Your bones are the foundation of your healthy lifestyle. Support them with our perfectly balanced MagneCal D™. The secret is equal amounts of magnesium and calcium plus advanced levels of vitamin D. This supports a more ideal ratio of these nutrients in your body. The benefits of MagneCal D go beyond bone health. It also supports your heart, muscles, healthy energy metabolism, and more.*
- Provides balanced levels of calcium and magnesium, along with advanced levels of vitamin D in truly bioavailable forms
- Helps maintain strong, healthy bones, teeth, and nails*
- Supports healthy muscle function and strength*
Make no bones about it, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D are all vital to your everyday health. The good news is that dietary surveys show most people are generally consuming more calcium now than in recent decades. The bad news? Overall calcium consumption is still falling a bit short of optimal dietary amounts. And the majority of people fall significantly far below adequate intakes of magnesium or vitamin D.*
By consuming more calcium than magnesium, you may have an imbalance that, according to researchers, could negatively impact your long-term health. The Center for Magnesium Education and Research recommends something close to a 2:1 ratio of total calcium to magnesium per day—from food and supplements.
Vitamin D is another nutrient that continues to show benefits up to as much as 125 mcg per day. And it has repeatedly been shown that calcium is most beneficial when taken with vitamin D and magnesium.*
Long story, short: you probably need more magnesium and vitamin D than you’re already getting. But not necessarily a lot more calcium.*
Fortunately, supplementing these key nutrients is easy. And, it’s one of the best ways to reach more ideal levels. However, most calcium supplements provide much more calcium than magnesium—making the imbalance worse. USANA® MagneCal D™ is different. It offers a 1:1 ratio of magnesium and calcium.*
This equal ratio means you get more magnesium—but not a lot of extra calcium—to help you get closer to the overall 2:1 ratio. Plus, you get advanced levels of vitamin D. Together, this formula delivers a better balance that matches today’s dietary needs.
MagneCal D can help you maintain many aspects of good health.* Here are just a few:
- Strong, mineral-rich bones and teeth*
- Healthy muscle and nerve function*
- Energy metabolism*
- Cardiovascular health*
The kosher formula is an excellent complement to the USANA® CellSentials™. Together, they will help give you optimal amounts of nutrients with excellent absorption and maximum effectiveness.*
Maintain a Balanced Mood with MagneCal D
The benefits of MagneCal D extend beyond a strong skeleton to other forms of inner strength. It can also support a balanced mood.
Your mood involves an interplay of many factors, including genetics and biochemistry, lifestyle habits, and dietary patterns. A healthy diet has been linked to positive mood. On the other hand, unhealthy food choices and deficiencies in foundational nutrients have been linked to poor mood.*
You can support brain health with a quality multivitamin like the CellSentials, which will help ensure you get a full range of essential nutrients. MagneCal D also helps you avoid deficiency of two nutrients shown to be helpful for maintaining a balanced mood—magnesium and vitamin D. Both support healthy functions in the brain:*
- Magnesium helps support healthy neuronal function. Neurons send and receive chemical and electrical signals via messengers called neurotransmitters. Maintaining normal function of this process is vital for healthy brain activity and mood.*
- Vitamin D receptors are extensive in brain tissue. The D3 form has been shown to be neuroprotective. Supplementation of at least 600 IU of the sunshine vitamin per day (also in combination with vitamin A) has suggested benefits in perceptions of well-being.*
- Vitamin D
Adults take two (2) tablets twice daily, preferably with food.
- All healthy adults over 18
- Certified Kosher (U.S. formula)
How does coral calcium compare to the calcium used in MagneCal D?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned consumers to apply a healthy dose of caution before buying products advertised as having “miracle” ingredients, new and unproven delivery methods, or “guaranteed” results. Many of these “quick cures” are unproven, fraudulently marketed, useless, and in some cases dangerous.
Coral Calcium is promoted mostly on late night infomercials. The marketing practices of coral calcium exploit and exaggerate the known importance and function of calcium and attempt to tie those benefits to their “miraculous” product and its “miraculous” cures. The fact of the matter is that there simply isn’t any good or thorough scientific research on coral calcium – and certainly not enough to support claims of “miraculous results.”
Coral reefs cover less than 1% of the planet’s surface, yet they are home to more than 25% of all marine life (over 4,000 different species of fish, 700 species of coral, and many other plants and animals). Coral reefs are among the world’s most fragile and endangered ecosystems, and strict laws are enforced to preserve them. Since it is illegal to mine live coral reefs, coral calcium must come from a different source. Some marketers of coral calcium attempt to circumvent this by stating that their ingredients are mined from old seabeds buried in the so-called “pristine” desert; or, mined from “fossilized coral sands that accumulated on the sea floor;” or, harvested from “only coral that washes up on the shore.”
The calcium content of coral calcium ranges from 24% to 38% and is composed primarily of calcium carbonate. This is often called “aragonite” or “calcite” to confuse and mislead the consumer into thinking it is something different than the standard forms of calcium already available to consumers.
The bottom line: coral calcium is simply a source of calcium carbonate.
Coral calcium is also touted as having a superior absorption rate. In reality, as long as it is tableted correctly and taken with a meal, calcium has a pretty standard absorption rate no matter what form it comes in. The RDAs for calcium are based on average absorption rates, so the recommended intakes already take into account the absorption rate in average persons.
Robert Heaney, M.D., a leading expert on calcium, has stated, “the advertising claims I’ve seen for coral calcium are outlandish. In the first place, all forms of calcium are poorly absorbed – and for good reason, to prevent dangerous ‘calcium intoxication.’ The idea that any calcium is 100 percent absorbed by the body is ridiculous and if true, would be potentially hazardous.”
In summary, here is what consumers need to know: the human body handles coral calcium just as it would any other calcium supplement. More importantly, there is usually more to a calcium supplement than just the source of calcium. Does the product contain adequate amounts of the other necessary nutrients for optimal bone health (vitamin D, silicon, boron, magnesium, vitamin K) or is it just a calcium product?
Be Good to Your Heart with MagneCal D
Your heart is a muscle. This tissue is responsible for making your heart contract and relax to pump blood through your body. So, supporting healthy muscle function and electrical conduction can help keep your heart beating strong. (Muscle tissue is also found in other organs and parts of your body, including your digestive system.)*
That’s just one of the ways MagneCal D can help support your heart.*
Getting the proper balance of nutrients is the key to a supplement’s ability to help maintain heart health. You wouldn’t want to supplement with calcium alone. You need a blend of nutrients that helps ensure calcium is deposited in your bones.*
Magnesium and vitamin D, in addition to calcium, are the key to showing your heart some love with a supplement. Supplementing with vitamin D or magnesium has been shown to help maintain healthy, normal blood pressure (already in the normal range).*
Adequate amounts of magnesium and vitamin D have been linked to support for healthy blood flow in two important ways:
- Supporting normal endothelial function. Endothelial cells are responsible for telling your blood vessels to expand and contract. They also support healthy blood clotting, which also requires calcium ions to function properly.*
- Supporting arterial elasticity. The artery’s ability to expand and contract helps maintain normal blood flow. *
A heart-smart partner for MagneCal D is USANA Vitamin K2. It’s a critical nutrient for ensuring calcium from your diet is absorbed by your bones and not by your blood vessels. This action helps maintain healthy, flexible arteries to protect normal cardiovascular function.*
Of course, as part of your overall healthy lifestyle, consume plenty of fruits and veggies, low or non-fat dairy, and less fat to help protect your heart.*
Skeletal Support for Your Muscles and Nerves Helps Keep You Moving
A sturdy skeleton involves more than your bones. Your muscles work with your bones and joints to keep your body aligned and moving. The muscular system is made up of skeletal muscle tissue, blood vessels, tendons, and nerves.*
By promoting healthy bone mineralization, the ingredients in MagneCal D give you more complete neuromuscular support. It helps ensure your body has what it needs for proper muscle and nerve function.*
Nerves cells known as motor neurons play a role in muscle function. They do this by transmitting information from the brain, telling your muscles to contract or relax. Calcium and magnesium in your bloodstream are needed for those electrical signals and reactions. So, keeping the two elements in balance helps maintain proper muscle function.*
Vitamin D also helps maintain normal functioning of the nervous system. It helps maintain calcium balance, and has also been associated with the production and release of proteins needed for normal nerve cell signaling.*
The fat-soluble vitamin can also influence muscle strength, especially in people over 50. Studies have shown a higher level of vitamin D in the body is correlated with preserved muscle health. Keeping muscles strong is essential for maintaining physical performance—a key part of staying active and independent throughout life.*