Why can't I take CalMax with dairy or caffeine beverages? - Caffeine, as well as alcohol, can hinder the absorption of calcium and magnesium. By mixing CalMax with a dairy beverage, such as milk, the chemical reaction that makes CalMax so effective is neutralized.
Why doesn't CalMax contain vitamin D? - CalMax is a special blend of calcium, magnesium and vitamin C, formulated to create a specific chemical reaction; that's why it fizzes. The formula works to maximize
the amount of calcium and magnesium absorbed by the blood stream. While vitamin D is necessary for the absorption of calcium, it is not necessary to create this chemical reaction and is therefore not included in the formula. Also, vitamin D is fat-soluble, stored in the body and widely available in dairy products, fish and oysters. Plus, vitamin D is manufactured after exposure to sunlight, hence its nickname, "the sunshine vitamin". Just 10 to 15 minutes of sun exposure, 3 times weekly, is adequate to meet the body's requirement for vitamin D. In most cases, vitamin D is present when calcium and magnesium are absorbed.
I heard that calcium causes kidney stones; is this true? - Yes, improperly digested calcium particles can build up in the blood stream and eventually in the kidneys, where they can calcify. This is not a problem with CalMax because the calcium is completely dissolved before it is consumed, so particles do not build up in the blood stream.
After taking CalMax I develop diarrhea; what do I do? - As every person is different physically, digestion will vary slightly. If you experience diarrhea that you believe is associated with taking CalMax, try taking CalMax with food or taking only half a teaspoon at a time.
I heard calcium contains lead levels which are harmful; is this true? - The September 20, 2000 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that substancial quantities of lead have been found in some over-the-counter calcium supplements. Out of the 23 over-the-counter products tested, 15 showed detectable lead levels. Of natural calcium products, those derived from ancient marine calcareaous deposits, like oyster shell beds, "inevitably contain lead", says the study. Therefore, calcium supplements derived from oyster shells or other underwater sea-beds (normally calcium citrate and carbonate forms) can contain toxic levels of lead. CalMax is not derived from oyster shells or underwater sources. Additionally, CalMax was independently tested for lead content which revealed that CalMax contained no significant amount of lead in its calcium.
Are there any side effects with CalMax? - When taken as directed, there are no known side effects with CalMax.
Can I take CalMax while I am on medication? - CalMax is a high quality calcium supplement with no added chemicals or fillers. It has not been shown to interact with any medications. However, if you are on prescription medication, it is best to consult your physician to see if CalMax is appropriate for you.
Can I make CalMax ahead of time? - CalMax can be made ahead of time and will remain potent for up to 48 hours. Remember to regulate the serving size so you do not get too much or too little of the formula when pre-mixing.
Can diabetics take CalMax safely? - CalMax does not contain sugar. However, it is best to consult your physician to see if CalMax is appropriate for you.
Should I stop taking my calcium supplement when I take CalMax? - CalMax is a high-quality calcium supplement that will provide a complete 1200 mg dose of calcium, when taken 3 times a day. If you are taking a calcium supplement, you may stop taking it while you are using CalMax so you will be able to determine the real difference between it and CalMax. If you are taking CalMax in addition to your normal calcium supplement, balance the servings between your supplement and CalMax to equal no more than 2,000 mg per day of calcium.
I want to give CalMax to my kids, is there an age limit? - CalMax can be given to children 2 years old and up. If you wish to use the regular CalMax formula with your child, simply decrease the dose to half a teaspoon of powder and mix with fruit juice. Or use the CalMax Kid's formula with its tropical punch flavor. Both formulas can benefit your child. Before using CalMax for children younger than 2 years of age, check with a physician. Kid's CalMax is best for children between the ages of 2 and 14. Older children may achieve better results with regular CalMax.
Can I take CalMax while I am pregnant or nursing? - CalMax is a calcium supplement. Most pregnant women or nursing mothers are encouraged to take a good calcium supplement to help keep them and their babies growing strong. However, it is best to consult your physician to see if CalMax is appropriate for you.