Calcium Magnesium plus Zinc - Minerals are essential factors in human nutrition; they are constituents of the bones, teeth, soft tissue, muscles, blood, and nerve cells. They act as catalysts for many biological reactions within the body, and are important in the production of hormones.
Calcium is the body’s most abundant mineral. Its primary function is to help build and maintain bones and teeth, which it does in cooperation with Phosphorus. In addition, Calcium aids in the process of blood clotting and in the control of the passage of fluids through the cells. It is also related to the proper functioning of the heart and neuromuscular system. Vitamin D is an important factor in calcium absorption.
At least half of the Magnesium in the body is combined with Calcium and Phosphorus in the bones. The remainder is in the red blood cells, muscles and other soft tissue. Magnesium is involved in muscle contraction and nerve function.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral, important to the immune system, and is a component of many enzyme systems. It is also constituent of insulin and male reproductive fluid. Should there be a high intake of Calcium, or of phytic acid, found in certain grains, there is a need for a greater intake of Zinc.