Bevko’s Bone & Minerals Complete contains all of the minerals needed for bone formation, plus other cofactors (such as vitamins K and D) needed to help the body absorb and use the minerals. All of the minerals in this formula are chelated with (attached to) amino acids or Krebs cycle intermediates (glycinates, aspartate, citrate, and so on) to make the minerals highly absorbable. Absorbability (or bioavailability) is crucial because a nutrient that is not absorbable cannot be used by the body, no matter how much of the nutrient you take in.
Why Are Minerals So Important?
Everyone (men, women, and children) needs minerals. Most people think minerals are just for bones and that calcium is the only one that is important. That statement could not be further from the truth! Minerals affect thousands of chemical reactions in your body! Every time you use a muscle, every time your heart beats, every time you breathe -- minerals are being used.
For example, magnesium blocks calcium from entering the cells of the heart and smooth muscles. As a result, magnesium:
- helps lower blood pressure
- reduces vascular resistance
- enables the heart to function more efficiently
Magnesium is also important to such functions as energy production, replication of cells, and enzymatic reactions in the body.
Isn’t Calcium All I Need for Bones?
To build bone, you need much more than calcium! Bone building requires a whole list of nutrients. For instance, if you take in just calcium and not enough (or any) magnesium, the body will waste calcium to hold on to the magnesium!
Bone formation requires many nutrients, including magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin D, manganese, boron, zinc, silicon, and calcium. Bevko’s Bone & Minerals Complete contains all of these nutrients, plus extra minerals (including chromium and selenium, which are also important in many activities in the body.) All of these vitamins and minerals, plus other essential nutrients, are included in Bevko’s Bone & Minerals Complete formula.
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