elasticity and aids in the functioning of nerves and
muscles. Low intake has been linked to cardiovascular diseases.
A binding of magnesium and the amino acid aspartic acid, to provide
better absorption, assimilation and usage. An important amino acid, aspartic
acid functions as a transport mechanism for magnesium, delivering it to the
proper body site for specific functions. This readily absorbed form of magnesium
has the dual advantage of releasing both magnesium and aspartic acid in the
A binding of magnesium with a hydrolyzed vegetable protein for greater
absorption in the small intestine and subsequent release in the bloodstream.
Magnesium Oxide A
form of magnesium that readily reacts with stomach acids to become soluble and
absorbed in the small intestine.
Important in energy metabolism, molybdenum is a trace mineral that aids in bone
growth and strengthening of teeth.
basic nutrient and building block of DNA, protein can be found in any large
group of naturally occurring, complex, organic nitrogenous compounds. A
hydrolyzed vegetable protein is used for a carrier of calcium and magnesium in
the ROEXฎ Ultimate Calcium Mineral Formulaฎ
Selenium A trace
mineral needed for proper immune response, Selenium functions as part of enzymes
which act as antioxidants fighting cell damage.
(silicon dioxide), is a trace mineral necessary for the formation and health
of all tissues, bones and organs. Silica stimulates cell metabolism and
increases the absorption of calcium; it also has anti-inflammatory and
disinfecting properties. The need for Silica may increase as we age, since it
is discharged faster by the body as we grow older.
Silicon Dioxide A
natural nutrient formed from the elemental mineral silicon and oxygen, silicon
dioxide is found in may plants, such as unrefined grains, cereal products and
Horse Tail Herb
Related to ferns botanically, Horsetail is a rush-like perennial plant (herb)
that has a high silica content. It has been shown to create a positive effect
on calcium metabolism when included in the human diet.
Trace minerals (or micro minerals) occur in tiny amounts or traces
and are present in small quantities in the body. These minerals are needed
in quantities less than 100 mg per day, (some are measured in micrograms
(mcg)). Minute portions of trace minerals can powerfully affect health
since they are essential in the assimilation and the utilization of vitamins and
other nutrients. The ROEXฎ Ultimate Calcium Mineral Formula
has 25 organically bound (chelated) trace minerals from natural sources.
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Found in most fish-liver oils, butter, brains and egg yolks, vitamin D is
required for the proper regulation and absorption of the essential minerals
calcium and phosphorus and, also supports and regulates the use of these
minerals for the growth and development of the bones and teeth.
Zinc Important in
cell division, growth, and repair (wound healing) as well as proper
functioning of the immune system, zinc is an important trace mineral. It is
involved in the action of several hormones, including: insulin, growth hormone,
testosterone and estrogen. Absence of zinc in the diet can affect the senses to
taste and smell.
Zinc Aspartate A
binding of zinc and the amino acid aspartic acid, to provide better
absorption, assimilation and usage. An important amino acid, aspartic acid
functions as a transport mechanism for zinc, delivering it to the proper body
site for specific functions. This readily absorbed form of zinc has the dual
advantage of releasing both magnesium and aspartic acid in the blood.
Zinc Citrate Zinc
citrate is a binding of zinc and citric acid, (a form of vitamin C).
Easily absorbed, assimilated and utilized in the body, zinc citrate provides the
dual benefit of usable calcium and vitamin C.
Gluconate A highly soluble form of zinc bound to glucose (a simple
sugar), zinc gluconate is a necessary nutrient for the body.
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