ANR provides calcium and magnesium in two formulations:
Both products are combined with ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and Vitamin D and bonded with amino acid chelates to maximize bioavailability.
We only offer products proven necessary for good health. We formulate proprietary blends, and guarantee them to be manufactured of the highest quality.
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Vitamin D is important in making calcium and phosphorus more bioavailable. However, its role in immune responses is not clear. For example, Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with the increased tuberculosis risk; and, some epidemiologic studies have found high vitamin D levels to be associated with lower risk of infections of the upper respiratory tract (colds).
However a recently published, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted in New Zealand over a 1½ year period, found that a monthly dose of 100,000 IU of Vitamin D3 in healthy adults did not significantly reduce the incidence or severity of upper respiratory tract infections. The study’s authors suggest further studies to evaluate if benefits may be found from supplementation in other populations (other than healthy European adults) and with other dosing regimens (such as daily dosages).
Sources: Khoo AL, Chai L, Koenen H, Joosten I, Netea M, and Van der Ven A. “Translating the role of vitamin D3 in infectious diseases,” Critical Reviews in Microbiology, May 2012: 122-35.
Murdoch, DR, Slow S, Chambers, S T, et al. “Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Healthy Adults,” Journal of the American Medical Association, October 3, 2012: 1333-1339.
The Daily Value (DV) for calcium is 1,000 milligrams (mg) and the DV for magnesium is 400 mg.
|ANR Cal-Mag||1 Capsule||DV||TransMins 2 Cal-Mag||2 Tablets||DV|
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
ANR nutritional supplements are produced without milk, eggs, salt, sugar, yeast, gluten, or artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.
Magnesium's most important role is as an enzyme cofactor. With magnesium, an enzyme facilitates calcium passing across cell membranes.
Without magnesium, the enzyme fails to act, and reduces the cell's uptake of calcium. Evidence suggests that magnesium deficiency may a risk factor for post menopausal osteoporosis. Most importantly, human studies have suggested that mineral supplementation may improve bone mineral density.
Since we chelate the minerals in both product lines, the primary difference is the quantity of minerals in the capsule or tablet. The ANR product is encapsulated in capsules. The Trans/Mins 2 product is in a fiber tablet. But since we cannot compress as many minerals in a capsule, the tablet has more minerals per tablet than the capsule.
If you have difficulty swallowing tablets, then try our easy-to-swallow capsules. If you suffer from gastrointestinal distress when taking minerals, try our Trans/Mins 2 products.
Do you want to know whether the 1:1 ratio or the 2:1 ratio is better? Read more in our article "Optimal Calcium and Magnesium Ratio">>
Our calcium is derived from mined calcium hydroxide. This form contains the least amount of lead contamination available. Certificates of analysis can confirm that our calcium supplements contain lead far below the U.S.P. standards of 10 PPM. (Our assays usually show less than 1 ppm). The calcium is then chelated with amino acids to create a highly bioavailable calcium complex, and a supplement which is least likely to cause gastrointestinal distress.
Premenstrual Syndrome ("PMS") is an illusive disorder that is characterized by psychological and physical symptoms. It affects women 1 to 2 weeks before their menstrual cycle with symptoms including headaches, breast swelling and tenderness, insomnia, fatigue, nervousness, anxiety, irritability, depression, water retention and pain.
One cause of PMS is a hormone imbalance - excessive estrogen and inadequate progesterone levels. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is also an important factor. As well as fluid retention which affects blood flow, reducing oxygen in the uterus, ovaries and brain.
PMS occurs commonly, and controversy abounds as to its proper treatment. Over the past two decades, large-scale clinical studies have linked PMS with deficiencies in various vitamins and minerals. Other studies, as the following suggests, have pinpointed specific vitamins and minerals in alleviating PMS symptoms.
Women who experience premenstrual symptoms usually have hypercalcemia, or calcium deficiency brought on by an increase of estrogen.3 Recent studies have confirmed that additional intake of calcium, a recommended 1,200mg daily have significantly reduced the symptoms of PMS. As a group of women stated their symptoms reduced 48% with the calcium supplement compared to the 30% of women who took a placebo.
Currently, doctors prescribe medications for certain symptoms of PMS such as Xanax, for the overall calming effect of PMS, and Prozac for depression and mood swings, common medications that are highly addictive. As a more cost efficient and safer way of reducing symptoms without the side effects of prescription drugs would be a calcium supplement.
A magnesium deficit in the red blood cells is also believed to be a contributing factor to PMS. A pilot study conducted in 2007 over a period of 3 months concluded that a 250mg magnesium tablet significantly decreased the effects of PMS by 1/3.4 The study however did not compare the results to a “control group” thus results are questionable. Nonetheless, many nutritionists advocate increasing magnesium intake to relieve PMS symptoms. Read More>>
Older adults are at increased risk for calcium and magnesium deficiency. Older adults have a lower dietary intake of magnesium than younger adults, and seniors are more likely to take drugs that interact with magnesium. And, the efficiency of calcium absorption decreases as people age.
The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) are the average daily dietary intake levels sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all (97-98 percent) healthy individuals in a group.
|Males||Calcium||Magnesium||Vitamin C||Vitamin D|
|9-13 yrs||1,300 mg||240 mg||45 mg||15 IU|
|14-18 yrs||1,300 mg||410 mg||75 mg||15 IU|
|19-30 yrs||1,000 mg||400 mg||90 mg||15 IU|
|31-50 yrs||1,000 mg||420 mg||90 mg||15 IU|
|50 - 70 yrs||1,000 mg||420 mg||90 mg||15 IU|
|>70 yrs||1,200 mg||420 mg||90 mg||20 IU|
|9-13 yrs||1,300 mg||240 mg||45 mg||15 IU|
|14-18 yrs||1,300 mg||360 mg||65 mg||15 IU|
|19-30 yrs||1,000 mg||310 mg||75 mg||15 IU|
|31-50 yrs||1,000 mg||320 mg||75 mg||15 IU|
|50 - 70 yrs||1,200 mg||320 mg||75 mg||15 IU|
|>70 yrs||1,200 mg||320 mg||75 mg||20 IU|
|14-18 yrs||1,300 mg||400 mg||80 mg||15 IU|
|19-30 yrs||1,000 mg||350 mg||85 mg||15 IU|
|31-50 yrs||1,000 mg||360 mg||85 mg||15 IU|
Source: Dietary Reference Intakes: Recommended Dietary Allowances and Adequate Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies
|Fresh Basil (Chopped, 2 Tbsp)||177 mg||64 mg||23|
|Spinach (Cooked, 1 cup)||136 mg||87 mg||23|
|Swiss chard (Cooked, 1 cup)||58 mg||86 mg||20|
|Okra (Cooked, 1 cup)||77 mg||36 mg||22|
|Clam liquid (1 cup)||13 mg||11 mg||2|
|Dried dill weed (1 Tbsp)||1,784 mg||451 mg||253|
|Arugula (Raw, 1 cup)||160 mg||47 mg||25|
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 2011 USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 24.
Symptoms of calcium deficiency are not readily apparent. When dietary calcium is inadequate, your body steals the bone's calcium - but it takes years for a loss of calcium from bones to jeopardize your health.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency: muscle spasms, irregular heartbeat, convulsions, confusion, and personality changes.