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Oregon Health Cal/Mag 180

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What is Cal/Mag?

Oregon Health's Cal/Mag is one of the most soluble forms of calcium since it’s a fully reacted mineral chelate. Our Calcium bis-glycinate is nearly 200% more absorbable than calcium citrate.

Choosing a good calcium supplement can be confusing at times. There are several different calcium preparations and hundreds of different formulations available. Most calcium supplements contain calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, or calcium phosphate. These calcium preparations differ in a number of ways, and recent research has shown that calcium bis-glycinate offers benefits that other calcium sources do not.


Oregon Health's Cal /Mag formula contains:

  • 1000 mg Calcium Bis-Glycinate
  • 500 mg Magnesium Aspartate
  • 200 IU Vitamin D as Ergocalciferol


Oregon Health’s Calcium Bis-Glycinate is one of the most soluble forms of calcium since it’s a fully reacted mineral chelate. In simple terms, when calcium is bound to glycine to form calcium bis-glycinate, it becomes an amino acid chelate that can be utilized throughout the body. Chelated means “firmly attached.” Amino acids such as glycine effectively enhance calcium absorption. For every one molecule of calcium there are two molecules of glycine in Oregon Health’s Calcium Bis-Glycinate. That explains why calcium bis-glycinate is nearly 200% more absorbable than calcium citrate.


Signs of Calcium deficiency may include:

  • Back or neck pain, which can be severe because of spinal bone fractures
  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Fracture that occurs with little or no trauma
  • Loss of height
  • Stooped posture due to kyphosis (abnormal curving of the spine and humpback)


Calcium deficiency may cause aching joints, brittle nails, eczema, elevated blood cholesterol, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, insomnia, muscle cramps, nervousness, numbness in arms/legs, rheumatoid arthritis, and tooth decay.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. Calcium has long been recognized for its ability to keep bones healthy and strong. Calcium also maintains a regular heartbeat and transmission of nerve impulses, lowers cholesterol levels, and helps prevent cardiovascular disease. Most Americans believe they are getting enough calcium through their diet. However, more than 75% of Americans are calcium deficient according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Calcium deficiency is mainly due the lack of calcium rich foods. Also, added ingredients in processed food such as phytate interfere with calcium absorption. When blood calcium levels drop too low, this vital mineral is "borrowed” from the bones. It is then returned to the bones if an adequate amount of calcium supplied through the diet.


Oregon Health Cal/Mag vs Competitors:

Oregon Health’s calcium formula uses the most bio-avaible forms of calcium and magnesium in a superior formula proven to be 205 times more absorbable than calcium citrate formulas. We have added DIGESB PLUS a proprietary blend of acid stable pant based enzyms for enhanced bioavailability for your health Oregon Health Cal/Mag does not contain any dairy, egg, sugar, corn, yeast, wheat, soy, gluten's, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.


Benefits of Calcium Bis-Glycinate include; enabling muscles, including the heart, to contract, and are necessary for normal blood clotting, proper nerve transmission and connective tissue maintenance. It helps regulate blood pressure, and may reduce the risk of heart disease and angina, which is characterized as a “Charley Horse” type of pain in the chest. Calcium is also very important in fat metabolism. It makes for less fat storage and better use of present macronutrients in the blood. In addition, some studies suggested that calcium may help relieve premenstrual syndrome PMS. Furthermore, studies also suggested that calcium supplements may be able to reduce colon polyps. Average adults including pregnant women need at least 1000mg of calcium daily, while post-menopausal women need up to 1500mg a day.

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