Quoted from purlgirlGot this report from my Dr.
"Your DEXA shows bone thinning or osteopenia. No need for medication now.
Continue calcium 1200 mg daily and Vitamin D 1000 mg daily."
I haven't been taking calcium or Vit D - I do take 400 mg Magnesium daily.
What is the best way to take these suppliments - together or separate - am or pm?
I would appreciate some suggestions.
Quoted from BHealthy
I was diagnosed with osteopenia 4 years ago and in the past 4 years I have only lost .01%. I am working to reverse that trend.
Quoted Text"vitamin D is stored during the day when produced in abundance and is available at night for your body to use."
Quoted Text"Mineral loss from your bones does occur at night, which is why some health experts recommend taking calcium just prior to bedtime, although others contend that calcium is better utilized by your muscles and bones when you are moving them during physical activity. Furthermore, taking calcium and magnesium prior to bedtime may help induce sleep and prevent muscle cramps."
Quoted from VictoriaBHealthy, I'd like to know more about the ionic vitamins and minerals that you use. :)
Quoted TextIt's a question of absorption AND form!
FACT: As stated in the Journal of Chiropractic Economics (March 1998), 250,000 pounds of undigested mineral and vitamin tablets and pills are pulled out of the city sewage filters every 6 weeks in Seattle, WA.
For the body to effectively use a mineral supplement, they must be in the correct form. Water or H2O, consists of two hydrogen atoms attached to one oxygen. We can breathe both hydrogen and oxygen, yet we cannot breathe water. Form is vitally important!
Likewise, Calcium carbonate, a commonly used calcium supplement is not calcium. Calcium carbonate is a chemical compound containing calcium attached to a carbon and three oxygen atoms. It is the non-soluble ROCK known as limestone or chalk.
A mineral supplement should contain already ionized minerals, the form which the body can selectively absorb and utilize. Since it is well accepted and understood that the first things to be absorbed in the human body are water and alcohol, water soluble minerals make sense.
The ionic minerals found in Mineralife products are all less than 0.1 Nanometer in size, and can be expressed in Angstroms. These angstrom-sized ions, being completely water soluble, allow the minerals to be quickly and near 100% absorbed in either the mouth (sublingually) or in the upper stomach where lower stomach acids will not destroy them. They are also electron enhanced so that they can participate in cellular reactions. In other words, the minerals get to work right away within the human body.
Just how big is an “ANGSTROM”? Well, consider that it takes 10 thousand angstrom-sized particles lined up on a horizontal plane to cross the distance equal to one micron. What does this mean in ‘laymen terms’? Simply that every other ‘mineral supplement’ on the market falls far short because it is much larger than a micron in size, or is not taken sublingually.
Mineralife Ionic Minerals are meticulously prepared from a pure (up to 99.99% pure) elemental source in the purest energy enhanced structured water. Mineralife, through a complex proprietary process, liquefies minerals to a state where if dehydrated will grow crystals yielding a highly bio-available form of mineral that is non-metallic and is in simple, angstrom sized ionic form. The ionic charge is opposite of the charge of the intestinal walls, which allows the minerals to be automatically drawn to the walls of the intestines, where, because of their minute size, they are readily absorbed at a near 100% absorption rate. Mineralife’s process closely resembles the dynamic and intricate functions of nature. This produces a mineral nutrition delivery-system in line with nature's own design.
Because these water-soluble minerals are not necessarily dependent on the digestive tract of the body for complete absorption, they work exceptionally well for people with compromised digestive systems. They are also easier for children and older people to swallow than pills or capsules. The extremely small particle size provides a means for the mineral to leave the body if it is not needed at the time, lowering any risk of toxic buildup occurring.