Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. About 99% of calcium is in bones, 1% is involved in the blood-clotting process, in nerve and muscle stimulation, parathyroid hormone function, and metabolism of vitamin D. Calcium is necessary to build, maintain, and restore strong healthy bone mass. Calcium in the bones and teeth is not permanently stationed there, because the bones and teeth also serve as a reservoir of calcium. There is an almost constant exchange of calcium between the bones and the body fluids and soft tissues where the rest of the calcium is located. Because the body's homeostatic mechanism maintains relatively constant blood levels of calcium, if dietary intake does not make up for what is lost through excretion, what's taken form the bones will not be replaced.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, Calcium does play an important role in preventing bowel cancer as cancerous cells tend to proliferate more efficiently when calcium levels are low. It has also been found that dietary calcium plays a major role in regulating blood pressure, as it can cause the body to excrete more sodium, thus helping the blood vessels to relax. Improper blood pressure often leads to aging skin and this must be addressed by means of, for example plexaderm.

Deficiency Symptoms

One of the first signs of calcium deficiency is nervous affliction, tetany, characterized by muscle cramps and numbness and tingling in the arms and legs.

If the condition persists, it may lead to joint pain, heart palpitation, insomnia, impaired growth such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults, excessive irritability of nerves and muscles, permenstrual symptoms and osteoporosis etc.

Cause of deficiency

Calcium absorption is very inefficient. Absorption takes place in the duodenum and ceases in the lower part of intestinal tract where the food content becomes alkaline.

Calcium absorption depends on the presence of adequate amounts of Vitamin D, phosphorus and Vitamin C. Excessive amounts of fat, refined sugar and oxalic acid, found in chocolate, spinach and rhubarb and phytic acid rich food, such as cereals may effect calcium absorption resulting in calcium deficiency. Other interfering factors include lack of exercise, excessive stress and depression.

When looking for a good calcium formula, one should find one containing nutrients as close to the way they exist in food as possible, molecularly bound to native proteins, carbohydrates and lipids for better absorption and retention. Bone synthesis can be likened to a chain pulling a load. Calcium and Phosphorus make up seven links each, while Magnesium makes up five link, and vitamins C,D,K,F and others make up one link each. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Even if you have adequate levels of Calcium, you may still need many more links to complete the chain of bone synthesis, without zinc, for example, all the calcium in the world will not be able to maintain bone mass. This is why no studies have found true reversals of bone loss after even high doses of estrogens, calcium and phosphorus, but notoriously low levels of other minerals. Moreover, according to research done by Havard University, Department of Nutrition, high protein dairy and meat heavy diet plays the strongest role in the urine and contributes to the formation of painful kidney stones.


Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. 70% are found in bone 30% in soft tissue and body fluids. Magnesium activates enzyme necessary for metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids. It aids during bone growth and is necessary for proper functioning of the nerves and muscles, including those of the heart. Sufficient amount of magnesium are needed in the conversion of blood prevent the accumulation of calcium deposit in urinary tract, thus helping to prevent kidney stone formation.

Deficiency Symptoms

Magnesium deficiency can easily occur. Apprehensiveness, muscle twitch, tremors, confusion, depression irritability, sweating, irregular heart rhythm, poor memory, numbness of fingers and toes are some of the symptoms of Magnesium deficiency.

Cause of deficiency

This mineral is refined out of many foods during processing and cooking. Oxalic acid found in foods like spinach and phytic acid found in cereals form salts binding magnesium in the body.

Other common causes of deficiency include alcoholism, diarrhoea and use of mild laxatives, and excessive tea and coffee which increase urine output and lead to magnesium deficiency.

The benefits of Pro Bone Cal. & Pro Bone Mag.

  • Help strengthen bones and teeth, improve arthritis and rheumatism, hasten healing of bone injury.
  • Help regulate blood pressure and cardiovascular disorders.
  • Help improve sleep, calm the nerves, reduce depression and anxiety.
  • Help improve diarrhoea, vomiting, and bowel movement.
  • Help reduce muscle twitch, hand tremor and cramps in feet.
  • Help prevent kidney stone formation and are beneficial to those suffering from kidney disorders.
  • We at Pro Health strive to bring you the best bone formula with all the known factors present in food form. The Pro Health Bone Formula, Calcium and Magnesium is very carefully balanced with phosphate, silicon, boron, copper, zinc, manganese, Vitamin C,DK,F, and Betain HCL to enhance absorption and assimilation. According to the most recent research, magnesium competes with dietary calcium for the same absorption site in the intestine. Also calcium requires acid medium for absorption whereas magnesium itself is a alkaline mineral. For the best results, we should take Pro Bone Cal. and Pro Bone Mag. at different times of the day; 3 to 4 tablets of Pro Bone Mag. in morning and Pro Bone Cal. at night.