Almost 99% of the body?s calcium is stored in skeletal tissue. Calcium combines with other minerals to form the hard crystals that give our bones their strength and structure. Over the course of our lifetime, our bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt and that's why calcium is critical for building strong, healthy bones in people of all ages. There are several different forms of calcium yet our healthcare professionals insist on using calcium carbonate as it has the highest yield of pure elemental calcium of them all.
Magnesium is one of the most important and abundant minerals found in the body, with 50%-65% of the body's supply residing in bones.
Magnesium plays a number of important roles in the body including contributing to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth and helping
the body convert food into energy. It also helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function.
Vitamin D has many functions within the body including its contribution to maintenance of normal bones, teeth and muscle function.
As we age, we are thought to be more at risk of vitamin D deficiency because our skin's ability to convert vitamin D into its active form
decreases. In lactical dark we only use vitamin D3 as this is the form of vitamin D that is made in the body.
There is strong evidence that vitamin K not only works synergistically with vitamin D to increase bone mineral density but it positively influences calcium balance. People with osteoporosis have been found to have lower levels of vitamin K indicating it plays an important role preventing the disease. Vitamin K is also important in helping broken bones heal themselves and is the vitamin that helps blood clot, which means it helps wounds heal properly. Vitamin K1 which is present in lactical dark is easily converted into the required K2 in humans.