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Cal-Ma Plus®

  • Gluten Free

Introduced in 1958

Product # Content Price
1980 90 Tablets $25.00
1985 330 Tablets $82.50


Cal-Ma Plus® supports endocrine, cellular, and metabolic functions.*

  • Encourages healthy blood calcium levels
  • Contains key ingredients from Calcium Lactate along with bovine parathyroid to support healthy parathyroid function, which is required for the proper regulation of calcium metabolism*
How does this product help support cellular function?

Calcium and magnesium play important roles at the cellular level; for example, both calcium and magnesium serve as a second messenger in many cell-signaling pathways.1,2 Adequate calcium consumption appears to be important in maintaining healthy blood pressure.3 Calcium and magnesium work in tandem to promote normal nerve function.4*

How does the calcium in this product support health?

Calcium and magnesium are of critical importance to human health, especially bone health.5,6 Bones and teeth contain 99 percent of the calcium found in the human body, while bones alone contain 50-60 percent of the magnesium present in the body.7 Both calcium and magnesium are essential in the maintenance of bone structure and body function.8,9,10 Cal-Ma Plus provides 15 percent of the recommended daily value for calcium in each three-tablet dose.*

How does Cal-Ma Plus support endocrine function?

The endocrine system’s parathyroid gland produces parathyroid hormone to regulate calcium levels in the body. When serum calcium levels are too low, the parathyroid gland releases more parathyroid hormone, causing bone resorption (breakdown) to re-allocate calcium from bones to the blood.11 Parathyroid hormone also increases the formation of active vitamin D to increase the absorption of calcium.12 Magnesium can also exert similar effects on pararathyroid hormone.13 Additionally, the level of cellular calcium affects the release of insulin from insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.14,15*

  1. 1. Delange B. 2013. Magnesium. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/magnesium.
  2. 2. Orchard TS, Larson JC, Alghothani N, Bout-Tabaku S, Cauley JA., Chen Z, LaCroix AZ, Wactawski-Wende J, Jackson RD. 2014. Magnesium intake, bone mineral density, and fractures: results from the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 99(4):926-933.
  3. 3. McGuire M, Beerman K. 2013. Nutritional Sciences: From Fundamentals to Food. Wadsworth Publishing, Belmont, CA, p. 512.
  4. 4. See notes 1 and 2 above.
  5. 5. See note 2 above.
  6. 6. Alpert PT. 2013. Calcium, a necessary mineral for proper body function: Facts you should know. Home Health Care Mgt Practice 25:239-241.
  7. 7. National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. 2013. Magnesium: Fact sheet for professionals. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional.
  8. 8. See notes 6 and 7 above.
  9. 9. Ross AC, Taylor CL, Yaktine AL, Del Valle HB. 2011. Dietary reference intakes for calcium and vitamin D. National Academies Press, Washington, DC. p. 35.
  10. 10. Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes. 2007. Dietary reference intakes for calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin D, and fluoride. National Academies Press, Washington, DC. p. 190.
  11. 11. Schwartz TB. Human Endocrine System. Encyclopedia Brittanica. http://www.britannica.com/science/human-endocrine-system.
  12. 12. Sargis RM. An overview of the parathyroid. EndocrineWeb. http://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/overview-parathyroid.
  13. 13. Vetter T, Lohse MJ. 2002. Magnesium and the parathyroid. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 11(4):403-10.
  14. 14. See note 2 above.
  15. 15. Draznin B. 1988. Intracellular calcium, insulin secretion, and action. Am J Med. 85(5A):44-58.
  16. 16. See note 3 above.

Synergistic Product Support

  • Calcifood: source of calcium, phosphorous, enzymes, and amino acids to support bone remodeling
  • Cataplex D: for improved calcium absorption
  • Collagen C: contains vitamin C to promote collagen synthesis
  • Ostrophin PMG: contains veal bone PMG extract

Whole Food Nutrient Solutions

Since 1929, Standard Process has been the visionary leader in whole food nutrient solutions. We apply systems thinking to holistic nutrition that empowers practitioners to transform lives. Dedicated to the whole food philosophy of our founder, Dr. Royal Lee, our goal is to carry on his mission to provide nutrients for the body that are as close as possible to how they are found in nature.

Our products include foods that are prepared in a way that safeguards their nutritional value. The majority of these ingredients are grown locally on our certified organic farm and may require chopping, dicing, juicing, and/or drying for use in our products. The resulting whole food ingredients are then added to a formula that may include whole food extracts, animal tissue extracts and concentrates, botanicals, whole food isolates, and synthetic ingredients. These highly complex combinations contain a variety of elements designed to trigger trophic effects that support the body’s healthy balance and wellness.*

Notes:

Suggested Use: Three tablets per day, or as directed.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Tablets Servings per Container: 30 or 110
Amount per Serving %DV
Calories 4  
Total Carbohydrate 1 g <1%*
Calcium 160 mg 15%

†Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Calcium lactate, honey, calcium chloride, magnesium citrate, calcium stearate, and bovine parathyroid.


Please consult the actual product label for the most accurate product information.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.