CalciAIM™ provides highly absorbable calcium and supporting nutrients that are crucial to proper skeletal function and overall wellness.
There are 206 bones in
the adult human body. Along with cartilage, those bones comprise the entire skeletal system, and their strength is imperative to good health. Proper bone density is dependent upon adequate amounts of calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body. Ninety-nine percent of this nutrient is stored in the bones and teeth to support their structures. The consequences of a calcium deficiency range from an increased risk of fractures to osteoporosis,
According to Osteoporosis Canada, 1.4 million Canadians suffer from osteoporosis (porous bones and deterioration of bone tissue). One in four women over the age of fifty and one in eight men over the age of fifty have this disease. However, research shows that decreased bone mineral density can occur in a much younger population.
Osteoporosis is referred to as the silent thief because bone loss happens without perceptible symptoms unless
a fracture has occurred. Over time, bone tissue is slowly stolen from the skeletal frame to extract the calcium required for the other biological functions in the body. Bone is a living tissue that continuously renews itself in a process called remodeling. Two types of cells performing opposite functions are involved: Osteoclasts break down bone tissue and remove it, and osteoblasts rebuild. As our bodies age, the problem is osteoclasts become more
efficient than osteoblasts. This imbalance in cellular activity leads to decreased bone mineral density or osteopenia—a precursor of osteoporosis.
Supplying bone tissue with sufficient amounts of calcium and supporting nutrients on a daily basis is the best prevention.
Getting enough calcium through diet and supplementation are vital in maintaining strong, youthful bones. Healthy diets should include the primary food sources of calcium— kale, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, sardines, tofu, eggs and low-fat dairy products—and other nutrients that support a healthy skeletal frame. Regular exercise and sufficient sleep are also contributing factors to good bone health.
Although calcium is synonymous with bones
and teeth, this is not its only biological purpose. This mineral is also required for proper muscle contraction (including the heart), central nervous system function, and hormone secretion. Recent studies have linked high-calcium diets to weight loss. Calcium stored in fat cells aid our metabolisms in burning off fat. Research also suggests that a diet high in calcium may help lower and maintain blood pressure levels.
The AIM Companies™
recognizes the importance of calcium to a healthy skeletal mass and overall well-being. CalciAIM™ underwent careful formulation to determine the most beneficial types of calcium, the most effective method of delivery, and a combination of nutrients to help achieve superior whole-body health.
Medicinal Ingredients: (per one rounded scoop 8.33 g)
(lactate/gluconate/carbonate) 400 mg
The CalciAIM™ formula provides three beneficial forms of calcium. Soluble, organic calcium lactate is bioavailable throughout the digestive tract. Calcium gluconate is a highly soluble form of calcium that enhances its absorption by stimulating bifidobacteria in the intestine. It also increases the solubility and absorption of magnesium and inhibits kidney stone formation. Calcium carbonate is
one of the most abundant naturally occurring forms of calcium on earth. When water is added to the blend of calcium salts and citric and malic acids in CalciAIM™, insoluble calcium carbonate transforms into soluble calcium citrate and malate, and better yet, the most absorbable form—free-ionic calcium.
As we age, our stomachs cannot produce adequate amounts of the acid required to absorb calcium properly. The Physician’s Desk Reference
states, “The average person can only absorb twenty percent of calcium from tablets and thirty percent from capsules. Solubilized in a beverage, calcium powder provides approximately ninety-eight percent of its bioavailable elemental calcium.”
Each one-scoop serving of CalciAIM™ supplies 400 mg of absorbable calcium. Health Canada recommends 1,000–1,200 mg daily for both men and women. The body cannot absorb such large doses of calcium at one
time; therefore, two servings of CalciAIM™ should be taken several hours apart.
To complement the three forms of calcium, CalciAIM™ contains several other nutrients that support good bone health and maintenance:
Magnesium (citrate/carbonate) 104 mg
Magnesium is a mineral involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body. Along with assisting in calcium uptake, magnesium plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, and bone mineralization.
Magnesium also has a vital role as a catalyst in enzyme activity, especially for enzymes involved in the production of energy.
L-lysine (L-lysine hydrochloride) 150 mg
L-lysine HCL is an essential amino acid that must come from diet or supplementation. L-lysine can enhance the absorption of calcium into the bloodstream and limit its excretion by the urinary system. This amino acid is also involved in the formation of collagen, a protein found in skin, tendons, cartilage, bone, and other connective tissue.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 30 mg
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can improve immune, gum, and dental health. In addition, when paired with L-lysine, the vitamin can improve the development and maintenance of cartilage.
Zinc (Zinc citrate) 2.5 mg
Zinc is important in calcium absorption. Studies reveal that a low intake of zinc and low blood zinc levels can result in an increased risk of osteoporosis for men and women. Zinc also supports the immune system.
Copper (Copper gluconate) 500 mcg
Copper is an essential micronutrient and a critical functional component of cuproenzymes such as lysyl oxidase, which plays a role in the formation of bones.
Vitamin D (Ergocalciferol) 300 IU
Ergocalciferol is a natural source of vitamin D derived from plants. Vitamin D is required for bone development and growth in children, maintenance of bone in adults, and prevention of osteoporosis and fractures in the elderly. This vitamin helps in the absorption and utilization of both calcium and phosphorous.
According to the Vitamin D Council, maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D has been linked to a decreased risk of several
degenerative diseases including diabetes, osteoarthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
Recommended use: Helps in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums.
Recommended dose: Adolescents aged 12–18: Take one scoop daily with a meal. Adults aged 19 and over: Take one scoop twice daily with meals. Mix one rounded scoop (8.33 g) with 240–300 ml of cold water. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.
Risk information: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are following a low protein diet.
Q & A
Can I take other products in conjunction with CalciAIM™?
- Yes, CalciAIM™ can be introduced to a daily regimen of other AIM products. CalciAIM™ can be mixed with other AIM products. Although CalciAIM™ is mildly acidic, it can be mixed with AIM BarleyLife® because the combination of both products is less acidic than your stomach.